Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire A Guide Original scenario design by pinktilapia Written by - pinktilapia - IXIRandyIXI - Captain Beaver - Drendor - Blitzkrieg80 - Christophoros - Aeron - your name here! This guide is being written to facilitate new players progression in RFRE, an overall rather complex and frustrating scenario designed for Civilization III. It is based on an original guide written by IXIRandyIXI in the early times of the beta (it was never updated since), and on a handbook by me that was never released. Hopefully this guide will be useful to the majority of the people who read it. Since to complete such a guide will require quite a bit of work, this is going to be a work in progress to which everone is invited to contribute: it will be progressively improved following the suggestions and comments that you make. Those willing to take over an unwritten section of the guide, or to review one in details, are very much welcome to do so. Outline I. Introduction 1. About the Guidebook 2. Game overview 3. Why can't I play another civilization? II. Downloads III. General Guide 1. General tips and tricks i.Build a successful economy ii.Micromanagement? iii.Balance your military with your economy iv.Expand rapidly and constantly v.Read the Civilopedia vi.On the importance of slavery vii.Use diplomacy with tact viii.Understand and use your troops wisely ix.Prepare strong lines of defence x.Use dirty tricks when desperate 2. The map i.Regions ii.Terrains iii.Resources 3. The civilizations i.Rome ii.Carthage iii.The Greeks iv.Pontus and Armenia v.The Parthians and Sassanids vi.Numidia and the Vandals vii.The Celts, Germanics and Goths viii.The Scythians ix.The Illyrians and Pirates 4. The units i. General ii.Rome iii.Carthage iv.The Greeks v.Pontus and Armenia vi.The Parthians and Sassanids vii.Numidia and the Vandals viii.The Celts, Germanics and Goths ix.The Scythians x.The Illyrians and Pirates ix.Naval Warfare x.Great Leaders 5. The Cities i.General improvements ii.Roman improvements iii.Ancient wonders iv.Roman wonders IV. Research V. Walkthrough 1. Pushing Phyrrus the Great back into the sea 2. First Punic War: Claiming Sicily 3. Abusing the Cisalpine gauls and Queen Teuta 4. Building in Italy and taming the Greek colonies 5. Meeting Hannibal: Second and third Punic wars 6. Moving east: Macedonian and Greek wars 7. Conquest of Iberia 8. Civil unrests and eastern extension: Sulla and Pompey 9. Conquests of the Gauls: Caesar 10. Triumvirate, civil wars and the first Emperor 11. A bit of peace and the Conquest of Britannia 12. Defeating the Dacians 13. Pax Romana: the Roman Golden Age 14. Commodus, the Severans and the Crisis of the Third Century 15. Soldier-Emperors and Constantine the Great 16. The rise of the Christian faith and the Great Invasions 17. Justinian and his legacy I will post below, each section in a separate post, according to what I have currently, mostly thanks to IXIRandyIXI. Please feel free to take each of them for review, improvement, or just rewrite them completely according to your game experience. Note that the section III.4 and III.5 will be very similar to the pedia, so I think there is no need for anyone do them, I will just put the pedia pictures and the the characteristics of the buillding/units. We can then discuss them, and come out with a complete guidebook soon (in PDF format). Let's keep the English editions for the end though! Everytime I update a post according to comments, I will put a UPDATED on the top of the post (with a date).