The Early history of Rome is shrouded in myth, legend and conjecture. But there is one thing that we do know; For Romans in Romes quarrel Spared neither land nor gold, Nor son nor wife, nor limb nor life, In the brave days of old .. The Romans were like brothers In the brave days of old. Thomas Babington Macaulay, Lord Macaulay How Horatius Kept the Bridge [Coin of Antoninus Pius Augustus 138-161] Reverse: TR POT COS III Wolf standing right, suckling Remus and Romulus; cave ceiling above. While most would have it that Rome was named for Romulus who outwitted his brother Remus for control of the new settlement, Plutarch is clear that: "from whom, and for what reason, the city of Rome, a name so great in glory, and famous in the mouths of all men, was so first called, authors do not agree..." The fact is that the origin for the name of the new settlement of Rome is as likely a woman as it is a man. Plutarch explains: "at the taking of Troy, some few that escaped and met with shipping, put to sea, and driven by winds, were carried upon the coasts of Tuscany, and came to anchor off the mouth of the river Tiber, where their women, out of heart and weary with the sea, on its being proposed by one of the highest birth and best understanding amongst them, whose name was Roma, burnt the ships. With which act the men at first were angry..." [Coin of Titus Augustus 79-81] Reverse: ROMA SC Helmeted Roma standing left, holding Nike Goddess of Victory in right hand; spear in left. then later: "things in a short while succeeded far better than they could hope, in that they found the country very good, and the people courteous, they not only did the lady Roma other honours, but added also this, of calling after her name the city which she had been the occasion of their founding...." The early history of Rome is mythical and legendary, and our sources come centuries after the facts. Work has begun. This scenario will contain two seperate Biq files. The first Biq file will allow the player to select to play as any one of 31 ancient civilizations. The start time of the scenario under this Biq file will be 753 BCE the Legendary time of the founding of the City of Rome. There will be no preplaced cities on the map and all civs will start from scratch. The second Biq file will all cities preplaced on a huge 360X302 map. The player can again choose from any of the 31 civs to play as. All cities will be placed and named as accurately as possible according to historical records. Terrain features will placed as close to historical references as possible. In addition, I have obtained permission from King_Louise Assurbanipal (KLA) to convert/duplicate his units which he created for Rome Total War for use in this mod. KLA is one the the best unit designers contributing to the Total War Center Forums. There will be 200 +/- Units new to civ 3 added to this mod. Here is a sample of what you can expect. Spoiler : Imperator1961 has agreed to take on the huge task of recreating these historically accurate units for Civ 3 and this mod. In addition to the new units I will be converting approximate 200 improvements/buildings from various sources. I will provide pics of the improvements as we go. We will be using the terrain graphics created by Ares de Borg. here are some screnn shots of the map Spoiler : We will also be using the interface created by Balthasar and modified for this scenario by me. Once again here is a sample; Spoiler : This project is going to take quite some time to complete. At this point, I would estimate the time at one year. We will of course keep you informed of our progress and will from time to time, seek your advice and assistance regarding various development matters.