News Archives - June 2008

New Poll
Posted by kach on June 22, AD 2008 @ 1:46 AM
The new poll question is: Do you use a spreadsheet to plan your cities? There are two spreadsheet planners available from the downloads, one from ledhead and one from NorWiking. Do you use them?

Our last poll asked: Will you be trying the Military Tutorial?
I've tried it already - it was helpful (32)
I've tried it already - I still have trouble with military scenarios (8)
Yes, later (35)
Maybe (22)
No (21)
You can see the results of all past polls here.
C4 Online
Posted by kach on June 16, AD 2008 @ 3:45 PM
The season has changed for Caesar's Challenge. The gold medals for Season XLV went to romana, Grotewittebeer (two), MASTERB, jennywill and charles.

The maps for Season XLVI are Alexandria (time trial), Antiochia and Colonia Agrippina (high population), Caesarea and Carthago (high score), and Londinium (most denarii). This is only the sixth time that the Caesarea map has been used for a high score contest. The best ever score was 13,128 by Razonasez in Season V, taking just over 114 years.
Iceni Queen
Posted by kach on June 14, AD 2008 @ 2:37 AM
CBC are running a new Caesar IV contest, Iceni Queen. This is another wacky scenario from Hieronymus and Aramann. Difficulty levels range from 'novice' to 'insane', and a French version is also available.
Your job, governor, as Boudicca's staunchest ally, is to help her secure the city of Londinium and continue her battles against the ever encroaching Romans. Will you be successful?
It sounds like it might be a good idea to brush up on your military skills by playing the Military Tutorial before you start this one.
Roman Necropolis
Posted by kach on June 9, AD 2008 @ 7:37 PM
Yahoo News:
Archaeologists have discovered a nearly 2,000-year-old, intact necropolis on the outskirts of Rome that gives a rare insight into the lives of poor laborers in the Roman era.

The predominant aspect here is not the recovery of artifacts but the possibility of learning about the daily life of a small sample of citizens from the lowest levels of society during the Roman empire.

There is a picture of one of the artifacts too.
Season XLIV
Posted by kach on June 3, AD 2008 @ 12:31 AM
Season XLIV has finished and medals have been awarded. Gold medals went to Grotewittebeer (two), romana, Charves, clayto and yanhamu. The new maps for Season XLV are Alexandria, Antiochia, Caesarea, Ephesus, Londinium and Tarsus.

Did you know, the highest ever scores for the Caesarea and Antiochia population contests were achieved in Season XX by vp26 - in the case of Caesarea, taking almost 20 years and amassing a vast debt of 76,234 denarii.