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    Cool AGEOD's New Game - ALEA JACTA EST

    Hi All,

    It’s now time that we reveal what AJE is …

    ALEA JACTA EST *
    Roman Civil Wars




    * Iacta alea est, or also Alea Jacta Est is Latin for « The Die is Cast ». The quote is attributed to Caesar when he announced his decision to cross the Rubicon River in 49 BC, thereby starting the most famous Roman civil war…


    Features
    The game enjoys most of the features and improvement from previous AGEOD games, plus some brand new specific features:

    • Ancient Command and Supply System (based on the Wars in America system), allowing for a good representation of historical army command in the Roman era.
    • Quick and simple system of Construction of Units, allowing players to choose and purchase their forces as they wish (or can) during the annual and grand campaigns.
    • Decision features, playable on the map, like wild card assets.
    • Diversified set of historical events, allowing multiple choices events and options, thereby enhancing flexibility and re-playability.
    • Different updates and other rules, in particular a combat system adapted to ancient warfare and sieges.
    • Map: all of the Roman Empire and neighboring lands, with over 2800 different regions and seas, giving a lot of room for maneuvers.
    • Over a thousand of new leaders (main leaders have individual portraits) and hundreds units with accurate pictures.

    Scenarios
    Five scenarios, starting 87 BC till 200 AD, including the well-known “Caesar vs. Pompey” civil war between 50 and 40 BC, or the infamous “Year of the Four Emperors 68 AD”

    Scenarios vary in length from a few months to quite a few years (in a monthly turn scale)

    Languages: The game will be released in French, English, Spanish and German; including a full 80 pages manual. Translations were provided by expert players and gamers well-known from the AGEOD forums.

    Release: Expected Q3 2012, based on the progress of the current Beta.

    Price: it has to be confirmed, as the potential distributor has his say here, and talks are still under way now. Will be reasonable though…

    First Expansion Pack
    After the AJE release, the team developing the game has pledged to commit to its first Expansion Pack (Birth of Rome 312 to 236 BC, with many new scenarios and campaigns in the beginnings of the Republic), which will become available in a date to be announced after the game's release, the first of a series of planned expansions aimed at covering most of the Roman Empire history.

    Scenario Packs
    Also, in preparation, they have various sets of Thematic Scenario Packs, each covering scenarios or campaigns in a specific theater of operation or versus a particular foe of Rome (in various stages of production now: Longuinqua Britannia, Furor Germanicus, Regnum Dacicum and Bellum Parthicum, planned to be released in sequence over 2012 and 2013)

    Modders Scenario Packs
    Also, the team would love that some key beta and players have their say in producing original scenarios of their own choosing…the Roman era is large and long enough for this. The game Databases will be available shortly after release to help the volunteers…

    The Team
    The original team that created AJE consists of Bohémond, El Nino and GPepper & Pangi (artworks), all forum veterans and AGE experts. In addition, a few key forumites here are giving them help and assistance in finalizing the game…Can’t name them all, but they are from the most experienced of our players.

    I take this announcement opportunity to thank them all

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    Very nice Project !!

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    whaaaaoooo !!!!!!! ave César !!
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    looks awesome

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    Maiore tormento pecunia possidetur quam quaeritur!

    Pharsalus i am coming...
    ...not paid by AGEOD.
    however, prone to throw them into disarray.

    PS:

    ‘Everything is very simple in War, but the simplest thing is difficult. These difficulties accumulate and produce a friction which no man can imagine exactly who has not seen War . . . in War, through the influence of an infinity of petty circumstances, which cannot properly be described on paper, things disappoint us, and we fall short of the mark.‘

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    Awesome! What we were looking for!

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    I hope this game will be very successful. I don't know much things about this era but Romans are always cool
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    Excellent news. I'm sharpening my gladius hispaniensis.
    Last edited by Warsage; April 21st, 2012 at 00:25.

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    I will buy it as soon as possible, of course.

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    Interesting theme for me.

    This that you say is new in AGEOD games:
    "Diversified set of historical events, allowing multiple choices events and options, thereby enhancing flexibility and re-playability."
    And is a excelent new issue.

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    Great, can't wait!
    Any idea when we'll be able to see some preview screenshots?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leibstandarte View Post
    Interesting theme for me.

    This that you say is new in AGEOD games:
    "Diversified set of historical events, allowing multiple choices events and options, thereby enhancing flexibility and re-playability."
    And is a excelent new issue.
    Is it so important for a wargame? I remember Rise of Prussia has something like that and all of it were some minor choices you'd had to do anyway on a strategic level like leaving some city to French or defending it.

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    Perfecttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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    Oh boy ! Oh boy ! I have so many questions, like does... or wait, will.... haaaa, so many I cannot priorize them.

    Oh yes, this one : if I win against Remus in the Birth of Rome expansion pack, do I get to lead the Romulian troops ?

    Very nice box art, also.

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    Very good news indeed !!
    I expected that for a long time !!
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    Yessssssssss!
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    A very good news.



    Based on the Napoleon's Campaigns engine ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
    A very good news.



    Based on the Napoleon's Campaigns engine ?

    +1 a good news

    Fan of the Roman period

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    It seems that the map has some inspiration from NCP but the scale looks different. If you look at southern Italy and compare with NCP, this is not the same scale(cut is different with a little more areas), AJE will be a little more Operational than Strategic.

    Philthib indicated above that :
    "The game enjoys most of the features and improvement from previous AGEOD games, plus some brand new specific features:"

    Thus the Engine is updated with for exemple the building of Units incorporated in ROP and RUS.

    I have no doubt that it will be a great game.

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    Encore un jeu Ageod que je vais attendre avec impatience.

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    Wonderful! Magnificient! I has hoped for such a game...

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    Great news!

    The era was a fascinating time with many interesting conflicts.
    And what can be better than all the experience and support of Ageod veterans!

    Definitely a buy for me

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    From what I have seen of it so far it looks as though it will be up there with the best of AGEOD's games!

    Cheers,
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    "From what I have seen of it so far it looks as though it will be up there with the best of AGEOD's games!"

    There were many improvements over the years and RoP and RuS have more options and thus were the best.
    Nevertheless i think that it will be actually the second Popular Theme made by Ageod.
    From what i have seen in a Bordeaux Game Convention, Antiquity, Napoleonic and WW2 are the favorites for figurines and Wargames.

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    Yes.... ,this is the era I was hoping for... . AGE in ancient rome; awesome!
    AGE games I own; RUS ,AJE, BOR, H:ToR, AACW, WIA, ROP,NC, CWII, Espana 1936

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    WOOOOOHOOOO!

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    I've never been a huge fan of Roman times warfare, but with the AGE engine, I'm kind of intrigued.

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    BRAVO!!
    "Mi grandeza no reside en no haber caído nunca, sino en haberme levantado siempre". Napoleón Bonaparte.

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    Please ! don't forget Marius (battle of sainte victoire near my city Massilia) and Sylla !!

    FOR THOSE ABOUT TO PLAY WE SALUTE YOU !!!
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