Viriathus, the king of Iberia, had a dream. He wanted to take back the lands that once belonged to our ancestors. The victories of his first son, Caraunios, against the Carthaginians was just the beginning. Now it was time to take back the north. The Gallic and Greek settlers would have to be deal with our strong swords, but first some rebel armies had to be fought. Viriathus' second son, Gaizka, had an army ready to face an rebel general.
His troops were ready for the attack
Our missiles hit the enemy soldiers and before they reached us they had that many losses to make them loose all hope and so they ran away.
The desperate enemy send there archers with drawn knives to our strong soldiers, and without to much effort our men killed the rebels.
Viriathus himself also decided to launch an attack on some rebels.
In the mean time there were still some small Carthaginian armies in the south. They decided to take the boat before we could kill them.
A stronger Carthaginian army was walking north. Strangely he was later seen in Gallic lands. His destination was completely unknown.
Viriathus was done with Carthage. However, because they didn't accept our offer of a truce he decided to take the barely defended Balearic islands. Gaizka, who just defeated the rebels, was send to the islands to face the Carthaginians.
There was just a small settlement which he could easily take over.
Some of the Carthaginian civilians were send as slaves to the mainland.
Gaizka was making a good name by these two victories in a row.
He couldn't enjoy his victory for to long because Viriathus needed him again. He had new plans to attack the Gauls.
While Gaizka was heading to the by Gauls controlled Numantia and Urtzi approached Iruna, Caraunios was assembling an army to face the Greeks.
In the mean time Viriathus happily received the news he had another full-grown grandson.
Now it was time to start the war with Gaul. At two places at the same time our soldiers launched the attack.
Urtzi, the son of Caraunios, was a young and unexperienced general. His army was three times the size of the Gallic army, so he should be able to achieve victory.
He entered the village peacefully, but in the center the forces met each other.
When their captain died the enemy soldiers surrendered.
It was the first victory for Urtzi, but a lot of his men lost their life that day.
The village was occupied peacefully
Gaizka also launched the attack. A lot of Gauls already left this world before they had seen our swords
While our soldiers took their position the enemy charged
Our larger number of soldiers made the enemy rout
Another victory for our soldiers. This settlement was also occupied without any civilian blood shed
Viriathus allowed Txomin of Segobriga to marry into the royal family.
We received bad news. The gauls allied with Rome and at the same time the Gallic conflicts were settled. This meant these men had more time to focus on us.
Viriathus reacted on this news by trying to ensure our northern border. Just one more settlement had to be taken to get what he wanted. A united Iberia. The problem was that this settlement was in hands of Greeks, and these men are very experienced warriors. It would be very hard to beat these people. Viriathus knew there was just one men who could do this job, so he send his heir to the greek lands. While approaching the settlement he met a lost Carthaginian army. Carthage was allied with the Greek settlement so it was blocking our way.
Caraunios attacked the enemy. Their cavalry tried to flank our unprotected skirmishers, but our cavalry reacted and drove them away.
When we reached their infantry the battle was soon decided. The enemy routed and we killed their general.
Now Caraunios could continue his way to the Greek Emporion.
One of our diplomats talked to a German diplomat and after some talking they came to an agreement.
And another son was born
A small Gallic army decided to besiege the settlement we just took from them
But we focused on the battle for Emporion. Gaizka joined Caraunios and they attacked.
Those 3 Greek hoplites would be a real challenge to beat.
By digging under under their wall it collapsed so our soldiers could enter the city
We met the first unit of hoplites and after a long fight we were able to kill them
Some of our men took control of the watch towers so the other men could enter the city without losses.
On the road to the center of the city we had to deal with another unit of hoplites.
The archers were no match for our brave soldiers, but the last hoplites were a real thread.
Luckily the gods were on our sides, and after defeating them our exhausted men were just able to kill the last enemies. A lot of our men joined our ancestors but it was a great victory for us. To increase our money and ensure the rest in the settlement Caraunios decided to exterminate the populace of Emporion.
Viriathus was very happy when the news reached him. His dream was fulfilled, the Iberian Peninsula was united.
Now our small country was seen as a real thread in the eyes of the other factions.