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- History of an England
- M2TW, SS w/BGRiv
While my take on AAR writing is far from the accepted norm, I've heard here and there that I write a good story. I promise you your money's worth.
THE NOWHERE LEGION
RTW/BI using the SAI mod (part of the IB Late Roman Mods)
Playing the Eastern Emperor Valens Faction
Follow the exploits of the longest serving legion know to modern historians as it struggles deep in a hostile desert. This is the Quinta Macedonica Legio - eight times honoured by the hand of a emperor for fidelis and pia - now adrift in a changing world where Christianity twists the edges of the empire from within.
We, the Exercitus Euphratensis, stood before our lord and commander, our weapons raised to honour him his sacrifice and I saw blood drip from the blades. It ran down the hands, the arms, across the white tunicas, to fall gently into the sand at all our feet. As he pledged himself to us so we pledged ourselves back to him under that high midday sun deep in the Harra, as Romans, as legionaries, as soldiers, as comrades.
Cassianus nodded then, once, and in a fluid movement swept his sword down and into his sheath. He stepped forwards to the edge of the rostrum and bellowed out the command which heralded the ritual: ‘Standards, Down!’
And one by one, the labarum, the eagle, the dragon and the red flags dipped, ready for the blessing and re-dedication . . .
M2TW SS6.3 EARLY ERA
THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE
The Roman Empire has been falling for 800 years, but it seems under Alexios Komnenos a new era dawns.
Join the nascent Empire and see how in every corner of the Empire deceit and betrayal lurk, ever-present
The year (as of 17/4/12) is 1115. War looms heavy over Constantinople, the clouds crawling from the Italian Peninsular.
Ioannis Komnenos is young and serves his father with wholeheart, a warrior devoted to his family.
Nikophoros Vyrennios sits in Cilica, far from the rest of the Empire and plotting in the mountains.
Mikhail Szekeres is aging and his fits grip him ever tighter as his spy network feeds him flies.
Iakovos Phillipus looks at the balance of power and leans over to drawl a word at his brother.
Roman Dalasennos gazes out at the rolling plains of Bulgaria as the first snows swathe his land.
Andronikos Komnenos spars with his friend, imagining his future glory as Emperor - with futility.
Description: Follow the journeys of the Carthaginians and Hannibal Barca as they prepare for total Conquest. But as for Hannibal, strange dreams and encounters have plagued him for years, he soon learns that there is a much bigger story than Carthaginian conquests. His epic struggle against the Nations of the Known World, and something much larger.
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