Summer 180bc saw me take the last North Africa Carthaginian City of Tingis. At my disposal I had the the Legio II and 2 auxiliary legions, one of which occupied Tingis. I annihilated a Carthaginian army that landed close to Tingis - This was my opportunity to cross the Pillars of Hercules and take Gades in Southern Spain as it was now lightly defended. I dodged a large Carthaginian fleet, landed and took Gades with the Legio II and a intercepted and fought off another Carthaginian army with my auxillary legion. Life seemed sweet!!!! I left the Gades population intact, wiped out any negative buildings, thinking I would need lots of auxiliary recruits to take southern Spain. In the winter of 179bc Gades revolted and Spurius Noblior - Legate of the Legio II turned traitor!!!!! To add to this insult, two large Carthaginian armies also appeared on the scene. I bolted with my under strength and leaderless auxiliary legion and ended up close to the Gallic town of Pax Lulia which is defended by a half strength army in the field plus a small garrison.
To load a previous save and play it out again is not an option for me, so I think have three choices...
1. Use my reduced strength and leaderless legion to take on the Gallic army and hope for a 'man of the hour' to gain mercenaries, then take Pax Lulia.
2. Raise more Auxiliary legions in Tingis and invade once again.
3, Bring full strength Legions from Italy and annihilate the oposition!
What would 'Macro & Cato' do (Main characters in the Eagle Novels by Simon Scarrow) ? or what would you do?