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[Scenario] Siege of Agrigentum


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This map is meant to be an accurate but fun and balanced reconstitution of the siege of Agrigentum taking place between 262-261 BC and followed by the battle of Agrigentum.

So there should be a city in the middle easily defensible.It's Greek city named Akragas (which is btw one of the two rivers near it, it was named Agrigentum by the Romans), it would more likely tend to be like Sparta but there are similarities with Athens so I chose Sparta as their civ and maybe I'll give them some athenian units. They would be leaded by Hannibal Gisco (a Carthaginian general, the city was a possession  of Carthage since the siege of Akragas in 403 BC) with a small Carthaginian army in it.

The city would be besieged by 2 Roman legions in their camps protected by contravallation. There is also a circumvallation around the city and the Roman camps. There would be some Greek allies from Syracuse too (due to recent alliance with the King Hiero II of Syracuse).

And out of the circumvallation there is a Carthaginian army led by Hanno who's taken small city of Erbesso nearby and cut by doing it the Roman reinforcements (Hiero's men).

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My computer don't like beautiful water so it's more practical to make the map using the fast and ugly water parameters ;)

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Water shouldn't be wavy like that. I'll fix it later.

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Pls don't bully my unnaturally straight roads, I just wanted to see where they should go because I'm trying to respect the reality.

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As you can see, it is only the very beginning. The whole thing still needs a lot of work.

I invite you to let your comments and suggestions or questions below. ;)

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This looks lovely so far. An obvious suggestion would be to add a few Carthaginian military camps around Agrigentum. And maybe one or two entrenched roman army camps outside as well, near the front gate with the palisades.

Anyway, lovely map and I'd love to test it out when you're finished with it.

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On 23/09/2016 at 7:39 PM, Tiber7 said:

This map is meant to be an accurate but fun and balanced reconstitution of the siege of Agrigentum taking place between 262-261 BC and followed by the battle of Agrigentum.

So there should be a city in the middle easily defensible.It's Greek city named Akragas (which is btw one of the two rivers near it, it was named Agrigentum by the Romans), it would more likely tend to be like Sparta but there are similarities with Athens so I chose Sparta as their civ and maybe I'll give them some athenian units. They would be leaded by Hannibal Gisco (a Carthaginian general, the city was a possession  of Carthage since the siege of Akragas in 403 BC) with a small Carthaginian army in it.

The city would be besieged by 2 Roman legions in their camps protected by contravallation. There is also a circumvallation around the city and the Roman camps. There would be some Greek allies from Syracuse too (due to recent alliance with the King Hiero II of Syracuse).

And out of the circumvallation there is a Carthaginian army led by Hanno who's taken small city of Erbesso nearby and cut by doing it the Roman reinforcements (Hiero's men).

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My computer don't like beautiful water so it's more practical to make the map using the fast and ugly water parameters ;)

Capture du 2016-09-23 19-09-07.png

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Water shouldn't be wavy like that. I'll fix it later.

Capture_du_2016-08-13_19-53-22.png

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Capture_du_2016-08-15_00-08-29.png

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Capture_du_2016-09-23_19-31-48.png

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Pls don't bully my unnaturally straight roads, I just wanted to see where they should go because I'm trying to respect the reality.

Capture du 2016-08-22 21-12-21.pngCapture_du_2016-08-18_22-33-49.png

As you can see, it is only the very beginning. The whole thing still needs a lot of work.

I invite you to let your comments and suggestions or questions below. ;)

I took my sources here from these articles on wikipedia for the map Siege of Agrigentum:

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battaglia_di_Agrigento

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bataille_d'Agrigente

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Agrigentum

and also this Latin translated text:

http://remacle.org/bloodwolf/historiens/polybe/un.htm

For the campaign I would use the book of Polybius "General History" and theses articles on wikipedia:

https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Première_guerre_punique

https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prima_guerra_punica

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Punic_War

https://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primera_guerra_púnica

the best ones being the one in French and in Italian (which you could partially understand as I did with the one in Spanish)

P.S.: It was supposed to be a message to @Skhorn so it explains the last sentence

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