As you level generals and governors, you can recruit 1 follower per level. I recommend recruiting 5 priests before recruiting any other characters. Priests increase the characters loyalty to the King, and also increase the regions allegiance (same as culture in…[Read more]
I watched your latest Rise video (33) tonight Lionheart and I have a few observations.
The victory conditions require 100 late roman spear units and your armies are composed primarily of swords. You will usually win the game with 11 armies in play, so you will need 9/10 spears per…[Read more]
In my Rise of the Republic campaign I only used Bread and Games at the start for the food bonus. During the majority of the campaign I used Commercial Stimulation Edicts in all provinces except for Sabina, where used the Romanisation Edict so my Aequi swords and sabine skirmishers don’t cost anything to recruit.
Give each region an economic focus. Lets say a region has olives. Focus on buildings that increase agricultural income, in rise of the republic for Rome that would be a Slave Trader, and Amphora Maker, Alter of Ceres (Temple), pastures and farms. Since the slaver trader increases mining income you could add Trench mines instead of farms if you…[Read more]