This Bloody Business | Rome: Total War | Part 9 [V/H, V/H Greek Cities Challenge Run]
Two armies stood between hero, and rome. Let's not keep them waiting. Man. This battle, is inevitable. But victory, hangs in the balance. Act like sons of achilles. And victory. Will be within, your. Grasp. A truly suitable, and inspiring, speech for what would become a historical, moment in time. The two armies meet in the center of the open field and the cretans, go to do what they do, best. With panicked cries the front line of the roman senate's army was quick to fall. As the greek shifted forward for the cretans to reach the back ranks of the romans. The army of rome, arrived. Hiro would have to move quickly if he were to be fully ready for the second, wave. The romans let their missile units get too far ahead and taking advantage, of this hero charges in the reinforcements, steadily marching, closer, their presence like a slow falling, executioner's. Axe. Hero engages the velates. And the romans, spurred by hero's, actions. Broke rank and race towards the greek front line. The velate, did not last long against hiro. With his job done hiro falls back to the safety of his. Spartans. The roman infantry, are able to take down some of the spartans, with their peeler as they bumble around on the spot being perfect, sitting ducks for the cretans. The reinforcements. Are almost here and the romans tried to flank the spartans. The spartans, are quick to react, and turn to face the triarii. And principe, that faced them. The romans were clearly still no match for them in the meantime, when tourists despite the fact it was wildly discouraged, at this point, charges into the spartans. Hiro was making his way around to work on fighting the remaining, romans. But with lentils, breaking heart and running the rest of the army was sent flying back to rome. Seeing the failings of his main force marcus maxentius. Turned his force back to rome. Readying, himself, for the inevitable, greek invasion. All that was left to do was deployed, the cleanup, crew, at 23 denarii ahead you would be a fool not to invest in them get your greek cavalry, clean up crew yours today 999. Denarii, a week. Hiro and his cavalry chased after the roman, force the reinforcements. Had long since made it back to the city, cutting down each soldier, until, 9. Remained. This is a victory, fit for the guards, a day of triumph, to mark with us. Made it back to rome with less than 200, of his men, and hiro had suffered barely, a scratch. The armies of rome retreat into the city and hero begins, the. While the gates siege, have been open the defenses, would still be active. It would be best to wait for the completion, of the siege towers. In the transition, of winter to summer the gaul finally attacks, loner. With four rams and an over 2 000, men number advantage. It wasn't going to end well for the hilarious, mercenaries. This, may be a good day to die. But it is a better one to live through, yeah let's not get two of the head ourselves there matey. The mercenaries, are stretched out across the front wall, all they could hope for would be to take down as many as the gall as they could before they themselves, fall. The rams make it into their positions. The gate is soon broken, open, the walls fallen, shortly. Out of javelins, the illyrians, charge through the breaches at the awaiting, war band. The gore forced their way through crushing into the mercenaries. And just as quickly as it began. The battle, was, over. A clear, but inevitable, defeat. That is until the game crashes. One auto resolved, battle later and fate does not change, though the ai was able to take down an extra 150. Goal. But once more celona, belonged, to the gaul. We would come back for it but we had other more important goals at this moment. Of course now that we had their boss's capital under siege the raymonds, want to negotiate. Peace. The giuliai, diplomat, was presented before aristonitos. In bile azura with the generous offer of a ceasefire, for a payment of 12 000 denarii, aristonitis. Just laughed. You clearly, don't understand, how this, works. He had the diplomat, promptly escorted, out, once more and likely not the last time pirates sink another good greek.
Fleet. With rome now out of bounds dimastor, moves on to the remaining, romans on the italian peninsula. Taking on the faction leader now is probably a bit ambitious. Now quintus julius, on the other hand, would have to wait until winter back with bile azura the thracians, had brought a new army to the border, was there to be a third rematch. Never mind that though we had some imperial, eagles, to crush. The gates had remained, open. Good, their defenses, would be further spread. Let's not keep them waiting for their deaths. Today. We look for a victory, worthy, of hercules, himself. This, is a mighty, task, but we are men enough to do. It. We go now to our bloody. Business. With another monumental, speech from hero this bloody, business could now begin. And the streets of rome would no doubt be flowing with the streams, of rome and blood, by the end of this day a singular siege tower is split off and designed a small team. The rest of the army is moved to the other side of the city to keep a majority, the roman force focused on them, and not the actual besieging. Army the battle officially, starts and the plan was a success, the romans had fallen for the distraction, and were on the complete, wrong side of the huge city, the siege tower made it to the walls without any disturbances. With the tower in position and the spartans, ready to scale onto the wall the second phase of the plan could begin. The rest of the spartans, and cretans were ready to be moved over to the city entrance that would shortly, be secured, and they would be able to march right onto the plaza without much resistance. Herod the cavalry, and the two manned towers would remain behind, to keep up the pretense. Triarii. Were all that guarded the entry point and with the gate now under greek control they wouldn't be standing for much longer. The triarii, eye started to retreat. And there was no movement from the main roman force. Excellent. Things were going according to plan the main greek force had finally made it over and the invasion of rome could now commence, the spartans, entered the city first momentarily.
Admiring, The city of marble, they would have time to suitably admire the city once it was theirs, the triarii, eye tried, to stop the flow of spartans, but the inferior, spearmen, had no chance against the elite spartans. And with the combination, of their own walls firing down on them and the overwhelming, number of troops entering through the gate, the roman spearmen, broke, and, ran. The spartans, followed the fleeing men down the side allen and soon enough the centre of rome came into view. The spartans, fired into the small street and the cretans, weren't too far behind. Meanwhile, outside the city walls team diversion, had a lovely, view of the walls of rome, deep down some of the spartans, felt a little disappointed, that they weren't in the city but hero was there to remind them that they were doing a very important job just standing there and enjoying, the view. Back inside the spartans, were ready for the final showdown, and the cretans lined up behind them damn it they were out of range, and so the spartans, marched further down the street as one, large red and gold, mass. Now in position the spartans, then spread out or at least tried to spread out bunching into the wall didn't seem to work so some placed their unit sideways, exposing their weak side to the roman generals just down the street, realizing, their mistake, they write themselves, although, some, bored waiting for their fellow spartans, to get in line, go for a small tour of the city, with the spartans, finally, in position, the cretans, move up though they are still out of range. And never shuffle forward and the archers can reach the generals. The attack order is given and the archers, fire down on the romans. But aren't able to draw him over. Another shuffle through the streets it was then. Now at the mouth there was no way the arches could miss. The cretans, arrows come falling from the sky, sending the roman generals into a hurried, panic. But eventually, they'd get drawn over to the spartans. The spartans, found there was just something, satisfying, about watching cavalry, mouthway, at the end of their speech. The roman leader was a tough one to kill but through spartan, might and steel the man is proven, mortal. And is slain by greek, strength. Eager to avenge their fallen leader the dogs of war, set, loose and the prince paid charge into the. Spartans. But remains of marx's bodyguard, prowled down the street before once more charging into the spartans. What remained of the infantry was quickly cut down and all that was left to defend the plaza and roam herself.
With The remaining, two generals. Both of whom find the end of their fates, at the end of spartan. Spears. With growing now under greek possession, the rest of the roman, army mobilizes, to try and reclaim their city before it was too late. A unit of equity, tries to return to the center but run right into a unit of spartans, that had hung back exactly. For this situation. The cavalry, do not fare well against the spearmen, and break, pushing through the spartans. Knocking down some cretans in their panicked, movements. With the plaza secured, and with only one more entrance to the square the spartans, are quick to go and secure the second street. The romans had left their posts on the wall and had been racing through the streets to reclaim, their city. But, it would be too late. Three units of spartans, backed by cretans with full ammunition, reserve, blocked the way, and with two minutes remaining, it wasn't looking good for the romans. The romans tried to push through but it was like fighting, a war. Three spartans, had fallen whereas they had completely, gone. 30 seconds remained and the last remaining roman infantry came rushing, in. Making contact with the spartan, spears, they fell, even before, making within arm's length of the greeks. With an impassable, wall of spartans, and arrows flying down from above. The rowings, are quick to break. Hero takes pity on the romans, when the call for surrender, is given. The romans would get to live on knowing that they failed to defend rome and her peoples. The roman people were a proud one and would never bend a greek rulership, and so, another 20 000 people would join the bodies in the bloody, streets. And the roman senate were no more, only two of her families remained and if the skippy eye was smart. They would stay, on sicily. Eretium, was next on the list of cities and spies are moved into position, ah, they had the plague. Excellent. Perhaps this time we'll have a little more luck weaponizing, the disease. A riemann number looks like it needed a good. Depopulation. Summer turns to winter and of course there is a forgotten diplomat, wandering through gore. Though the skippy eye didn't seem to get the message at rome, and attack, croton. To the north east of the empire the phrasians, have yet to make a move. Aluminum, is infected with the plague, merry christmas, love with the greeks. Of course we couldn't leave the gaul out of this festive gift-giving, time so, hanetius, makes his way north finally making it to the city dimastor, takes out quintus, before the plague does the job for him.
He Too then makes his way north telemacho. Is moved into a retium, as soon as the plague was gone hiro, would make his move. Back in the old booty-eye, cities it was time for amnestos, to prove himself to his father, taking a selection of troops heroes youngest to move south to reinforce, croton and hopefully paint a clearer message to the romans. The greeks had the advantage of numbers, but the skippy i had brought with them ballista. Though with some fine cavalry maneuvers, they shouldn't be too much of a. Problem. The greeks had the uphill advantage, and within reinforcements. From croton, coming from behind, the romans, were surrounded. The battle begins and the cavalry, are immediately, deployed on either side of the romans, line, ready to flank the squishy behind. The militia cavalry are the first to arrive and start firing down on the ballista, cruise, the rest of the roman infantry appeared fixated, on aimnestosu's. Presence. Racing towards him and his. Guard. Through careful maneuvering. Aimnestos, was able to separate the town guard that was acting as the commanding, unit away from the rest. Dealing a good chunk of damage against, them. Tired of being harassed, the romans call for the retreat. Directly, towards the army of croton. The greeks of croton ready themselves, for the wave of romans coming their way. As the croton archers picked off those who approached amnestos, continued to chip away at the backs of the romans, as they ran. Coming into contact with the armored hog flights and being charged into by hundreds of peasants, was enough to break the roman, spirit. And with the last few units broken all that was left was to mop up the remaining romans, left on the field. The captain was one of the last to go down, and amnestos. Wins his first victory. Something his older siblings, had yet to do. He returns home to torrentium with an understanding, of strategy. Another year comes to its end and the thracians, approach hero with an offer. For a measly, 10. 880. Denarii, they would give us the honor of a ceasefire. Stating, it was, time to end the bloodshed. Hiro just laughed at the diplomat. The greeks had already paid them off once and while it wasn't like bylazora, hadn't been able to propel their pathetic, attempts before. The offer is denied, and the diplomat, very quickly shown out of the roman palace. At any rate the thracian, army had, moved. And it appeared to have gone home to tylus. We would have to keep an eye on them. After a brief rest hiro is ready to move on. But these roman cities truly were fussy, and were not content for the man to leave, just yet. Perhaps when proper greek infrastructure, was introduced, hiro can get on with capturing the rest of italy. In the meantime, telemachu. Helped spread the plague between the julie, cities. Making a quick stop at the seaside, city of sagestica. Before moving north to step out mediellonium. De master returns south to take out more of julia, leaders. Gaius julius was to be his next target. But the sneaky marcus julius, gets in the way. Not like people who gets in his way.
Oh Dear. It appears that marcus will no longer be a problem. And look at that the master is now quite the expert. A little north theo thrusters, continues to sate his lust for gold blood, and poor bellanos, just so happened to be stood there, it was the original plague bearing spies, time to move with a 22. Chance of even getting into the city never mind the fact it was rioting. Mediellonium. Was a no-go. Potavium. On the other hand. Merry christmas, in july. Enjoy your plague. The surrounding, deity and settlements would no doubt benefit from some nice plague, too, the summer turns back to winter and the julia, think that they can take on our fleets. Admiral dion quickly proves otherwise. A new suitor is presented, but with drill master being at the top of his traits he is immediately, rejected. In the tyronian. Sea, just off the coast of masana. Skippy, i think they can transport, troops. Admiral dion is swift to show the skippy eye what the greeks think of transport, fleets, unfortunately. A transport, fleet does make landfall. But dion ensures that they can't escape, to the north of apollonia, a gall army had appeared just over the border, it appeared that the other two sparta, siblings, would have their moment of glory in the near future, not too much could be gleaned from the skippy eye army that had landed only that it was a troublesome, one, well telemacho, had a modernly better chance at getting into mediellonium. His skills would be better put to use opening the gates of eretium, when the time came, divastor, tries to take down guys julius, once more, only to be blocked by yet another, hidden juliet, army. Now this was getting ridiculous. While demastol, composed himself, theo thrastos, scoped out his next target. And our spy introduced, the gestica, to the wonderful world of plague, and moves on for. Celona. Investigating. Herrenius, julius was in damascus, way and so he too shall. Die. Having observed his target for long enough theo thruster, strikes. Taking cassia vellanas, down with ease.
At Last eretian, was plague free and it was time for telemacho. To get into position. My lord. Searching, for clues. And with several more peasants ready to fill in the position, hiro is finally able to leave rome, and begin the march into julie island. But he is just out of reach of the sieging of the. City. The winter comes to its end and in the east of diplomat, moves north to have a look at byzantium. The phrasians, had to be up to something. In italy the large skippy eye army attacks, crouton. The goal attack apollonia. And the julia i still think that they come best after dion, at the very least we have a young 16 year old joining the family. Hey there guys i just wanted to give a huge thank you to everyone who has subscribed, this week the response has been absolutely. Incredible. And i'd like to give an even more special thanks to flying pig strategy, joe and storm and norman, 64.. Thank you all again, so much and i'll see you next time. Bye.