AC40 Siege of Aduatuca (53 BC)
He [Caesar] proceeded by forced marches to the territory of the Nervii, and there learnt from prisoners what was happening in Cicero's camp, and how critical the position was. He then induced one of his Gallic horsemen, by the promise of a large reward, to convey a letter to Cicero, which he wrote in Greek characters, for fear it might be intercepted and his plans became known to the enemy. If he was unable to get into the camp, the man was to tie the letter to the thong of a javelin and throw it in over the rampart. The letter informed Cicero that Caesar was on the way…and told him to keep up a bold front. The Gaul was afraid to enter the camp and therefore threw the javelin in, according to his instructions. It happened to stick in one of the towers, where it remained unnoticed for two days. Then a soldier saw it, pulled it out, and took it to Cicero, who after reading it paraded the troops and read it aloud, to their great joy
Retrieved from "Caesar, De Bello Gallico, V, 48"
The stage is set. The battle lines are drawn and you are in command. The rest is history.
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Leader: Gaius Julius Caesar
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- Units on the field cannot enter Roman Camp.
- Julius Caesar rule in effect.
- Marius Legion rule in effect.
Tags: Alessandro Crespi