In the year 43 AD, Roman legions splashed
ashore in Kent, unopposed by the Britons led
by Caractus, who had sworn to repel them.
The Emperor Claudius had dispatched Aulus
Plautius and 45,000 men to conquer the mist-covered
island where Julius Caesar had failed almost
a century earlier.
Over the next 40 years, Roman would clash with
Celt in a series of battles that neither realized
would determine the future of Western civilization.
The Romans broke the Britons, whose furious
courage could not match Roman discipline. The
island would pass under Roman rule for the next
several centuries, implanting a Latin-oriented
culture and shoving Celtic ways to the very
fringes of Europe. All that would remain were
their legends; not least among them the fiery
leadership of Boudicca, warrior-queen of the
Iceni and resolute enemy of Rome.
at War series covers Roman battles
against both their neighbors and each other.
The first game, Hannibal
at Bay, covered the last battles of
Carthage’s favorite son. The second,
Legions, focused on the empire’s
latter years, when it was beset by barbarian
invasion, an implacable rival, and civil war.
Warrior-Queen of the Iceni.
Rome at War: Queen of the Celts is
the third installment in the series. Rome
has outstanding heavy infantry, good light
cavalry (provided by her allies) and even
an elephant. The Britons depend on the fury
of their Celtic charge, and also chariots
and slingers. Plus they have Druids to help
There are nine scenarios, or
game situations, included in Queen of the
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