The III Caesars – Roman Civil War of AD 69

The III Caesars – Roman Civil War of AD 69

Rated 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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Rome had been a Republic with Senators for about 500 years. Then came the line of emperors: Julius, Augustus, Tiberius, Calligula, Claudius, and then the sixth evil Emperor Nero. After the beast Nero committed suicide in AD 68 after an attempt to prove he was God incarnate, it appeared the Roman Empire had received a fatal wound to its head  (leadership) which could not be healed. Three Caesars: The Roman Civil War of AD 69 re-creates this struggle. Galba, Ortho, and Vitellius engaged in a war where Romans fought against their fellow Romans to see who would become the next emperor of Rome.

Historically, none of them succeeded, either militarily or politically. Can you succeed where they failed? If not, General Vespasian is on his way to Rome to proclaim himself emperor, and begin the Flavian Dynasty.

1 review for The III Caesars – Roman Civil War of AD 69

  1. Rated 4 out of 5

    Nehe Brown

    Me and 2 friends played this. It seemed a little scripted as two of the three powers had to pay a certain number of card points before being able to move. Other than that, the dynamics of the game were interactive, and even though some powers could not move right away the longest one got to control the quasi-neutral northern legion and so was in the game from the start. Even the middle power could play, and did response cards. Well in our game I got my split legions to Rome after defeated Rufus with a campaign card. I was then trying to secure it politically, and having some success, when Ortho showed up and pretty much kicked me out and wiped me out. I was in ruins. He failed to secure Rome by the time Vitellius arrived with his veterans. Ha, ha! Battles are key in this game. We only had a few but they were important and worth playing battle cards for. Response cards, movement, and political cards are all happening – not just fighting. In the end Vitellius couldn’t secure Rome politically and the game itself, ie – Verpasian, became the next Emperor. We lost to the game, go figure. Once the game got going it moved fast and we were engrossed playing it. I feel I need to play it several more times to really understand more of the intricacies. Many of the historical cards did not happen historically as they were dealt to a different player who used them as ops points instead; myself included. I give 3 Caesars 4 out of 5 stars; a good 3 player game.

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