Alea Jacta Est – The Spartacus Revolt 73 BC

Alea Jacta Est – The Spartacus Revolt 73 BC

This short and epic scenario covers the 3 years of the famous gladiators and slaves revolt led by Spartacus that brought the Roman republic to a major crisis between 73 and 70 BC. Players can either select Rome or the famous Spartacus in a fast-paced and active struggle, where each side will have to achieve hard-to-reach objectives: Rome must destroy all the rebels and kill Spartacus, while the latter must attempt to have as many of his followers as possible to leave Italy. Roman territorial expansion after the Punic Wars has led to major political, economical and social changes. Among one of the results of the victorious conquests, there is a huge influx of slaves into Italy which creates long term dramatic consequences. This large mass of costless manpower quickly leads poor Roman free workers to misery, inactivity and anger. This proletariat will be the base on which ambitious and demagogic politicians will play, offering ‘bread and games’, to make their clients against the Senate…