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John Rogers
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I've played all the C&C iterations and my favorite is Ancients largely due to the historical leaders: Caesar, Alexander, Anthony, Spartacus, Leonidas, Hannibal, etc. These characters helped to draw me into the game.

Who are the famous leaders of this new iteration? Who should I be looking at for the base game?

Thanks!
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John Rogers wrote:
Who are the famous leaders of this new iteration? Who should I be looking at for the base game?

Definitely Belisarius! His first battle as commander was Dara, which is the first one in GMT's list.

I read "Count Belisarius", a historical novel by Robert Graves, a few years ago, and this is why I have preordered CCM. I may re-read it once more while I wait... So for me the leader personalities are important too!
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Mark McG
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Romans
Heraclius
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heraclius

on the Sassanid side;
Khosrau I https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosrow_I
Khosrau II https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khosrow_II

Looking at the battles, some background reading on;
the Lazic War
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lazic_War
War of 572-591
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine%E2%80%93Sasanian_War...
War of 602 - 628
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byzantine%E2%80%93Sasanian_War...


a map on some of the places and peoples
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The War in Africa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praetorian_prefecture_of_Afric...

aside from Belisaurus, there seem like a raft of characters here, maybe not famous leaders, but interesting.
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Minedog3 wrote:
The War in Africa
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praetorian_prefecture_of_Afric...

aside from Belisaurus, there seem like a raft of characters here, maybe not famous leaders, but interesting.


How tall was Belisaurus anyway? Do any sources mention it?
 
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Yes, Belisarius looms largely for Byzantine Rome during the reign of Justinian I. For the Byzantines in that era, there was also Narses and Liberius.

If the later Franks content goes back to the early the formative years of the Merovingian Dynasty, there's Clovis I (AD 466-511) who's skill in battle is legendary. Clovis was in the saddle leading troops as early as the age of 14 and winning to boot!
 
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