Imperator Rome is a grand strategy game all about reshaping history and leading your nation to victory over all others. This can be done militarily, economically or diplomatically, and even on the easiest difficulty setting is no mean feat.
Of the hundreds of ancient civilizations you have to choose from, not all are made equal. It can be hard to know who to play is, which is where we come in. Without further ado, here are the Best Nations to Play as a Newcomer in Imperator Rome.
Best Nations to Play as a Newcomer in Imperator Rome
I mean, it’s in the name, right?
Rome is featured in the tutorial for a very good reason. Playing as the nascent Republic is very forgiving, and you really do have some room to make serious errors before you are in too much trouble.
Situated in the heart of the Italian peninsula, Rome begins the game surrounded by no less than four vassals and possesses an incredibly robust manpower limit for its size. You also begin with 15k soldiers at your command, which is a considerable force.
What this means practically is that you can pick fights with virtually any of your neighbors. and your vassal states will swarm them like a pack of terriers. You can then march your legion right down their throats and sack their major cities, and if anything goes wrong you have plenty of able-bodied men back home to continue the fight.
Couple this with a robust economy, a strong government and the ability to expand in any direction, and you can see why Rome is the perfect nation to play the first campaign as.