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Welcome to the first official preview of Rome Total Realism: Under the Eagle Below, is the first public screenshots of the Italina Peninsula that will be used in the game. Settlement Locations, Settlement Names, and Port Locations are all final, unless a significant amount of evidence proves them wrong.

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Welcome to the first official preview of Rome Total Realism: Under the Eagle

Below, is the first public screenshots of the Italina Peninsula that will be used in the game. Settlement Locations, Settlement Names, and Port Locations are all final, unless a significant amount of evidence proves them wrong.

Enjoy :D


The first ingame screenshot shows the Italian Peninsula, in its entirety.
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Zooming in for a closer look, the Northern cities of Arretium, Auximum, and Hispellum are shown.
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Moving further down the Peninsula, Roma, Alba Fucens, and Capua become visible.
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At the southern half of the Peninsula, once again Capua is seen, this time accompanied by Venusia, Paestum, and Tarentum.
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The last screenshot in the preview shows the southern most tip of Italy, where the city of Vibo Valenti lies.
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Explanations of the Cities, Regions, and Ports
Region 1: Latium
Latium contains the great city of Roma. The city choosen to represent the port of Latium is Ostia, which lies near the mouth of the Tiberis River.

Region 2: Campania
Campania contains the familiar city of Capua, which is positioned in the shadow of a nearby volcano. The port of Campania is positioned where the cities of Cumae, Misenum, and Puteoli would have been.

Region 3: Apulia
Apulia holds the city of Venusia which was historically positioned on the Via Appia. The port of Apulia is positioned where the city of Barium, modern day Bari, is located.

Region 4: Calabria
Calabria caontains the "heel" of the Italian "boot." The great port city of Tarentum claims the region as her own. The port in Calabria is where Brundisium was located. It is postioned opposite of Tarentum and was used as a massive trading port with Greece.

Region 5: Lucania
Lucania holds another familiar city, Paestum. The city can be found on the northwestern border of the region, positioned near the coast. The port located in Lucania is roughly based off of the cities of Buxentum and Blanda, at the southern edge of the region.

Region 6: Bruttium
The region of Bruttium claims the southern most tip of Italy. Vibo Valenti, the key city of the region, is found along the Via Popilia. The port is based off of the large city of Rhegium, very close to Sicily.

Region 7: Samnium
Named after the Samnites, enemies of Rome, this region holds the city of Alba Fucens, found nestled in the mountains along the Via Valeria. The port of the region is positioned in the area where the cities of Anxanum and Pallanum are found.

Region 8: Picenum
Picenum is a very small region at the eastern tip of the Peninsula. Auximum and Ancona were the supreme cities of the region. Auximum, found further inland, was chosen as the capital city of the region, while Ancona, found on the coast, was made the region's port.

Region 9: Umbria
Umbria follows the border of Picenum south, becoming very thin where the city of Hispellum is found, nestled in the mountains along the Via Flaminia, which connects the city to Pisaurum, choosen as the location of the region's port.

Region 10: Etruria
Etruria is the largest region in Italy. Arretium, found deep inland along the Via Cassia is its capital. The port of the region is based off of the wealthy port city of Pisae, modern day Pisa.

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