This is a fictionalized account of the life of Boudica, the Queen of the Iceni, who led a revolt against Britain’s Roman occupiers.
Eye candy time. Here are some pictures of really well-done Early Imperial Romans. I like to have pictures like these to use as a painting guide.
Among his other talents, Julius Caesar also was a very good writer. The “Commentaries” on the Gallic and Civil Wars are classics of military literature, providing a unique insight into Caesar’s military campaigns. While it is true that there is an element of propaganda here, remember that history always is written by the victors. You can get the Commentaries in a free etext version here.
Germania: Drusus’ Campaigns 12-9 BC (direct download) is a free print-and-play solo game:
about about the Roman Conquest of Germany at the end of the 1st Century BC. The Player represents the governor with two objectives. The first is the public one of conquering Germany as far as the Weser and establishing a new Imperial Frontier. the second of increasing his personal fortune. The activities of the German Tribes are determined by a set of rules.
Gangs of Rome is a new miniatures game of street fighting in Ancient Rome (yes, it was a thing). It’s actually a game I have thought about for years, going back to several books I read describing Roman politics as a blood sport. The rules are free for now, and there are dedicated miniatures and other things you can buy. Check out their Facebook page.