Civilization VI – Trajan and Rome

Posted on 21 Sep 2016 by
Sawyer Scherbenske

Trajan, Roman emperor in the late 1st century and conqueror of Parthia, is leading Rome in Civilization VI.

All roads lead to Rome they say, which gives Roman cities the unique advantage of starting with a trading post and getting the bonuses of having a road to them if they’re within trading distance of your capital city. On top of their free trading post, Rome also gets a free building upon being founded (usually a monument) and can build baths that provide more housing and amenities than the aqueducts they replace.

Augustus Caesar may not be returning in Civ VI, but his legion, Rome’s military unit, is. They replace the swordsman, but are stronger, better at defense, and can build both roads and forts while out in battle. This means that you’ll be wanting to expand early and collect as many iron deposits as you can to supply your legion.

Rome is an exploration and production powerhouse. With their free trading posts and random starting buildings in every city founded, new cities will start stronger and be on their own feet in no time now matters where they’re built. Just as Trajan was famous for his military expansion, you can use Rome’s legion to settle disputes, explore, and settle on lands unknown.

Trajan and Rome brings the total confirmed civ count up to 16 in Civilization VI, and will release for PC on October 21st.

Official Press Release

2K and Firaxis Games today revealed that Trajan will lead Rome in Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on Oct 21st for Windows PC.

As the 13th Emperor of Rome, Trajan was as successful a soldier as he was an overseer, responsible for a great expansion of territories for Rome unmatched by any Emperor to follow.

Born around the year AD 52, Marcus Ulpius Traianus held military renown and served as the governor of Upper Germany before being named Emperor in October 97 CE.

Trajan yielded military prowess in wars with Dacia, who had threatened Rome’s economy for many years. Rome defeated Dacia in 101, and again in 105 with the razing of the Dacian capital. In 113 Trajan invaded Parthia after years of uneasy conflict, ultimately annexing Armenia and capturing the Parthian capital, Ctesiphon.

Trajan’s incredible military skill was matched by the love his people garnered for him. He cared for the people by creating a welfare program for orphans and impoverished children. Trajan oversaw the creation of several enduring monuments and roads, including the aptly named Trajan’s Column and the Forum of Trajan. He also hosted a gladiatorial festival with spectators ranging in the millions.

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