Rome II, the last great historical Total War, is the gift that keeps on giving. After a surprise expansion last year and a free update that revamped the political system, this Roman jewel has a new content pack all about the Desert Kingdoms.
The Caledonians were what the Romans called the Picts – an ethnic Celtic people living in Scotland at the time of the Roman invasion and beyond. A low intensity conflict (with the occasional set piece battle) was waged between the Empire and this loose confederation of tribes for the better part of a century, with the Romans never able to decisively defeat them and, as a result, they never completely subdued Britain. The Picts were infamous for raiding across the border and waging guerilla campaigns against the Roman army, relying on their speed and local knowlege to run rings around the inflexible legions who came after them.