Strategy Guide PC

                                     Caesar
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Logically more businesses means less unemployment, but choosing the right
industry is important.  Heavy industry structures and marketplaces should be
the best choice.  Even building forums will make a slight dent in unemployment.

To get a good game going, try the following:
Try to start building your city between two rivers or better still and area
of land where two rivers converge.  Instead of building walls to enclose the
city put down a line of wells - the barbarians can't cross water or destroy
the wells so your city always gets off to a good start.

Raise your personal income to around 100 denari so you can build up a
personal fortune.  The way you can use your wealth to invest when times get
hard.  Only accept promotion when you've got maximum personal fortune.

Don't build houses close to industry and workshops - people won't live there
and the houses won't get past the second stage of development.  People want
to live close to the forum - bath houses and oracles.  Make sure houses have
the necessary water supply and if you build roads near them they're much more
likely to grow.

Don't forget to take care of the provincial level - you must keep the
barbarians out of your city.  Increase the slave wages and army wages straight
away - it's worth making the army wages absurdly high. Assign more slaves
than you need to all the duties (particularly fire prevention) and when you've
recruited plenty of soldiers switch to the provincial level.  Place a couple
of cohorts as a precautionary measure and make them patrol around your city.
Spend some time on the provincial map watching for where the barbarian
ships are landing and when you see where the troops come ashore.  Put a line
of wall along the coast.  The next time the barbarians land they should be
trapped on the beach and they won't be able to knock down the wall.  You can
now carry on building your city in peace just make sure the walls don't
deteriorate.