Having learned from his experience invading Britannia the first time around, Julius Caesar ventured forth once again a year later, but this time with a full military force and his special brand of simple, straightforward, adaptable military genius. The result was essentially Roman dominion over the southern half of Britannia for the next several millennia.
Much like Mongol attempts to invade Japan, Romans faced the challenge of safely transporting their army to a rocky island across a stormy sea.
During Julius Caesar’s tenure as war-lording proconsul of Gaul, a consistent feature of the Gallic landscape was the barbarous presence of invading semi-nomadic Germans who liked to raid, plunder, and fight.
Conquering a land is not as simple as just moving in and beating people up. Even after battles are won, the local people must accept your rule. If not, you will have to deal with uprisings like Julius Caesar did as he undertook his effort to conquer Gaul.
In dealing with a madmen hellbent on playing invader-king, Julius Caesar decided to go to war to preserve a more favorable peace.
After storming through modern day Belgium, Caesar won his final victory of 57 B.C. not by sword but, rather, by the marvel of invention and Roman engineering.
Ambush! Battle with the Nervii Julius Caesar’s campaign against the Belgae began with impressive success. He defeated and demoralized a great host of enemies nearly 250,000 men strong. As summer […]
Fresh off the heels of a good year full of military victory, surefooted Julius Caesar leads his small Roman army up north to confront a giant war force rumored to be forming against him.
A series of power moves by the Helvetii do not pan out for them while Julius Caesar keeps his cool and subjugates them.
Caesar wins his first military conflict in Gaul in 58 B.C. and sends all the belligerents back home with minor punishments.