Julius Caesar led his 60,000 Roman soldiers to siege one of the capital strongholds of Gaul. Approximately 300,000 Gauls then descended on him. Whether it was destiny or military genius, Julius Caesar cemented Rome’s road to empire and lived to tell the tale in his book, “Caesar’s Commentaries on the Gallic War.”
Riding high on successive victories, the Romans besiege the next major stronghold of the rebels in Gaul, but it is set high on a plateau with only one narrow road up it and would be a height no Roman eagle would fly above, for now.
With the tables turned, the Gallic rebellion finds itself starting out on the defensive as Julius Caesar marches straight onto the rebel stronghold.
Having just put down a revolt in Belgae (modern: Belgium), Julius Caesar was faced with no time to rest as a major rebellion brewing in the heart of Gaul threatened to undo his six years of conquest.