Samnite Wars


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Samnite Wars

Conflicts between southern Italian mountain tribes, possibly of Sabine descent, and Rome between 343 and 290 BC.
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As with previous Total War games, tutorials focus initially on battlefield command, and we leap straight into a bit of early Roman history, during the Samnite Wars, when Rome hadn't yet conquered Italy.
The first proper Roman road was constructed in 312BC during the Samnite wars to provide fast, reliable communications and supply links between Rome and Capua.
The more extreme versions of the theory that Rome conquered the world just to be on the safe side, are rejected by all, but Stephen Oakley suggests that the first conquests (perhaps down to the Samnite Wars) were |an extension of [an early] defensive mentality' (11: p.