So this is a Roman play through of the mission Creative have been showing at Rezzed and E3 this year. Except in those demos they showed the battle from the Egyptian perspective. Don’t really like the capture the flag thing but it’s not new, they’ve always had it for city sieges.

Combat does seem to be over too quickly, which is a shame, but at least you can pause the battle and buy yourself time to issue orders, as in previous titles. I don’t really understand why it happens so quickly, they have a tool to increase time during battles anyway.