Napoleon and Leonidas decide they are best bros and decide to high-five each other somewhere around Ravenna. Seeing that Caesar objects to this, the two declare war on him again. Rome, one of the best wide civilizations in the game, finds its tall strategy failing it again here.
They even lost Funchal. Insult to injury there.
Even if Rome is between a rock and a hard place, an unstoppable force and an immovable object, they sure are going to give the first unit to take the high passes over the Alps down into the Venetian plain near Ravenna a lot of ballista shots. Operation: PORCUPINE is a go!=