The tide of soldiers washed over the Legion shields, burying the ranks of Legionaries.
“Push!” the Legion NCO yelled over the grunts and cries of men struggling against the mass of bodies pressing down on them. “Push!”
And the Legion shields rose, rolling back the tide. The higher the shields the more soldiers slid off and the straighter the Legionaries stood. One shield tilted back and a soldier tumbled behind the ranks. A Legionary stepped back and drove his blade between the soldier’s ribs.
Welcome to 264 B.C.
With the Qart Hadasht Empire controlling the port of Messina and the shipping lanes, one Legionary is sent across the Messina Strait to do the impossible. Open the harbor for the Legion. Once behind enemy lines, Alerio Sisera relies on his style of physical negotiations and brutal diplomacy to complete the mission.