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Imperator Rome: How to Colonise Quickly

Imperator: Rome is the newest grand strategy title from Paradox Development Studio. Set in the tumultuous centuries from Alexander’s Successor Empires in the East to the foundation of the Roman Empire, Imperator: Rome invites you to relive the pageantry and challenges of empire building in the classical era. Manage your population, keep an eye out for treachery, and keep faith with your gods.

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How to Colonise Quickly

This is a guide on how to colonise or colonize in Imperator Rome faster than normal. Through the use of slavery and mass migration, it is possible for empires to quickly grab large amounts of land.


To colonise quickly you’re going to need to move the following units in a province adjacent to the one you want to start colonising in.

You will need:
1x Freeman/Citizen/Tribesman of your religion and culture
9x Slaves of your religion and culture
70 Civic power (roughly) per province you want to colonise


Normally when you colonise, the city you used gets a debuff that prevents it from being used to colonise again for a period of time. However we can circumvent this by moving enough people to allow the newly colonised province the ability to colonise. This lets us skip the time limit entirely and we can snake a line of new provinces into our empire. The reason we use 9 slaves is because they only cost 5 civic power to move, where as every other pop type costs 20 civic power.

Here’s a step by step guide.

1) Move the 1 freeman and 9 slaves into a province you own next to the one you want to colonise
2) Colonise the province using the freeman
3) Move the slaves into the new province
4) Colonise the next province
5) Repeat steps 3 and 2 until you run out of land or civic power


Try to snake your expansion in a way that you don’t have to backtrace your slaves at all. See below.

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