Critically Sane: "Hegemony Rome is, at its core, a standard RTS game. You gather resources to build units, and use those units to conquer your opponents. Your empire is based around cities, which you link to logging camps, mines, and food sources to get the necessary material to power your empire. Zooming out on the map will take you to a sort of boardgame map, where units and held locations are represented by miniatures. Zooming in gets you a more standard view of the actual items, but that zoomed out view is necessary for much of the logistical management in the game. You see, all supplies flow on routes which you plot from point to point in your empire. This means that keeping these routes clear (and obstructing enemy supply routes) is a key element to the game."