Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho’s Generals squabble over the best strategy to march towards Caecina, but it’s all for nothing when two Othonian Praetorian cohorts betray Otho’s strategy to the enemy. And then it’s on like Donkey Kong. Just a reminder – this...
Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #10 – The Comforts of Home

The Praetorians push for a fast campaign because they didn’t want to spend any more time away from the comforts of Rome than necessary. Unfortunately, in letting them drive the strategy, Otho sealed his doom. Just a reminder – this episode, and the rest of...
Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #9 – Burning Bridges

As the Vitellians try to build a bridge and get over it, the Othonians try to burn their bridge down. Then Otho himself arrives on the scene and holds a council of war. The big question – should they wait a few days for reinforcements or attack now despite being...
Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #8 – Otho’s Civil War

Italy is having its first civil war in one hundred years – not since the bloody and fateful days of Octavius v Marcus Antonius, the last days of Second Triumvirate and the Republic, have Italians seen war on their own lands, Roman v Roman. But now Otho orders...
Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #7 – Yo Momma Jokes

By March 69, Caecina’s troops (part of Vitellius’ forces) had arrived in northern Italy and crossed the river Po. They first attacked Piacenza where Otho’s commander, Spurinna, struggled to maintain discipline with his inexperienced but eager troops....
Otho #11 – Donkey Kong

Otho #6 – Otho On The Defense

Drunken soldiers storm the palace and threaten Otho, who they suspect is plotting something against the people. After he puts down that rebellion, Otho hears that Valens and Caecina were on the way from Gaul and puts together his army to defend Italy. Unfortunately...