When playing Rome: Total War as a non-Roman faction, how is the game affected? In particular:
- How do the units affect strategy? For example, are non-Roman basic infantry weaker than Roman hastati?
- Is the selection of units smaller than Rome? Does it matter?
- Does the game suffer from any major gameplay issues as other factions? What about if the game is modded to allow non-playable factions (like Macedon or Rebels/Slaves) to be playable?
- Overall, is the game easier or more difficult?