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Roman Army - Recruitment, Legions, Siege Warfare & More. Evolution of the Roman Army: Recruitment of Soliders for the Roman Army: The Roman army changed over time.

Roman Army - Recruitment, Legions, Siege Warfare & More

The consuls had the power to recruit troops, but in the last years of the Republic, provincial governors were replacing troops without the approval of the consuls. This led to legionaries loyal to their generals rather than Rome.

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Auxiliary. Dux Bellorum. Imperator. Legions. Choose a name and number for your Legion (consult history books if authenticity is a concern).


Create a Legion banner (Signum). Attend at least 20 medieval events annually. Roman Centurion. You are not merely a competent soldier; you are an absolute bad-ass.

Roman Centurion

Behave in and promote believable characterization through actions and raiment. You understand and can apply fundamental strategic and tactical concepts. You must own and wear some kind of body armor (Lorica). You must attend more battles than not per annum. Roman Decurion. Roman Legate. Roman Legionary. Roman Military Tribune. A Tribune is a Legion commander who is either of Centurion rank or Senatorial status.

Roman Military Tribune

This is the initial rank that most Legion commanders will assume upon ascending to Rome's high command. Some Senatorial Tribunes should remember that a Centurion may have more field experience than themselves and should listen to the Centurions' advice. As a sign of rank, a Tribune must wear a red cape with purple borders as his regalia. On the other hand, you are part of what makes Rome great. You are rewarded with the right to be a part of Rome's command structure. Roman Optio. The Command Structure. The Roman Army. The Roman Count: A Comes.