The Impressive Training and Recruitment of Rome’s Legions

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Filaxim Historia

Filaxim Historia

Күн бұрын

This video covers the process and philosophy of training and recruitment in the Early Roman Empire, with close reference to the writings of Vegetius' "de re militari".
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Media used in the video:
Total War: Rome II
Mods for ROME:
"Divide et Impera" (Part 1-4)
"Roman Legions for Divide et Impera"
Introduction (0:00​)
Recruitment (0:55​)
Desirable Feats (2:01)
Infantry training (3:37​)
Cavalry training (9:15​)
Passing the trial (10:48​)

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Filaxim Historia
Filaxim Historia 2 жыл бұрын
I hope you all enjoy this little stray away from my original series on the Legions. Due to the much appreciated interest from your side, I decided to make a smaller series about the way the Legions operated, to make sure we are all on the same page as I continue my main series. I'll be making a couple more of these kinds of videos in the future. As for now, the story of the 14th Legion is next!!
βαγγελης αικατερινης
βαγγελης αικατερινης 2 жыл бұрын
You might pin your comment at the top so everybody would see . Btw good job ! Didnt know that every legionnaire was also a slinger .
Joeeema 2 жыл бұрын
I'd love to see a video about the 14th legion the legion that defeated boudica. after that you should make a video about the valeria victrix or the eleventh or the fifth alaudae. legion and then you should make a video about the Roman military ranks,wages,how do they get promoted,how did the military system works
joshua witt
joshua witt 2 жыл бұрын
These videos about the legions and Roman army are my favorite! I think there is a pretty large demand for Roman military history and it’s absolute badassery. From their grueling engineering and building speed to their tough fights against the odds, what’s not to love? I’m sure this channel will grow
jakeloon 6
jakeloon 6 2 жыл бұрын
Hello, just found your channel, after the 14th do you think you could od the 6th, please?
Elmos Pasco
Elmos Pasco 2 жыл бұрын
@βαγγελης αικατερινης I think everyone was a little surprised by the prevalence of sling use. I always thought it was reserved for specialized troops like the Baleric slingers.
Raphael alexandre yensen
Raphael alexandre yensen Жыл бұрын
An odd note on roman legionnaires that may also account for the crazy levels of stamina they exhibited in battle was the fact legionnaires in a block formation would be rotated in and out of the front rank at approximately 1 minute of combat so they stay consistently fresh and receive about a 7-minute breather before they were upfront again. This is also an impressive feat of coordination as maintaining a battle line while rotating men between the front and back ranks would have required intense displine.
Jeremy Fisher
Jeremy Fisher Жыл бұрын
I never knew! Thanks for sharing
sir humpy
sir humpy Жыл бұрын
What is your classical source on this?
BigMon Жыл бұрын
@sir humpy KZhome
Gooble Dooble
Gooble Dooble Жыл бұрын
That's just like Sword Art Online. Romans must have copied the show
Chris Anthony
Chris Anthony Жыл бұрын
Cool. It's like short shifts in hockey.
Adam Studer
Adam Studer Жыл бұрын
Every legionarre was also part modern day construction worker. The days before battle, two warring bodies would often camp with sight distance of the other. It was extremely demoralizing for most Roman antagonists to wake, only to find rows of palisade with towers and other entrenchments built overnight, the siege of Alesia being an excellent example.
R R Жыл бұрын
The siege of Alesia was far from an example. Caesar wasted a lot of materials and energy to get so far. On the other hand, the Gauls were surprised by this ridiculous use of extreme engineering. At least, it was not a normal procedure. Only the siege of Massada was something like it.
PlaneTruths Жыл бұрын
Part modern day construction worker...? Really? Do go on.
Julien Жыл бұрын
Imagine trying to play call of duty only to find out the other guys have been playing fortnite the entire time
velenvskaelhas Жыл бұрын
@PlaneTruths Its a phrase often used by Dan Carlin on his podcast and when you realise its accuracy you're going to feel a bit silly for your comment
PlaneTruths Жыл бұрын
@velenvskaelhas I feel more silly reading your comment. What was the aim of your comment? And just because someone produces a podcast doesn't make them instantly correct. So if you want to tell me what he means by that phrase and how it applies here that would be awesome.
The Randomness Network
The Randomness Network Жыл бұрын
This guy is great, hardly any historians ever actually describe the training, they are usually just like "the legionnaire's intense training made them very effective." Then move on
Green Wave
Green Wave Жыл бұрын
I would love to see a true deep dive into the topic. How many push ups where they required to do in 2 minutes? how many calories did they eat on average? All I learned here is that they marched 20-24 roman miles. What about roman candles? cause those are also different from normal candles.
The Randomness Network
The Randomness Network Жыл бұрын
@Green Wave yeah I know what you mean I love minor details like that, most people think that's odd
Brother Vibius
Brother Vibius Жыл бұрын
I couldn't agree more, it's annoying how quickly most documentaries and historians pass over the training aspect and move on. But just a quick correction, it's legionaries as in legionary, not legionnaires as in legionnaire. Legionnaires are from the French foreign legion, not ancient Rome.
The Randomness Network
The Randomness Network Жыл бұрын
@Brother Vibius yeah i know autocorrect insisted
Brother Vibius
Brother Vibius Жыл бұрын
@The Randomness Network Ahh no worries then, I know the pain of an overactive autocorrect, bane of my life when texting people.
Castle Bravo
Castle Bravo Жыл бұрын
As a former US Marine, I'm amazed at how similar modern military training is to ancient Roman military training. Not much has changed. In basic training, Marine recruits are first taught close order drill and formation. Then, the next 'phase' begins in which they are taught certain practical survival skills - such as swimming, sowing, first aid training, navigation (using a map and compass), etc. We are also issued our rifles in this 'phase' and taught how to properly operate it (though we are not yet allowed to fire live rounds). The final 'phase' of training was the actual combat training. Getting to *use* all these weapons you were only learning about before (now we got to fire live rounds); learning advanced infantry tactics and maneuvers, conducting combat exercises to practice these techniques, etc. We had to live in the forest pretending we were at war; digging and sleeping in fighting holes, eating nothing but MREs, getting only 1-2 hours of sleep a night, one team of recruits conducting mock patrols while opposing teams conduct mock ambushes, 'shooting' at each other with blank ammunition. The 10-20 mile forced march was also a common thing in Marine training, with each Marine recruit carrying nearly 100 lbs of gear too, just like ancient Roman troops. It's very interesting to see that the modern US Marine Corps follows the same training program and 'curriculum' as ancient Roman military. I guess "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". - 'Phase' 1: The absolute basics. Such as formation, close order drill, physical fitness. - 'Phase' 2: Practical survival skills and basics of equipment/weapons/tools. - 'Phase' 3: Full-fledged combat training. Actually *USING* all the weapons, rather than just learning about them. Actually *DOING* all these infantry tactics and maneuvers, rather than just learning about them.
Jeffrey Fassnacht
Jeffrey Fassnacht Жыл бұрын
@Orangutan Deschain as an actual Marine vet of almost 9 years and 4 overseas tours I can confirm a lot of what he said was legit. The 100 lbs of gear is more like 80, I was never taught to sew in boot camp, however most of what he said was accurate. You are actually ridiculously mistaken, “ex Marine” is the term no Marine would ever use.. Former Marine is widely accepted and I use it consistently when talking about my service. Yes it is true you are issued your M16 in receiving before you even meet your Senior, however what he’s talking about is Phase 2 Rifle week where you pack up your entire barracks and live at the Rifle range area for two weeks, week 1 is grass week, week 2 is range week. Moral of the story, never call stolen valor unless you are ABSOLUTELY sure, if you weren’t a Marine don’t call someone out for something you have no experience in.
Clint Beastwood
Clint Beastwood Жыл бұрын
I was not in U.S. military but from one of the EU countries its same principle so yeah,can confirm
Erich Жыл бұрын
@Orangutan Deschain I bet you feel pretty good about your post lmao
Evil Zurg
Evil Zurg Жыл бұрын
Usmc boot camp has changed through the last decades but ya we got rifles in receiving but the ones we shot in rifle qual were not the ones we did drill with if I remember correctly
Kuroro Luxifer
Kuroro Luxifer Жыл бұрын
All this just to become a recruit...Triarii, the veterans who made it to old age, must've been some absolute beasts..going through this training, and then surviving through countless battles for several decades..
Jim Giesen
Jim Giesen Жыл бұрын
Triarii did not exist after the Marian reforms. The professional Roman army did however have Evocati cohorts, which were formed from veteran legionaries that served their term.
A Жыл бұрын
Probably tall 6+ feet dudes.
Forasago Жыл бұрын
@A There would be barely any of those around. Note how 5.8 feet (5'10'' according to the even sillier convention used for height nowadays) was already considered tall, and how recruits were preferably from poor parts of the empire where they would not have optimal nutrition growing up and would have to work hard at an early age. The odds of growing over 6 feet vanish under those conditions.
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith Жыл бұрын
@Forasago manlet cope
sir humpy
sir humpy Жыл бұрын
Actually, I'd be curious to find out what were the chances for a legionary to be in combat in a given year. Of course, it varied on the period and on the location but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that many legions especially in the long pacified provinces didn't see active fighting for years. Forays, punitive expeditions, pillaging with relatively little fighting and relatively few casualties were more likely to happen in the life of a legionary than proper pitched battles where legions were decimated.
Ace of Spades
Ace of Spades Жыл бұрын
Their biggest strength was standardization. They could quickly field large groups of legions, train them, equip them, and navigate them throughout the empire. So in Judea, Gaul, Germania, Hispania, Egypt, or Scythia you might have a local rebellion and kill 2-3 locally based legions, take, the standards, and perhaps capture the governor. For many empires this would be back breaking but for Rome they would field, train, and throw 6 legions back at you the next year to kick you in your teeth. The only group that consistently beat rome in the open field for extended periods of time was Hannibal. Even he was eventually weakened and beaten by Rome's endless supply of soldiers.
The d3m0n0id
The d3m0n0id Жыл бұрын
And that was largely because he knew their playbook and was trying to short circuit them as much as possible. Plus he liked to do things considered "impossible", so he often had surprise on his side and terrain advantage.
Token Ginger.
Token Ginger. Жыл бұрын
It's called logistics.. the roman army knew long before anyone else the true importance of logistics .. along with they're training this is what enabled them to conquer the world of they're time .
Franz_makes_art Жыл бұрын
i would mention the parthic empire as a good antagonist of rome, considering they never were able to defeat them
Jeff Benton
Jeff Benton Жыл бұрын
@The d3m0n0id In addition, he was up against the pre-Marian reform Romans. They had the Hastati, Princeps and Triarii going on. I wonder how well he would've fared against post-Marian Legions. (admittedly, the difference between the pre-reform and post-reform army was largely that the later had even greater standardization and numbers on its side)
The d3m0n0id
The d3m0n0id Жыл бұрын
@Jeff Benton Marius went kinda batty but damn, what a soldier!
S. V.
S. V. 2 жыл бұрын
When panic and fear hits, you fall back to your training, which is why they emphasized it so much and why it is paramount for success.
Luis 2 жыл бұрын
They say you fight like you train
bemotivated 2 жыл бұрын
The more you sweat in training the less you bleed in war
Land of the Silver Path
Land of the Silver Path Жыл бұрын
A man with natural ability, but no training, is a huge loss in the battlefield- lost potential!
John Broadwell
John Broadwell Жыл бұрын
You guys are great. Let me get my quote book.
some guy
some guy Жыл бұрын
@bemotivated "sweat during peace, bleed less during war" - sun tzu
Williams John
Williams John Ай бұрын
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Emmanuel Alexander
Emmanuel Alexander Ай бұрын
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julianscaeva Жыл бұрын
Interestingly the part about "lively eyes" was also a desired feature in men recruited to the Swedish Army in the 1700's actually. They wanted applicants to have "good spirit, the sense of being a good comrade and have the ability to sing tunes" as well. I do not know if these requirements were inspired by the Romans though, or if it was just well understood that these features in men made good soldiers.
Patfettx Жыл бұрын
I'd prefer going to war with a good soldier who's also funny then a good soldier who's a pain in the ass.
Baphelon Жыл бұрын
@Patfettx there's a similar concept in many fields of engineering. Companies would in general rather hire an average engineer with conversation and teamwork skills over an antisocial savant.
Marcus Anark
Marcus Anark Жыл бұрын
@Baphelon Savants are not antisocial, they are asocial.
Marshall Eubanks
Marshall Eubanks Жыл бұрын
I think that an important part of Roman army training was the contubernium (“tent-together”), which was composed of eight legionaries, who trained together, fought together and (as the name suggests) always shared the same tent. They also could be rewarded or punished together as a unit. I am sure that these small permanent squads really helped Roman unit cohesion.
Trucker Rawb
Trucker Rawb 2 ай бұрын
That's how are military rocks so I'd imagine that's where we got it from. Platoons is what it's called, one person messed up then that person messed it up for everyone 😂😂
Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy Жыл бұрын
Slingers hurled lead weights, not stones, though I'm sure they hurled stones in time of necessity. The lead projectiles had standard shapes and weights. They were marked with the identification of their legion. After successful battle they were gathered up and recovered for reuse. They are commonly found archaeological artifacts and have been used to track the movements of legions or detachments from them. There are excellent You Tube programs on how to use a sling and related weapons. They could be very formidible. Consider a volley of low velocity large shotgun slugs as an equivalent. Since their enemies typically had no equivalent missles but only relatively weak archery without compound bows and fired at high trajectories this could be a decisive weapon by breaking up enemy formations and unit cohesion. I certainly wouldn't want to face a volley of well delivered slung lead projectiles.
hey ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
hey ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) Жыл бұрын
Thank you for the insight Brian!
Talete Жыл бұрын
these weapons are really cool. Thank you for explaining it
Paul McDonald
Paul McDonald Жыл бұрын
Well said Bryan. I would be HORRIFIED of ancient slingers: the range, low projectile observability and damage potential is something that shocks me. For the nerds who still want more: THE SLING Recruits are to be taught the art of throwing stones both with the hand and sling. The inhabitants of the Balearic Islands are said to have been the inventors of slings, and to have managed them with surprising dexterity, owing to the manner of bringing up their children. The children were not allowed to have their food by their mothers till they had first struck it with their sling. Soldiers, notwithstanding their defensive armor, are often more annoyed by the round stones from the sling than by all the arrows of the enemy. Stones kill without mangling the body, and the contusion is mortal without loss of blood. It is universally known the ancients employed slingers in all their engagements. There is the greater reason for instructing all troops without exception in this exercise, as the sling cannot be reckoned any incumbrance, and often is of the greatest service, especially when they are obliged to engage in stony places, to defend a mountain or an eminence, or to repulse an enemy at the attack of a castle or city.
Baphelon Жыл бұрын
That's a great point. I feel like we laugh off slings as "barbaric" in modern times, but an arrow shot at a high angle vs a freakin lead weight? If given the choice of what to get hit with, I'd take my chances with the arrow
Gavin Taggart
Gavin Taggart Жыл бұрын
@Baphelon 100%, the story of David vs Goliath is one of those that's entirely misinterpreted through our modern lens due to that reputation. It wasn't a small guy with a pathetic little weapon miraculously beating a giant killing machine, it was one skilled man equipped with the height of military technology of the time vs a big dude fighting yesterday's war. David had all the advantage in the situation, if you take the parable at face value anyway.
justinweckler1 7 ай бұрын
You forgot the most important thing about the sling! Back then it had more range than the bows of the period. Also they manufactured metal standardized sling ammunition with a hole in it to cause it to whistle. They were often found with derogative messages etched in them. Kind of like how we write messages on bombs we drop. Great job on the video and hope to see more!
bighand69 2 ай бұрын
They would be deadly when used in a defensive position especially when used in volume. They would have been small and easy to carry.
Beatlemaniac 2 жыл бұрын
Their methods were so good, they're still being taught almost 2000 years later.
Zeedub85 2 жыл бұрын
I was in the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard. I have often considered that you could take Roman soldiers from this height of the empire period and put them through Basic and they would perfectly understand everything, right down to the paperwork. And that you could do the same with the guys in my units in a Roman army camp. My last first sergeant used to tell stories of beating his M-113 driver on the head with the radio antenna. He would have LOVED a vinewood staff.
Yuri Teixeira Mendes
Yuri Teixeira Mendes 2 жыл бұрын
we're still humans, still about the same size and still dying the same ways. Just our weapons changed.
YaBoyKev 2 жыл бұрын
@Yuri Teixeira Mendes they were around 5’5 now we’re about 5’9
Yuri Teixeira Mendes
Yuri Teixeira Mendes 2 жыл бұрын
​@YaBoyKev I really don't think so. 177cm (cavalry required height) is over 5'10 in freedom units.
YaBoyKev 2 жыл бұрын
@Yuri Teixeira Mendes so you believe they were taller….
Regular Person
Regular Person Жыл бұрын
Miyamoto Musashi says in the Book of Five Rings that being proficient in only one weapon is just as much of a weakness as being proficient in none. A real fighter needs to know how to properly handle all the weapons available, and know which is the better in each situation. Really interesting to see completely different cultures sharing the same mindset.
Mii 2.0
Mii 2.0 Жыл бұрын
haurg Жыл бұрын
imo thats because we are all the same thing.
devriestown Жыл бұрын
Same with jiu jujitsu you have your favorite submissions but i train all position's and train take downs alout.
Gilsclepios 7 ай бұрын
in astrology the same is suggested as it is with mma
Sir Miles
Sir Miles 7 ай бұрын
@devriestown Hold on
Supernova Жыл бұрын
Brilliant! This is the stuff I wish we learned in school. Students would be a lot more interested in learning about history if it were thought through human perspective. Great video! Thanks!
Dylan Жыл бұрын
They had two-a-days for recruits. And everyone built things and also knew how to tear things down. I think the word 'professional' would describe Roman soldiers and they were many times up against enemies whose training didn't even come close to mastering the military skills of the Romans. Add to this that Rome was a wealthy nation/state and could provide the best of everything their soldiers needed and you have a formula few other nation/states could match.
atom child
atom child Жыл бұрын
I just finished reading the art of war by Vegetius, it's amazing and a blessing that such a document survived until today. I highly recommend it, a direct look inside more than 2000 years ago. Makes me feel proud being somewhat descendant of the Roman culture
rodger rain
rodger rain Жыл бұрын
This is very interesting about the selection process. I believe it is important even today for any successful operation. In my Infantry unit, most of the sub-standard's were discharged with in the first year of service.
Based Kaiser
Based Kaiser 2 жыл бұрын
A sense of humour being a desirable feat for the legion was unexpected for me.
PJ Vis
PJ Vis 2 жыл бұрын
At first glance it made no sense to me either, but thinking about it, I can see the logic behind the decision. One could think that those that make jokes are more capable of handling stress and are better at dealing with the horrors of war mentally. I don't know if that's true, they did manage to conquer a whole lot of land with their selection methods so I'm guessing they were on to something
Marius Muresan
Marius Muresan 2 жыл бұрын
Every guy who's done military service knows there's a lot of laughs and fun going on. Despite the harshness of the drilling. Or maybe because of it.
MrPh30 2 жыл бұрын
During the hard stress and long marches and heavy work the humor and chitchat is something that make the whole squad or troop get to know each other good and helping each other. You can just have a look at some of the Varangier runic scribbling in Rome that has just that .
SonOfDorn1717 2 жыл бұрын
@Marius Muresan yup, you’re absolutely right. I’ve had the best conversations and heard the best jokes all while in some of the worst spots a person can be in.
Bottlecapbill 2 жыл бұрын
@SonOfDorn1717 Exactly. No army of assholes is going to be very cohesive. Humor is essential.
Jon C
Jon C 7 ай бұрын
Hi. So, a Roman mile is slightly longer than a modern mile. I was winded when he said that they marched for 5 hours straight with 60 pounds of gear. When converted that is 22.2 miles in 5 hours, or 4.5 miles an hour with roughly 43.5 pounds of gear. The US army standard training ruck march clocks in at 12 miles in 3 hours, or 4 miles an hour with 69 (nice) pound ruck sacks. Neat!
bighand69 2 ай бұрын
Legions were in effect special operations and had the highest standards but also did the toughest jobs. Rome also had axillary forces that would not have been as capable and was also used as a proving ground for those that may have wanted to enter the legions.
Dimitris Tripakis
Dimitris Tripakis 7 ай бұрын
I always liked the "train harder than the real task at hand" mentality. Makes one good at their job, whatever that is.
PN 9 ай бұрын
There is such a Big potential for a series where the main characters go through this process
Philippe Magnabosco
Philippe Magnabosco Жыл бұрын
Hi and thanks for the video! Lots of things to learn here. You made it very clear that the Roman army had experience and expertise in using all sorts of skills to prevail over their enemies. This also very likely extended to psychological warfare, intimidation etc. There also was a need to maintain an incentive for the Roman population to support this significant pressure of military drafts/recruitment on families and the productive economy. Therefore I am tempted to ask: do we have any reason to believe that some of the written sources you have quoted may have overemphasised some aspects of Roman military power, in order to look good both to enemies outside and to inside political forces? (C.Julius Caesar may apparently have done this in his account of the Gallic Wars). Have we seen discrepancies between descriptions and archaeological findings? Or non-Roman sources? I realise this may well exceed the format or scope of your video! Thanks
Cody Svoboda
Cody Svoboda Жыл бұрын
0:46 Changes in military recruitment did contribute to the fall of the Roman Republic, but not to the decline of the Empire, and not due to a decline in the power of the Roman military. These changes occurred as part of the Roman Revolution, and they contributed to the Revolution politically by enlisting men living in third world conditions, whose subsistence depended entirely upon their military leaders. These generals took advantage of their troops' allegiance to turn their armies on the State. The recruitment changes were made in 104 BC, and by the reign of Trajan, in 117 AD, the Empire had tripled in size. Most of the best Roman structures were built after these military changes.The Empire became richer and stronger because of the political changes resulting from recruitment changes. Running an Empire with a city-state government turned out to be unsustainable. All it took was a little chaos among a small group of men in a small forum to topple the entire system. The Imperial government had way more to manage, and was able to do so for another 1500 years (if you count the Byzantine Empire, which you should). So if anything these recruitment changes helped save the Roman Empire.
TheChiconspiracy Жыл бұрын
These assumptions are based of Vegetius, but he needs to be taken with a HEAPING spoonful of salt, since he was an armchair "general" who was never actually in the military, and was not only wrong about the Roman army of his day in many ways (contradicted by actual Army sources, artistic depictions, archaeology, ect), but also is largely incorrect about many aspects of the older legion he looks at with ahistorical glasses.
Cody Svoboda
Cody Svoboda Жыл бұрын
@TheChiconspiracy ew sounds like someone I would not like to learn more about 😅
Ming Yong
Ming Yong 2 жыл бұрын
Strong nations can only be defeated by themselves. Rome was no exception.
Gob Zanuff
Gob Zanuff 2 жыл бұрын
You must be the son of Tsun Zsut...
John Zeszut
John Zeszut 2 жыл бұрын
No great nation can be conquered from without until it has rotted from within.
Alastor 2 жыл бұрын
@John Zeszut *sweats in American
not sure
not sure 2 жыл бұрын
Ww1... ww2... revolutionary war... war of 1812...
Liberty Prime
Liberty Prime 2 жыл бұрын
@not sure Why are you listing entirely unrelated wars? WW1 and 2 both were evenly matched conflicts between coalitions of world powers. Revolutionary War and 1812 were a single colony breaking away from a greater power, neither war broke the Empire.
Steve Castro
Steve Castro Жыл бұрын
Thank you so much for the deep dive into some generally forgotten details of the Roman Imperial Army, & just what made them such a force to be reckoned with.
The One Being
The One Being Жыл бұрын
Recruits training under professional gladiators has to be the most badass thing that I've heard of Roman military culture.
Patrick Roe
Patrick Roe Жыл бұрын
That's interesting about the slingshot being highly respected. Cassius Dio talks* about the Balearic islanders being awesome at using slings and repulsing a Carthaginian force using them during the punic wars.
Daan van Eck
Daan van Eck Жыл бұрын
Nice video, I hear many translated citations that I remember from translating De Re Militari, very nice to hear. What I also found striking from the book was Vegetius' talking about men from warmer climates bleeding out more easily than men from colder climates due to them having thinner blood.
Matteo Von Knapp
Matteo Von Knapp Жыл бұрын
I expected they were very well trained, but I didn't expect they were that big and so able in multiple abilities beyond sword fighting!! Take on count that, at Imperial Time, average stature was comfortably 10 cm less than today, and if minimum was 168 cm, it means they were all tall, athletic and well built!! Legionaries were real beasts!!!
Earthqu4ke 2 жыл бұрын
Man I would give my life to see ancient Rome at its peak. What it really looked like. It must have been so stunning.
Rxonmymind Жыл бұрын
I'd be down to see the architectures of Rome and middle east.
Bobby Allen
Bobby Allen Жыл бұрын
@Rxonmymind the Roman forum is beautiful
harle nock
harle nock Жыл бұрын
Many gave their lives when Rome was at its peak.
Cbg Жыл бұрын
@Steven A you're a very funny guy
Stu Glenn
Stu Glenn Жыл бұрын
I think they actually used lead balls with the slings, not rocks. I vaguely remember watching a video where the Roman army had laid siege to a fort and there were tons of lead balls at the site still to this very day. They had pummeled the fort with lead balls almost like artillery.
Garland Garrison
Garland Garrison 11 ай бұрын
As an active duty soldier, there are MANY parallels between the training I've done and legionnaires. Nothing like a good ol Ruck March.
Matthew M
Matthew M Жыл бұрын
This was a great idea for a vid and very well done! Please do more detailed explorations like this!
Billy Жыл бұрын
Honestly making their practice weapons twice as heavy is brilliant as you mentioned, its like a runner practicing with weighted vest
Codeman91 9 ай бұрын
Or when baseball players put weights on their bats while swinging
Aidan Duffield
Aidan Duffield Жыл бұрын
Dang interesting. I'm glad you emphasized the power of the sling. A well thrown lead projectile from a sling can go further than an arrow. The projectiles were lead usually, and sometimes had interesting letters printed on them, such as "take this!" or "ouch!" kinda hilarious.
graeme 2 жыл бұрын
I read that Napoleon had a great sense of humour and that's probably why his troops would follow him to the ends of the earth. From my army experience the best NCO's were always very funny men that could yell at you and make you laugh at the same time.
Pete Draper
Pete Draper Жыл бұрын
gragrn. Yes indeed. I bet his troops laughed their socks off at Waterloo, when he told them the one about Wellington being a bad general and that the "English" were bad soldiers. By 1900 hrs that day, however, Wellington and the "English" (British being more accurate) had given Napoleon's stand up routine a right good heckling. That's comedy for you.
Aritra Dey
Aritra Dey Жыл бұрын
A short funny man...
Bobby Allen
Bobby Allen Жыл бұрын
gragrn I totally agree.I am an old Marine and I can remember that my Drill Instructors were some of the best comedians I ever witnessed at times but if you laughed at their shit talkin they would thrash your ass.In the fleet I knew some NCOs that were also hilarious without going to far and they were the better leaders.
Bobby Allen
Bobby Allen Жыл бұрын
@Based Kaiser why is that?
Simon D. Liebert
Simon D. Liebert Жыл бұрын
Good video, very nicely put together. Just a question on the wooden training gladius supposedly being twice as heavy as the regular one: I do not remember, is the source of that information Vegetius? Because I have also heard arguments dismissing this practice as, while it would help increase the strength of the recruit, it would also create a different feeling and muscle memory making the movements with the actual gladius less accurate. I have never tried to train with heavier weapons myself, so I cannot tell whether this is true or not.
Moors Hound
Moors Hound 7 ай бұрын
Great video thanks for posting. I very much doubt any military personnel these days could pass these drills.
mrneutral Жыл бұрын
Great video and I like how you explore some of the less explained stuff like the humour and the recruitment.
MHB Жыл бұрын
Very well spoken. Clear voice and easily digestible information. Also not too much information so as to overwhelm the viewers. Great content!
Jon Baxter
Jon Baxter 10 ай бұрын
This absolute still resonates today. Good, strong men make good, strong soldiers. Discipline and honour also make good warriors.
Johnny Rocket
Johnny Rocket 9 ай бұрын
Discipline and Honor in what? Roman Discipline and Honor was centered around defending Rome by any means necessary. And most Roman soldiers took “Any means necessary” to heart. Countless children were kidnapped, raped and butchered simply so Romans could know what it’s like to “Break in a young savage.”
Kiryu Kazuma
Kiryu Kazuma 2 жыл бұрын
Imagine what a modern day Roman soldier would look like if Rome never fell.
RedStormOne 2 жыл бұрын
Rome Never Fell. You Should Research The Jesuits....
Bohdan Boryski
Bohdan Boryski 2 жыл бұрын
Google Nato
carpenter155 2 жыл бұрын
Rome is still here; we’re called AMERICA 🇺🇸
Æthelwulf 2 жыл бұрын
@carpenter155 lol what?
FinlaySG 2 жыл бұрын
@carpenter155 Wtf are you talking about
marco Жыл бұрын
Important detail: you made friends. You ate and worked with them. You took care of each other, and helped each other with the equipment etc. On the battlefield that was a big advantage. You covered the flanks of your comrades better as a result, and knew that you would not be abandoned. How do I know? I was a Legionnaire in one of my past lives, and I remember a lot about that.
Review It
Review It Жыл бұрын
I would love to meet you and talk about your past life. I was a Persian militant in my past life, I remember seeing you in the battlefield
C7l7o7u7d7 Жыл бұрын
Guys, stop smoking shit.
graham Жыл бұрын
I was a roman super emperor legate in my past life
-- 5 ай бұрын
I read somewhere that the sling ammunition was lead shot painted to blend in against the sky and in many cases with crude insults scratched into the lead, though Im sure stone was sometimes used in its place... I cant help but imagine how much more damage a lead projectile would cause.
collwyr Жыл бұрын
how many people realistically died from such adverse training, specifically through disease and weather conditions? do you think this was also taken into consideration when finding the appropriate amount of men needed to start the training?
Bill Brasky
Bill Brasky Жыл бұрын
Edit: 6:55 shows that Guy Fieri was around and even fought the Romans back in antiquity! Legend says he's the real reason they fell. This just proves Fieri's power, longevity, and even capability of traveling through time and space and even intergalactic travel as well as interdimensional travel. This is obviously a historical painting/account, so this is officially Canon. The first half when the narrator is talking about how they learned to march and that being the most important thing for the recruits to know .. I can imagine even way back then some raspy voiced Roman DI yelling at them SINGLE FILE! DRESS RIGHT DRESS AND COVER DOWN PRI!! GET IN STEP! *GET IN STEP!!!* ALRIGHT! YOU ALL WANNA DO WHAT YOU WANT I SEE! YOU WANNA BE INDIVIDUALS! I GOT SUM'N FOR YA THEN! HALF RIGHT *FACE!*
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it!
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it! Жыл бұрын
I did not know about the use of the sling! Everything was done in order. First traps like burning bales of hay down an incline, then the catapult, then the archers, then the sling, then the pilum and what was left was slain by sword. The enemy were lucky to have bare chest and sword. How could they lose? It is a formula for success!
Dr. Fidelius
Dr. Fidelius 2 жыл бұрын
I think you missed the most important reason to be taught to march: synchronized (marching in step) is the only way to move large bodies of men efficiently over distances. If not synchronized, their movement becomes chaotic with constant stopping and starting-basically a slow muddle. Roman legions were known for rapid movement over long distances, a nasty surprise for their enemies.
César Vargas
César Vargas Жыл бұрын
That makes so much sense
Nuse Жыл бұрын
@César Vargas Yeah, i've never thought of this, it's so smart !
Mihail Milev
Mihail Milev Жыл бұрын
@Nuse yeah it makes so much sense now lol
POWER Жыл бұрын
Yes that is so true
IClimbTrees !
IClimbTrees ! Жыл бұрын
If only all the friggin traffic at stop lights were that efficient.
Lukas U
Lukas U Жыл бұрын
Awesome video man! I already had a good idea on how the Legions worked from Simon Scarrow's novels, but there still where some new things for me in there - the amount of training and organisation in Roman legions never seizes to amaze. Could you maybe add your sources to the video description? I am currently starting to study history and would love to get into some of the sources after watching your video :D
Filaxim Historia
Filaxim Historia Жыл бұрын
That's awesome! The only source is already in the first sentence in the description. One thing you should know about Vegetius is that he writes about the "ideal" Roman army to him, rather than how it actually was, so many things will be a bit over exaggerated. He also seems to mix early and late Roman legions together, as if they were the same unit (he was probably a bit confused himself). What Vegetius is particularly good at, is his simple approach to making you imagine warfare at that time, and all the things a good commander had to keep in mind in raising, managing, and disciplining an army, which would be mostly accurate. It was a very good read, and I based the whole video in his simplistic style! Cheers!
Lukas U
Lukas U Жыл бұрын
@Filaxim Historia Awesome, thanks!
GJH 1019
GJH 1019 Жыл бұрын
Was there ever a video made regarding the *"many techniques the Romans used to accomplish rains and floods"?* You mentioned you may do one. _Looking forward to such!!_
Raphael Andrews
Raphael Andrews 3 ай бұрын
A very interesting and enlighten and informative video , I did know Romans soldiers used a sling shot or could swim. I just assumed they were trained to march and use the sword and shield.
Alexis Arguelles
Alexis Arguelles Жыл бұрын
Pretty impressive that this channel was able to go back in time and record the Roman soldiers marching
Rob Babcock
Rob Babcock Жыл бұрын
Terrific video! I'm fascinated by the specifics of Roman military training.⚔️🏹
Matt Matt
Matt Matt 2 жыл бұрын
As a former Drill Instructor.... I approve of such training....
NorthForkFisherman 2 жыл бұрын
In his search to be a great leader, the young centurion sought out the Republic’s veteran warrior. Looking up from his labor, the sage spoke: “I know not what beats beneath your tunic, but what I saw in a leader from foot soldiers to proconsul is thus: One who makes drill bloodless combat and combat bloody drill… One who disciplines the offense and not the offenders… One whose heart is with the Legion and whose loyalty is to the Republic… One who seeks the companionship of the long march and not the privilege of position… One whose commission is assigned from above and confirmed from below… One who knows the self and, therefore, is true to all… One who seeks to serve and not to be served… This is the one who leads best of all.” NCO's - the Heart and Soul of All Services.
Faccia Brutta
Faccia Brutta 2 жыл бұрын
As an old Ranger, I too approve!
I’m Offended That You’re Offended
I’m Offended That You’re Offended 2 жыл бұрын
Oohrah devil
Tila Sole
Tila Sole Жыл бұрын
Love your videos. Would love to see more about the life of Romans. However I highly doubt using the heavier throwing javelins were for better accuracy. You train with what you know. For strength, for sure. But not accuracy. Otherwise they would always be off their mark, due to being used to the heavier weight of the training javs.
alexander sarmiento
alexander sarmiento 8 ай бұрын
It's not that big of a deal. It's to build up the muscles for the activity. Eventually they would use their real pilums and adjust accordingly
Ted thesailor
Ted thesailor Жыл бұрын
That's the first time I've ever heard that ALL legionaries were skilled with the slingshot. Hitherto I'd been given to understand that slingers were a speciality of more lightly armoured auxiliaries. Many thanks for sharing...
Krushner 20
Krushner 20 11 ай бұрын
Excellent video. I had no idea about the slings that is fascinating. I know most things about Roman military history so it’s truly excellent to find something so fresh as I have never seen that before. Thank you
Rogue 8 ай бұрын
I'd really like to know who had designed such an effective and complex training structure to become a legionnaire
bighand69 2 ай бұрын
It was learned through experience of war.
twenty99 Жыл бұрын
it was truly based on efficiency and it’s exactly how i would do it. the countryside folk being more accustomed to work and hardships therefore being good as soldiers is purely how my thought process works and idky. never knew the process was THIS extensive
Suan Lian
Suan Lian 2 жыл бұрын
As an unemployed person I found this Informative.
Daemon Zap
Daemon Zap 2 жыл бұрын
It's crazy how similar this is to U.S. bootcamp.
Handsome Squidward
Handsome Squidward 2 жыл бұрын
Join the roman army
Sparrowcus Plays
Sparrowcus Plays 2 жыл бұрын
@Handsome Squidward ymra namor eht noij
Danny Pace
Danny Pace 2 жыл бұрын
FedEx needs employees
alkdklsdflkfds 2 жыл бұрын
@Daemon Zap right?? I know where they got alot of ideas from now lmao
Sterling Garnet
Sterling Garnet Жыл бұрын
Great video. I'm looking forward to your vid on how they handled floods or crossing rivers, hope it comes out soon!
NR Жыл бұрын
You sir, just got a sub. This is actually more fascinating that historical battles.
Jesús Espinosa Navarro
Jesús Espinosa Navarro 2 ай бұрын
Like, new Subscriber, awesome videos! the direct heirs of the legions were the Spanish "tercios". I'm not sure if you know about them, but if you really like strategy, defense, discipline, team work and military culture, it is a nice topic to dig in. Have a great day!
Mcgrawiam Жыл бұрын
Man thank you so much for that bit about the slings that the legionaires used. I didn't know that at all and that's badass that you mentioned that.
David Lee
David Lee Жыл бұрын
No wonder the Romans were once upon a time the most feared army. Properly structured training makes you an unstoppable force!
Robin Ledesma
Robin Ledesma 2 жыл бұрын
How about a movie showing a guy signing up for the legion, going through boot camp, and eventually getting deployed in the front?
Detective Harris
Detective Harris 2 жыл бұрын
Aurelian needs his own movie
Marta Bachynsky
Marta Bachynsky 2 жыл бұрын
Starship Troopers? But of course, the book was much better than the movie.
Germ-X 2 жыл бұрын
Full Metal Jacket but Ancient Rome lol
Matt 2 жыл бұрын
The first couple of episodes of Spartacus was like that
CountTommy Marion
CountTommy Marion 7 ай бұрын
Ceasar had two gladiator schools. They replenished the fifth legion. They will drill ten hours, doing offense and defense patterns, till they fell down. Then, until they didnot fall down anymore. Then they do full training days of ten hours straight, then they were put into the fifth legion. After a month of full training days.
Dan Morgan
Dan Morgan Жыл бұрын
Great content, did 4 years in the Marines plenty enough couldn't imagine 20 years.
Eric Talbert
Eric Talbert Жыл бұрын
Very informative! I've often wondered how things were done back then
Demoliri Жыл бұрын
Good video! Interesting about the sling. I knew that they were common weapons of the day and very effective in war, but I ddidn't know that the legioonaries used them so extensively. However one critique: The roman soldiers didn't use javelins, they used pilums. While superficially similar, the pilum had several significant advantages for warfare of the day.
yep Жыл бұрын
the pilum is a kind of javelin
Brother Vibius
Brother Vibius Жыл бұрын
And on rare occasions could be used to form a short spear wall against cavalry if the moment was desperate enough.
Magnus Жыл бұрын
Do you guy's know how huge that SLING thing is? It means every legion was effectively a heavy armored archer unit who is excellent at melee. Ancient super soldier.
Zachary Rodriguez
Zachary Rodriguez 2 жыл бұрын
The logistics fueling all this activity must have been incredible.
Filaxim Historia
Filaxim Historia 2 жыл бұрын
It was! I will definitely post a video about logistics in the future. Cheers!
JunguianPhantom 2 жыл бұрын
@Filaxim Historia It has been said that anyone can make war, but not logistics. What do you think about that? myself as an student of administration and logistics, I think this is perfectly true.
Filaxim Historia
Filaxim Historia 2 жыл бұрын
@JunguianPhantom I fully agree. War is a lot more than just having fighting men, its also about maintaining them.
Robert Olin
Robert Olin 2 жыл бұрын
“An army marches on its stomach” -Napoleon
JunguianPhantom 2 жыл бұрын
@Filaxim Historia I´ll be eagerly waiting for your next material, sounds very promising
Bert H
Bert H Жыл бұрын
Do you have some idea on how much of their success was due to the massive size advantage they possessed? Obviously the programs they implemented was vital regardless. By the way, this is an excellent description of the screening and training procedures. Thanks for an excellent video.
Rusty Shakleford
Rusty Shakleford Жыл бұрын
Interesting, is it because of the food or the genetics ?
Guts Ай бұрын
@Rusty Shakleford Not against Germanic tribes who were naturally taller and more muscular, making very desired mercenaries
Kieran Roberts
Kieran Roberts Жыл бұрын
The stones they fired from slings also had small holes in them which meant that they made a whistling sound as they flew through the air.
Pat Nic
Pat Nic 11 ай бұрын
Using a heavier training weapon than a real weapon is a bit tricky I think. The advantage is undoubtedly the building of muscles, the real weapon is then felt as lighter and it seems to be much easier to maneuver with. But in case you are a swordsman, I think it is important for you to practice with the weapon of your choice. To get used to the weight of the weapon, how balanced it is etc. etc. Of course in the case of the Romans who did not perform complex swordfighting I suppose, but rather the stabbing, it makes more sense to train mostly with a heavier training weapon than to train with real swords.
Johnny Rocket
Johnny Rocket 9 ай бұрын
Nearly all roman soldiers on the front lines were issued the same exact style of Gladius swords, so there’s pretty much no point whatsoever for swordsmen to train with a real sword when they all used the exact same sword, which is what the training sword was designed to mimic.
bighand69 2 ай бұрын
They were not swordsmen they were infantry forces that used swords in a particular fashion.
Mspi Onage
Mspi Onage Жыл бұрын
This was an enjoyable video that I watched from beginning to end which is very rare for me. Well done, expertly handled and submitted.
idrobinhood Жыл бұрын
They also had 3 darts in their shield. The army also needed the engineers.
The Red Napoleon
The Red Napoleon 2 жыл бұрын
I can see you becoming one of those big history channels. keep with the good work, mate!
Filaxim Historia
Filaxim Historia 2 жыл бұрын
I have still a very long way to go, but I am very thankful that you already believe in me!
Willjan Alaurin
Willjan Alaurin 2 жыл бұрын
I cant finish this vid right now but I see some qualities I saw on many big history channels. It's like something that is done by professional video editor. I gonna check other vids when I finish my school works.
El Hombre de oro
El Hombre de oro 2 жыл бұрын
This is the first video I watched and I am already sold.
El Hombre de oro
El Hombre de oro 2 жыл бұрын
I also got an ad.
R-I 2 жыл бұрын
Maximus is speaking facts.
Katherine StIves
Katherine StIves 2 ай бұрын
One thing that was not mentioned in talking about a stab vs a slash. It takes less room to make a stab than it does a slash. You can tighten your front line more if you are stabbing than if you are slashing.
Floatie114 Жыл бұрын
Could be totally wrong but I'm guessing the modern day evolved form of vaulting in gymnastics comes from ancient horse vaulting. Gymnasts use a vaulting table now but the older version was actually called a horse. If those are connected that's pretty cool!
moh amed
moh amed 17 күн бұрын
No Vaulting comes from canary island
jeannick guerin
jeannick guerin Жыл бұрын
A question which bug me is what was the long term recruitment system for Legions especially after battlefield losses , extended campaigns or years in garrisons
Roger Murtaugh
Roger Murtaugh Жыл бұрын
Great video. Romans were amazing warriors. Respect.
Hyoneff Gruñón
Hyoneff Gruñón Жыл бұрын
Truly love history. Good channel as well. Thoroughly enjoy your content.
fabrizio67 2 жыл бұрын
“The discipline of the Romans made them triumph over the tall height of the Gauls, the strength of the Germans, the cunning of the Greeks and over all the other populations of the world" Vegetius, De Re Militari
Spider BugBear
Spider BugBear 2 жыл бұрын
Did they though?
g hough
g hough 2 жыл бұрын
@Spider BugBear Yes...The Romans conquered the known world...Which was eventually their downfall...Supply lines and communications..Stretched to breaking point
Stormtrooper 2 жыл бұрын
@g hough What supply lines r u talking about?!? They conquer everything they wished and made colonies out of those lands! It was corruption,thirst for power and money as it was the complacency,cheap political games and outright degeneracy that with time slowly but surely undermined the Rome and its legions!
OutnBacker 2 жыл бұрын
@Stormtrooper All that, and much more. Towards the end, it was also constant migrations of people from beyond the northern frontiers, who brought with them their own customs, traditions - and weapons, which eventually changed the makeup of the army as they enlisted. They weren't citizens and had no loyalty to Rome. Rome was no longer able to collect taxes from less wiling migrants who had never seen the city, or the land of Italia.
DigitalBoi Жыл бұрын
Roman's used a Pilum. A shorter type of Javelin. It allowed them to carry multiple.
Taylor Ahern
Taylor Ahern Жыл бұрын
Amazing! That is the type of training, drill, discipline, orderly cohesion, professional leadership, unit to unit coordination & tactical skill that remained unseen in all of Europe till the emergence of the Swiss fighting men who came pouring out of their Cantons in the early 14th Century.
No Name
No Name 8 ай бұрын
Ando Ramanantsoa
Ando Ramanantsoa Жыл бұрын
I doubt you'll ever read this Filaxim but I'd like to have the bibliography you used to make this video! Great content too, keep up!
temp tempy
temp tempy Жыл бұрын
a stab is a lot faster to implement, harder to block, can be done in tighter formation, and most of all doesn't involve significant movement of the shield. So a tight pack of interlocked men can use weight and momentum to ram a charge right into a phalanx of spearmen or slashing swords, and if locked into battle can stab away at their opponents with great effect. Other types of attack favour longer weapons and higher skill. This stab-charge also results in extreme casualties in the enemy, rather than just opening jabs and chasing them away - and when you think about the way the Greek phalanx aligns to the left and relies in a secured flank, a solid destructive fearless charge - especially by troops that can change flank and direction - is devastating.
Стег Победе
Стег Победе 2 жыл бұрын
These men were tough dudes, no wonder they conquered Europe, North Africa and the Middle East... great video btw!
Joeeema 2 жыл бұрын
Hahaha thank you some of my family members believed that my ancestors used to be a Roman legionary one was actually a primi ordines if I'm not mistaken. the stories about them has been told for generations I think if I'm not mistaken most of my ancestors served during emperor Trajan to Antoninus pius 2nd century
Joeeema 2 жыл бұрын
Me, My grandpa, my uncle really believed the stories
Стег Победе
Стег Победе 2 жыл бұрын
@Joeeema that is actually so cool my friend, i wish i could track my ancestors way back then. You will have many tales to tell your children of how your ancestors civilized the world. Kind of jealous of you, not gonna lie :)
Joeeema 2 жыл бұрын
@Стег Победе thanks man, my grandpa said that the Centurion was stationed in Pannonia or moesia in early 100's so there's a possibility that he fought in Trajan's dacian wars. then he was stationed in Germania or raetia he got promoted in Germania or raetia if I'm not mistaken Then he retired. Turns out He joined the army again as a primus pilus after a few years as a primus pilus. he died or discharged because of his wounds his last
Intranetusa 2 жыл бұрын
Not to take away from the Roman's accomplishments, but they didn't conquer anywhere close to all of the territories you mentioned. They conquered up to half of Europe, a small part of the Middle East, and an extremely tiny part of Africa that was basically just the Mediterranean coastline of North Africa.
Si mon
Si mon Жыл бұрын
Fantastic video, perfectly narrated!
Stefan Gabor
Stefan Gabor Жыл бұрын
This is good; however, the biggest Roman invention is the military organizational structure which was inspired from a nest of bees. Can you do a video on this?
Tappajaav Жыл бұрын
This was very informative and background provided more than enough visual stimulus. Also I found your voice very pleasant to listen to, do you happen to narrate professionally? Exellent performance.
Leonardo Rivera
Leonardo Rivera 11 ай бұрын
I am retired today, but after 28 years of Army service I still remember fondly all the marching and running songs ... and the long marches. Well, those... not so fondly lol.
Zachary Todman
Zachary Todman 2 жыл бұрын
I was a Canadian Infanteer for almost 10 years, and a lot of the training we did actually parallels what the roman legions did. obviously modified to modern standards. we did a 6 month training program (3 months basic, 3 months battleschool) and literally the first thing we learn, before breakfast on our first day is how to form up, and walk in formation. Its cool to think that some random roman 2000 years ago went through a similar experience to little ole' me.
Talete Жыл бұрын
that's really interesting
Nero Жыл бұрын
Canadian infanteer training consists of memorizing the American army's phone number.
hazor777 Жыл бұрын
Yea, Canada's known for those legendary Infantreers - wasn't Trudeau one of those???
Zachary Todman
Zachary Todman Жыл бұрын
@hazor777 Fuck no! He wouldn't make it to breakfast on the first day of battleschool.
hh yy
hh yy Жыл бұрын
Love love love your content! Great work!❤️
CptZhu Жыл бұрын
I always wonder... What if a legionnaire looted a weapon and liked it, and wanted to train with a spear or longsword? Could he keep it as a secondary weapon? Wouldn't jt be nice to have 1 spear between those short gladii?
Imagine Having Pfp
Imagine Having Pfp Жыл бұрын
Im quite late, but well, here it goes No, they couldn't keep it, since it would mess the formation and tactics They were allowed to buy or loot short daggers tho, so they had a good weapon to clean houses or walls during sieges
Mr. Average Goat
Mr. Average Goat Жыл бұрын
It's incredible how advanced the Roman empire was. They were built so well and were uniformed as an army should be
P Жыл бұрын
A professional full-time military is far more effective than any groups of part-time warriors they encounter. But they also require support, supplies, logistics, taxes. If they're at war, moving to war, or training for war then they're not self-sufficient in the usual sense, they're not producing anything. And if they lose their war then everything invested in them is wasted. They're only unstoppable as long as they can keep conquering more farms and more taxpayers.
Brandon Curington
Brandon Curington Жыл бұрын
This is why the NCR could never win the Second Battle of Hoover Dam without the Courier’s help.
Som Turkey
Som Turkey Жыл бұрын
i was searching for a New Vegas comment
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