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History: Roman Army

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What type of weapons did they train with? Wooden weapons, 2x the weight of the regular weapons they used in war
What were roman foot soldiers called? Legionaries or infantry
How many men made up a legion? 5,400 men
How much men were in a Century? 80 men.
Who commanded a century? A centurion
What other roles did a legion have? 120 horsemen and 400 engineers, doctors, cooks, officials and animal handlers.
What age did a soldier enroll in the army? At the age of 20
How long did a soldier serve in the army for? 25 years
What did a soldier get at the end of his enrollment? A plot of land to farm on.
By giving soldiers plots of land at the end of their service, what did this fill the army with? Loyal soldiers
They trained with wooden weapons 2x the weight of ordinary ones, only on foot. True or False? False, they trained with wooden weapons on horseback and on foot.
What did they march a day? And carrying what? They marched up to 30km a day, carrying 35kg of equipment and weapons
They trained constantly. True or False? True
When not campaigning, what did they work on? Public works/building
What is the Infantry? The foot soldiers. Otherwise known as legionaries.
What is the cavalry? The men on horseback
What is the Artillery? The projectile weapons
Who built and designed machinery of war? Engineers
What is a catapult? Catapults are weapons that hurl projectiles at a target. (Artillery)
What was a ballista? A large crossbow used in ancient warfare for firing a spear.
Created by: KMcBride007