Late Roman Infantryman AD 236–565

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Late Roman Infantryman AD 236–565

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Between the 3rd and 6th centuries AD the traditional legions of heavy infantry were whittled away and eventually replaced by a force of various arms and nationalities dominated by cavalry and supported by missile troops. However, in spite of this trend towards cavalry, the pedes remained the backbone of the Roman army until well into the 5th century. This book details a warrior who was very different from the legionary who preceded him; perhaps he was not as well disciplined, but in many ways he was more flexible – ready for deployment to trouble spots, and for fighting both as a skirmisher and a heavy infantryman.

Table of Contents

Historical Background · Chronology · Recruiting · Training · Appearance and Equipment · Conditions of Service · The Soldier on Campaign · The Experience of Battle · Glossary · Bibliography

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Published Jul 28 1994
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855324190
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 52 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 9
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gerry Embleton

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