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Roman Infantry Tactics

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Taylor Puckett

on 3 November 2011

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Roman Infantry Tactics When: 753 BC-476 AD http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Roman_Soldiers.JPG http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/30/Roman_soldier_in_lorica_segmentata_1.jpg What: Who: Romans The Romans were exelent at siege warfare.
They could construct forts in 2-5 hours, unlike
the rest of their opponents. Then they would construct
catupults, ballistas, and towers to climb over the walls,
open the doors, and attack the city. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Greek_and_Roman_Ballista_Catapult.jpg During a battle, the Romans would organize by
their centuries(80 man units), cohorts(6 centuries),
and legions(10 cohorts). That helped the Romans stay
organized in a battle/siege. The Romans were a powerful army
and empire. The conquered land from
the British Ilse to the top of Africa. The
Romans had a massive army of almost
500,000 men at the peak of the empire. The Roman empire lasted a very long time. In the
early days of ancient Rome, the Romans admired
bloody fights and didn't have much of a plan. They
Turned out to have some of the best tactics in the
ancient world. Where: From Egypt to England During battles, the Romans used
a wide variety of manuvers. For
example, The Romans would fake a retreat and draw the enemy in. Then the Romans would turn and attack the charging army. Why: Since the Romans fought so many enemies,
and captured so many towns and cities, the
Romans built forts near their towns. When the
Romans fought enemies that were inside a town,
the Romans would surround it. On one occation,
The town called for reinforsements , but as the attacked
the Roman barricade, they were wiped out. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Battaglia_di_Canne,_215_A.C._-_Attacco_iniziale_romano.png Wikipedia
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