The Legionary rank was originally the starting rank for any
Roman citizen. This has changed for a number of reasons. No one gets
enfranchised as a Roman citizen without spending a considerable time with us as
a Probati. A Probati must prove him/herself worthy. By the time they have, they
are usually a hardened veteran, because theyíve spent a good six months
attending two or three battles a month. Thatís twelve to eighteen battles! So
most Legionaries these days are actually worthy fighters, Roman veterans of
many campaigns who no longer have time to fight on a regular basis. In fact, itís
disturbing how many Legionaries sport Patrician stripes beneath their armor.
But thereís no shame in being a Legionary. There is always room for a Roman
in the Legions, and Rome should appreciate an old vetís participation,
regardless of its frequency.
You are a Roman citizen! Welcome to the Legions! Into this category fall:
Those who are new to combat and require
both training and equipment.
Those who do not attend more than five
battles a year.
The Legionary will be
Obeying his commander's orders.
Remaining by his commander's side in
His Commander, in return for
service, must train the Legionary:
To be proficient with his/her weapon(s)
How to make weapons, garb, and armor.
How to characterize at least
Generally a raw recruit will be a
legionary for only 4-5 months before proficiency gains him/her a promotion.
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