Iberian Ambush 130 BC  Note the bronze helmet of the Roman soldier (foreground). Roman helmets would be made of iron by the late first century AD, and they plume in the helmet - a vestige of early iron-age warfare - would be abandoned far earlier.

Iberian Ambush 130 BC Note the bronze helmet of the Roman soldier (foreground). Roman helmets would be made of iron by the late first century AD, and they plume in the helmet - a vestige of early iron-age warfare - would be abandoned far earlier.

Marching Formation

Roman Legion's tactics - Formations of the Legion, Strategy & Tactics. The Roman Military.

Maniple (meaning handful) was a tactical unit formation. It was also the name of the military insignia carried by such unit. Attached to a legion were also a number of very light skirmishers called velites armed with javelins drawn from the poorer sections of Roman society, a handful of Equestrian cavalry, auxiliaries (mostly cavalry) drawn from Rome's Italian allies (socii) and a large number of non-combatants.

Maniple (meaning handful) was a tactical unit formation. It was also the name of the military insignia carried by such unit. Attached to a legion were also a number of very light skirmishers called velites armed with javelins drawn from the poorer sections of Roman society, a handful of Equestrian cavalry, auxiliaries (mostly cavalry) drawn from Rome's Italian allies (socii) and a large number of non-combatants.

Roman Pilum: This was a workhorse of the infantry, each soldier carried two…

"The kit and weapons of Roman Republic era praetorian soldiers"

"The kit and weapons of Roman Republic era praetorian soldiers" Ángel García Pinto:

Roman Soldiers of the latter half of the First Century AD.

The Brilliant young General & restorer of Roman Glory in Germania, GERMANICUS. He was the son of Nero Cladius Drusus, another prominent Roman General that scored victories against the tough Germans

"Primus Pilus", Nicholas Subkov

m Fighter Royal Army Med Armor Helm Shield Short Sword "Primus Pilus", Nicholas Subkov

Battle of Ilipa, 206 BC, by P a b l o O u t e i r a l (I imagine those are celtiberians of the Carthaginian side)

Легионер в походе

Spain / Battles, Knights, Warriors - Legionario, I - II secolo d.

Celt-Iberian warriors in Hannibal's service during the 2nd Punic war. Artwork by Angus McBride

Celt-Iberian warriors in Hannibal's service during the Punic war. Artwork by Angus McBride

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