Legionary BarracksThe legion is a finely-tuned machine for making war anywhere at any time.
The greatness of Rome's army lay in training, tactics and the spirit of the people. Before the Second Samnite War in 315BC the Romans fought as a phalanx. As they suffered heavy defeats on difficult terrain a more manoeuvrable maniple system was adapted from the Samnites' tactics. Three divisions replaced the phalanx in battle: the young hastati in the front, the experienced principes as the main line and lastly the veteran triarii at the rear. This tactical system served Rome well until new enemies and new economic realities weakened it. Consul Gaius Marius made dramatic changes when he reformed the whole Roman army, creating what is now seen as the 'classic' Roman Legion as the basic battle force. His system proved extremely effective and was adopted by successive generations of leaders. It was the Marian Legions that went on to conquer the known world...
Building NameLegionary Barracks
Building ChainMilitary (Recruitment)
Effects-8 food (this_region)
+1 army recruitment capacity (this_province)
Provides Garrison Army
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Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_Armour_Legionaries)
Tough Roman legionaries, given improved armour for battle.
Cavalry / Melee Cavalry / (Rom_Equites)
The cavalry elite of Roman society can be among its most effective defenders.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_First_Cohort)
Legionaries of the First Cohort are the best of their kind.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_Hastati)
These young men are the armoured front line of a Roman Legion.
Cavalry / Melee Cavalry / (Rom_Praetorian_Cav)
An elite heavy cavalry bodyguard, capable of a decisive charge.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_Praetorian_Guard)
The "tent guards" are a force of hand-picked heavy infantry.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_Praetorians)
Hand-picked heavy infantry, well used to all kinds of combat.
Melee Infantry / Melee Infantry / (Rom_Principes)
Wealthy, older Roman citizens, the principes are a heavy infantry force.
Melee Infantry / Spear Infantry / (Rom_Triarii)
Wealth, experience and age make these battle-hardened veterans a fearsome force.
Missile Infantry / Missile Infantry / (Rom_Velites)
These javelin-armed skirmishers are fast moving and lightly armoured.