Majorianís Army in Gaul 458 to 461 AD

Majorian spent nearly his entire short reign (457-461) attempting to consolidate his authority in areas of the empire that he did control, and to recover regions he did not. In 458 at the head of an army comprised mostly of foederati and mercenaries he entered Gaul to restore Imperial power. There he fought the Visgoths and Burgundians before crossing into Spain in 461 to restore Roman authority as a prelude to an assault on the Vandals in North Africa.

Following the destruction of Majorianís invasion fleet in Spain he returned to Italy and was forced to abdicate; he died very soon after either of disease or by the hand of an assassin.

Sources: Sidonius ĎLettersí, Maenchen-Helfen ďThe World of the Hunsí

Era: Triumph of Cavalry   Majorianís Army in Gaul 458 to 461 AD CR: H: 4 L: 4   BP: 2 Init: 5
Core
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
1 HC Buccellarii (d!) X 5[1]0 +2 Lance/Bow* 15
1 HC Buccellarii (d) X 5[1]0 +2 Lance* 12
1 HC Cavallarii (d!) X 4[0]0 +1 Lance/Bow# 12
1 HC Equites Palantina X 4[0]0 +1 Spear# 10
1 LC Illyricani X 2[0]0 +1 Javelin 7
1 FT Legio Palantina X 6[1]1 +1 Spear 8
2 FT Ostrogothic Foederati X 5[1]1 +1 Spear/Bow** 8
1 SI Auxillia   2[1]1 +2 Bow  
Bonus:
O   Army of Italy##          
1 HC Bucellarii X 4[1]0 +1 Lance 10
2 LHI Auxilia Palantina X 4[1]2 +1 Javelin 7
1 LI Auxilia X 3[1]1 +1 Bow 6
1 LI Auxilia   3[1]2 +1 Javelin 5
2 SI Auxilia   3[1]2 +2 Javelin 2
O              
O   Ostrogothic Foederati##          
1 HC Saiones (d) X 5[1]0 +1 Lances 11
2 HC Retainers (d) X 4[0]0 +1 Spears 10
2 FT Ostrogoths X 5[1]1 +1 Spear/Bow** 8
2 SI     2[1]1 +2 Bow 2
O              
O   German Foederati (Suebi /Rugi /Burgundians/Allemanii)##          
1 HC (d!) X 4[0]0 +1 Various 10
3 WB   X 5[1]3 +1 Various 8
2 LI   X 4[1]2 +1 Javelin*# 7
2 SI     3[1]2 +2 Javelin  
O              
O   Alani/Sarmartian Foederati##          
1 HC Riders K 5[1]0 +2 Lance 12
2 LC   K 2[0]0 +1 Various/Bow#* 8
2 LC   K 2[0]0 +1 Javelin#* 7
O              
O   Hun Mercenaries##          
1 HC Hun Nobles K 4[1]0 +1 Lance/Bow 12
1 LC Huns K 2[0]0 +1 Various/Bow 8
2 LC Huns K 1[0]0 +1 Bow 6

Terrain:

Core: 1 GR

Bonus: (Max: 3 ) 2GR, 2SH, 1RG, 1W

Notes:

Core: 118 Bonus: 212

All FV5 HC without Bow are Obligatory Chargers.

All WB are BP 4 and move 6 inches.

*Only 1 Line may be chosen. There is some debate as to whether this cavalry had bows. Therefore a choice is provided.

#Only 1 Line may be chosen. There is some debate as to whether this cavalry had bows. Therefore a choice is provided.

**Any Ostrogoth FT may also be fielded as a 5[1]1 FT +1 with Spear, as well as an additional 2[1]1 SI +2 with Bow.

##You must purchase at least 16 points worth of troops from any group (Army of Italy, various Foederati or Mercenaries) selected.

*#To purchase German Foederati LI, the same number of WB must be purchased.

#*Only 1 line may be used. The unused line does not count toward the requirements to obtain an extra light division.

Light troops from any package, including the Army of Italy, only count against the requirement for an extra light division if troops from that package are actually purchased.

List Author: O\'Cahan