Late Western Roman 300AD to 350AD

Western Late Roman 300AD to 350AD

While perhaps not as tough as the infantry of previous periods, the Roman infantry was still respectable in battle and the Palatina added a great deal of flexibility to their capacity, being able to operate in open formations or as part of the battle line. In the former case, they are represented by LHI and are not key troops to encourage resolute use of them. Assume they disperse after a period delaying an enemy rather than die.

Some archers skirmished and some are reported as being able to form up to the rear of the infantry. This is covered in the list by the provision of Legio Palatina armed with integral bows.

Era: Age of Empires   Late Western Roman 300AD to 350AD CR: H: 4 L: 4   BP: 2 Init: 6
Number Type   Description Key FV PROT Weapon Cost
2 FT Legio Key 6[2]1 1 Various and Swords 8
2 FT Legio Palatina* Key 6[2]1 1 Various and swords 8
2 LHI Legio Palatina*   4[1]2 1 Javelins 7
1 HC Romans Key 4[0]0 1 Spears 10
2 LC Romans   2[0]0 1 Javelins 7
1 SI     2[1]1 2 Bows 2
4 FT Legio Key 6[2]1 1 Various and Swords 8
2 FT Legio Palatina** Key 6[2]1 1 Various and Bows 10
2 LHI Legio Palatina**   4[1]2 1 Javelins 7
2 SI Palatina Archers***   2[1]1 2 Bows 2
2 LI Auxilia   4[1]2 1 Javelins 7
4 SI Auxilia   2[1]1 2 Bows 2
2 WB Symmacharii**** Key 5[1]3 1 Various 8
1 CAT Romans Key 6[2]0 3 Lances 15
1 HC Allies Key 5[0]0 1 Lances 11
1 HC Romans Key 4[0]0 1 Various 10
2 LC Dalmatae   2[0]0 1 Javelins 7
1 LC Sagittarii   1[0]0 1 Bows 6


Core: 1GR

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


Core: 96 or 98 Bonus: 164

* Chose units from one of these two lines only. The core choice may be a Palatina FT or Palatina LHI. This prohibition does not affect the option to purchase Bonus units of Legio Palatina of either or both types.

** Only two bonus units in total may be selected from these two lines, but these may be selected in any combination.

*** These SI units may not be purchased unless Bonus Palatina LHI are purchased. If Bonus Palatina LHI are purchased then one of these may be purchased for each LHI unit purchased.

****WB move 6 inches and have 4 breakpoints. WB are subject to obligatory charge.

Ordo Link: Late Western Roman. A more recent discussion of this general topic can be found in the Later Roman Armies in the West thread.

Last Edited: 15 July 2006

List Author: Luxor