This list represents the army of the City State of Rome, when a reform traditionally attributed to the king Servius Tullius (587-549 BC) divided the citizens in Classes (I-V) each with a different military equipment.
|Era: Antiquity|| ||Tullian Roman (500-400 B.C.)||CR: H: 3 L: 3|| ||BP: 2||Init: 4|
|1||LI||IV Class|| ||3(1)2||+1||Spears/javelins||5|
|3||SI||V Class|| ||3(1)2||+2||Slings||2|
|2||LI||IV Class|| ||3(1)2||+1||Spears/javelins||5|
|4||SI||V Class|| ||3(1)2||+2||Slings||2|
Core: 1 GR
Bonus: (Max: 2 ) 2 GR, 2 Sh, 1 RG, 1 W
Core: 94 Bonus: 128
The different classes and their equipment, as described by Titus Livius I/43, are as follows:
I Class (= 80 Centuries) had a complete bronze Hoplite armour, round shield and spear, Greek-style.
II Class (= 20 Centuries) had similar equipment but no body armour, and the oblong "Scutum" instead of the Hoplon.
III Class (= 20 Centuries) had again similar equipment of II Class, but no leg armour.
IV Class (= 20 Centuries) had no armour or shield, only a spear and a javelin.
V Class (= 30 Centuries) were skirmishers armed with slings.
Half of the Centuries of each Class (Seniores = the older) were destined to defend the city of Rome, while the other half (Iuniores = the younger) formed the field army.
The Equites (=Cavalry) were the more prominent citizens, organized in 18 Centuries, 3 of which had been instituted by Romulus himself. From Titus Livius it looks like they used long spears and often their charge was decisive, even breaking the centre of enemy infantry. Due to the "heroic" temper of this age, they are subject to Obligatory Charge when mounted. They can also dismount (d!) and enhance the moral of low class infantry, as they did at the battle of Lake Regillus.
Ordo Link: Tullian Roman
Last Edited: 13 May 2005
List Author: Polemicus a/k/a Daniele Varelli