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Difficulty in recruitment became a major factor in the declining quality of the Roman military. As the Empire and citizenship grew, military service was no longer viewed as a duty, but something to be avoided. This led the Romans to recruit increasingly among the barbarian tribes and foederate mercenaries .

Difficulty in recruitment became a major factor in the declining quality of the Roman military. As the Empire and citizenship grew, military service was no longer viewed as a duty, but something to be avoided. This led the Romans to recruit increasingly among the barbarian tribes and foederate mercenaries .

The siege of Alesia, 52 BC. Vercingetorix is finally defeated by Caesar. Artwork by Peter Connolly.

This illustration portrays post-Marius reforms Republican Roman legionaries battling Gauls during the siege of Alesia during the Gallic Wars B.

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

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

Saxon Thegns who were minor nobles of Saxon England who held land in return for military service. They were expected to muster with sword, spear, shield, mail coat, helmet and horse. The mounts were used only for transport. Thegns nearly always fought on foot in shieldwall formation.

West Saxon warriors, thegns to the fore, stand in their shieldwall, the Wessex dragon flies on its staff at the rear (the idea was borrowed from the Romans)

Romans Vs Marcomanni, a powerful Germanic tribe, 1st cent. A.D. - art by Aleksandr Yezhov.

Romans Vs Marcomanni, a powerful Germanic tribe, cent. - art by Aleksandr Yezhov.

Neste dia, 20 de junho, 451 AD - a batalha dos campos cataláunicos!

Neste dia, 20 de junho, 451 AD - a batalha dos campos cataláunicos!

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Constantine´s cavalry charge into the infantry at the battle of the milvian bridge

0105 c. Formación romana de combate cerrado en primera línea de batalla con el enemigo a pocos metros

Close order formation used by Roman legions when in close proximity to an enemy. - art by Ángel García Pinto

Foro de Historia Militar el Gran Capitán • Ver Tema - Pinturas y ...

This is an album dedicated to Roman and East Roman/Byzantine reference pictures for a mod in development. Roman and Byzantine Army

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