I have just joined this legendary code of yours and have been waiting to post this debate that not only I but, many RTW players and historians have been mumbling around about.
Like all great armies of the ancient world a strong and steady backbone is needed to be there as support for sudden shifts in the power struggles of battle. Something that allows a base for a re-group and re-luanch of an attack or defense. However, what unit creates the greatest and most powreful backbone to any army of expansionist aims.
The debate is between the great hellenistic phalanx and the military precision of the Roman Legion. Both, have allowed their generals to reach legendary fame. For example Alexander the Great's Macedonian Phalanx (my choice of an army backbone) or the Cold wall of sheilds and javelins that is the Emperor's first legionaire cohort.
First I will allow some freindly veiws before I give my study. my opinion i like to think matters a bit in the end as i have studied both schools of thought. Not just through RTW experience but, as also an ancient histories extended essay project at sixth form in my college.
I await your opinions.
LET TOTAL DEBATE BEGIN!!!