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    Default Auxilia Swordsmen?

    Hello,

    Did the Romans ever employ Auxilia Swordsmen on the battlefield? Similar to RTW's 'Auxilia' who wield a spear, but instead a sword?
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    Default Re: Auxilia Swordsmen?

    What's this from? I have never seen that unit.

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    Default Re: Auxilia Swordsmen?

    I'm guessing nobody really knows?

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    Default Re: Auxilia Swordsmen?

    Auxilia were nothing but non-roman contingents, who armed themselves according to their native warfare traditions...
    Keltic or Sarmatian ones would definitely have what the Romani called Spatha in those days. This doesn't mean all of them were equipped in the same manner ofc...
    Still footmen's main weapon always was a spear, swords served as sidearms...

    A perfect example would be the Batavi or the Bosporan troops...
    Last edited by Arjos; 08-10-2013 at 18:25.

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    Default Re: Auxilia Swordsmen?

    Okay thank you Arjos

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