Roman Military Essay

461 words - 2 pages

As you probably know, being a fellow Roman, we have the finest and undefeated military. Our military has properly equipped our men with the weapons and armor that they would need to basically do anything that they would need to do in their times of duty. Their equipment includes a helmet, body armor, limb armor, a shield, a short word, a dagger, a spear or pilum, a belt, a tunic, and boots. The helmets are a round shape to let blows to the head easily slide off, where as many of the opposing forces helmets are square shaped, making them take ...view middle of the document...

It has also been made rounded so it can protect their entire bodies. Their sword have been made short so it is easy to carry and stab with. Their dagger is the lightest weapon that they carry, and it is not made mainly for fighting, but can be used in battle. Their spears where made to be used only once and then be broken so the enemy could not use them. They are made with a thin piece of metal that can easily puncture armor, but then would be bent, so it could not be used again. The Pilum is a heavy and short ranged javelin that had a sharp tip and a lead ball on it to kill easily. They had also a strong and heavy artillery backing them up including trebuchets, ballistas and catapults that has the power of killing massive amount of enemies at a time. A trebuchet is basically a long ranged catapult that does not have so much firepower, but is made up by its range. A ballista is basically a giant spear that is released out of the equivalent of a giant crossbow, that could easily go through two or three men at one time. A catapult releases a large amount of rocks at the enemies, also killing many at a time. However, one of the most important things that out army depends on is our commanders. They direct the legions into battle, into formation, then into victory.

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