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POLL: Auxilia in Your Armies – What Proportion?


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Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP writes:

DBA keeps it balanced. Early Imperial Roman army is 1/3 Legion, 1/3 Auxilia, 1/3 cavalray, skirmishers, catapults, etc.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Nil! Civis Romanus sum.
3
4%
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About 25% – after all, someone has to be able to shoot a bow
27
35%
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About 50% – having extra hands to soak up those barbarian warbands is all good
19
25%
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75% or more – no glory boys for me! I work for a living
2
3%
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Don't have any Romans
15
19%
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other (explain)
3
4%
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none of these/no opinion
8
10%
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this is ridiculous
0
0%
 
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POLL DESCRIPTION

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP writes:

Ancient gamers love the Romans, and those who love the Romans love the Legions, me included.

While there is nothing like a line of legionaries in lorica segmentum, scutum raised high and pilia flying, it seems to me that a good part of Rome's army – in fact, by the 2nd century, the majority – were in fact auxilia; yet the unglorious but hard-worker auxilia seem to me to be under-represented on the gaming table. I am no exception; I have six auxilia units and 10 cohorts of legionaries.

So – for those of you who game Ancients – what is the percentage of Auxilia in your Roman armies?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.