auxiliary troops of the Roman army
made up a vast proportion of its fighting capability. Recruited from non citizens the major reward for service was to be granted citizenship at the end of their term on service. During the period covered by
LegIIAvg the auxiliaries
represented a very diverse troop type. They ranged from lightly armed infantry, slingers and archers to top class cavalry such as the
We are told that the Romans did not consider themselves proficent in all areas of warfare and because of this they willing introduced in to their military system those military skills that they lacked.