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.