Home Page
Children's Section
Privacy Policy
Visitor Survey
Visitor Survey

Auxiliary Infantryman

An auxiliary infantryman of the first century AD. His armour and equipment are decidedly inferior to that of the legionary. He wears a light mail shirt and a Gallic helmet. Instead of the sophisticated pilum, the throwing spear of the legionary, he carries the hasta, a more basic stabbing spear.
His light shield is flat and oval, offering no corners to snag. It hence is a shield better suited to for fighting invidually, in loose formation or in difficult terrain.

This is equipment suited to a light mobile fighter, rather than to the disciplined heavy infantry on the battle field.


This page was last updated on 4th June 2008.