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2 Roman army tactics yard-practise

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2 Roman army tactics yard-practise

  1. 1. Roman Tactics The Orb The Orb is circular. The Centurion is in the middle and the legionaries surround him with their shields facing outwards. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Wedge The Wedge is a ‘V’ shape. The centurion is at the front of the ‘V’ and the legionaries form the sides of the ‘V’ . They have to stay close together. Why would they have to stay close to each other> When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  2. 2. Roman Tactics The Tortoise The Tortoise is square. The men at the front hold their shields in front of them. The men at the sides hold their shields to the sides. The men in the middle hold their shields above them. The shields must touch so the men have to move closely in formation. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The ‘Repel-Cavalry” This move is made from two rows of soldiers. The ones at the front kneel down and put their shields in front of them and their pila to the right hand side of their shield. The pila are stuck in the ground. The men behind hold their shields in front at an angle and their pila over the top of the shields in their right hand. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  3. 3. Roman Tactics The Tortoise The Tortoise is square. The men at the front hold their shields in front of them. The men at the sides hold their shields to the sides. The men in the middle hold their shields above them. The shields must touch so the men have to move closely in formation. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Wedge The Wedge is a ‘V’ shape. The centurion is at the front of the ‘V’ and the legionaries form the sides of the ‘V’ . They have to stay close together. Why would they have to stay close to each other> When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  4. 4. Roman Tactics The ‘Repel-Cavalry” This move is made from two rows of soldiers. The ones at the front kneel down and put their shields in front of them and their pila to the right hand side of their shield. The pila are stuck in the ground. The men behind hold their shields in front at an angle and their pila over the top of the shields in their right hand. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Orb The Orb is circular. The Centurion is in the middle and the legionaries surround him with their shields facing outwards. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  5. 5. Roman Tactics The ‘Repel-Cavalry” This move is made from two rows of soldiers. The ones at the front kneel down and put their shields in front of them and their pila to the right hand side of their shield. The pila are stuck in the ground. The men behind hold their shields in front at an angle and their pila over the top of the shields in their right hand. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Wedge The Wedge is a ‘V’ shape. The centurion is at the front of the ‘V’ and the legionaries form the sides of the ‘V’ . They have to stay close together. Why would they have to stay close to each other> When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  6. 6. Roman Tactics The Orb The Orb is circular. The Centurion is in the middle and the legionaries surround him with their shields facing outwards. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Tortoise The Tortoise is square. The men at the front hold their shields in front of them. The men at the sides hold their shields to the sides. The men in the middle hold their shields above them. The shields must touch so the men have to move closely in formation. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY
  7. 7. Roman Tactics The Orb The Orb is circular. The Centurion is in the middle and the legionaries surround him with their shields facing outwards. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY The Tortoise The Tortoise is square. The men at the front hold their shields in front of them. The men at the sides hold their shields to the sides. The men in the middle hold their shields above them. The shields must touch so the men have to move closely in formation. When might this formation be used? ATTACK DEFENCE MOVING TROOPS DIVIDING THE ENEMY

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