The backbone of the Roman army that led to an empire that was unrivaled in terms of size and power. They were usually heavy infantry with armor and a shield modeled after the ancient Greeks. They were masters of the sword and spear combination going along with a shield. They were made up of the wealthiest soldiers that could afford to make the best weapons and armor. They were disciplined, well-armed, and had great strategy which lasted beyond their empire.
Roman arms and armor: Top row (from left to right): general's armor, shields (three of them), armor with badges of honor. Bottom row (from left to right): fasces, legion's standard and trumpet, foot covering, general's helmet, sacrifical ax, finger ring (two of them), legion's standard (three of them), sword, hammer, ax, sling, sacrifical knife, knife, sacrifical axe, sword