Welcome to Raglan's Imperial Roman Wargaming Blog:

This blog is dedicated to wargaming the Marcomannic Wars 168-175AD and the Roman Civil War during the Year of the Five Emperors 194AD. Both these wars are under reported in reference material, due to the fact that by this time in Roman history, Rome had almost lost the ability to catalogue and maintain its historic events for posterity. As I work through these 28mm wargaming projects, I will attempt to compile information that will be useful to both myself and other wargamers who are interested in this period of Rome's history.

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Roman Auxilia Syrian Archers (Apamenorum 3rd Cohort)

A substantial number of auxiliary regiments, about 1 in 12 cohorts in the 2nd century were denoted sagittariorum, or archer-units. Of the 32 sagittarii units attested in mid 2nd century, 13 have Syrian names, 7 Thracian, 5 from Anatolia, 1 from Crete and the remaining 6 of other or uncertain origin. The standard bow used by Roman auxilia was the powerful recurved composite bow.
 
Miniatures by A & A.

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