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.

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Lucius Pescennius Niger

In his early years, he served as military prefect of an auxiliary cohort during the reign of Marcus Aurelius. The next step of his career was a double military tribuneship (a high position in a legion. Although Pescennius Niger was no longer a young man by this time, he seems to have done his job excellently and must have impressed the emperor, because he was accepted as senator with the rank of a former praetor.

During the civil war he controlled at least five and probably nine eastern legions. He could certainly count on the loyality of II Trajana Fortis in Alexandria, X Fretensis in Jerusalem, III Cyrenaica in Bosra in northern Arabia Petraea, III Gallica in Raphanaea (Syria), and XII Fulminata in Melitene. We do not know about the loyalty of other legions in the region (VI Ferrata in Caparcotna in Galilee, IIII Scythica at Zeugma, XVI Flavia Firma at Samosata, and XV Apollinaris at Satala), but we can assume that they supported Pescennius Niger as well.

This second part of my Roman civil war collection, consists of the following units:

Lucius Pescennius Niger command group

II Trajana Fortis
1st Cohort - 24 figures
2nd Cohort - 18 figures
3rd Cohort - 18 figures
4th Cohort - 18 figures

X Fretensis
4th Cohort - 18 figures
6th Cohort - 18 figures
7th Cohort - 18 figures
8th Cohort - 18 figures

III Gallica
1st Cohort - 24 figures
3rd Cohort - 18 figures
4th Cohort - 18 figures

Auxillia Infantry
4 Cohorts - 18 figures each

Auxilla Cavalry 
40 figures

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