The Officers in the Army Formation

Under Construction

The legion and army diagrams so far have not included the command structure. The centurions are located at the heads of their centuries and a fleeting reference was made to the possibility of placing the optio, signifer and aeneator behind the century. Otherwise the command structure has not been addressed. As this page is developed it will try to account for the various levels of command -- the legates in charge of the legions, the wing commanders and the general in command of the army -- and the various bodies of soldiers accompanying them -- the bodyguards, escorts and companions, standard bearers and aeneatores. It will also address ways in which communications among the command elements might be viewed.




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