Combat Posts

Cost 600
Repair cost 240
Repair cost if ruined 480
  • +1 army recruitment capacity
  • +5% melee infantry melee defence upon recruitment
  • -1 food
Building Chain (Antony's Rome (Emperor Edition), Lepidus' Rome (Emperor Edition), Octavian's Rome (Emperor Edition), Pompey's Rome (Emperor Edition), Rome, Rome (Caesar in Gaul), Rome (Hannibal at the Gates))

Combat training began with simple weapon exercises using wooden swords and spears against large posts driven into the ground. Recruits were also paired up, as in gladiator schools, and taught close-quarters fighting with weighted weapons. The legionary would take up a modern boxer’s stance and learn to thrust and jab forward while protecting himself with the shield. Once they had proved themselves with training weapons, legionaries were fully equipped and instructed in formation tactics. Drill halls, or basilica exertoria, were built so that training could continue during the winter months. Unlucky recruits, or those on punishment, would just have to train outside in all weathers!