legions were a very powerful force, but the leadership was the key to a successful mix of
power and agility. Throughout time it has been the leadership of an army that has
kept it in order, and kept it winning.
Let's start from the bottom. The lowest role of leadership on the chain is
that of Decuriones. This man was the senior officer in charge of ten horsemen.
He would basically represent that small group of soldiers and, if he was killed in
battle, the next most senior person would take his place. The next step up on the
ladder is the job of Praefectus. This person was the commander of the cavalry.
One more rung on the ladder is the Centurion. He would lead a century.
This officer was non-commisioned, and to hold this title, would have to had previously
been a sergeant.
The following are even higher
positions that are reached through an entirely different type of promotion. Only
senators could ever get these positions. The Military Tribune is the first on this
list. The Tribune was in charge of keeping an accurate list of all the soldiers,
noting casualties, and when needed becoming a mediator in minor disputes. The
Qaestor was the treasurer of the Roman Army, they would handle the logistics. These
people served a term of one year. The commander and chief of a single roman legion,
also known as the legion general. The second highest in command would be the Legati.
This person served as the lieutenant general. This person was usually between
the age of 30 and 40, and would serve a term of 3-4 years. The head man in charge of
the ENTIRE Roman Army was the Dux. This person had it all. The Dux has the
power to crush civilizations. The Dux has the power to expand the great Empire of