Where did you heard it? Sources are important in history.I heard that every Roman Legionaire had a sling and was trained with it. Slingshot had Legion names acribed to this.
How true is this? After Cahrae, I do see this as being a major reason they adapted.
Well, that can be the source for Mrbsct sentence, and interpretation, but Vegetius also says that they should train to thrown the stones with their hands, and that some (1/3 or 1/4?) should train with the bow, that doesn’t mean that they all had or carried stones, bows and arrows.Vegetius (for what its worth) says all legionaries were trained to use the sling.
The source is probably again Vegetius, but ¼ was trained with the Bow, all with the sling. Again training and using it widely in combat is differed. Even if the sling is quite easy to transport, but not all the stones were effective, as the video posted shows, the better projectiles were manufactured:I've heard this too, some older war game lists allow 1/4 legionaries to be equipped with sling in the early imperial period we talking the serious ancient war game lists it would have been based on something., though I'm pretty certain it was dropped in the next version. So I would think there is soem evdience that some leginaires were equiped, but very doubtful effectiveness, you need fair bit of room, it's requiring moving out in front of the formation to get enugh space, only a small number can be deployed compared to teh forntage, and you are hardly ready to receive the enemy.
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