Legion Strategy inspirations

Discussion in 'Fallout: New Vegas Discussion' started by Antiwarprofallout, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Antiwarprofallout

    Antiwarprofallout It Wandered In From the Wastes

    Jun 13, 2016
    I have a question: Does anyone else notice that the legion (ironically) uses Hannibal's strategy of putting lighter and less experienced/reliable troops at the front with veterans at the rear, that he used at Zama?
  2. Izak

    Izak I Shot The ALBATROSS

    Jan 29, 2016
    That's the traditional Roman disposition anyway; recruits in front, those with experience in the middle and hardcore veterans as a reserve.

    3:41 onwards is the relevant part.
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  3. peadar87

    peadar87 Still Mildly Glowing

    Jun 4, 2015
    They're the tactics I'd use if I was the legion as well. It's implied they have huge reserves of manpower, but the evidence we see in-game is that they don't have the weaponry to equip all their troops with high-tier stuff.

    It makes sense to send in the cannon fodder first if you have plenty of them. They might win the battle on their own, particularly against tribals. If they don't, your more experienced troops will see exactly where the enemy positions are and what kind of weaponry and tactics they're using before moving in to wipe them out with things like brush guns or 12.7mm SMGs that we see higher-level legionaries using.