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    Posted: 02-May-2008 at 16:43
What were the said commands that the Roman officers used in the legios? It would be interesting to know them..

I personally remember that 'Medico!' went for 'Medic!'... And there was something with 'V' though I don't remember what it was supposed to do...

Anyone else?
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The Roman army did not have medics in the sense of a modern army, so they would not cry medic like you hear in a war movie.
The "V" formation was called a cuneus, which was used to spearhead through enemey lines. It was common in the Empire. 
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Google Claudius Aelianus "Tacticus" to get some idea of the practices of the army in the 2nd century, when Aelian wrote.
 
His work on the tactics of the army was transmitted through the Byzantine Empire (Leo the Isaurian) and was adapted by northern Europeans (Lodowijk and Moritz van Nassau) to the new disciplined drills and evolutions of the Dutch army in the late 16th century.  Some of this practice included an adaption of Roman military commands for infantry, and you may find some things there that are of interest to you.
 
 


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Testudo
Ad Signa (is famous)
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I know
 
Testudo
 
Tecombre (break the testudo formation)
 
but you can always post the question in the Europa Barbarorum forum. Thy are the makers of a RTW mod were they try to stick so close to the history as possible, with latin speaking romans, greek hoplites ect.
 
since they have latin speaking legionaries they surely know all about roman comands.
 
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Porro - Charge
Dimitto - Dismissed
Iunge - Close ranks
 
A list of Latin commands you'll find in Maurice's Strategikon (XII, 14):
Silentium. Mandata captate. Non vos turbatis. Ordinem servate. Bando sequite. Nemo demittat bandum et inimicos seque.
which means:
Silence. Pay attention to the orders. Don't worry. Keep your position. Follow the standard. No one shall leave the standard and you will pursue the enemy.
 


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Would, it truly be only 'Testudo'? Even the Marseillese has it as 'Formez vos batallions'... There should be a verb also, should there not?
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If it was an "Ad signa" type of command then it should be correctly phrased as "Ad testudinem" (testudinem is the accusative singular for testudo)
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What would the Ad Signa mean? After the standard?
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