Firstly, is now complete tactical revolution in the relationship between the cavalry and the infantry. The cavalry has now become the main combat arm. After Adrianople (about 390 -. 410 years) Vegetius in his treatise volume of four books, "Summary of the foundations of the navy," described the tactics of the Romans, which was that the cavalry is intended (in all ordinary cases) apply a decisive blow. Light Infantry was to prepare and maintain a cavalry attack your ranged weapon. A heavy infantry was just hard to stand the wall behind their large shields, without moving, so as not to disturb their strict order of battle. Fixed weight legionnaires were supported defensive actions, and in this battle, they still played a major role, as the light infantry could not, without further help withstand the impact of the enemy and stand in defense of all. It must attack, skirmish or quickly depart. Obviously, the victory can rarely be achieved without going on the offensive, and during the onset of the role of the Roman heavy infantry has now become really limited by the fact that she was standing in reserve ready to repel enemy counterattacks, if the attack is repulsed the Roman cavalry. (Author carelessly read Vegetius, which describes and recommends many constructions and methods of action, including heavy infantry (including the failure to break through the enemy - a wedge or "pig's snout") - Ed.).
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