The 3rd Cohort of the V Macedonica jogs forward to fill the gap left by the fleeing cavalry. These tough professional soldiers, equipped with the latest weapons and armour are a sight to behold in the early morning sun. Their pace slows as they near their chosen target, the 1st Cohort of the XV Apollinaris.
The XV Apollinaris is an old Legion that has been stuck on the frontier in Pannonia for many years. As a result it's equipment has fallen behind spec compared to the other Legions stationed closer to Rome. Although they still wear the out dated Lorica Hamata, the Legionaries are tough veterans of the volatile border and are no strangers to battle. Still in their warm woollen cloaks, they await the V in grim silence.
The other Cohort of the XV Apollinaris is stationed on the Narona road and faces the elite 1st Cohort of the V Macedonica which trudges down the muddy track to meet them.