This magnificent book illustrates the life and times of the Roman Legions - the soldiers who brought Roman civilisation and culture to the remotest corners of Europe. The book is based on modern re-enactments, featuring full-colour photographs, which portray the dress and armour, weapons and equipment and battle tactics of the Legionnaires - all lovingly recreated by modern day enthusiasts. It covers: Historical background; Hierarchy and Structure; Centurions and Legions - the Legions and their men; Equipment; Armament; Artillery machines - tactics; Legionnaires in battle; Strategies; and Guardians of the Empire. This book features over 100 action-packed colour photographs showing uniforms, armour, equipment, weapons and battle re-enactments. It also features an exciting fictionalised "novella" called "Wales, Britannia, 48 AD", which runs in an illustrated margin throughout the book and documents the life of the Centurion Victor Iulius Ioris.