A centurion was a professional officer of the Roman army after the Marian reforms of 107 BC. Most centurions commanded groups of centuries of around 100 legionaries, but senior centurions commanded cohorts or took senior staff roles in their legion. Centurions were also found in the Roman navy. In the Byzantine Army, they were also known by the name kentarch. Their symbol of office was the vine staff, with which they disciplined even Roman citizens protected from other forms of beating by the Porcian Laws.
Centurions often suffered heavy casualties in battle, generally fighting alongside the legionaries they commanded. They usually led from the front, occupying a position at the front right of the century formation. They could be identified by the transverse horse-hair crest on top of their helmet, their metal greaves and (unlike the legionaries) the sword worn on the left, like all Roman officers. They led and inspired their men by example. They also sought to display the skill and courage that may have brought them to their rank in the first place.
HH Model X HaoYu TOYS 1/6th scale Imperial Army — Centurion 12-inch Action Figure Configuration list: head sculpt, Movable body, six (6) Pieces of Interchangeable Palms. Costume: Red jacket, Chain armor, Brown pants, Red cloak, Red scarf, Red shawl, Brown wristband, belt, Shoes, helmet (metal), Chest medal. Accessory: Long sword (metal), dagger (metal), Shield, Rattan stick, Round platform
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