Known as the Bronze Legions, the Army of Zama represent the finest disciplined fighting force the lands of the Middle Sea have ever known. Though heavily outnumbered, time-and-again this mighty force has beaten back the fiercesome Mantis Legions of the Arcane Imperium. Were they not governed by the all-encompassing constitution of the Protectorate of Zama, a constituion that forbids the Bronze Legions from taking the field in a war of aggression, they could indeed have conquered the world.
Campaign Design Notes: As you might have guessed, the Bronze Legions are derived from the Carthaginian armies of the Punic Wars with a heavy dose of Spartan military theory and discipline thrown in. Although not all the men of Zama are trained in Spartan methods, the Sacred Band certainly are, though they start a little later in life than their real-life Spartan counterparts.
Traditionally, Carthaginian mercenaries were a lot less dependable than Zama ones, but just as Carthage had a "Mercenary War" so did Zama -although Zama learned a lot more from it's previous mistakes. Likewise, Carthaginian militia were not as effective in the later Punic War period than the Zaman's pictured here. While Carthaginian men grew soft and complacent behind their mercenary armies, the men of Zama most assuredly have not.