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By Crusader1307

Termed as ''Ambush'' Soldiers, The Ancient Greek (Thebian) ''Lochos'' was actually a sub-division of the early Greek Army. They date to at least the 3rd Century BC. A ''File'' of Lochos equaled 600 Men in some City States, but only 15 of such in others. These Soldiers were often taken from the Upper-Lower Citizen Class.


The Lochos were equipped in a variety of manners as well, depending on their placement within a Battle Line. Front Line Troops were often better armored and equipped, whereas Rear Troops may not have any armor or traditional weapons (save a Sling). By the the time of Rome's rise as the predominant Military powers, a Lochos was the equivalent to their Cohort.