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Branches of Roman military in Latin

The military force of a country is often divided in branches such as an army, a navy, and an air force. There are many other branches out there, but the point is that I am looking for a division of ...
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Can someone translate this paragraph from the book “Proxima” for me? And is it grammatically correct?

Fortasse accipio oratio stridens vestri. Sum Quintus Fabius centurio navis stellae "Malleus Jesu". Quid estis, quid agitis in hac provincia? Et quid est mixti lingua vestri?Germanicus est? Non dubito ...
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Numbers in call signs

Various military vehicles have often call signs containing a numbers. For a quick example, you can watch a little bit of this YouTube video. I would like to know how to render such call signs in Latin,...
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Attack From All Sides

Is there a term in Latin for an attack from all sides, similar to the English gauntlet? I need the translation to be as short-and-sweet as possible, as it's for a short title: The Gauntlet (that's it)....
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Did the Romans use war-dogs?

I was surprised a few days ago to find myself in an argument with a reputable historian about the Romans' use of dogs in war, which I dismissed as a fantasy — or possibly a mere misunderstanding of ...
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What do you call a horseman?

I have seen that miles can be used for a footsoldier, but does eques or equester refer to a knight on horseback? Are there ant Classical examples of this? Are there any dictionaries that specifically ...
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How to refer to reserve military?

What would be an idiomatic Latin way to refer to reserve military? I mean troops that have previously served and have returned to civilian life but can be called back on duty. I would much prefer ...
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What is close combat in Latin?

I checked a couple of dictionaries, but I found no translation for "close combat". I am looking for an expression for fighting close to one's enemy as opposed to using long distance weaponry. What ...