AboutThe Roman Legionary is a brand new unit featuring brilliant, brand new models, exquisite textures hailed for their detail, impressive animations based on historical accounts, and statistics that mimic those of traditional Roman soldiers. The Legionary will be built at Academies for 60 food, 10 wood for the shield and 20 gold for the armor, based on their historical monthly pay*, and when in box formation, they will form the famous "testudo" formation, or the "turtle" formation.

The project idea was originally conceived by team leader and texture artist The Purple People Eater. Within a few days of the idea, the main body and shield textures were created, which are the only aspects of the mod that remained unchanged throughout progress.

Progress slowed for a while as AoM events rattled design teams across the board and halted progress on near every PDS project. Modeler and animator Sir Dundo, a volunteer for LTA at the time, joined PDS to aid the Legionary's progress. He took the liberty of reviving the project's progress in February of 2007 with his legionary model. He soon added Player Compatible textures and completed all the animations.

Its true, this project has been in production for a full year** (est. August 24, 2006), but our work has paid off to bring you the most gorgeous mod that Age of Mythology has ever seen, and definitely the bet legionnaire unit yet to be modded for the game.


  • Brand new historically accurate right down to the weaponry models and animations
  • Detailed, high-resolution textures
  • Unique historically accurate attack animations
  • Relatively low-polygon model for an enourmous amount of simultaneous units
  • Roman pilum, the designated weaponry of the Legionaries of Rome
  • The well anticipated testudo formation

Installation & Uninstallation

Both installation and uninstallation documents can be found within links in the Read Me. These documents are not available at any location online (not even on the homepage), so make sure you keep them!

A Note to Our Downloaders...

I'd like to thank you on behalf of the studios for downloading this mod, because really its you, the fan and downloaders, who keep us designers going. We had a lot of fun producing this mod for you, and if no one else had fun making it, I am positive I did. This mod was based on extensive research into the depths of the internet to make sure that every detail of this project was historically accurate. The helmet was admittedly slightly modified to our liking, but aside from that, this mod is 100% copied!

About Purple Design Studios

Purple Design Studios is a professional design institution specializing in the modification of real-time strategy games. Since June of 2006, our team of avid designers has strived to raise the standards of modification and made strides on various levels of achievement. We constantly make an effort to challenge ourselves by venturing into untouched corners of game alteration, specifically catering to the Age of Mythology community. Our projects are hailed for their excellence and attention to detail.

*Based on their yearly pay, traditionally 275 denarii (gold)** Many months were spent with no activity or progress

This mod has been brought to you by Purple Design Studios

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The Roman Legionarius

Dec 14, 2007 Full Version 8 comments

The Roman Legionarius is a single - unit modification that adds a brand new unit to Age of Mythology. The unit features historically accurate, player...

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Aka069 Jun 12 2011 says:

how to download and install ?

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rgkimball Dec 26 2009 says:

Sorry for any wait. It seems as though I've left the ReadMe files out of the ModDB release. The release link below will include the readme if you want them locally.

If the download doesn't work, download from here: Aom.heavengames.com
If you can't find the readme files, they're online here: Purpledesignstudios.com

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champachilles Nov 6 2009 says:

which file is the readme in please bother to read and help me if you know. cmon i love this mod

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624kris Jun 19 2009 says:

i am using window vista 32 bit. i tried saving it in my folder and opening using winrar,bt i cant find the read-me doc.pls help mi!!

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Yanivvv Aug 28 2008 says:

You need biger shilds
a little bit...

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Lucífer Dec 17 2007 says:

http://isonews.myminicity.com/ <--- Post this everywhere you can and help build its populous, Thanks in advance. ^^
Nice looking mod btw, hope you guys do well. :D

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