While it is well known that the Centurion was the head Legionary in charge of his century, his hand-picked assistant and rear guard officer was known as the Optio. Should the Centurion be unfortunate enough to fall in battle or become otherwise incapacitated, the Optio would assume command of the regiment in his absence. Optiones were awarded double pay in accordance to their rank and extra responsibility over common Legionaries and they were made to earn it on the battlefield. Now you can add some more color to your units with the release our new metal Optio miniatures:
Equipped with better kit and richer attire, these junior officers in the Imperial Roman Army’s backbone fighting units are more than ready to seek glory on the tabletop for your Legate!
These excellent command models are now available in the web store in a pack of 3 and as individual models for complete customization of your centuries. Don’t delay, the Legion needs reinforcements for the battles of the Empire!