Recruit legionaries are members of Caesar's Legion living in the Mojave Wasteland in 2281. They form the backbone of the Legion, and are the most common type of legionary.


Recruit legionaries are the backbone of the military of Caesars Legion. They are the lowest rank, and are often considered as "expendable" in the eyes of higher ranking officers, such as the Legate and veteran decanii. These Legionaries come from the various tribes conquered or integrated by the Legion. They go through training, which, given the nature of the Legion, is no simple task. These Legionaries are better trained than the average NCR trooper when it comes to sheer conditioning and hand to hand combat. The NCR, however, offers superior firearm training and equipment to its troops. Their level of combat experience tends to vary, but all have yet to distinguish themselves to earn the rank of prime legionary. They are seen throughout the wasteland in scouting and raiding parties. They are typically led by a recruit decanus. All of them are absolute in their devotion to Caesar and the Legion, and will gladly give their life for their cause.

Compared to NCR troopers, Recruit legionaries have higher health, but inferior armor. Also, while NCR soldiers primarily use firearms, the recruit legionaries use weapons ranging from simple rifles to crude machetes.

Interactions with the player characterEdit

Interactions overviewEdit

General Services Quests
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Recruit legionaries can be found throughout the South-Eastern part of the Mojave Wasteland (Nevada) and can be seen ambushing a caravan just north of the Legion raid camp. They can also be found at Legion bases such as Nelson.


Notable quotesEdit

*Hail, friend


Recruit legionaries appear only in Fallout: New Vegas.

Behind the scenesEdit

The recruit legionary is based on the early Roman Republic's Hastati, which were the youngest or newest members of the Legion and had yet to distinguish themselves in combat. They formed the front line of the Legion formation in battle.

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