He only had a partial squad under his command that he knew and trusted in a fight. Most of the rest were local militia, slaves, and citizens. They were the ones who had already survived their first encounter with the enemy, so there was that in their favor. A man who lived through his first battle automatically became far, far more likely to survive through his career in the Legion. With luck, Cassius hoped, that meant that he had proven survivors under his command this time.

Evan Currie — Steam Legion