I have seen marines shoot, better bring all 10 Mags with you...
No kidding, taking care of 200,000 Roman soldiers would also require some reloading of those magazines. I think I would bring at least 35 mags, so I would cut my reloading (magazines) time down. It is important to take a break every so often. It would also be humane, allowing time for the Romans to carry of all of their dead.
In the land of beer, chocolate and gun hating socialists.
Like my grandfather used to say, when the Brits are shooting the Germans keep their heads down, when the Germans are shooting the Brits keep their heads down, when the Yanks are shooting everybody keeps their heads down. So yeah better take a whole lot of ammo
Of course Romans were better trained and equipped for melee. But Marines are not pushovers when they run out of bullets either. Now account for the fact that 4/5 of their friends just got killed from 200-500 yards or more and a hail of hand grenades/ 40mm rounds as they approach. They would not be fresh uninjured soldiers fighting in perfect formation...
I agree, except I would take it even further. Humans don't typically keep attacking obliviously like zombies. The possibility for panic and flight has has always been an issue in battle. Huge explosions that turn bodies to chum and fusillades of invisible projectiles that can punch straight through shields at great distances would be terrifying to the Roman infantry. They would have no existing reference point for those things. It would not be long at all before they dropped their sh*t and took to their heels.