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Old 11-20-2016, 11:30 PM
ziper1221 ziper1221 is offline
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I don't have any cites, but since nobody else has answered I will give it a try. AFAIK he relied on locals who were either dissatisfied with Rome and would lend them assistance, or were loyal and subsequently got pillaged.


An army unit would do very poorly under those conditions. I think only days. Maybe weeks if the fighting was not too heavy and they knew to conserve supplies.

One of the few reasons to have a marine corps in modern times is that they can operated as self contained units. A MEU brings its own logistics and would do much better.

Of course, special operations are designed to operate completely behind enemy lines, without even the benefit of bringing dedicated logistics stuff with them. They might use supply airdrops and such, though.