I had no idea where to put this.
An alternative history question on Reddit has turned into a possible movie.
Could a modern day U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU have destroyed Augustus’ Roman Empire?
An MEU is about 2200 men with artillery and vehicles.
They could not bring additional troops or material forward but they could recruit.
There are some who say yes. Most say no.
Most of the yes is based on attacking a legion close to Rome- dazzling them with their fire power and leaving a few to return to Rome and tell the story. Perhaps Rome would think that resistance is futile and surrender to prevent being destroyed.
The No is based on the fact that the Marines would be grossly outnumbered and wouldn’t have a chance once their weapons were spent.
What do you think?