→Level 1 – Levy – 1 Hit
==The Requirements of Rank==
===Level 1 –
Levy – 1 Hit ===You are a new member, with little or no kit of your own, who is training in spear and shield. You are a member of the Levy – welcome to the army! The Levy is composed of peasants. Drafted more out of desperation for numbers than for any military advantage. Depending upon their ethnic background, they have been largely pressed into service and in the main, would rather be doing anything other than ﬁghting on the battleﬁeld. A member of the Levy can take only one hit. When hit once, they die outright, cover up and do not move. Progression to the next level will be after the Levy has been signed off as having achieved the basic requirements for the ﬁeld by an MaA Deputy; an Authenticity Deputy, and a Training Deputy. National Ofﬁcers will be equally willing to sign off members of the Levy also.
::In order to take part in the battle display
, new members must have taken a battleﬁeld safe test at a training session.
::They will have borrowed or otherwise acquired a spear and shield that meet the minimum MaA requirements.
:'''Kit and Authenticity (AO)'''
:: They will have be wearing a tunic, belted and rucked to knee level.
Colours from the poor/middle class end of the spectrum (see the Regia colour chart.) Note: Some members have expressed the concern that this means that new members are being penalised on ﬁrst joining by only being given one hit. We prefer to regard it that a new member is being encouraged to pass their spear test quickly, acquire their basic equipment and achieve the minimum standard to take part in combat on the Regia battleﬁeld. As soon as this standard is achieved; the combatant will progress in to Militia and have two hits.
===Level 2 – Militia – 2 Hits===