The Legio XVIII Dassaretica is a legion of the army of the Empire of Makhaira. It is stationed in Dassaretum Province, Empire of Makhaira and its strategos is Bardas Parsakoutenos.
It consists of six cohorts and two garrisons, for a nominal strength of approximately 2000.
For the most part, this legion is tasked with keeping the peace in Dassaretum Province and Achrida as well as handling customs at the border with Periaslavl and on Lake Achrida.
Though the prospect of a full-scale war with Periaslavl has been remote for centuries, they do also prepare for this possibility. It is a given that should the Empire attack on this front, that the Pronoiars cavalry must be at the forefront.