Thing is, the Legion is a hell of a lot bigger than what we see in game. They basically have a grasp on Arizona so firm that raiders aren't even a thing. So while there's a significant force out in the Mojave, back home they assuredly have more, and those people are off conquering other tribes.
I agree with the sentiment that it would've been incredibly effective were we to actually see some of the Legion territory and the rest of their society that hopefully isn't comprised of terrible people (just...backward people similar to what you would indeed see in ancient Rome). But all we get to see of the Legion is the tiny sliver they extend from and their fighting force that does tons of depraved things for the purpose of intimidating the NCR (after all, you hear what sounds like crockpot stories about them from a handful of people and then it turns out they're even worse
Plus it would've given a Legion player some credence were they to actually go help out around their territory like you tend to do with the NCR. Instead, all you ever seem to do for the Legion is fuck off their enemies.
edited 14th Oct '12 8:25:37 PM by GyraSolune