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by squamatus
Mon Oct 10, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Reenactment & Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Roman Reenactment & Combat

I would post something on the Eboracum Festival Facebook Page to see about getting involved https://www.facebook.com/groups/731282616977185/
by squamatus
Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WLTB Rivets
Replies: 5
Views: 686

Re: WLTB Rivets

by squamatus
Sat Sep 17, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Iron Age Groups in the North?
Replies: 2
Views: 789

Iron Age Groups in the North?

Are there any Iron Age groups in the North of England/Southern Scotland?
by squamatus
Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: North East Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: North East Groups?

There's some Romans about. We've got some members over near you, and we're working on expanding in that direction at the moment. There's also Roma Antica based out of Binchester, I believe. Like all groups, it depends what you're after!
by squamatus
Wed Aug 17, 2016 3:58 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Festival of History..
Replies: 24
Views: 4653

Re: Festival of History..

...and yet the upshot is that EH (North) is bringing people over from the continent to do "Hadrian's Wall Live" and not even speaking to UK Romans since they became a Trust. :crazy:
by squamatus
Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Reenactment & Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 1578

Re: Roman Reenactment & Combat

There are a few people who do Roman combat out there, or have done at some point. The fundamental problem with doing any kind of meaningful Roman vs. Native combat is the disproportionate advantage in kit that the Roman has over the native. In modern terms this means that the Roman has to fork out £...
by squamatus
Tue May 17, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: most authentic shields on the uk market?
Replies: 2
Views: 1199

Re: most authentic shields on the uk market?

Hi Mathias It depends what you're going to do with the shields. I'd go steel boss every time, as the brass/copper alloy versions tend to cave in if you drop the shield, let alone if someone decide to belt it with a sword. Historically there doesn't seem to have been an issue whether it was made of o...
by squamatus
Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:49 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Roman' traders tent
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: 'Roman' traders tent

Will do.
by squamatus
Sun Feb 09, 2014 4:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: 'Roman' traders tent
Replies: 5
Views: 1296

Re: 'Roman' traders tent

Hi Sally,

We have a couple of spare ones - which will be for sale when I get around to it! We're going to be having a sort out on 22/23 February so I can sort one out for you if you like. The tents are located in North Wales, near Corwen. PM me and we'll sort something out!
by squamatus
Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 35399

Re:

Sorry I may have misunderstood but my reading was it was 40k for the bannockburn event as opposed to the armed forces day. It's a fair cop - that was my mis-reading of the post. :crazy: I suppose that if 70,000 people are to be drawn to the area for the National Armed Forces Day (subject to whateve...
by squamatus
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 35399

Re:

40,000...? Did I read that correct? Is that over the weekend or per day? We were involved in this year's National Armed Forces Day in Nottingham - there were 70,000 visitors! It's amazing how much gear the Armed Forces bring along, and as for the visitor numbers - it made EH's Kelmarsh show seem li...
by squamatus
Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

Image

This is a picture of our Centurion in his complete kit (Facebook security settings permitting!) It took a bit longer than the original incarnation the day after his promotion! 8-)
by squamatus
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

2k6rose wrote:Hi
Where and when do you guys meet?
When's your next event too?
I've spoken on here and at Nottingham armed forces day but time to take the plunge.
Cheers


We'll be at Scotland's Festival of History, near Hamilton next. Please look at the 'events' list on our website as shown below.
by squamatus
Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:32 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

Loving those boots, great work! Might one ask who did them? I made the boots - Look up Rigorevali on Facebook, or http://www.rigorevali.co.uk There are lots of very cool Roman shoes which I could make, but there is a lack of high status reenactors to wear them. I will probably just make some of the...
by squamatus
Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

Some new boots for the new Centurion, based on the "Balmoral" type from Vindolanda.
by squamatus
Wed May 29, 2013 12:00 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: ideas and contacts please
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Re: ideas and contacts please

LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA has members throughout the North West and Scotland. We have plenty of spare kit to loan new members, and you are welcome to come along and try out an event without obligation. Please see our website for more information, or get in touch via PM or email.
by squamatus
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The British
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: The British

It's no good! Had to switch it off after 15 minutes... too awful to watch :wtf:
by squamatus
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The British
Replies: 11
Views: 2231

Re: The British

Appauling Indian-made fantasy gear "Romans"! :crazy:
by squamatus
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: rain and events last weekend 4 and 5th aug
Replies: 5
Views: 1690

Re: rain and events last weekend 4 and 5th aug

We were at Lincoln Castle "Festival of History" mulitperiod. We had afternoon rain both days, including thunder, but it only really affected the Saturday afternoon performances, and we got away on Sunday with dry(ish) tents in the end.
by squamatus
Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

After 22 years as a Roman reenactor, our Optio has finally been promoted to Centurion by popular acclaim! Given the tendancy for everyone to want to be somebody 'important', is this a record? :D
by squamatus
Wed Dec 07, 2011 9:37 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Celt/Viking/ Anglo saxon group in north cornwall?
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: Celt/Viking/ Anglo saxon group in north cornwall?

You should be able to track down Celts on http://www.kelticos.org
by squamatus
Wed Aug 04, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??
Replies: 8
Views: 1993

Inter-era combat???

Apparently this sort of thing is happening spontaneously in beer tents at multiperiod events all over recently :twisted:
by squamatus
Mon Jul 12, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 8137

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

As a Roman, I have always found this forum to be one of the best run and most open minded. It's not perfect, but that's the nature of Internet forums. I have met lots of interesting people here from different periods and got bookings for shows I would otherwise never have heard of. It's all too easy...
by squamatus
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 8137

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

I'm disappointed to hear that all Roman Groups are apparently obsessed with petty politics and feuding with each other, and pleased to hear that this is unheard of in medieval period groups! There will be about 5 groups forming a full century at kelmarsh this year, so that's bound to result in pet l...
by squamatus
Wed Jul 07, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3488

LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV 69AD – 138AD Roman Military & Civilian Living History Society SHORT DESCRIPTION We portray a Vexillation of Legionaries over in Britannia on detachment from the Rhine frontier, with supporting auxiliary troops. Our civilians depict local fairly Romanised British people. W...
by squamatus
Mon Jul 05, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 8137

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Best of luck with starting up your new Roman group! The more different approaches to presenting the Romans around, the better, as far as I'm concerned!
by squamatus
Mon Jun 07, 2010 7:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

Trust me, having stood on that very spot in armour holding a metal spear when there WAS lightening - it's the LAST thing you need!
by squamatus
Tue Jun 01, 2010 7:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 1415

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

I popped in on Monday afternoon - great show! Sorry I didn't get a chance to say hello as the presentation timetables were so tight that you were performing both times I was in range.
by squamatus
Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lanark - local press photos
Replies: 1
Views: 723

Well I was clearly a total media whore! :roll:

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