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by squamatus
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birdoswald 24-25 May 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Those CGI arrows were a right nuisance all weekend :lol:
by squamatus
Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Living Frontier - Corbridge June 2009 - A Roman Century
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

More picture links

There are some "official" pictures at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/livingfrontier And some from our French friends at: http://bagacvm-legio-pf.aceboard.fr/317200-1084-2442-0-Corbridge-Hadrien-juin-2009.htm#vb We got credited twice on their participants list - although bringing our Italian...
by squamatus
Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Living Frontier - Corbridge June 2009 - A Roman Century
Replies: 3
Views: 1174

The Living Frontier - Corbridge June 2009 - A Roman Century

Here is a picture of a full Century of 1st Century Roman Legionaries (80 men) :o This was assembled as part of the "Living Frontier - The Roman Army Returns" event held at Corbridge Roman Town, near Hadrian's Wall. There were Romans from all over Europe in the formation, which made communi...
by squamatus
Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birdoswald 24-25 May 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Thrud wrote:
Dan of Britannia wrote:That last picture of the bolt actually leaving the ballista & caught in mid air is amazing!!!!


That was done with bits of string and mirrors.


...and a big ladder, presumably? :roll:
by squamatus
Tue Jun 02, 2009 1:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birdoswald 24-25 May 2009
Replies: 7
Views: 1358

Birdoswald 24-25 May 2009

Legio VIII and Britannia joined cavarly from The Troop at Birdoswald Roman Fort, on Hadrians Wall. Here are a few of our pictures.
by squamatus
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Nice one Robin. Looks like you had fun :D :D By the way do you know you are on the cover of one of Simon Scarrows books, can't remember which but I'm sure its you. Gary. Gaius Flavius Longinus, Deva Victrix Bl**dy H*ll! I've just seen the cover of "The Eagle & The Wolves" ! I've been ...
by squamatus
Fri Nov 07, 2008 5:41 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New Historical "Webzine"
Replies: 0
Views: 354

New Historical "Webzine"

Hi Everyone!

There's a new web-based magazine at http://www.historicaltimes.net/index.htm which plans to cover all historical periods. Worth a look!
by squamatus
Wed Oct 29, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman re-enactors in Worcestershire
Replies: 7
Views: 4572

:oops: Sorry for plugging your group!
by squamatus
Fri Oct 24, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman re-enactors in Worcestershire
Replies: 7
Views: 4572

We're up in North Wales, and there's The Vicus who are based around South Wales and Bristol - ish - pretty much where you are, really.

It depends what sort of Romans you are looking for... :)
by squamatus
Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:22 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Fort at Keswick, Cumbria
Replies: 0
Views: 2734

Roman Fort at Keswick, Cumbria

At last - some evidence of the Romans in the Keswick area.

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/1.232739
by squamatus
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Quite possible. There seems to be a lot of gratutious use of reenactor images for such things these days.

Nick, Heath & our friend Mitch appeared as a line drawing on the back of the Lexx Roman figures boxes - nicked wholesale from a photo on our website. :roll:
by squamatus
Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Well this happened too...
by squamatus
Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??
Replies: 8
Views: 2646

Teutoburger Wald 9 A.D. or Sheffield Fayre 2008??

As a mini homage to all those low (and not so low) budget historical productions that take liberties with authenticity, we took some time out at Sheffield this weekend to mark next year's 2000th anniversary of the massacre of 3 Roman legions by German tribesmen... :lol: Well at least everyone's auth...
by squamatus
Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:04 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: New films in production
Replies: 4
Views: 931

Hopefully they'll use the CGI Centurions from "BattleStar Galactica" rather than bothering with more in depth research. It'll look great!!! :wink:
by squamatus
Thu May 22, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Stanley! A Stanley! (Boaring)
Replies: 7
Views: 1706

This reminds me of a visit to a local architectural salvage business where thay had about a dozen Tamworth piglets running around in a gang. They were like ginger "babes"! Dead cute. :D

Hopefully you'll have some pictures of some of your own to post soon...
by squamatus
Fri May 16, 2008 6:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 4872

...and Rockingham videos

I'd forgotten all about the bloke with the video camera :oops:
by squamatus
Mon May 12, 2008 10:49 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 21
Views: 2880

Customs Officials: One asked me last year at Portsmouth whether I had any knives or weapons in my luggage. Luckily he didn't notice me pause to think about the question before answering! (I wasn't on a re-enactment trip.)
by squamatus
Sat May 10, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 14874

I just came across this accessory on eBay - suitable for all periods, judging from the title, including Klingons!

ANTIQUE BONE HANDLED ROMAN UTILITY KNIFE 1000-4000 AD

Isn't it amazing how many of these genuine items make it to the USA before becoming available to the discerning public?
by squamatus
Wed May 07, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 4872

Late 1st Century Romans at Rockingham 2008

Image

There we were all wrapped up expecting it to be a cold wet weekend... :roll:

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by squamatus
Thu May 01, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 21
Views: 2880

"Craftsman" is usually not on the list. "Shoe Repairer" is, but not "Shoe Maker"! Have a go on one of these price comparison websites and you'll see the choices... :roll: I suppose it's down to the fact that the UK prefers to import from China & the Far East rather ...
by squamatus
Thu May 01, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do you do for a living?
Replies: 21
Views: 2880

What do you do for a living?

Every time I go for motor insurance, they ask what I do for a living. I always struggle to find something on the standard list of recognised occupations which actually describes what I do. I make everything from shoes and leather goods, through to furniture. Does anyone else have this problem?
by squamatus
Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:07 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Rome - Founders Day 2008
Replies: 1
Views: 2836

Rome - Founders Day 2008

In case anyone is wondering who those Romans were on Sky News marching through Rome last weekend, please look at http://www.romantoursuk.com/ We weren't the only Brits there: The Roman Military Research Society, Legio II Augusta, The Colchester Roman Society, and a few others I think were there, joi...
by squamatus
Wed Nov 21, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Hidden Roman mosaic covered cave discovered!
Replies: 5
Views: 2704

Awesome!
by squamatus
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:21 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: What changed with the romans?
Replies: 7
Views: 3797

You could look at some of the various societies who depict different periods. The ESG kit normally covers 43-60 AD or thereabouts. Several other groups are drifting into later period gear, e.g. the Batavians in RMRS and some of The Vicus . Legio VIII went largely into enclosed boots due to this year...
by squamatus
Mon Oct 08, 2007 10:10 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Tripped out 'celts'
Replies: 16
Views: 5668

It's difficult to condense an answer on the "Wall" question into something less than a book, but here goes: :P Reasons to invade Britain: Military prestige for the Emperor; Rumours of valuable natural resources (silver from Cornwall, gold from Wales) Progress: Made it up to about Inverness...
by squamatus
Thu Oct 04, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a scabbard - leather help..
Replies: 7
Views: 1488

I would suggest using veg tan kip side from LePrevo http://www.leprevo.co.uk/hides.html The uppers of little boots on my avatar are made from it (the straw coloured Grade 3 stuff) if you want an idea what colour it is to start with. LePrevo also do dye if you want another colour.
by squamatus
Thu Sep 27, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Middlewich Roman Festival
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

Well we had to do something to fill the time - Our entire auxilia were wiped out with illness, and they'd taken quite a few legionaries with them! Target shooting is okay provided you can hit something. I've a feeling that limb was on the blink for about the last 3 shows as the only thing we could h...
by squamatus
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Middlewich Roman Festival
Replies: 8
Views: 2719

Verdict on Middlewich

What a great show! This was only the third show of the year where it didn't rain on us - althought that downpour right at the end of the day got me good style. At least the tents got away dry for a change! :) We'll be back next year at Rockingham to challenge Comitatus at artillery shooting. (You kn...
by squamatus
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Re-enactment Photographs
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Wow! Romans playing nicely! (Legio VIII & The Vicus)

Thanks for adding the link - I hadn't seen these ones!

Squamatus
by squamatus
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: gladius volo
Replies: 4
Views: 2221

Decent Roman Swords

Try Len Morgan. His swords are spot on. I'm not sure if he does combat quality blades, though. I had a decent pompeii type blade from Paul Binns years ago, then added the handle and scabbard myself, so maybe you could get the blade made and get Len to finish it off for you.

Regards

Squamatus

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