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Show here your Roman soldier impression
#61
SALVE<br>
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This is Faventianus OPTIMUS MAXIMUS MILITES LEGIONIS SEPTIMAE GEMINAE FELICIS img78.photobucket.com/alb...coolus.jpg<br>
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<img src="http://img78.photobucket.com/albums/v342/avitianus/Ivan-coolus.jpg" style="border:0;"/><br>
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Aitor: Can you put here my soldier unarmored impression at Veleia, please? <p></p><i></i>
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#62
Lucius,<br>
Your wish is my command!<br>
<img src="http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tribunus/Lucius-1.jpg" style="border:0;"/><img src="http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tribunus/Lucisu-2.jpg" style="border:0;"/><br>
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BTW, did you receive my last e-mail?<br>
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Aitor <p></p><i></i>
It\'s all an accident, an accident of hands. Mine, others, all without mind, from one extreme to another, but neither works nor will ever.

Rolf Steiner
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#63
Thanks, yes i do. <p></p><i></i>
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#64
Either too big or too small...<br>
Here is a detail, so you can see some of the equipment!<br>
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<img src="http://img36.photobucket.com/albums/v110/tribunus/Lucius-3.jpg" style="border:0;"/><br>
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Aitor <p></p><i></i>
It\'s all an accident, an accident of hands. Mine, others, all without mind, from one extreme to another, but neither works nor will ever.

Rolf Steiner
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#65
Here's me about a year ago, as an 11th century Byzantine honour guard at a friend's wedding.<br>
www.geocities.com/egfroth...dding1.jpg and www.geocities.com/egfroth...edding.jpg<br>
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Oh, and yes, that IS Roma in the background!<br>
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#66
It was surely a very interesting wedding (unlike most ones! )!<br>
Egfroth, could we see colesr views of your lamellar cuirass and your shoes?<br>
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Aitor <p></p><i></i>
It\'s all an accident, an accident of hands. Mine, others, all without mind, from one extreme to another, but neither works nor will ever.

Rolf Steiner
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#67
Yes, it was a very interesting wedding, in the centre of Rome, about 10 minutes walk from the Colosseum, at the church of Santa Maria in Ara Coeli, right next to the palace of Vittore Emmanuele, about 100 steps above street level.<br>
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The groom is a real Byzantine fanatic, and he invited me to fly all the way from Australia to be in his honour guard at the wedding. How could I resist?<br>
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The klivanion is of the type known as "banded lamellar", as shown in several contemporary representations at www.geocities.com/egfroth...6424880530 and is a variant of a reconstruction by Dr Timothy Dawson, as at www.levantia.com.au/military/KKK.html<br>
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Detailed photos - these are hosted by angelfire, and unfortunately you have to copy and past the URL into the address bar (angelfire won't let you link directly from other servers' sites). They were taken while the klivanion was still under construction.<br>
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The first is from the front and a little above, and shows the lacing pattern - angelfire.com/empire/egfroth/MyLamellar2.jpg and the second angelfire.com/empire/egfroth/MyLamellar6.jpg gives a clearer picture.<br>
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There is a secondary lacing system at the back, in case the front laces get cut, and also to help prevent the rows of lamellae from opening up like a "venetian blind". I took the photo when the lacing had just begun, but you can get the idea of how it works, at angelfire.com/empire/egfroth/MyLamBack1.jpg<br>
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I portray an 11th century Anglo-Norse Varangian Guardsman, and my equipment is a mish-mash of English and Byzantine gear, as you'd expect of a Varangian. My shoes are from an original found in York, as shown at members.ozemail.com.au/~c...ction.html <p></p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://p200.ezboard.com/bromanarmytalk.showUserPublicProfile?gid=egfroth>Egfroth</A> at: 9/3/04 2:21 pm<br></i>
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#68
Ave!<br>
Here is my late Roman impression. My unit reenacts the Secunda Britannica, a unit garrisoned in Britain in the late period. My impression is incomplete for now, as we are just getting started, and the camera I borrowed to make these photos was not so good, so I apologize for the poor quality of the photo. As I build more of my armour and equipment, I will make new photos and replace this one, or I will have a photo made with my buddy Tom/Cavetus when he gets his kit finished. <img src="http://www.photobucket.com/albums/v384/Lucius68/Lucius3.jpg" style="border:0;"/> <p>Lucius Aurelius Metellus, miles gregarius, Secunda Brittanica</p><i></i>
Lucius Aurelius Metellus
a.k.a. Jeffrey L. Greene
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#69
Lookin' very nice, Lucius.<br>
How did you make the clavii and orbiculi? On Segontium I read something about "tapestry"?<br>
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Did you cut it from some patterned cloth?<br>
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Valete,<br>
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Chariovalda <p></p><i></i>
Andreas Baede
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#70
Hi Lucius,<br>
That looks fine! What buckle is that - it looks like a replica of the one found at Colchester?<br>
Do you people have a website yet?<br>
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Valete,<br>
Valerius/Robert<br>
[url=http://www.fectio.org.uk/" target="top]FECTIO[/url] <p></p><i></i>
Robert Vermaat
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FECTIO Late Romans
THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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#71
Robert,<br>
The buckle and fittings come from Raymond the Quiet (Alburquerque) They do not make a set and, moreover, they lack strap-end and suspension rings. I made a new strap-end for our belt, but Lucius has combined chip-carved fittings with earlier propellers...<br>
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Aitor <p></p><i></i>
It\'s all an accident, an accident of hands. Mine, others, all without mind, from one extreme to another, but neither works nor will ever.

Rolf Steiner
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#72
Hi Robert and Chariovalda,<br>
Thanks for your kind words! I do not know what historical buckle mine is based upon, but as Aitor said, it is indeed from Raymond's Quiet Press. I have seen similar examples of it in Bishop & Coulston (I <em>think</em>that is where I saw it). The bail is in the form of two stylized dolphins, nose-to-nose.<br>
Chariovalda, yes, the clavii and the orbiculi are made of a patterned woven wool brocade/tapestry fabric. I had read somewhere that the Romans predominantly used patterned materials for their clavii and orbiculi/tabulae, so I wanted to do the same on my tunic. This was the closest thing to a Roman style pattern, or something I thought they might have liked, that I could find, which was readily available.<br>
Robert, yes, we have a web site, but it is still in its beginning stages, and we have yet to post any photos of ourselves on it, but maybe that will change soon. You can view it at: [url=http://www.kylosa.com/Hosting/Warriors_Home/Secunda.html" target="top]www.kylosa.com/Hosting/Warriors_Home/Secunda.html[/url]<br>
I am working hard to build my impression, it isn't perfect, nor is it yet complete, as I still have a long way to go, and much to learn, but it is my beginning.<br>
<p>Lucius Aurelius Metellus, miles gregarius, Secunda Brittanica</p><i></i>
Lucius Aurelius Metellus
a.k.a. Jeffrey L. Greene
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#73
Hi Lucius,<br>
Now you mention ray I recognise the Champdolent-type buckle (look [url=http://www.fectio.org.uk/groep/hwb/fig12.htm" target="top]here[/url] for a distribution ma). I have his Oudenburg-type buckle and plates, very nice (but Aitor knows the drawbacks). I think my next one may be an even broader one found here in The Netherlands (found in Rhenen, it's also shown in Southern&Dixon, plate xv). This one is from 'outside the Empire' and will definately look gaudy. As a matter of fact, I have a possibility to ask two fellas to make any buckle I want, and I plan to ask several fellow-Late Romans what they'd like..<br>
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Your impression looks very good to me, even at this early satge! I seem to recognise a figure from plate B in Osprey's 'Late Roman Infantryman'?<br>
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Valete,<br>
Valerius/Robert <p></p><i></i>
Robert Vermaat
MODERATOR
FECTIO Late Romans
THE CAUSE OF WAR MUST BE JUST
(Maurikios-Strategikon, book VIII.2: Maxim 12)
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#74
Thank you Robert!<br>
Yes, the model for my impression did indeed come from that book, although my inspiration was Plate "F" rather than "B", though the figures in Plate "B" are very nice too, but they are a bit early for the period of my unit.<br>
I think that is wonderful about the two guys being able to make any buckle you would like. I am such an amateur still, that I don't know much about all of the different buckles, and wouldn't be able to choose any certain one for myself, I think they are all beautiful! For me, it would be more of a case of "I'll take one of this one, one of that one, and one of that one...etc."<br>
I have been thinking of making a new belt, a wider one similar to the one shown on the Segontium group made by Nodge Nolan, and also similar to Aitor's, but how wide would you recommend the belt to be? I was also considering making the fittings myself from sheet brass, and just buying the buckle and tip.<br>
As for the shield discussion on the other thread, yes, I was referring to the reenactment group Britannia's web site. <p>Lucius Aurelius Metellus, miles gregarius, Secunda Brittanica</p><i></i>
Lucius Aurelius Metellus
a.k.a. Jeffrey L. Greene
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#75
Quote:</em></strong><hr>I think my next one may be an even broader one found here in The Netherlands (found in Rhenen, it's also shown in Southern&Dixon, plate xv)<hr><br>
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Robert, you dirty rotten scoundrel! I wanted to have one of those made! Grrr...<br>
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Well, first off to Leiden for some pictures... <p></p><i></i>
Andreas Baede
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