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Roman Events / Military Through the Ages 2019
« Last post by Decimvs on December 29, 2018, 04:50:17 PM »
Military Through the Ages 2019
This event is really great—one of THE Best historical times lines in the country!

Witness the evolution of military power through the centuries on March 19 and 20, when reenactors depicting soldiers throughout history come together for Jamestown Settlement’s time-honored “Military Through the Ages.”

This chronological display of military history has been held each year at Jamestown Settlement since 1984. This year’s timeline event features depictions from the Ancient Greeks through modern times.

In the course of one weekend – from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday – visitors can experience the past and present as reenactors show how uniforms, weapons and military tactics evolved throughout the centuries. The event also showcases a variety of military vehicles and equipment. Visitors can interact with reenactors to learn how soldiers throughout time dressed and armed themselves, as well as how they were fed and housed in times of war.

Timeline from the Roman Legion to the Virginia Army National Guard
Reenactors will portray soldiers and military encounters from The Greeks, to the Roman (us!), the medieval period, Hundred Years’ War, War of the Roses, French and Indian War, American Revolution, War of 1812, and American Civil War. Reenactors depicting World Wars I and II, and the Vietnam War will visitors through the 20th century. The Virginia Army National Guard will represent the present.

Artillery, Children’s Parade, Military Pass-in-Review

A Comparative artillery-firing demonstrations will be presented on Saturday and Sunday, with weapons ranging from a 17th-century swivel gun to a modern-day howitzer.

A cannon salute near military demonstration field Saturday will mark the beginning of a children’s parade. There, young “troops” can march through the re-created colonial fort and campsites to formally present ribbons to each of the participating military units.

A military pass-in-review will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday and will feature recognition of reenactor units judged on camp sites, clothing and cooking presentations, and field demonstrations.
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Roman Events / Re: Work Party
« Last post by Lucius Sallustius Plautus on July 07, 2017, 05:14:30 PM »
Is there another date in July we could be looking at for the work party?
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Roman Events / Work Party
« Last post by Marcus Equitius Lentulus on May 25, 2017, 11:01:05 PM »
June 25 is the projected date to begin work on building a Roman watchtower (turris) at Roman Times site in Maryland.
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Roman Events / Military Through the Ages
« Last post by Decimvs on November 11, 2015, 11:57:22 AM »
This is THE PREMIERÉ Living History event on the East Coast. Legio IX is honored to participate in MTA! Max turnout event please.
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Roman Events / Castra Work Party
« Last post by Decimvs on May 26, 2015, 05:57:29 PM »
Castra Work Day June 20, 2015. Start at 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Setting posts for walls.

Bring your kit and stuff for breaks in between.
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AAR (After-Action Reports) / August 9, Fabrica: Shield Painting Party
« Last post by Decimvs on August 10, 2014, 11:23:39 AM »
Shield Painting Party
Worked out pretty good and even with only 3 people we got a lot done. I got there later and then had to go for awhile, see my college mentor, but before I got back Gaius had had to cut out to return to his beautiful and gracious wife. I worked with Marcus until it got dark and there was only one, I think, scutum to finish up the areas we were painting on.

Frater, we are going to need MORE people to help finish this up before Roman Days. Marcus is thinking the Saturday after labor day.
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AAR (After-Action Reports) / August 3, Immersion Event
« Last post by Decimvs on August 10, 2014, 11:14:17 AM »
So, there 4 of us. It was good. A simple day long event with a hike, some gear work and experimentation and food. Oh, and comradeship. I am sure the centurio or optio could add more to this narrative. Attending:
  • Caius Vorenus (Rob)
  • M. Lentulus (Mark)
  • Postumus (Alec)
  • Varianus (Marsh)

We had a good time and talked a lot with Mike, our host. Again, I am sure others can add more than I.  yoy
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Roman Events / Re: Immersion/Work Party
« Last post by Marcus Equitius Lentulus on July 28, 2014, 04:29:37 PM »
I plan to be at the event. Do I need to bring anything extra?
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Building talk / Re: Civilian area
« Last post by Decimvs on July 23, 2014, 08:56:24 PM »
Let's get something built first.
Can I kindly disagree? Do you think the civilians are going to come out and do ANYTHING if there's nothing for them? We need to help them organize. I see this all the time -- groups wait and lose their momentum... you have to drive on... recruiting, and doing things and keeping people's interests up... w@w

If we don't encourage and nurture the civilian side, it will die and the army side will wither when the miles cannot come out because "mama" isn't going... For a start, just discussing this will help them focus, because I really doubt they will want to come do manual labor on the castra. See what I mean? /g/
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Building talk / Re: Castra plans?
« Last post by Decimvs on July 23, 2014, 05:11:41 PM »
Walls made of wattling
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