From the blue theme, these legionaries must have been from the roman house of Scippii. The earlier legions weren't as armored, instead it was leather, steel was only worn by officers. But around 230 BC they revolutionized the uniform and made these guys pretty smart of them too. After they where given better armor, equipment and training, they became one of the most elite fighting forces in the world at the time.
Blue was highly rare in the roman army from what I read if I may just include. The late Pratorians wore a kind of dark purple slash blue but in the end it came down to purple, yellow and white whilst the rest of the army (little this is known) wore mixtures of red and white tunics and scarfs, I say white is occasional cause some men didn't really want to be bothered with dying their tunics. Its off since Romans were well known for their red loving habits but really it was just a preferation in the army. Soo uh... U gents continue your fued if you'd like
Well SOR-RY. I'm just taking a wild guess. I know the romans main color was red because they believed they where the sons of the god mars (of war) but I heard the blue shields are for amphibious assault units. God...
if i was that centurion i would certain members of this cohort on hard labour, this is the roman army, not a holiday in the south of france ! i love the legions, they ruled and there armor ruled harder!
Auxilia were not organic to the regular legions, but they were needed in virtually any serious conflict and were deployed alongside legionnaires so it would make sense to drill with them. Although, I think here the re-enactors don't have the man-power to show things perfectly accurate in regards to organization. Better to include Auxilia in an unusual fashion than not at all. They were crucial, after all.
Actually, by the time of the Marian legions, typical centuries actually only had 80 soldiers. In fact, it is disputed that the word Centuriae is derived from the word "centum" at all. Centuriae meant "company" or "tribe".
How cool... Welll i'm afraid we might not - my Mother has sold her static caravan.We used it so much and no one else bothered - it was like our second home.. now we will have to camp - but you never know -- we like Scarborough and Filey..especially CAyton BAy
Question... do you ever let your stuff be used for stock? My brother-in-law would drool over some of these shots. He created my avatar for me from a picture I sent to him. Now it is on a dragon lance nexis site as the character "Silvara".