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A Roman Legion :)
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XinZhaoOP Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Nice shot! Roma invicta! You gotta love the sun glowing off the armor! 

BTW where did they get the armor? I'm thinking of getting a helmet at least :D If you know please tell! 
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Napoleon11 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
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 :P 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.
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LancastrianKnight Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014  Student Artist
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 =)
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lothar2009 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
"From the blue theme, these legionaries must have been from the roman house of Scippii"

Why? Because it was their colour in computer game, Rome: Total War? If you want to state something about historical feature, use historical sources, not games. Kid.
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Napoleon11 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
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...
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm Lothar didn't mean it personally. His concern is the careless spread of misinformation on the internet. That's how misconceptions come about. 
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XxDemonLordxX Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, I love the color effect on it too.
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MCSpartan105 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
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!

Hold the line!
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MrRat Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011
Haha, Yeah more like asterix and the gaul legion this
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Student General Artist
WOOOOW DID THEY HAVE CAMERAS IN ANCIENT TIMES!?!

;P lol, nice shot! I once wore a Roman helmet + shield and spear, they're quite heavy actually. Especially for a ten year old girl ;) lol
P.S. I'm 16 now, that was a long, long time ago
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MrRat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Haha .Cool.
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Asrath Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student General Artist
yea ^^ it was in a place called 'the Archeon', its in the Netherlands, and you have a reconstructed Roman temple there. :) I really enjoyed it then.
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The-God-Of-Love Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
nice one i love roman soldiers' armor and costume
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MrRat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010
Great - me too
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TybaltC Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009
This must be on the outskirts of the Empire. Not every man is in his armora.
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Kartumandurix Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008
Salve Te!
Good shoot :D

BTW: Romanes Eunt Domus! :D
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Hillfighter Featured By Owner May 14, 2008
Viva Roma!
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MrRat Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
:)
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Ovni-the-UFO Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2008
80 Auxila and Legionairres in the same legion? A little unusual, but I guess I'm just going by a game. XD;

Lorica segementata for the win!
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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. 
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MrRat Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Wouln't know - but i'm pretty sure they know what they're doing.. They seem pretty sure of their history
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bear48 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2007  Professional
sweet
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StrangelyUnoriginal Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
It's a bit small -you can see a centurio, but there aren't 100 people - but the armory looks correct! The centurio has the right helmet and a winestick. ^^ <3 Great photo.
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
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". 
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MrRat Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
You know you're Romans
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cheeseforthesoul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
Haha, boots on the right get the old gear
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MrRat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
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cheeseforthesoul Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2007
eeeh sorry. nm
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Cynisca Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
Salve,
nice shot...!
I was at this same event, will you be there this year....?
Mr Rat....RAT...?
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MrRat Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2007
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
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pwntality Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007
legio 13!!!
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Dessie3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
it thats the whole roman legion i know why they fell. lol :)
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MrRat Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
Yes :lol: So asterix
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Dessie3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2006
so you like german comics too? lol
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Bridgy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
I love this one.

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".
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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
No i haven't but that doesn't mean i wouldn't if asked:)
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Bridgy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
I might show him one of your deviations. HEHEHE. With of course the rule that he would have to ASK... Your stuff is amazing. I know he will love it.
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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
OK no probs
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DiScObEaN Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
nice....i didnt know you could travel thru time...lol
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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2006
:)
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kozywozy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
i think I have seen something about this on the BBC!! :D
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AntonioAndrosiglio Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006   Photographer
ah ah! incredible! do you have plaeyd too much at ROME TOTAL WAR?
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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
Sorry ? What's Rome Total War- a computer game?
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AntonioAndrosiglio Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006   Photographer
ah ah! yes it's a PC game strategy

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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
Any good?
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kozywozy Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
:nod:
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the-evil-wombat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
thats funny, theyre holding theyre sheilds down there and on each side it says leg, when they hold it up does it go arm arm?
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MrRat Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006
:lol: maybe-- haddent seen it like that - but :) now i will
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