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14th/15th August - Hardwick Country Park
#1
This coming wekend, the 14/15 August, Comitatus are going to Hardwick Country Park near Sedgefield. The Romans are leaving Britain, again!

We are not too sure what is going on. The organiser has booked various Roman things and is still changing our arena etc. Having agreed to do cavalry, infantry artillery and living history currently we we don't have the room to anything, but things may change :roll:

At worst come and watch the horses walk around, and the infantry mime shooting bows, and wave at the campsite you cannot reach Big Grin

At best watch the skills of the cavalry, marvel at the infantry, and enjoy the tented encampment.
John Conyard

York

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#2
Brennivs mentioned this on the recent Plumbata thread.

Hoping to catch this as I pass through on my way oop North... Big Grin
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#3
As i'll be there again this year (and this time,in kit Confusedhock: ),i'll wander on over your way,if that's all right,and chew the cud for a while,just look for an Optio with a confused look on his face :lol: .
Iain Victory is Mine..stewie griffin
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#4
You would be welcome. What period are you doing? Are you with the "celts"? I'll be near the big tent with the horse parked outside. We can share a cup of wine.
John Conyard

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#5
Thanks very much! Big Grin lol: ) and an Optio of the Numerus Concangiensium,circa 400 C.E,i might just take you up on the wine offer but i'll have to "manipulate" my vow of abstinence first :wink: ,looking forward to it all.
Iain Victory is Mine..stewie griffin
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#6
Ioannes you better keep of the wine Big Grin lol: :lol: should be a great weekend. I may even turn up in late kit but I love my Falx too much Big Grin
Vindex up to now there will be an arena set up for the displays as well as Roman, Celts they is also Maximvs drilling the younger soldiers and a Potter. We will be doing a Artillary display and talks on Artillary, Medicne, Arms N Armour we have a Calvary man doing a demonstration on horsemanship. I might be doing a bit of armouery and might borrow a sword from Steve my mate and do a talk on swords Big Grin D D
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#7
Never thought I would see the day you needed to borrow a sword from anyone Tony!
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#8
Are yes Gaivs but since I made them and they too my knowledge the only ones in Brittania a chance for the public to see other types of swords used with in the Army Big Grin wink:
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#9
Here is a website advertising the event Big Grin
http://www.thisisdurham.com/site/whats- ... rn-p471911
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#10
Thank you for the info.

Hopefully get there some time on Sunday...hope the weather forecast improves Sad
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#11
Quote:Ioannes you better keep of the wine Big Grin lol: :lol: should be a great weekend. I may even turn up in late kit but I love my Falx too much Big Grin
Vindex up to now there will be an arena set up for the displays as well as Roman, Celts they is also Maximvs drilling the younger soldiers and a Potter. We will be doing a Artillary display and talks on Artillary, Medicne, Arms N Armour we have a Calvary man doing a demonstration on horsemanship. I might be doing a bit of armouery and might borrow a sword from Steve my mate and do a talk on swords Big Grin D D
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Hi,Brennivs Big Grin lol: .If you want to swing the Falx around AND turn up in late kit,well,there was a unit under the Magister Militum Praesentalis in Asia Minor,titled Falchovarii,which might (possibly) have used the Falx (but don't quote me on the day :wink: ).
Iain Victory is Mine..stewie griffin
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#12
Hope you guys are getting the good weather there. The sun has come back here after a few days of absence.....! Big Grin
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#13
My thanks to Tony Drake (brennivs), John Conyard and member's of their respective teams for answering all my questions at the weekend...however, it has just raised more!! Lots of food for thought.
Moi Watson

Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Merlot in one hand, Cigar in the other; body thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and screaming "WOO HOO, what a ride!
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#14
Gaivs thanks for thinking of us Big Grin D D Lovely park to walk round will upload pictures asap.
Lost two bolts in the nettles and yes I went looking for them in a tunic and Calligi :lol: :lol:
Vindex will send the Plumbata info through works internal post Vey nice to see you there Big Grin D
Regards Brennivs Big Grin
Woe Ye The Vanquished
                     Brennvs 390 BC
When you have all this why do you envy our mud huts
                     Caratacvs
Centvrio Brennivs COH I Dacorivm (Roma Antiqvia)
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#15
The weather was merciful and we were certainly kept busy during the day with lots of shows and people around the campsite.

The photo below is me and Murph Smile
And also a nice one of some archery.

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Amy Wallace

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