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RAT Round-Up 2003 - Xanten - 21&22 June 2003
#16
Many thanks for your efforts. Mainly if we get successes to attend this festival sooner or later.<br>
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Opifex<br>
www.gladiator.hu <p></p><i></i>
Collegium Gladiatorium Hungary
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#17
First part of the travelogue is online: [url=http://www.romanarmy.com/Content/Travelogue/Travelogue_XantenJO2003/Gladiators/Travelogue_XantenJO2003_GLAD.htm" target="top]Games[/url] <p>Greets<br>
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Jasper</p><i>Edited by: <A HREF=http://pub45.ezboard.com/bromanarmytalk.showUserPublicProfile?gid=jasperoorthuys>Jasper Oorthuys</A> at: 6/24/03 9:05 am<br></i>
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#18
xanten games<br>
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coulnt get your link to work - does this one? <p><br>
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#19
I put that message up right after uploading. It usually takes fifteen minutes or so. So they both work now <p>Greets<br>
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Jasper</p><i></i>
Greets!

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#20
cool!<br>
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looks like you had a good time there - its good to see the ampitheatre full of people - was empty when I went there! <p><br>
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#21
And the [url=http://www.romanarmy.com/Content/Travelogue/Travelogue_XantenJO2003/Military/Travelogue_XantenJO2003_MIL.htm" target="top]'Swords'[/url] page is up. Only the main story to go now. Be warned: heavy on the pictures! <p>Greets<br>
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Jasper</p><i></i>
Greets!

Jasper Oorthuys
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#22
Great pics Jasper,<br>
Nice quality, digital camera?<br>
Alas, I'm unable to open your video files though, what program do I need to read a .wmv file with?<br>
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What was the RAT-part in this event? I remember asking around last winter, but somehow it never materialised. Or did that have to do with either Iraq or a certain meber being banned? I seriously consider switching from Kalkriese next year to Xanten, but only if there's some show to join. Were we invited by Xanten as RAT, or did everyone go as a spectator or a part of their society?<br>
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Also, I'd very happy if can you tell me what groups these Late Roman belong to? I want to get in touch with them.<br>
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Valete,<br>
Valerius/Robert <p></p><i></i>
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#23
Hi Robert,<br>
Yup, that's a Dimage 7HI, works like a charm for this kind of thing<br>
The wmv files can be viewed with Windows Media Player.<br>
In the end, we had no real part in the event, apparently the organisers had had a big cut in the budget and thought they couldn't afford us. Great pity, but some RAT-ers were around (got some pics for the overall travelogue). They were all there as part of their own groups or visitors.<br>
The next event will be in 2005 (NOT 2004) and we may try to get in then.<br>
As to the late Romans, I'm not really sure who they belonged to, they were walking freely about the place. Possibly they belonged to Vigila Romana Vindriacum. <p>Greets<br>
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Jasper</p><i></i>
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Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
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#24
2005? OK, we'll talk again in a year'ss time about it, then..<br>
I've checked the site of the Vigila Romana Vindriacum, but they don't seem to do Late Roman stuff. matbe it was the Pedites Singvlares, who do 3rd c., but the guys in your pic wore a much later outfit. Of the Populares Vindeucenses I could find nothing, nor of the Germania Projekt.<br>
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Anyone? <p></p><i></i>
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#25
Robert, here's what I know about the politics of Xaanten 03. I had originally volunteered, free of charge to Xaanten and RAT, all of my/LEG XIIII Roman resources to include canvas shop/information tent, 3 Roman leather tents, catapult, cataphract armor/horse, loads of camp equippage and furniture, and up to 50 complete Roman impressions from republican to 5th century AD. All of my troops were in Iraq anyway so thought this would be a great way to get non reenactor RAT people involved. All seemed to be going fine until I got a call from Jenny saying that the Xanten organizers would not allow me to participate. I found this quite shocking because it was largely my group and Junkelmann that got this event going in the first place. There was nobody else but us back then. I originally thought this was just the typical German, anti-foreigner hatred anyone living in Germany knows and expects, but I later found out that the leader of a quite local, and prominent group didn't like being upstaged by our American group at past events (which can field over 40 men to his usual 15, despite all his money), and had used his influence with the organizers to keep our group/me out of the event. This same individual tried to do the same thing at another event, and for this and other reasons has been kicked out. I was told this by the organizer himself.<br>
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Anyway, we should have the same RAT roundup at Trier in 2004. I will make everything available as offered before. Lets have RAT this time on a real Roman archaeological site (the Imperial baths of Trier), instead of a mickey mouse, fake, cinderblock Roman amusement park run by n_____, ahem, I mean, uninhibited Germans. Unfortunately, the same back-stabbing petty politics that has infected the Roman hobby in Britain has migrated here. At least the instigator won't be at Trier. What ingratitude, they would probably still be prancing around at Fasching parades/carnivals in their Hollywood Roman costumes, with more tribunes than legionaries, if I had not helped them get authentic, and this is the thanks I get. Now I know how Varus felt.<br>
Dan<br>
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#26
OK, time for ... Xanten 2005. <p></p><i></i>
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