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Show here your Celtic warrior impression
Quote:What's he doing in Armorcia? More importantly does he know that that is the name of the king of the Picts from AD468-AD498 ? And that he was the inspiration for the Arthurian Sir Tristan? Unless you guys also portray Britannia I'd like to know what he's doing there.

He is portraying a deditice or a gentiles. He could have been a captured warrior on a raid and then found employement in Gaul. At least in the 4th and beginning of the 5th century, warriors of irish stock are quite well documented as serving in Roman units, they are the Attecotti. It is possible that a Pict would have done so, even if there is no full proof of it.
We portray essentially Britons in Northern Gaul, but also insular Britons and neighboring people, be they Picts, Irish, Germanics... So his project is also the occasion to show people how an inhabitant of what is nowadays Scotland would have look.

And he really doesn't care about Tristan or king-who-shall-not-be-named. As long we let him wander on the field with nothing under his tunic saying naughty things he is fine Smile
"O niurt Ambrois ri Frangc ocus Brethan Letha."
"By the strenght of Ambrosius, king of the Franks and the Armorican Bretons."
Lebor Bretnach, Irish manuscript of the Historia Brittonum.
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Agraes / Morcant map Conmail / Benjamin Franckaert
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Quote:
Quote: .... nothing under his tunic saying naughty things ........Smile
Confusedhock: Do you often have people with things under their tunics saying naughty things then.....? Tongue
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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Let me think... I guess that's two thirds of our trouser-clad soldiers :twisted:


I have the project to put on a 5-6th century early irish impression aswell. When Ill be done with my 5th century saxon, 9th century breton, 10th century breton and 11th century breton :wink:
"O niurt Ambrois ri Frangc ocus Brethan Letha."
"By the strenght of Ambrosius, king of the Franks and the Armorican Bretons."
Lebor Bretnach, Irish manuscript of the Historia Brittonum.
[Image: 955d308995.jpg]
Agraes / Morcant map Conmail / Benjamin Franckaert
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Well, who would be likely to get close enough to hear the naughty things being said? No, don't answer. :roll: :lol:
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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Two Pics:
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and harvesting (OK not a warrior, a farmer...):

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Paul Elliott

Legions in Crisis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/17815...d_i=468294

Charting the Third Century military crisis - with a focus on the change in weapons and tactics.
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Very nice, Paul. I also like yout torque Big Grin Also good to see more civilian activities (done by men of military age). We happen to have less of that on most events.
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Jvrjenivs Peregrinvs Magnvs / FEBRVARIVS
A.K.A. Jurjen Draaisma
CORBVLO and Fectio
ALA I BATAVORUM
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Jurjen, my preference is for civilian crafts rather than military, though I do have a shield and spear ready for when the clan is called to war by the chief! I'd like a sword, though, for when I do wear that rich cloak and torc.
Paul Elliott

Legions in Crisis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/17815...d_i=468294

Charting the Third Century military crisis - with a focus on the change in weapons and tactics.
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I'd like a closer look at that hand sickle. I've got that on my to do list for someday in the future, as a part of making bread from seed to crop to harvest to flour to oven.
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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Certainly .. I'll dash out now ....

Its a generic design, not based on a particular British iron-age find. But its a very effective design with a nice long handle. Made by a local blacksmith specialising in the Saxon-Viking period. On my to-do list is getting hold of a rotary quern and grinding my own wheat, not quite so seed to bread as your project though.

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Paul Elliott

Legions in Crisis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/17815...d_i=468294

Charting the Third Century military crisis - with a focus on the change in weapons and tactics.
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Thanks! I'll estimate that the "circle" is about 12" or so, and the handle around 18", with the widest part of the blade being ab out 1 1/2". Is that pretty close? Around 1/8" thick at the unsharpened side back by the base? I'm not trying to hijack the thread, though. My project will take about a year or so to complete, since I have to make the tools to till before I plant, harvest before I thresh, you know. There's always something else to do...not to mention the three or four months for the wheat to come to maturity. Might be able to get a start this Spring. If you'll PM me with an email address, we can move any other questions off line.

We now return you to your Celtic warrior impression thread.
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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That is a nice torque, a member or our group has one that looks very similar If my memory serves me.
Nice impression.
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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Noble Celtic Warrior of the Cenomani, III a.C.

It's not a personal recontruction, but of a friend of mine, of the reenacting group "Suliis as Torc" from Vicenza.

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Gioal Canestrelli "Caturix"

- http://www.evropantiqva.org -
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Nice! Is that deerskin on your cloak? Its hard to make out. I love your mail, with the doubling and leather edging. Nice.
Paul Elliott

Legions in Crisis
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/17815...d_i=468294

Charting the Third Century military crisis - with a focus on the change in weapons and tactics.
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Great impressions, Gioal & Paul!
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
PHILODOX
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Quote:Noble Celtic Warrior of the Cenomani, III a.C.

It's not a personal recontruction, but of a friend of mine, of the reenacting group "Suliis as Torc" from Vicenza.

[Image: vg7sox.jpg]
Hi Caturix.
I saw you at Rome's dies natalis.
i am right?

congratulations anyway.


Ciao! Smile



Edit
oooops i read just now the comment to the photo.
my warrior blog:
http://sardinianwarrior.blogspot.com/
My Sardinian archeology blog: http://archeosardinia.blogspot.com

Alessandro Atzeni. Nuragic, Roman and Medioeval reenactor.

my Family http://memoriaemilites.weebly.com/
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