Imperial Roman sword tactics.

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Imperial Roman sword tactics.

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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby scipioafricanus » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:29 pm

I loved this show along with Mail Call.

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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:32 pm

I haven't watched the video, but I do remember a certain other thread.....

The video is about the show 'Conquest' isn't it? ;) Loved that show.
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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby SoupOrMan » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:03 pm

Roman Legion reenactors. Huh. If I ever joined I'd either take the name "Fabulus Spartalicious" (because of an old in-joke) or that of the Numidian proconsul who had a long career as a rapper "Flavius Flavus."
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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby Old Grafton » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:36 pm

Roman era names? I always laugh at the memory of the scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian"; "This is my good fwend, Biggus Dickus.." :lol:
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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby randy » Mon Jan 11, 2016 6:50 pm

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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby Jered » Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:53 am

Old Grafton wrote:Roman era names? I always laugh at the memory of the scene in Monty Python's "Life of Brian"; "This is my good fwend, Biggus Dickus.." :lol:


So...your father was a woman...

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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby toad » Tue Jan 12, 2016 10:49 pm

Technique:
Not a whole lot is known about how the Imperial troops trained with the gladius but between mentions in documents and trial and error by re-enactors, it has been speculated that they did use the pell to practice thrusts and strokes. It mentions that you didn't want to use an actual steel galdius on the wooden pell but the heavy wooden training sword. Apparently you could break a steel gladius on the rigid and stiff wooden pell.
After the Centurion beat the crap out of you, you would loose pay until the gladius was paid for. A note would be made in your permanent record and you would be mocked. See: Limpus Dickus, Assus Duma, and permanent latrine duty.
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Re: Imperial Roman sword tactics.

Postby Weetabix » Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:17 am

I wonder if they used them differently in America:
Roman sword found in Nova Scotia
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