NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XIX, no. xi, November 2009
The Bethlehem Walk at Parkwood Baptist Church in
Annandale will be on December 12-13, and they are wondering who will
participate. Please contact Sam Roberts as soon as possible if
you want to do that one, samrobertsiii AT cox DOT net. "We will
finalize the times but best that your soldiers show up at 3 p.m.
Saturday night and Sunday as well. We have free childcare and dinner
for both the kids being cared for and adults working the event."
Sounds like a good deal!
The Walk Through Bethlehem at the Seventh Day
Adventist HQ will run two weekends, December 12,13,19, and 20, from
6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Remember that 6:30 is when the public comes
pouring in, so be there early enough to be dressed, armored, and at
your post before then!
We'd like to have at least two legionaries for each
show at each place, and more is better. Pick the shows that work
for you and let me know, please! If you haven't done one of these
Christmas shows before, they are not like our usual encampments.
We stay "in character" and do some real crowd control. These are
indoor shows with basic battle kit, but without pila, and sling your
satchel or a haversack for anything you need to carry. Remember
that we are playing the "bad guys", so feel free to let your inner
Grinch shine through. And have fun!
Roman Days is back! June 5-6, 2010, at
Riversdale Mansion in Riverdale, MD. Obviously there are a lot of
tiny details to iron out, but we have a time and place to put on the
calendar. Be there! Thanks to Deb for working with the
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
Castra Lafe, 43 AD, March 18-21, 2010
Hosted by Legio II Augusta, Lafe, Arkansas
Castra Aestivia V Tillsonburg, Ontario Canada May 29 & 30, 2010
(Memorial Day Weekend)
The event is located just south of Tillsonburg in Ontario which is 2
hours drive from Port Huron or 3 hours from Detroit and about 2.5 hours
from Buffalo. The event features military leadership, black smiting,
patrols, drill, archery, pilum, sling and rock throwing competitions at
a recreated Roman marching camp. For more information contact royals1
AT rogers DOT com
There is an event being planned for Fort Ticonderoga in New York State
on October 2-3, 2010, organized by Greek hoplite reenactor Christian
Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain in upstate New York is looking to
put on a Classical time line event. That is to say, the time line would
start in 500 BC and run to 500 AD.
The Fort is interested in a full educational program, with interpreted
camps and lectures. In addition, I would expect that we could arrange
needle felt areas, some patrol scenarios, and some serious
immersion--the Fort has been very gracious in supporting immersion
events for other periods in the past. Most of the staff are, or have
been, reenactors, and they are happy to support us if we support their
Next question--any interest out there? If successful, this would
be an annual event, with a big audience and a great deal of media
attention--at least, that's how all their other events work. I'd like
to use it as a platform to get North Americans eager for Marathon in
2011--but I'd be happy to see Roman and non-Roman impressions as well.
Taken from this thread on RAT: http://www.romanarmytalk.com/rat/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=26904
December-- Walk Through Bethlehem, Seventh Day Adventist
HQ, White Oak, MD
December 12-13-- Bethlehem Walk, Parkwood Baptist Church,
April 17-18, 2010-- Marching Through Time, Marietta
Mansion, Glenn Dale, MD
June 5-6-- ROMAN DAYS
ADLOCVTIO is the Official Newsletter of the Twentieth Legion,
supposedly published on the Ides of each month. I am Quintus, aka
Matthew Amt, the Legion's Commander and Editor of the Newsletter,
matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/