NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XVI, no. xii, December 2006
NEW EMAIL ADDRESS
Most of you have already heard that I have a new
email address, matthew_amt AT yahoo DOT com. Please remove the
usuhs.mil address from your links and address books. Switching
over has been less than fun, and I am getting a lot of "bounced"
emails. So if you aren't reading this (har har) or are seeing it
on the website and wonder why it didn't come to your email inbox, it's
because your machine no longer wants to talk to my machine. My
apologies, but there doesn't seem to be much else I can do. Make
sure you have my new address in your address book, or otherwise make it
"acceptable" to your spam filters and such. Adlocvtio is by
definition a mass mailing from a Yahoo account, so many systems will
consider it junk mail. (Even the really good issues!
Harrumph...) If there is no way to make your system accept
mail from me, the only alternative is to read the newsletter at the
website when I get around to putting it there. Sorry about that!
MARCHING THROUGH TIME
April 14-15, 2007 is the next MTT at Marietta
Mansion. This year there's a twist: Your Beloved Commander is
deserting! Yes, I'll be leading a Bronze Age contingent, leaving
you poor rusting Romans to fend for yourselves. You'll
survive. Anyways, I'll be in the next camp if there's a disaster
of some sort. Oh, and I'm taking Dan Z. with
me. The remaining legionaries can elect an ad hoc leader,
or I'll stick Aulus with the job. As a side benefit, the Bronze
Age camp will probably also be absorbing the former Iron Age Celts, so
you won't be pestered by them (as much!). Susan Wolfe is
sending me the Legion's application form, and I'm happy to take care of
that as usual, plus I can still haul the tent and other camp gear if
necessary. Everything else should be pretty much the same
as always. More details to follow.
As a shameless plug, more information about the
Bronze Age camp at MTT, and the Bronze Age in general, can be found at
EQUIPMENT FOR SALE
Mike Cope has decided to sell off a few pieces of
gear, since he has two or three of most things. Contact him for
details and haggling. All items are
well-maintained and in great condition, and "Legio XX Approved".
--Corbridge type A lorica segmentata made by Joe Piela of Lonely
Mountain Forge, $500.
--Museum Replicas Pompeii gladius, $350. Mike replaced the whole
hilt and added openwork decoration to the scabbard. Second from
right in this photo: http://www.larp.com/legioxx/gladii3.jpg
--Mainz/Fulham type gladius, prototype blade from Albion Armorers, hilt
and scabbard by Mike, $250.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
From Rusty Myers, Legio VI Ferrata:
Pompeii Dies Pro Vesuvius: Pompeii, the Day Before Vesuvius
February 2-4, Mobile, Alabama
We have been contacted by the Exploreum Museum
(www.exploreum.net) regarding hosting an event February 2-4, 2007, in
conjunction with the US Premier of the Pompeii Exhibit opening at the
Museum in Mobile, Alabama.
Essentially this would be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday
event, so we would look to a Late Thursday/early Friday arrival
time. The museum is looking at assisting re-enactors with
reimbursement for travel, very low hotel rates for those who need to
hotel ($55-$75 at a brand new Renaissance Marriot which is re-opening
in conjunction with the Pompeii Exhibit). A feast Saturday
evening, and most importantly:
Free admission to actually see the Pompeii Exhibit
(perhaps with a private guide). This exhibit will be touring the US in
2007 and I believe will only be at about 4 locations nationwide, so
that is a unique opportunity! The event would be hosted at the
USS Alabama State Park (www.ussalabama.com) which also has a number of
attractions many of us would find interesting. We will be able to
stay onsite, camp, and cook. Think of it as Nashville, with a
Battleship, and events for the re-enactors, plus a chance to see the
Basically I need to know how many folks are
interested! Pretty much any Roman impression will be welcome, as
we will be taking the Castra Romana Marketplace and plan to have a
large soldiers camp, a market, and other Roman related events.
Soldiers? Civilians? Senators? Vendors? I do not need
a commitment now, just rough numbers for planning. Please shoot
me an email at justuslonginus AT aol DOT com with numbers or ideas.
Tim Gallagher is investigating the possibility of
renting a bus for the trip to Mobile. It will cost about $100 per
person round trip. The bus will leave from Frederick, Maryland EARLY on
Friday, Feb. 2, and will return on Sunday the 4th.
Presumably Tim needs a certain number of people to
commit to this for the deal to go through. If you are interested in
getting in on this, contact him directly: spqr753 AT msn DOT com,
or call 301-831-3994.
This is just transport, mind you, though you should
be able to pack along all your weapons and gear without trouble. Tim
says that hotels in Mobile run as cheap as $40 per night, but they are
filling up fast. Note that folks from farther afield would have
to travel to Frederick to catch the bus.
If you get an email for a new site called
"friendsreenacted.net", it may be best to delete it. Apparently
only registered members can get access to the site, and at some point
it begins to ask for bank information! Cute…
January 6, 2007 --Legio XX Workshop at Roger and JJ
Moskey's house, 10 to 5
February 3 --Legio XX Workshop, ditto
February 24 --Lupercalia Party at Richard and Allison
April 14-15 --Marching Through Time, Marietta Mansion, MD
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,
yahoo DOT com, http://www.larp.com/legioxx/.