NEWSLETTER OF THE TWENTIETH LEGION
Vol. XX, no. viii, August 2010
VIRGINIA SCOTTISH GAMES
The Legion has an invitation to the Virginia
Scottish Games, September 4-5 at Great Meadow Park, The Plains,
We had a pretty good time at that event last year, and so did all the
kids who ground wheat info flour on Allison's hand quern! Hey,
check this out:
The event opens to the public at 9 AM, so best to be
there well before then to set up and get armored. I'll have the
tent and the linen fly there. I have already received a pack of
parking passes and admission wristbands in the mail--please let me know
if you are coming, and I can mail yours to you. I'll have the
leftovers with me at the site, so it should be possible to go
there first when you arrive and pick them up before
parking. Closing is at 5 PM.
The website has the schedule and a site map in pdf
form. We will be in the same area as last year ("Living History"
on the map), though it's possible they'll have us park in a different
area. Also expected is a contingent from Legio IX Hispana,
though they may be in British/Caledonian guise. (We will treat
them in a civilized manner, of course!)
The location is 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains,
VA 20198. It is just south of I-66 about 10 miles west of
Oh, remember that the ostensible scenario for the
weekend is the invasion of Scotland ("Caledonia", to us!) under
Agricola in 83 AD. You may want to bone up on the Battle of Mons
Graupius, but no need for any significant changes in our gear or
general "nuts and bolts" information. If the weather isn't wet,
I'll bring my Osprey book on the subject (Thanks, Richard!), and a
British Ordinance Survey map of Roman Britain. See you there!
Alec Cunningham has information on a number of other
Celtic/Scottish festivals, so contact him if you are up for any of
Williamsburg Highland Festival, October 2
Richmond Highland Games and Celtic Festival, October 23-24
HISTORY CHANNEL FILMING
Got a call from Robert Booth of Lion TV in New
York. His company is supposed to be filming a segment for the
History Channel on the Roman testudo, and he needs legionaries.
The date will be September 5, which unfortunately conflicts with the
Virginia Scottish Games. The site has yet to be determined, but
will probably be in New Jersey. He mentioned the old myth of
driving a chariot over a testudo, and said that they plan to have a
chariot there but will NOT be driving it on our heads. There will
also be compensation, and lunch.
That's about all I've got! I told him I'd pass
the word on to the troops. IF you are interested and would like
more details, best to contact Rob directly at 203-241-9642 (cell) or
On Saturday September 11 the Legion will participate
at Hartwood Days, a community fair hosted by the local Boy Scouts troop
near Fredericksburg, VA. There will be improvements to the site
arrangement and facilities based on feedback from last year!
(We'll be more accessible to the crowd, there will be more toilets,
etc.) The event is free to the public from 9 AM to 5 PM,
and more details can be found on the website: http://www.hartwooddays.org
The address is 25 Hartwood Road, Fredericksburg, VA
22406. Take I-95 south towards Fredericksburg, VA, and take Exit
133 onto Route 17 north. Go about 5 miles, and fork right onto
Hartwood Rd. I'm not sure exactly where we will be setting up,
but I'll try to find out. Otherwise, play it by ear!
Parking will probably be in the elementary school lot like last year.
MORE DISTANT EVENTS
Roman and Barbarian friends,
You are all cordially invited to our next event!
Leg VI Host
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Roper Mountain Science Center
402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, South Carolina 29615, 864-355-8900
http://www.LEGVI.com for updates and
info as it comes available!
Leg VI is proud to announce that we have been selected for a "2nd
Saturday" Event at the Roper mountain Science Center in Greenville,
SC! The event will be a "mini-castra" with 800 to 1200 students
and parents coming out to see the glory that was Rome. All Roman
Re-enactors are invited to attend. We would like civilian,
barbarian, and Gladiator impressions too, as we have space for the
Arena, Camp display, Drill area, Artillery display, engineering
display, SOTW, and some supporting events hosted by students and Roper
This is a Max Effort event for Leg VI and Leg XI.
Tentative Schedule: Arrive Friday afternoon for setup, event
begins Saturday 10 am, concludes at 4 PM. Teardown that night or
Sunday morning. Short, sweet, and to the point. Saturday
evening we will have a jollification somewhere! Command Hotel TBA.
If you have a display to set up, let us know in advance so we can plan
it into the event.
Rusty Myers, JustusLonginus AT aol DOT com
MILITARY HISTORY WEEKEND, Williamsburg, VA
I've been contacted a few times about this annual event, being held
this year on October 15-17. It includes wargaming, military
modeling, talks and book signings by veterans, historical
demonstrations, and more. They'd love to get a few Romans.
For more details, contact Michael Harter at michael.harter AT
casematepublishing DOT com, or visit the website at http://www.mhwshow.com/
September 4-5 --Virginia Scottish Games
September 11 --Hartwood Days Fair, Fredericksburg, VA
May 14-15, 2011 --Roman Days, Riversdale Mansion,
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