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 site.  


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 Cameron:
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 educational programs.

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: 


   December-- Walk Through Bethlehem, Seventh Day Adventist HQ, White Oak, MD
   December 12-13-- Bethlehem Walk, Parkwood Baptist Church, Annandale, VA
   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,