Roman Legion VI Victrix

I. ROEMERKOHORTE OPLADEN

Legionnaires of Roman Legion VI Victrix, 1. Römerkohorte Opladen

Legionnaires of I. ROEMERKOHORTE OPLADEN during the Roman encampment at Aalen, 24th September 2000. Centurio Klaus Schwab commanded a mixed unit of legionnaires and auxiliary soldiers at this event. The soldiers demonstrated basic infantry drills and they participated in a mock battle between an advancing line of heavy infantry versus opposing skirmishers. Roemerkohorte Opladen also owns and operates a reproduction of a Roman Balista. The weapon is capable of throwing large stone balls at enemy formations, although wooden training projectiles were used at Aalen. Throughout the day the Centurio, Optio, Signifer, Horn-blower, Medicus and regular legionnaires were on hand to answer the many questions about their personal equipment and the life and times of a Roman soldier.

Events

Pictures

Leather tents of the I. Cohort

Leather tents of the I. Cohort

Signifer with round shield and wolfskin cloak

Signifer with round shield and wolfskin cloak

Cornicen (Hornist) putting on his wolfskin cloak

Cornicen (Hornist) putting on his wolfskin cloak

Cornicen, legionnaires and Centurio in front of their tents

Cornicen, legionnaires and Centurio in front of their tents

Signifer, cornicen and legionnaires on the drill ground at Aalen

Signifer, cornicen and legionnaires on the drill ground at Aalen

Balista of the I. Cohort

Balista of the I. Cohort

Signifer, Horn-blower and Centurio deployed at the Balista

Signifer, Horn-blower and Centurio deployed at the Balista

Signifer, Horn-blower, Optio and Auxilia deployed at the Balista

Signifer, Horn-blower, Optio and Auxilia deployed at the Balista

Legionnaires and Auxilia marching off the drill ground at Aalen

Legionnaires and Auxilia marching off the drill ground at Aalen

Legionary shields, Pila spears and helmets at left; Signum, Vexillum, horn and round shields at right

Legionary shields, Pila spears and helmets at left; Signum, Vexillum, horn and round shields at right

Operating tools and medical supplies used by the Medicus

Operating tools and medical supplies used by the Medicus

Auxiliary soldier packing his gear

Auxiliary soldier packing his gear

Shields displayed in front of the camp

Shields displayed in front of the camp

Shield and Lorica Segmentata body armour

Shield and Lorica Segmentata body armour

Contact

Klaus Schwab
I. ROEMERKOHORTE OPLADEN
Paulstraße 3
51379 Leverkusen
Germany

I. ROEMERKOHORTE OPLADEN seeks additional recruits. Anyone interested in joining or supporting the unit, please contact Centurio Klaus Schwab.

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