Legionnaires and craftsmen of Römergruppe Pfünz at their campsite. Members of this reenactment society demonstrated the work of various craftsmen during Roman times in Germany. The legionnaires of the unit participated in field exercises alongside several other legions at the annual Roman gathering in Aalen on 23rd and 24th September 2000. The unit also showed beautifully made replicas of Roman Scorpio and Onager catapults, different types of arrowheads, shields, body armour and other personal equipment carried by the Roman legionnaire. Members of the unit were always on hand to answer the many questions asked by a very interested audience.
- Roman Gathering at Kohorten-Kastell Aalen, 23.-24.09.2000
Roman shields and body armour
Working model of the Roman Onager catapult
Onager catapult for stone and incendiary projectiles
Scorpio, small boltthrower
Arrows used by Roman auxiliary archers
Armour piercing arrowheads
Jugs, pots, cups and candle holders made by the figulus (potter)
Roman amphores and food storage containers
The turner preparing the tool
The turner at work on the lathe
Wooden bowls and balls
Wooden boards are sawn out of a tree
A day’s work for the tignarius (carpenter): beams hewn out of large trees
Römergruppe Pfünz participates in several Roman gatherings and reenactment events during the summer months.