Ladies and Gents,
It is with great sadness I must announce that Castra Romana 2017 is canceled. A series of unfortunate events has struck that have proven insurmountable. As many of you know, SOTW underwrote Castra (and all that Legio VI gear) for years. Since in only made money one year, any loss was just written off as advertising. This year sales were so bad that I delayed in reserving the park. When I finally went to do it I found that Givhans was booked. I looked a...t moving it back a week, but I have work commitments as do several other of the heavy lifters. Same problem moving it forward a week. I contacted Colonial Dorchester since they asked us about moving Castra a few years ago, but have been told as a Historic Site and not a State Park they cannot host the event. In short the bureaucratic brush off. I do not want people making plans when I cannot guarantee the event happening anywhere. In truth, SOTW cannot afford it this year anyway, so perhaps it is for the best. I hope to have an event in 2018, but I know this is a big disappointment to you all. I can do without the expense and work of Castra, but I will truly miss seeing my friends more than anything. I'm sorry.
Our www link at Soul of the Warrior is not working!
For now, you can use our direct link if you need to get to the store site: http://rustyatrpg.wixsite.com/soulofthewarrior will take you right there, while "SUPPORT" figures out why the www is not linking right. Sorry for the trouble!!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Clash 2018 will be April 13 to 15.
Clash Week will be April 9 to 15
www.clashofiron.org and click on REGISTRATION!
Early Registration for Clash of Iron will be March 15....
Early registrations MUST be received or postmarked by March 15.
Early Registration Fee: $65
This fee covers your food, Feast, consumables like lamp oil, straw and hay,
water, electricity, et al, and most importantly, the event insurance.
EARLY Registration Deadline: MARCH 15 (must be postmarked by this date)
Late and On Site Registration: $75
T-Shirt: $20 (Pre-orders highly preferred)
2018 will have a unique design.
The 13th February in Ancient Rome saw the beginning of the Parentalia, a period of nine days dedicated to the celebration of deceased family members, which ended on the 21st - the date of the true Festival of the Dead.
In the picture we see some photos from the Necropolis of Porta Nocera
A fabulous helmet liner reconstruction
Looks like something aimed at undermining authority & seriousness of the Roman army But our centvrio here wears a replica of a finding from Mons Claudianus, ...which can remind a hat (pileus) worn by legionaries & auxiliaries under their helmets. There are other similar findings, also woven.
Just like the original, it's sewn from various textile pieces with added felt below. As you can see, the shape corresponds well with a typical Roman helmet. Was it just someone's funny winter hat? Could a padding for the helmet (which is necessary anyway) look like this? It's definitely plausible that soldiers could do something similar ad hoc themselves, using recycled pieces of fabric.
Wygląda to jak sabotaż wymierzony w autorytet i powagę rzymskiej armii Ale nasz centurion ma na głowie replikę czapki (łac. pileus) znalezionej w okolicy Mons Claudianus, wyglądającej w sam raz jak wyściółka pod hełm - taką, jakich używali rzymscy legioniści i żołnierze posiłkowi. Są inne podobne znaleziska, w tym tkane.
Podobnie jak oryginał, ten egzemplarz pozszywano z różnych kawałków tkanin, dodając od spodu filc. Jak widać, kształt czapki odpowiada typowym rzymskim hełmom (w których tak czy inaczej żołnierze musieli stosować jakąś wyściółkę). Czy była to tylko czyjaś śmieszna zimowa czapka? Czy też rzeczywiście przypomina to czapkę pod hełm? Jest całkiem prawdopodobne, że coś takiego żołnierze mogli wykonywać sobie sami, wykorzystując dostępne "zrecyclingowane" kawałki materiału.