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Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:12am
 
On the dates of 5th and 6th april ,a few members of the reenactment groups called Terra Dacica Aeterna and Hasta Sarmatorum held a short display for two schools here in Transilvania. We were present as Sarmatian infantry (no horses) the girls were sarmatian archers,a dacian princess,a single roman legionary,a Centurion,a Legatus,a Palmirian archer,and a Baleric slinger. After a short review of each unit,with some basic info told we had a small battle ,where i slung 2 tennis balls towards the sarmatians,i've missed them by ~2 feet,after that i took my shield from my back in my hand and drew the short hispanic sword and charged.I engaged one of the sarmatian heavy infantry and we were bashing our shields and  another sarmatian engaged me,so i was "cut" down  Grin
It was fun,the students loved it,learned something about ancient warfare ,and afterwards they were shown every piece of equipment,they tried it,they shot arrows,and under my supervision around 20 of them tried slinging too. We were also present at another school where small kids were given a similar show,also i "teached" them  slinging. In each school i found 2 natural slingers who slung just right from the first shot. So 4 student from about 40 were naturals. One of them in higher class was a crack shot .He was zipping the tennis balls like he was born with one.
Good times Grin
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Reply #1 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:14am
 
Here we are:
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Reply #2 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:14am
 
A side view:
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Reply #3 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:15am
 
And a pic with the students:
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Reply #4 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:19am
 
On a afternote,my sword should have a leather strap which i don't have yet,as i just finished my gear somewhat.Also the shoes were given by the group,but i'll have my own sandals.And i pulled on some wollen socks it was cold Cheesy
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Reply #5 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 4:05am
 

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Reply #6 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 8:36pm
 
Alas, the Balearic slinger is an anachronism by over a century (since they are not attested as auxilia since the time of Caesar), IIRC. In your part of the world, if Trajan's Column is trustworthy (and also the column of Antoninus Pius), you'd expect a Germanic local levy.
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Reply #7 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 8:41pm
 
You guys look great!!! My only comment is that you are all too clean. Grin
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Reply #8 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 9:16pm
 
You guys look great!  I noticed that all the female reenactors are carrying bows.  Were female archers common in your part of the world, way back when?
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Reply #9 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 9:31pm
 
Jla, I knew you'd be one of the members that would have done much to promote our sport.
I'm very proud of you, and happy that you've found such a good group.
Keep acting this way!
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Reply #10 - Apr 8th, 2012 at 11:28pm
 
Sarmatian archer girl has a bow just like one of mine!

As to the female archer thing, I know that there were quite a few central asian burials of females with weapons - especially bows and arrows.  The information on that is pretty generally available if you look around.  Outside of that specific place and time (bronze age central asia), the evidence is alas much more fragmentary, and I would guess that in most places on Earth the trend is in the negative for girls with bows.  Oh well, we still rock at it.
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Reply #11 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 6:07am
 
And for the leather strap, or other improvements for your metal gear, should you need any advice... as always, just ask  Wink
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Reply #12 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 7:27am
 
Thanks for the compliments,and yes sarmatian girls who were not married were enroled in the army just as men.And the bow was one of their main weapon.That's what the sarmatians in the group told me..also sarmatians lived a bit more to north-est from romania but as far as i know from there was quite a migratory direction towards us for a loong time in history,sort of like air currents moving in one direction.What's known is that sarmatians offered themselves as mercenaries to romans as well as for the dacians.I know only small details,so...my two bani's Wink
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Reply #13 - Apr 9th, 2012 at 8:58am
 
Sarmatian "amazons" are really excellent, and it keeps away the problem of reenactment-- women doing the cooking
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Reply #14 - Apr 10th, 2012 at 1:12pm
 
jlasud wrote on Apr 8th, 2012 at 3:15am:
And a pic with the students:


I am totally blown away. So very, very cool and your outfit is outstanding. Excellent, excellent work!!
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