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Trajan column rernactment
May 1st, 2020 at 3:16am
 
Roman Auxiliary Funditor Slinger Impression at home
Being the sling World Champion this year this seemed suitable

Equipment general and position is based on Trajans Column by Cichorius
Sling bullets weight shape, material and preparation are based on Lambaesis finds 120g
Sling is based on Egyptian find.
Three thoughts came up during posing:
- Sling Grip was taken shorter as sling length is very short depicted for both slingers on the relief, and also for the one on Marcus column. Perhaps they used really heavy projectiles?
- Generally the position seems very active
The shield far away from the body is very straining for posing, but this position could be a snapshot of the throwing process, which involves the shoulders and also the left hand if you want to generate good force. Also the sling pointing backwards is only possible in movement
- The rather cloak of wool was well suited to hold the bullets, they remained safely in the fold in principle, as the cloak part on the other hand of the arm has a sufficient counterweight. Only the display of the bullets to the audience is difficult, as they easily fall out when viisible from outside. This is probably only for audience display reasons. Also the size of the projectiles in the pocket looks much smaller than the one in the sling.
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Re: Trajan column rernactment
Reply #1 - May 1st, 2020 at 3:17am
 
Here the section as published by Cichorius
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Reply #2 - May 1st, 2020 at 7:34am
 
Awesome! They would definitely have been lucky to have such a good slinger on their side Cheesy
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Re: Trajan column rernactment
Reply #3 - May 1st, 2020 at 3:46pm
 
sling length most likely artistic licence.

Cool pose !

I would say what idiot would go into battle barefoot - But Uwe is not an idiot Smiley

Still, lots of sharp and pointy things on a battlefield.

Tghat chest high ammo holder is also interesting. That crops up on quite a few pictures.
Guess it was a 'thing', just doesn't look practical to me.

How does it work when you move about ?
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