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Re: roman cavalry

Look realy nice. (please Strelets, let them fit to their horeses)

Cheers,

Christiaan

Re: roman cavalry

Quite small scans but the helmets, shape of the mail shirts and type of swords point to 1st (- early 2nd at the latest) century AD cavalry, so why is the standardbearer carrying the only type of standard that is NOT attested for the 1st century AD (the draco)? Here are a few sources for 1st century AD standardbearers:

Oclatius of ala Afrorum:

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,99/Itemid,94/

Flavinus of ala Petriana:

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,22/Itemid,94/

Genialis of Ala I Thracum:

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,151/Itemid,94/

Vellaunus of ala Longiniana:

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,42/Itemid,94/

Carminius Ingenuus of ala Hispanorum (standard already done by HaT):

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,39/Itemid,94/

Titus Flavius Verecundus of ala I Flavia Augusta Britannica, c. 100 AD, original tombstone lost, only known from a 16th century drawing): shows a vexillum. no internet source available.


The musician's instrument is also very unusual (what is your source?). Normally, the instruments associated with Roman cavalry are the cornu and the lituus. The latter is not shown on any known tombstone but only described by Horace, Carmina I.1,23 as a "curved" instrument of the cavalry. The instrument is usually thought to be J-shaped, as illustrated here (among other instruments):

http://www.swentelomania.be/ancient/legere.html

The cornu, on the other hand, is well attested as a cavalry instrument. It's depicted on several tombstones:

Andes of ala Claudia nova (1st c):

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,19/Itemid,94/

Flavius Attius of ala Cananafatium (early 2nd c):

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,114/Itemid,94/

Aurelius Disas of ala I Flavia Britannica (mid-3rd century):

http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/component/option,com_imagebase/task,view/cid,244/Itemid,94/

Re: roman cavalry

It would not take much to use some of those poses for some mild action, light patrol duty, command or guard duty. In addition to there on the march status.

I expect that the guys in the fighting set will be look positiviely leathal

Re: Re: roman cavalry

I do not find these as marching poses, but "formation" or "advancing" poses (they are full equipped and ready for charging any enemy), I like them, but marching poses would be similar to those of the legion marching (hoods, bags, covered lances and shields, some bareheaded), do not you think?

Re: Re: Re: roman cavalry

I was thinking the same thing about the poses, but then again.... maybe these represent the cavalry that would serve as vanguard/flank guard of the march column in hostile territory?

Re: roman cavalry

l 'm ok with carlos but great poses