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Die Varusschlacht...Romes greatest defeat

Die Varusschlacht...Romes greatest defeat?....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5eu9Oc7nUyk&NR=1


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Re: Die Varusschlacht...Romes greatest defeat

greetings to ironsides from the land of the cherusker, I can´t wait for next year, 09.09.09.Did Arminius have the date in mind ?? (though I still think Herr Clunn isn´t 100% correct)

Re: Re: Die Varusschlacht...Romes greatest defeat

Greeting Paul, I think the actual date in the year is unknown but must have been during the campaign season say april to october 9ad.. september is getting a little late I think and I would say its more likely the main event happened earlier in the year...Im certainly not convinced by the story on this site..

http://www.kalkriese-varusschlacht.de/en/varusschlacht-varus-battle-2-14/

If varus was operating in "friendly" territory as this suggests would he have taken 3 complete legions plus auxiliarys with him, this would be enormously difficult to supply and probarbly not justified and would most likely be seen as beligerent by the local population...
This would make a good army on the march and battle Big box set and would probarbly sell well in Germany next year....

"Varus and the battle in the Teutoburger wald" set1 the army marches forth.

heres a link to a very good map detailing Roman sites in Britain notice the number of "temporary" marching forts..unfortunatly I know of nothing similar for germany yet...

http://www.roman-britain.org/xml/layermap.htm#tic

look around the site you might suprised at the extent of the knowledge..

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