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by Dan of Britannia
Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Britannia
Replies: 8
Views: 3730

Re: Britannia

Latest news, we've just finished working on Horrible Histories series 3.
Thanks to all the lads & lasses who worked so hard on this... including the 2 lads who appeared as Ancient Egyptians earlier this week (you know who you are... images may follow ]:) )

http://www.durolitum.co.uk/news.html
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Plague victims
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Re: Plague victims

Haha.... it could almost be the same production couldn't it!!! :lol:
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Plague victims
Replies: 5
Views: 1799

Plague victims

Within seconds of this picture being taken... we'd all got the plague and were writhing in theatrical agony!

I'd even lost my hair (well it was a rough area, and people will take anything)
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)
Replies: 4
Views: 2874

Re: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)

Gosh :eh: ... very kind but I'm no more or less critical (in every sense) than anyone else, I just admire people that go for a new period and re-create it, it's uncharted waters and you're bound to make mistakes along the way, but the refining/learning results in something you can be proud of... you...
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jul 20, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)
Replies: 4
Views: 2874

Re: Hetaireia Palatiou (c.900–1204)

Seen you guys before... damn good/exotic kit, nice to see people doing a hitherto unexplored area of Living History too.
by Dan of Britannia
Fri Jul 16, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Are there many historial re-enactment groups in the Essex?
Replies: 5
Views: 2865

Re: Are there many historial re-enactment groups in the Essex?

Well there's my group Britannia, but we're not very nice people, ...ok... the Essex lot are ok... it's the Kent lot, they sing loudly and badly when p155ed (probably why God gave us the Thames :* .... they're going to read this I know :lol: )! Depends what period though, I think if you're 'Wars of t...
by Dan of Britannia
Mon Jul 12, 2010 11:01 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD
Replies: 9
Views: 4886

Re: LEGIO VIII AUGUSTA MGV: 69-138AD

I worked with these guys at Birdoswald last year.

VERY impressive legionaries & accessible living history, bloody good displays too!
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12693

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Well, I have been honest, not only in admitting that some of my lads have probably made an error in seeing you as 'one of them having a laugh', but you'll see that I also post under my own name. A new poster with a slightly controversial opening post - can often be seen as a wind-up artist, especial...
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12693

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

That's good news! Hope to see you guys at a show soon, I think, from what you're saying you'll have the approach that a couple of continental groups do, there's German & Dutch early Roman groups with leather tents, stakes, ballistas & everything set up like a nicely contained marching camp.....
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Jul 11, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12693

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

I must admit, when this thread first appeared, quite a few people in Britannia thought it was an elaborate hoax from one of our own, so that accounts for the p*ss taking banter. It's content was very close to subject matter (women off the battlefield :roll: ) discussed at one of our recent shows in ...
by Dan of Britannia
Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1 C Romans Interested?
Replies: 54
Views: 12693

Re: 1 C Romans Interested?

Well i've read this thread with interest too, we do later Roman, and sadly there has been a little bit of inter-group politics creeping in there, it's mostly dealt with now. It happens in other periods... in fact all periods of re-enactment where more than one person is involved. Apart from the firs...
by Dan of Britannia
Wed Jul 07, 2010 2:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia's Arthurian show in Caerleon
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Re: Britannia's Arthurian show in Caerleon

I got sent this image yesterday of our lad Marc in his new later Roman helm overlooking the valley in Caerleon.
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia's Arthurian show in Caerleon
Replies: 6
Views: 2040

Britannia's Arthurian show in Caerleon

Spectacular champions battle captured by Wayland & Mags at Caerleon.

The client wanted post Roman Arthurian, so we gave 'em that and some cracking fights in the amphitheatre.

Titus v Drustan in the amphitheatre:
by Dan of Britannia
Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Brittania at Old Sarum
Replies: 13
Views: 4086

Re: Brittania at Old Sarum

Nice one Brendan C... great to meet you at long last! :)
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Two of our gladiators
Replies: 6
Views: 2125

Re: Two of our gladiators

Finally showed this tonight, nice to be part of!
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

one of our saxons... Steve o' Kent!
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

Fortunately the storm never came... we were high up on that site though!
(One of the few decent images of me ever taken... Mags you must be a genius, actually the weather makes it... I'm just a bystander :roll: !).
by Dan of Britannia
Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

Another Mags pic from a different angle:
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Re: Britannia at Birdoswald

Cheers mate, shame not to have had a catch up.

It's a lovely site, great part of the country, I think I p***ed of the custodian with my Auf Wiedersehen Pet impressions though!
She told me to 'Go hoam to the south and drink some shandee like' :lol:
by Dan of Britannia
Tue Jun 01, 2010 3:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Britannia at Birdoswald
Replies: 10
Views: 2285

Britannia at Birdoswald

Excellent venue! Weather overcast on Sunday... 2 showers, neither co-incided with our shows. Yesterday (Monday) bright Sunshine all day. Cracking shows, perfectly timed and Sunday's moody looking sky made excellent images... Wayland's Mags took some classic pics(we posed in amongst Birdoswald's grea...
by Dan of Britannia
Thu May 27, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Charity Run in Roman armour
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Charity Run in Roman armour

5k around Hyde Park in 2nd Century AD Roman kit In aid of Help for Heroes x2 Britannia members - myself & Bryan (and some of our early kit lent out) running with one of the capital's elite police units (honored to help 'em). You can see me at the back on the right... I nearly died :lol: :o ;( it...
by Dan of Britannia
Mon May 24, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stunning imagery
Replies: 2
Views: 1324

Stunning imagery

Not re-enactment related... but inspiring imagery for UK re-enactors, set to one of my favourite composers tracks, reminds us of what a beautiful part of the planet we live on:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-kWBOvfwdg
by Dan of Britannia
Thu May 13, 2010 4:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Robin Hood
Replies: 31
Views: 7289

Re: Robin Hood

Yep, thread does seem to have broken now... oh well, film's out anyways (hope to see it at the weekend) :D
by Dan of Britannia
Mon May 10, 2010 10:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Robin Hood
Replies: 31
Views: 7289

Re: Robin Hood

by Dan of Britannia
Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:47 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Cat among the pigeons..
Replies: 6
Views: 1374

Re: Cat among the pigeons..

Absolute genocide is very rare in history, populations are subject to massacre & displacement certainly. The people that work the land pretty much stay the same, in the worse cases the warrior, administrative,political and sometimes religious elite get kicked out/killed & are replaced by ano...
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Centurion

well done Dan


Haha! Actually it's 'well done Neil Marshall' The guy is a genius!

I just happened to be involved in a minor capacity... but what I am proud of is my lads for their work in the marching scenes and THAT ambush scene!
by Dan of Britannia
Sun Apr 25, 2010 1:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Centurion

Come on, no one's as bad as Keira Knightley :D Anyways... it's not meant to be high art, just an excuse for gratuitous Roman violence :lol: :lol: I can't vouch for the other 10 people in the cinema though Brit films I'm afraid, unless it's a Richard Curtis film with Hugh Grant in it, no massive publ...
by Dan of Britannia
Sat Apr 24, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Centurion

:lol:
Blimey, if you get one off Amazon already count me in too!
Cinema release was last night!
by Dan of Britannia
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Centurion

Just seen it!

WOW!!!!! :D :D :D

Very nervous as the film started... but I actually think it's damn good action film, just happens to be set in the Roman period!
Neil Marshall at his best.. think Dog Soldiers meets Gladiator!

NOT for the squeamsh! :lol:
by Dan of Britannia
Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Centurion
Replies: 18
Views: 4700

Re: Centurion

Out tomorrow (23rd April)

Looking forward to this one!!!! :thumbup:

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