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Would anybody please be able to advise me on some websites/traders where I can get some decent roman kit ie clothing/armour/weapons/sheilds, etc....

Thanks in advance
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Ive Got some Gladiator Kit From planettrading Company on ebay Very Cheap and fast delivery . Last Time I was on They had some Legionary Helmats , Lorica , and Gladius 's and I think Scutums , Not expensive but I cant say what Quality the Legionay Kit is .

Hope this helps .


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You have to be very careful.
Alot of traders will sell you complete rubbish.
We've had to replace some members kit that was sold to them by a "reputable" trader ....

The best thing to do is to join an established Roman group, most of them (ourselves included) have the correct equipment that you can buy at reduced rates and give you guidance.

if you want to go it alone, then legio XX in the USA have a fine website on roman kit and some suppliers.

The RAT forum is fantastic for asking questions.

You can always PM me (or email Aisling off our website below) for help.

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Thanks for your help guys!
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You need to make sure that you know exactly what bit of 'Roman' you want - there is a world of difference between (say) legionary equipment of the invasion period in the south of England and auxiliary kit for a 3rd century frontier garrison unit.
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m300572 wrote:You need to make sure that you know exactly what bit of 'Roman' you want - there is a world of difference between (say) legionary equipment of the invasion period in the south of England and auxiliary kit for a 3rd century frontier garrison unit.
Yeh thanks for pointing that out. I was thinking 1st or 2nd century AD legionaries serving in britain. I don't know a great deal about the period or the re-enactment side of things either (being mainly a Wotr kinda guy), hence why I'm asking you more knowledgeable folk! :D Cheers!
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Madoc is absolutely right re RAT http://www.romanarmy.com - a great forum, where there is huge knowledge. Also the Legio XX handbook is excellent http://www.larp.com/legioxx/hndbk.html.
The Vicus are good guys-and for other Roman groups, look at:-
http://www.romanarmy.net/ (Midlands based)
http://www.legiiavg.org.uk/ (SE based)
And the best known group http://www.esg.ndirect.co.uk/

Where are you based, Wilhelm?

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Caballo wrote: Where are you based, Wilhelm?
Am down in Basingstoke in sunny old Hampshire.

And thanks for the links, I will check them out.
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Basingstoke-well, Legio II Augusta are probably the closest- and the armourer of the Ermine Street Guard also lives near- nice guy, great work that is also well researched (as you'd expect).

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Hiya Wilhelm,

Have you tried what used to be the Morrigan in Basingstoke?

They train on a thursday in Oakridge.

They did some dark age/Roman stuff many moons ago when I was with them.

If you need anymore info pm me or shout Dickie (he may be able to point you in the right direction).

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Fluffster wrote:Have you tried what used to be the Morrigan in Basingstoke?
Yeh, I train with them twice a week! Thanks anyway though! :lol:
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Ah right :oops: , might bump into you if your up there this thursday :P
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Cool! Chances are I've probably met you before I expect! (I cant really tell from squinting at your avatar, whether I recognise you or not :?) And I'm not realy called Wilhelm(But shhh, don't tell anyone :lol:) , the name's Sam!
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Not sure,

I was there a wee while ago,

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Post by Catherine of Gwent »

Sorry to resurrect this thread after so long!

I have a teacher friend, who has been asked by an aspergers pupil, where he can get 1st Century Roman kit. We are in South Wales (Newport).

Is there a group locally who could help here. Because of the aspergers, we will need to give him accurate information. I don't think he is necessarily interested in joinng a group, but any help you could give us on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by sally »

Might be worth him scheduling a visit to the museum at Caerleon to look at some real Roman stuff in detail as part of his research

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Post by Attilla the Bun »

Has he looked at our website? There's quite a lot of information on there.
Is it military or civilian he's interested in?
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Post by Catherine of Gwent »

Thanks Bun for your pm. I have replied

I don't think he knows where to start really, and it might be a flash in the pan, but it might not.

Thank you though for responding. Now I know who to talk to it will be easier.

Ann

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