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The Rise and Fall of Hadrian's Wall
This series of MOCs depicts life of a Milecastle on Hadrian's Wall, in what is now northern England.
About this creation
Hadrian's Wall was a defensive fortification in Roman Britain built between AD 122 and AD 126, during the rule of the eponymous Emperor. It stretched some 120km between the Solway Firth in the west to the Tyne Estuary east. Along it were placed Milecastles, located at regular intervals of one Roman Mile (approx. 1.5km). Barracks and facilities for cooking and storage were provided at each, with the garrisons varying in number, up to a maximum of 64 troops.

The wall was built by the three legions stationed in Britain at the time - the II Augusta, the VI Victrix and the XX Valeria Victrix. Work commenced with the construction of the wall's Milecastles and turrets (two between each Milecastle). The wall itself was then built between the Milecastles and turrets joining them together. The wall was also enclosed by a V-shaped ditch to the north and another ditch and attendant earthworks to the south; the latter feature being known as the Vallum.







Though Hadrian's Wall was built by the legions, it was manned by auxiliaries. These included cavalry and all types of light infantry. Auxillia were originally formed from frontier populations to fight in their homelands using their local knowledge. However, following events such as the Revolt of the Batavi in AD 69, they were relocated to other parts of the Empire. Consequently, Hadrian's Wall found itself garrisoned by Batavian and Tungrian Cohorts amongst others.









Archers were usually eastern in origin. During the second century the cohors Hamiorum Sagittariorum were thought to be stationed at Housesteads, The cohort was made up of Hamians, who were a Syrian tribe. Dressed in chain male, they were equipped with a recurved composite bow and a dagger.









The next photo is of a Roman horn blower - a Cornicen. He 'plays' the cornu or cornum, which was an ancient Roman "brass" instrument. It was used by the Roman army for communicating orders to troops in battle. This is the only piece in the MOC that isn't made by the Lego Company, instead it comes from Brick Warriors and is a wonderful addition to any Lego Roman army.





The final scene depicts the events of AD 180 when Caledonian tribes crossed Hadrian's Wall, overwhelming its garrisons and killing their commanding officer or governor (possibly Caerellius Oriscus). The tribes proceeded to enter the Province of Britannia in what Cassius Dio described as the most serious war of the Emperor Commodus' reign. In response Commodus dispatched the province's former governor Ulpius Marcellus to repel the invaders. According to Dio, control was not fully regained until AD 184, though archaeological evidence suggests trouble continued until at least 186/7.

Marcellus conducted his own invasion into Caledonia and is thought to have reoccupied the Antonine Wall, which runs between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde, for a short period. He was ultimately forced back to Hadrian�s Wall however, hampered by the mutinous British Legions, who would later put forward their own usurper to the imperial throne.















The wall would remain occupied by Roman troops until their withdrawal from Britain in around AD 410. In time the wall fell into ruin and over the centuries the stone was reused in other local buildings.

In 1987 the remains of the wall were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and in 2005 it became part of the transnational "Frontiers of the Roman Empire" World Heritage Site, which also includes sites in Germany.






Comments

 I made it 
  September 4, 2014
Quoting Justin L. This is awesome.
Cheers!
 I like it 
  September 3, 2014
This is awesome.
 I made it 
  June 28, 2014
Quoting Paul Derrick Very nice and incredibly accurate, its nice to see a mile castle/ fort done to such a high standard!
Cheers, Paul!
 I like it 
  June 26, 2014
Very nice and incredibly accurate, its nice to see a mile castle/ fort done to such a high standard!
 I made it 
  June 23, 2014
Quoting Tirrell Brown Great build, love the snow and winter details
Thanks very much Tirrell!
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  June 23, 2014
Great build, love the snow and winter details
 I made it 
  June 2, 2014
Quoting M2com McKinney This is a fantastic build! So much going on it's hard to know what part is my favorite!
Thanks very much!
 I like it 
  June 1, 2014
This is a fantastic build! So much going on it's hard to know what part is my favorite!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Mark McPeek Amazing! So many fantastic details! Very realistic as well! Incredible work!
Cheers Mark!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Crown Knight Spectacular ! the staging & construction scene is most fun, and the completed walls & roofs are very fine indeed !>.....well done
Thank you very much!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Cheers Kevin, nice blog btw!
 I made it 
  May 27, 2014
Quoting Asad . Jaw dropping. I love all the different times and seasons, the building scene was a very cool touch, and the snow looked so natural. *clicks favorite builder*
Many thanks Asad!
 I like it 
  May 26, 2014
Amazing! So many fantastic details! Very realistic as well! Incredible work!
Macsen Wledig
Crown Knight
  May 24, 2014
Spectacular ! the staging & construction scene is most fun, and the completed walls & roofs are very fine indeed !>.....well done
 I like it 
  May 23, 2014
Jaw dropping. I love all the different times and seasons, the building scene was a very cool touch, and the snow looked so natural. *clicks favorite builder*
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Absolutely fantastic stuff! I love how you shaped the snow, and the wall textures are very effective. Nice!
Thanks very much Alex!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting David ~UberBricks Great work!
Cheers!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting David FNJ Wow! This is truly an amazing piece of work! I love how you showed different seasons and the progression of a story-line. Besides that the build itself is masterful! Really great details - even the minifigure posing is terrific!
Thank you, it took ages to make all the different scenes, but well worth it I think :)
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer Amazing work! I really like the progression of time approach you've taken here. Not to mention that each one is a fantastic, detailed, awesome MOC!
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Wow! What a fabulous presentation. Fantastic architecture and minifigs. The fire and snow effects are wicked too.
Cheers Dr. Monster!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Graeme Straughn Amazing!!! That snow is perfect! The fire and posing are also stellar! Excellent work with this historical build!
Many thanks Graeme!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Marcin Micha³ The scenery, and all this fighting minifigures look epic! :-)
Thanks very much, the battle scene was great fun to put together :)
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Professor B. Masterful work here! What FNJ said. Showing the different seasons and also the building of the fort... pretty darn cool. Great stone work too. Overall a great MOC!
Cheers!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting --R.K. Blast-- Wow! Sweet work! Brilliant scenes and photography all around. --Blast--
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting The Timinater ! excellent details! I love how it passed through several stages - bilding, summer, winter, and under attack - in which each scene was so brilliant! excellent cutaway and wall deisgn!
Thanks very much, they were great fun to work out.
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting David . Fan-tastic!! Watching it grow, (sort of :P ) and the environment around it change through the seasons is really really awesome! I bet it looks even cooler on a desk. (Or shelf. :P )
Thanks - it did look great on my desk, I was quite sad when I took it apart... but new projects need the bricks :)
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Tim S This is a beautiful piece of work! You've done a fantastic job with the textures, landscaping and scenes that you chose to capture.
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Amazing!
Cheers!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting A M Great work! The progression is awesome to look at and each build is a gem in itself.
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Ranger Elegost Truly brilliant work, top-notch detailing and texturing on the wall and environment make this one superb creation, and I've just got to point out that I loved the scaffolding and as well as the timeframe of the build, going from one section of the wall onto the finished project. Great Work, look forward to seeing more -Ranger-
Thanks very much - more to come!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Tom Remy Excellent! The text is quite pleasant too!
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting Justin Lego Brick Great pics and excellent build!
Thanks very much!
 I made it 
  May 21, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 great scenes and historical lesson!
Thanks very much!
 I like it 
  May 21, 2014
great scenes and historical lesson!
 I like it 
  May 21, 2014
Great pics and excellent build!
 I like it 
  May 21, 2014
Excellent! The text is quite pleasant too!
 I like it 
  May 21, 2014
Truly brilliant work, top-notch detailing and texturing on the wall and environment make this one superb creation, and I've just got to point out that I loved the scaffolding and as well as the timeframe of the build, going from one section of the wall onto the finished project. Great Work, look forward to seeing more -Ranger-
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Great work! The progression is awesome to look at and each build is a gem in itself.
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Amazing!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
excellent details! I love how it passed through several stages - bilding, summer, winter, and under attack - in which each scene was so brilliant! excellent cutaway and wall deisgn!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Awesome!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
This is a beautiful piece of work! You've done a fantastic job with the textures, landscaping and scenes that you chose to capture.
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Fan-tastic!! Watching it grow, (sort of :P ) and the environment around it change through the seasons is really really awesome! I bet it looks even cooler on a desk. (Or shelf. :P )
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Wow! Sweet work! Brilliant scenes and photography all around. --Blast--
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Masterful work here! What FNJ said. Showing the different seasons and also the building of the fort... pretty darn cool. Great stone work too. Overall a great MOC!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
The scenery, and all this fighting minifigures look epic! :-)
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Amazing!!! That snow is perfect! The fire and posing are also stellar! Excellent work with this historical build!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Wow! What a fabulous presentation. Fantastic architecture and minifigs. The fire and snow effects are wicked too.
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Amazing work! I really like the progression of time approach you've taken here. Not to mention that each one is a fantastic, detailed, awesome MOC!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Wow! This is truly an amazing piece of work! I love how you showed different seasons and the progression of a story-line. Besides that the build itself is masterful! Really great details - even the minifigure posing is terrific!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Great work!
 I like it 
  May 20, 2014
Absolutely fantastic stuff! I love how you shaped the snow, and the wall textures are very effective. Nice!
 
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