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The Parade Ground
Every Roman fort along Hadrianís Wall, as well as elsewhere, had a parade ground where soldiers could train and parade for the inspection of the prefect.
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Every Roman fort along Hadrianís Wall, as well as elsewhere, had a parade ground where soldiers could train and parade for the inspection of the prefect.



On one side was a raised platform known as a tribunal, from which the prefect could inspect the troops. Alters and shrines to Jupiter, Mars and Victory would flank these platforms.



This scene depicts the Legio XX Valeria Victrix being paraded in front of the Emperor Septimius Severus who conducted an invasion of Caledonia in AD 208. His invasion would however be cut short by his death in Eboracum (modern day York) on 4th February 211, his son Caracalla ceasing hostilities shortly afterwards.



The Legion is being lead out by their standard bearers, who from left to right carry the vexillum, aquila and signum. The Aquila was the standard of the whole legion and was considered extremely important to the Roman military.



The next scene depicts some of the Auxiliary units who were present on Hadrianís Wall during the late second century / early third century AD. Auxillia were originally formed from frontier populations to fight in their homelands, using their local knowledge. However, following such events as the Revolt of the Batavi in AD 69, they were relocated to other parts of the Empire.



The infantry dressed in green are the Cohors I Tungorum Millaria, who were originally raised from the Tungri of Gallia Belgica (the area we know call Belgium). It fought under Agricola at the Battle of Mons Graupius in 83 AD and were stationed at Housteads following its reconstruction by Septimius Severus.


Archers were usually eastern in origin. During the second century the Cohors Hamiorum Sagittariorum were also thought to be stationed at Housesteads, The cohort was made up of Hamians, who were a Syrian tribe.



The cavalry are of the Cohors II Tungorum Millaria Equitata, who like the I Tungorum Millaria were ere originally raised from the Tungri. It is though the unit spent most of the second century stationed at Birrens, but by 241 AD had moved to Castlesteads.



Comments

 I made it 
  November 24, 2014
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 . Dude, that is such a great MOC! I really envy your collection of minifigs there. ;-) Anyway, really fabulous job and excellent work setting it up! Really nice uniformed marching group! 5/5! :-)
Don't know how I missed your comment, but thanks very much!
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  September 22, 2014
Dude, that is such a great MOC! I really envy your collection of minifigs there. ;-) Anyway, really fabulous job and excellent work setting it up! Really nice uniformed marching group! 5/5! :-)
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  August 27, 2014
Quoting Crown Knight A fabulous display of mini figs !.....well done
Thanks very much!
Macsen Wledig
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Crown Knight
  August 22, 2014
A fabulous display of mini figs !.....well done
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  August 18, 2014
Quoting Pedro Resendes Sweet, so many of those minifigs, loved it!
Thanks, Pedro.
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  August 18, 2014
Sweet, so many of those minifigs, loved it!
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  July 9, 2014
Quoting Ranger Elegost Wow, thats brilliant work man, like always :)
Thanks very much!
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  July 9, 2014
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 . Dude, that is such a great MOC! I really envy your collection of minifigs there. ;-) Anyway, really fabulous job and excellent work setting it up! Really nice uniformed marching group! 5/5! :-)
Thanks very much!
 I like it 
  July 4, 2014
Wow, thats brilliant work man, like always :)
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  July 2, 2014
Quoting Magma ! Good job! Almost no room for improvements.
Cheers!
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  July 1, 2014
Good job! Almost no room for improvements.
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  June 30, 2014
Quoting Mr. Atondo I wish I was able to get that many roman figs, nice display. Looks like an authentic roman march,nicely done.
Thanks very much!
  June 30, 2014
I wish I was able to get that many roman figs, nice display. Looks like an authentic roman march,nicely done.
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus Photography is great, and even though simple, the landscape is just enough to compliment the minifigs and their positioning.
Thanks Big D., that's exactly what I was going for!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Alex Rode Impressive collection and nice landscaping!
Cheers!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting The Werewolff Wow mate, that's one impressive build.
Thanks very much!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Mate P .....Wow!.....
Cheers!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Very cool. I love the battle standards. Nicely stages figs.
Thanks - they were great fun to put together!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Yuri Fassio In Roman times, Hadrian's wall was 3.5 to 6 meters tall, but this little anachronism takes nothing from this beautiful dio.
Cheers, Yuri!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Dusty Bricks Wow, this is a really impressive use of figures! I'm guessing the BrickWarriors cornus must've helped immensly~
Thanks! You're right about the BrickWarriors piece, it really came out at the right time for me.
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting david drake Yowza, aren't those guys going for like $14 a piece nowadays. I sure hope you got these back when they were $3 a piece
Ha ha! No I didn't pay $14 a piece for these; they were more than $3 though. I bought the vast majority of them bulk, so I did them at a reasonable price.
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Caleb Walker Great Roman Army! Your history is very accurate and is really cool how you put it with your MOCs! Keep Brickin!
Thanks Caleb - that was my aim!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Nicholas Smith Nice MOC!
Cheers!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting LEGO DOUGHNUT(Sean Holway) nice! i saw this featured on the Brickwarriors blog a while back.
Thanks! Yes, I think they picked it up last week. I'm afraid I'm always a little slow posting to MOCpages.
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer Fantastic! Love it!
Many thanks!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Graeme Straughn Amazing man!! Too many Romans!! :) Love that ground!! Great work on that grass!!
Cheers!
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  June 28, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Quite an army you've got there. :) Great build!
Thanks very much!
  June 28, 2014
Photography is great, and even though simple, the landscape is just enough to compliment the minifigs and their positioning.
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  June 27, 2014
Impressive collection and nice landscaping!
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  June 27, 2014
Wow mate, that's one impressive build.
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  June 27, 2014
.....Wow!.....
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  June 27, 2014
Very cool. I love the battle standards. Nicely stages figs.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2014
In Roman times, Hadrian's wall was 3.5 to 6 meters tall, but this little anachronism takes nothing from this beautiful dio.
 I like it 
  June 27, 2014
Wow, this is a really impressive use of figures! I'm guessing the BrickWarriors cornus must've helped immensly~
 I like it 
  June 27, 2014
Yowza, aren't those guys going for like $14 a piece nowadays. I sure hope you got these back when they were $3 a piece
  June 26, 2014
Great Roman Army! Your history is very accurate and is really cool how you put it with your MOCs! Keep Brickin!
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  June 26, 2014
Nice MOC!
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  June 26, 2014
nice! i saw this featured on the Brickwarriors blog a while back.
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  June 26, 2014
Fantastic! Love it!
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  June 26, 2014
Amazing man!! Too many Romans!! :) Love that ground!! Great work on that grass!!
  June 26, 2014
Quite an army you've got there. :) Great build!
 
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