The reconstruction of an Ostrogothic warrior

The Ostrogoths were amongst the main opponents of the Eastern Romans during the 6th century, particularly during the long Gothic War in Italy (535-553). Reconstructing the proper equipment of an Ostrogothic warrior is a difficult task. Being…

How to take measurements for your tunic

When ordering a tailored dress, taking measurements in the most precise way possible is essential. In the image below, the main measurements that the tailor needs to create a tailored tunic are illustrated. To these measurements, you should…

Types of steel of the reenactment swords.

Reenactment sword replicas are not all the same. Particularly, the blade's hardness determines how the sword will be used. The majority of the swords sold by Res Bellica has blades of EN45 steel - i.e. spring steel -, a good type of steel…

"Their arms bright and in good order": care and wealth of weaponry in the Roman army

During the course of History, displaying wealth and a good appearance has always been a mean to materially show status and power. This behaviour is also widespread in the military world, particularly in the Ancient world, and even more particularly…

Legiones in Agro Boiorum from 2005 to 2011

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the legions of Rome in the lands of the Galli Boi Castenaso (BO) - Italy 585 AUC, Rome has decided to settle the accounts with the enemy of all times: the Gauls. This time, the power of the Boi Gauls in the Po valley will be swept away in…

About Pectorale or Cardiophylax

Among the defensive weapons of the Roman army, the breast plate mentioned by Polybius as the most widespread protection among the legionaries of the middle republican period, is certainly among the most elusive for a reliable reconstruction.…

How to take measurements for your helmet

The circumference of the skull measured at the temples is used for the size of the normal hats in soft and flexible materials. All that is needed is to know if the extension of the headband can easily surround the head of the wearer; the…