Fighting scenarios will all be either run multiple times or will be resurrection battles, based on the number and enthusiasm of the participants each day. There will also be time for additional melees and pick-ups after the battles until everyone is tired.
All battles will meet on the main battlefield.
At 7:00 p.m. most evenings, please join the marshals, the War Council and your General in the marshal’s tent for a friendly discussion of battle tactics (and maybe some war stories). All are welcome and encouraged to come!
Duke Tristram of Lindesfarne
Saturday, June 18
Training on the field of Mars
The Roman Army was world-renowned for its training. On this, the first day of the war, we will emphasize training on the Campus Marshal. But beware the Centurions with their vine staves!
In collaboration with the War Council, this will be a series of melees that will prepare the Army for Pennsic and other large wars. Join us for fighting with Scutari, spears, polearms, and other war-focused weapon systems.
Sunday, June 19
No melees are scheduled for today. Please join the Chivalry for one-on-one combat and training.
7:00 p.m.: Field Battle discussion group on the battlefield in the marshal’s tent.
Monday, June 20
Battle of Cannae
Led by Hannibal, the Carthaginians and their allies defeated a larger Roman army in 216 BC near the village of Cannae in southeast Italy. This was one of the greatest tactical feats in military history.
This will be a field battle.
7:00 p.m.: Bridge Battle discussion group on the battlefield in the marshal’s tent.
Tuesday, June 21
Horatius at the Bridge
This battle celebrates the famous episode in which Horatius Cocles single-handedly defended the Pons Sublicius from the Etruscans.
This will be a long, narrow bridge with a very limited frontage.
No discussion group for Tuesday night.
Wednesday, June 22
The Roman Empire succeeded on its administration as well as its army. Today, the Roman force will march to the new province of Germania to peacefully set up the administration of the province.
Meet on the main battlefield. Be prepared for a short march.
7:00 p.m.: Woods Battle discussion group on the battlefield in the marshal’s tent.
Thursday, June 23
Siege of Masada
In honor of the Siege of Masada, besieged by the Romans from 73-74 CE, we will be having a fortress battle. While the historical event ended with the defenders perishing possibly by their own hands, we hope this will not be the case for our fortress battle!
A fortress will be set up on the main battlefield. Sides will take turns attacking.
7:00 p.m.: Fortress and Town battle discussion group on the battlefield in the marshal’s tent.
Friday, June 24
Battle of the Milvian Bridge
Constantine defeated Maxentius in 312 CE at the Milvian Bridge, an important route over the Tiber. This led to Constantine’s imperial rule.
This battle will be fought in four stages: Field, the Milvian Bridge, Town, and Fortress.
Attackers will have unlimited resurrections; defenders will be to the last person standing. As defenders die, they reform at the next stage. Attackers may attack the next stage when the previous stage has been completely cleared of defenders. Victory goes to the side that clears all four stages fastest.
No discussion group for Friday night.