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sábado, 27 de junho de 2015

Anaia Vestrares

Anaia Vestrares was a noble Asturian warrior who accompannied Count Dom Henrique when he took possesion of the Portucalense County. There, he was one of Gonçalo Mendes da Maia´s (the "Lidador") comrades in arms, fighting the Moors alongside him. 

He was entrusted by Dona Teresa - Count Henrique´s widow - and her son, the infant D. Afonso Henriques,  future King of Portugal , the castles of Góis and Bordeiro, between the years 1113 and 1117 AD. As the 1st Lord of Góis, Vestrares confirmed several royal documents until 1130.

sexta-feira, 26 de junho de 2015

Legio Quinta Macedonica

Legio quinta Macedonica (the Fifth Macedonian Legion) was a Roman legion. It was probably originally levied in 43 BC by consul Gaius Vibius Pansa Caetronianus and Octavian (later known as the Emperor Augustus). It was based in the Balkan provinces of Macedonia, Moesia and Dacia. In the Notitia Dignitatum records from beginning of the fifth century, the legion was still stationed in Dacia, with detachments stationed in the east and Egypt.

The last known evidence shows the legion, or detachments from it, stationed in Egypt in the seventh century one or two years before the Islamic conquest of Egypt. It is often assumed that the legion fought in this war and was destroyed, although it is uncertain whether detachments or the whole legion were in Egypt, and there is no further evidence of the legion's eventual fate. If the main body of the legion was still stationed in the Balkans, it may have survived much longer in Byzantine service or it may have been destroyed in the Bulgarian conquests of 680-1.
Its symbol was the bull, but the eagle was used as well.
                                   Source: Wikipedia

quarta-feira, 24 de junho de 2015

Allons Enfants de La Patrie...!

Un petit sourire pour l´ Empereur...

Et voilá. Bravo, les gars!

 T´as le vrai profil grec, soldat...

    Ah, la vie à la campagne...! 

Moins stressante, 

 moins polluée…

moins chère!

A bientôt mes amis! :D

domingo, 14 de junho de 2015

England and St. George!

         A change of pace: scale 1/72, by the Russian manufacturer Zvezda.   

   His Royal Highness Edward of Woodstock (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376), a.k.a. the Black Prince, was the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, and the father of King Richard II of England

 He was the first Duke of Cornwall (from 1337), the Prince of Wales (from 1343) and the Prince of Aquitaine (1362–72).

 A term of comparison for my friends who are not familiar with the different size scales. 

sábado, 13 de junho de 2015

From the Halls of Montezuma...

                                "You hear that?"

 "No, what?"

 "I heard someone talking... in Spanish...!"

"Never mind that, it´s the guys from the previous post....they´re backstage."