This is the listing for acceptable arms, armor, and clothing for Legio
II Adiutrix apf and other formations. It will be revised and added to
as time progresses.
Legio II Adiutrix Pia Fidelis
Imperial Gallic 'C', 'F', 'G', 'H', and 'I', both Mainz and Aquincum
patterns. Imperial Italic 'B', 'C', and 'D'. Coolus 'C', 'D',
'E', 'G', especially the latter two.
These helmets are all currently acceptable for use with Legio II Adiutrix and its associated
Auxiliaries, Cohors I Nerviorum
subject to the notes below.
Deepeeka of India is currently is the largest maker of commercially
available helmets. Daniyal Steelcrafts is making an increasing number
of very nice reproductions as well.
From Deepeeka look at the serial number; you're looking for an 'N' at
the end of it, this denotes a newly redone helmet to more accurate
specifications. If there is no 'N', steer clear of the helmet excepting
the Aquincum which is pretty accurate already. Note that those with
large heads might consider the Imperial Gallic 'F' as it is said to be
larger in fit.
The following helms are not acceptable
Gallic H, #6307 Imperial Gallic C, #6054 Imperial Italic
D, #6063 Montefortino B, and #6056 Imperial Italic G. The
older versions of Gallic C,
G, and H, and Italic G are all too deep
at the back due to the addition of an incorrect extra ridge, and the
angle of the neckguard is often wrong. The old version of Gallic
G, #6052, is also unacceptable and still in production, so be sure to
Look for the 'N' on all of the
helmets to be certain the helmet is acceptable.
The "Special Command" helmets
are simply their Gallic G and H with different crests, unfortunately
Deepeeka's crests are not good.
Trooper, #3815 Imp. Italic Centurian, #3816 Imp. Italic Guard, and the
entire "Royal" line are all junk, and should be avoided at all
Similarly, none of the helmets from Windlass Steelcrafts/Museum
Corbridge type 'A', 'B', or 'C'. Lorica Hamata with or without shoulder
doublings. For Centurions, Lorica Hamata or Lorica Squamata.
Lukes in Canada does
some seriously excellent custom work here as well. Contact him at
panzerknacker AT shaw DOT ca. SOTW
carries Deepeeka armor and Imperium Ancient Armory
carries both Depeeka and Daniyal.
or Pompeii style Gladius, pilum, rectangular or curved rectangular
scuta, pugio. Mark Morrow
makes excellent weaponry at very reasonable cost and SOTW has
weaponry too, as does Imperium
Ancient Armory. Check with the Legionaries Handbook on the Legio XX site for
roman tunic in white wool or linen for troops and officers, red wool or
linen for centurions, caligae or calceus style footwear, balteus,
feminalia ventralis in blue linen, sagum or paenula of blue wool or
of red-brown leather, wool, or linen. For how-to articles on much of
this, visit the site of Legio XX.
Furca, loculus, net bag, kit bag, canteen, patera, dolabra, and
other gear. Much of this may be obtained from La
Wren's Nest, or SOTW and
instructions on making some it can be found on Legio XX's site as
well as Florentius'.
silk, or linen clothing of appropriate type to the period being
portrayed. Tunics, civilian shoes, dresses, togas, etc.
wool or linen tunic, caligae or calceus footwear, and belt, either
fabric or leather with buckle.