dimanche 22 janvier 2017

Musician of the month: Roman Cornicen

After the Napoleonic bassoon player, the musician of the month is a roman soldier from the Late Imperial Rome period. He is a Cornicen, named after his instrument, called a Cornu. His role on the battlefield was "to draw the troops attention to their standards before these were used to signal tactical movements" (Phil Barker, Armies and enemies of Imperial Rome, WRG publication).

He will be a welcomed recruit in my Late Roman Empire army.
Figure by Hät.

5 commentaires:

  1. Thank you all for your kind comments ! I don't know why, Il already posted an answer yesterday, but it somehow got lost in time...
    The musician next month might be an orc drummer, so I have a better orchestra :) Any suggestion ?


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