Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Roman fort

Item number 626

Item ID 15910

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Schreiber-Bogen Card modeling Roman fort

To cut colored model and stick together!

Material: paper, cardboard

Number of sheets: 6.5

Scale: 1:87 (H0)

Difficulty: 1

Additionally necessary: ​​paper scissors, glue
Helpful tools: scalpel, bone folder, small clamps and needles for fixing

The manufacturer classifies his models in five levels of difficulty one:

"Children Model": very light and with childlike motifs
"0": beginners model
"1": Easy
"2": Medium
"3": Heavy

Roman military camp (forts) were always based on the same principle. When the troops were on their way, they lived in marching camps which were set up during a campaign at any time and then canceled. In occupied territories as of camps were set up to secure the borders of the Roman Empire. In the state camps, the tents were replaced by buildings of wood or stone. The permanent camp were rectangular in general and were limited by a moat and an outer wall with subsequent mound. This had to defend the advantage that in an attack outside the Roman soldiers could quickly get to any point of attachment to the camp from all sides. In some cases, the walls inside were filled with earth and designed up with wooden boards. The writer-model is based on a small fort to the barracks and storage and farm buildings belong. Fortlets were intended for auxiliaries. In the great forts along the Limes (500 auxiliary soldiers) were housed in general auxiliaries. In the camp, the house of the commander, the officers' quarters and the barracks of the soldiers were. Along with roads and the Principia (administration building) in the center, they were already a small town.
In large stand camps there was near a military hospital and a prison and storage, stables and workshops. Because the soldiers had to rely on to provide for their own livelihood. Around the camps they built wells, water pipes and roads. Near the camp, merchants and craftsmen settled in to do business with the Romans. The soldiers were also supplied from nearby estates with food.
Many historical cities caused by permanent camp and the surrounding settlements or as a Roman city founded, especially in the Rhineland and southern Germany. There went the limit, the Roman Germanic border. Famous examples are the cities of Xanten, Cologne, Bonn, Koblenz, Worms, Speyer, Trier, Mainz, Heidelberg and Regensburg.