centuries ago, the original Legio VI Victrix distinguished itself as a
fighting and civilizing force, bringing the enemies of Rome to heel and
teaching them the benefits of civilization. Today's Legio VI Victrix
recreates a garrison camp near the Roman city of Eburacum (modern York)
in the province of Britannia. Our members portray the foot soldiers and
officers of the legion, Imperial officials, and the civilian denizens of
a Roman province. Our basic time frame is AD 122-138, during the reign
of the Emperor Hadrian, although sub-units portray Legio VI during the
Republic and Late Empire as well.
We strive to inform, educate, and entertain
both ourselves and the public, and to have lots of fun along the way!
Toward these goals, we take part in film and television productions,
military timelines, historical fairs and other special events, as well
as give educational presentations throughout Southern California. To
stay sharp and fit, we conduct drills and marches in full kit once each
month. We also take part in "experimental archaeology" to help
historians investigate how the Romans may have done things. Finally, we
enjoy the special camaraderie of a shared fascination with this
important historical epoch.