Print Germanic barbarians defeat Roman legion in battle
Written by Mark Lineberger   
Wednesday, 04 December 2013 12:17

A Roman legion based out of Cottonwood was smashed on the battlefield last week. romans and barbarians charge each other in a battle to the [pretend] death in a Germanic Wars reenactment Nov. 26 at American Heritage Academy. To keep the learning experience safe, simple touches count as a “death” to avoid real injuries, while real strategies and formations were still used.

The legion fought with the legendary discipline and tactics that made the Roman army the most powerful military in the ancient world, but they were ultimately no match for the sheer ferocity of the attack of the barbarian horde.

The stunning defeat for the forces of once-mighty Rome has led to some publicly questioning whether the empire can even be considered a regional superpower here in the American Southwest.

For the full story, see the Wednesday, Dec. 4, edition of the Cottonwood Journal Extra.