Roman Frontier Barracks.
The Pax Romana - the "Peace of Rome." Peace through power. Power and steel.
The Roman Empire reached it's zenith around 100-150 AD. At the order of the Senate (and the Emperor after the fall of the Republic), the legions aggressively attempted to "Romanize" those whom they ruled over. The people and provinces were not always passive, and more often than not, the inhabitants of occupied lands were hostile and openly resistant to Rome's attempts at influencing their lands and their cultures. For this reason, Rome stationed most of it's legions on the frontier and fringes of the empire; very few legions - if any - ever set foot on the Italian peninsula during the Pax Romana.
Rome created permanent fortresses made of stone to house the legions not only during the winter months when campaigns were typically halted, but year-round indefinitely. They did so to project power, stability, and influence to the regions. Given that the term of enlistment was 16 or more years, a legionary could go through their entire life without ever returning to Rome or even returning to Italy. When at peace, locals traded with the soldiers and often set up satellite shops outside of the fortress walls. Many soldiers even integrated with the local populace. They had wives and children that they kept secret, given that the common soldier was prohibited from having a family. Though more often than not, the legion legates turned a blind eye to these illegitimate families in the interest of keeping up morale among homesick soldiers. These traders, peddlers, and secret love interests were called "camp followers." They would set up dwellings outside of the fortress walls, and were visited daily by the soldiers. In time, these satellite dwellings grew and radiated outwards from the Roman fortress. Indeed, several modern European cities have humble beginnings as Roman fortresses; as the years, decades, and centuries passed, these permanent fortresses transformed into small villages, then towns, and finally large cities. Such was the case with Paris (Lutetia) and London (Londinium).
As the common legionary was the backbone of the legion, so too was the barracks the backbone of these fortresses.
Roman Frontier Barracks is a versatile, multi-functional, and highly-detailed structure complete with:
- 1 Frontier Barracks base prop
- 1 Frontier Barracks Roof prop (parented to Frontier Barracks base prop)
- 1 Frontier Barracks Ladders prop (parented to Frontier Barracks base prop)
- 1 Legionary Bunk
- Over 25 integrated geometric face groups (21 jointed windows, and 5 jointed doors)
- 4 displacement maps (rooftop shingles)
- 3 luminance presets (fireplace)
- 7 material presets
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Software: DAZ Studio 4.9.4 (Needed for G8F/M)