About Gallico Belgae
Gallico Belgae has the Crane/Heron as their standard. Throughout
the La Tene phases, waterbirds figure frequently in Celtic art. Their
symbolic significance as an animal equally at home in the air, land and
somewhat of a "mystical" creature.
In contemporary art, you see cranes and herons on personal jewelry,
coins, cheekplates of helmets, and at least one shield from the Arch of
crane/heron on it.
Historically, the Belgae tribe was a Gaulish celtic tribe occupying what is now modern Belgium, and parts of northern France. In the 1st century BC, the Belgae migrated across the English channel, establishing a zone of influence in Britian where they mixed with and modified native material cultures. In our group, this allows for variety in creating your historical impression. A member can present an impression of a Continental or a British tribe member, with gear to match.
Currently, the Belgae tribe focuses on re-creating the
equipment and appearance of Gallic and British warriors,
using the most authentic materials and construction
methods reasonably available. We are also experimenting
with soft-weapon spear and shield and sword and shield
combat forms, to demonstrate the heroic fighting styles of
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