Vlachernai Garrison – The New Varangian Guard

The New Varangian Guard is Australia’s oldest dark age reenactment club, established in 1981. With Garrisons all over Australia and also a few overseas the focus of the club is re-enacting the Varangian Guard – the elite bodyguard of the Byzantine Emperor and the allies and enemies of theByzantine Empire in the 9th to 13th centuries A.D. The founding garrison in Victoria- Vlachernai Garrison is named for the palace of the Byzantine Emperor in Constantinople (Blachernae, in modern translation).