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by cripplestickmick
Thu May 29, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What is known about Late Medival battlefield Combat?
Replies: 45
Views: 7920

Battlefield Psychology

A good book to read on Battlefield Psychology is 'Acts of war' by Richard Holmes. Whilst it is written about warfare in the 20th century some of the sources do go back to earlier times. one of the main things I took away from it is the amount of people that actually fight in an effective manner, dur...
by cripplestickmick
Wed May 21, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 4345

Ta for the advice, looks like a night in front of the computer - Oh, no change there :)
by cripplestickmick
Wed May 21, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for new trader
Replies: 25
Views: 4345

Triple check all your labelling, weights, packaging etc conforms with current trading standards regs, small stallholders are the favourite lunch of the wandering Trading Standards man and its simple enough to avoid annoying them. :D Sorry to be dense, but other than having the weights and measures ...
by cripplestickmick
Mon Apr 07, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4822

Thanks guys, helps alot! :D Just curious is a hide around 2 acres or smaller? or did it just depend on the familys size? A hide was about 25 acres, but it was a system of tax measurement - defined (so I am told by thise in the know) by the area that a thong made from the hide of a cow (or ox or bul...
by cripplestickmick
Fri Jan 19, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Advice on Swords.
Replies: 30
Views: 17139

Advice on Swords.

Hello, sorry to post this here but is advice I need.

John Barnett swords, has anyone heard of them? does anyone have one (and willing to own up I suppose), has anyone fought against one?

I need to know before I spend my hard earned cash on trash.
by cripplestickmick
Sun Jul 30, 2006 9:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 12785

Why do I do it?

I grew out of LARP as it wasn't a challenge anymore when I was at Uni, started fencing, then I met my wife - she dragged me along to meet her mates one day. The rest is history.

BTW period is Dark Ages in case you wondered.