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by Bil
Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: crossbow
Replies: 6
Views: 1802

I'd recommend the above as he has a great after sales service ...(and he's a mate too, but the service is still top!)

ttfn
by Bil
Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Groups in Essex?
Replies: 44
Views: 8586

Well the alternatives are........ None:- :shock: but you will still need a helm if you want to go on most battlefields these days. and some sort of stury hand and body protection if you want to fight. Mail:- plenty of flexability but not quite as flash :D (padding also required to prevent mail shape...
by Bil
Fri Sep 12, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Groups in Essex?
Replies: 44
Views: 8586

PM sent
by Bil
Thu Oct 25, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Food Storage
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

genarally we find that to use it's "proper" storage actually cuts down on stuff you need to bring (that way you dont need 2 containers fo one item.) I have made lots of drawstring bags from calico or linin (as a cloth merchant our "lord" would have been able to get hold of suppli...
by Bil
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:39 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9562

:lol: We still get away with it as our "lord" was a mercer and often flouted his wealth, so sending liveried troops to war, though raised from the local populace would have been a nice extravagance, and he could have got the material at cost! :D
by Bil
Tue Sep 18, 2007 12:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9562

Check with the pennys (falk or big gay al) as they have been offering a "bends for beers" policy this season to pay those unafillated merc's to fight in their block. As for ourselves we were raised from the local populace to fight for our "lord", he would send us off to do what e...
by Bil
Thu May 10, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Saying Good-Bye.
Replies: 8
Views: 2129

Aye that sounded great, people today tend to forget that the wake is supposed to be an uplifting occasion, to selibrate the deceased and their life and achevments.

I'm sure that where ever he is, he was looking down nodding in approval.....I know I would!
by Bil
Mon Apr 16, 2007 4:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Hair
Replies: 16
Views: 2582

Yes tie it back with a bit of thonging, works for me :P






I'll be off now!
by Bil
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: new to medieval need foot wear
Replies: 17
Views: 1848

I concur you will spend all day in your shoes so be sure to get comfy ones, tho mist do "off the peg" a lot also do made to mesure and its worth waiting to get a pair.

Morgan IS the best, and you do pay for quality, but if you want cheap and relaible then Phill is the way to go!
ttfn
by Bil
Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Long haired types - how do you get your hair to stay tied?
Replies: 26
Views: 3228

I must admit to either thonging or plating both wort really well, but I use thonging these days.
by Bil
Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Please get your e(n)tymology right OOPS
Replies: 42
Views: 5357

It's my current (possibly wrong) understanding that "pollaxe" derives from poll meaning head , now that could either be down to the height of the shaft (head height) or possibly due to the fact that it is good at breaking them (heads that is :D ) The shaft is usually refered to as the que, a term th...
by Bil
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:20 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 4974

Um neither, I tend refer to anything that aint metal as "soft kit" and all the klanky stuff as "tim/armour hard kit" though if I was pushed I'd have to say clothing as its not "fancy dress" or "stage costume" but day to day clothes (even if it is just for the weekend :P ).
by Bil
Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:18 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Clothing or costume ??????
Replies: 38
Views: 4974

Um neither, I tend refer to anything that aint metal as "soft kit" and all the klanky stuff as "tim/armour hard kit" though if I was pushed I'd have to say clothing as its not "fancy dress" or "stage costume" but day to day clothes (even if it is just for the weekend :P ).
by Bil
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10080

The threat of having to stay at home with buggerall on the tellybox every other weekend, oh and I like to drink,camp out in a tent,play with fire and hit people, re-enacting gives me the oppotunity to do all of them without getting arrested. :D
by Bil
Tue Jul 11, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2006
Replies: 12
Views: 2696

Ooo very crisp piccies thanks for the link!
by Bil
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13553

Ahh no sign of me in the "authinti crimewatch" gallery, didnt think there would be, as sombody else has already said, our LH is relaxed and not the normal ubernazi (not that we are that bad anyway as everyone knows what they need to do :P ) Gosh some of them were BAD Oh and Hamish it want an apoligy...
by Bil
Wed Jul 05, 2006 7:28 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 13553

Oh go on them pm me the link if you please, just so I can check if I am there,as I must admit Tewkers is a bit of a "weekend off" as far as our normal LH standards go, but we tent to camp out of the limelight as it were so's not to attract undue attention. Thats not to say that our camp is a plastic...
by Bil
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Twinwood - The Rest of The Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Cheers for that tuck,(nice to finally meet you too)
by Bil
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Twinwood - The Rest of The Dog
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

Cheers for that tuck,(nice to finally meet you too)
by Bil
Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 74611

You may very well be right on that as my spelling is really bad , but then I think that it's genitic as my father couldnt spell either!
by Bil
Sat Apr 08, 2006 3:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 74611

Just to say that I'd thought that "sod this for a game of soldiers" would translate roughly as "hoc futi quam lud militorium" but I'm sure that there is sombody here who can correct my spelling/latin. Also on a simmilar note I am led to believe that "sit vis vobiscum" is not dissimmilar to "may the ...
by Bil
Sun Feb 12, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Which way do you hand sew?
Replies: 47
Views: 8086

Im right handed and sew right to left, shifting the garment round as needed to make that the case.
by Bil
Sat Jan 28, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval diapers
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

It's for reference Bil, but if the suppliers you are talking about have contemporary references to medieval info, then I'd like to visit the site Ok Here's the link to their commertial site, http://www.just-nappies.co.uk/ If you e-mail Lou ( the owner) on the address on the site and tell her that y...
by Bil
Wed Jan 25, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval diapers
Replies: 10
Views: 2332

Is this for actuall use or just for refrence? as I know some people who actually sell some very good items for a living including these (I believe) that would pass for authentic).
they have a website too. but wont post it unless anybody is intrested.
by Bil
Mon Jan 23, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: la columna at sheffield
Replies: 23
Views: 3727

My god it's Ben Elton, didnt know he was a reenactor! :lol:
by Bil
Wed Dec 21, 2005 7:53 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 7943

I like history, I like wargaming, I like camping, I like fires, I like drinking, I like partying, I like talking to people, I like dressing up (no not that), I like hitting people.... re-enacting enables me to do all of the above and more, without geting arrested and in some cases actually get paid ...

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