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by Billman
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brig
Replies: 5
Views: 2617

Re: Brig

Without opening up the whole can of worms regarding brigs, if it's really tricky I might get one from Steel Mastery. I'm not going to be bashing around in it so as long as it looks somewhat ok. Of course, need to sell off my other stuff first... Anyone need a Clone Trooper helmet? I think it might ...
by Billman
Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: BBC does Wars of the Roses
Replies: 2
Views: 1143

BBC does Wars of the Roses

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16510775

Optimist – lots of people get exposure to our period

Pessimist – we get to spend ages explaining why we don’t look like the people on the tele, why it didn’t really happen like that etc.
by Billman
Mon Apr 18, 2011 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wood for Poleaxe
Replies: 8
Views: 1755

Re: Wood for Poleaxe

You could try pm'ing chrisanson (find him in the members list), he's in Dudley. I got my last lot of shafts from him.
by Billman
Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hoop and stave cannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2913

Re: Hoop and stave cannon

you can get a taster at http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=UAL0SfuyUGQC&dq=The+Artillery+of+the+Dukes+of+Burgundy&printsec=frontcover&source=in&hl=en&ei=wCOKTZyJPNWY4AaN5Pz-DQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=11&ved=0CG8Q6AEwCg#v=onepage&q&f=false ...
by Billman
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Noble hats
Replies: 30
Views: 4600

Re: Noble hats

because our group only does nobility!!! Hi, sorry to hijack your thread but I'm a bit curious as to how that works. It seems that that would rule out any kind of craft/making things type activities and anything to do with cooking, and most manual things like chopping wood. The only things I can thi...
by Billman
Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gothic Harness
Replies: 32
Views: 7033

Well I wrote this before the last posting but I’m damned if I’m letting it go to waste. I agree with Skev, good armour costs money. For me it's the difference between a greave that looks like a greave and a greave that looks like a piece of drainpipe with some straps on. As he said when you cost up ...
by Billman
Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Brigandine Thicknesses
Replies: 56
Views: 9204

There's a discussion here http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/ ... hp?t=91482
about the possibilty of getting another batch of the replica nails used by Craig and Bob.
by Billman
Tue Jan 06, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: leather supplies
Replies: 14
Views: 3326

you could try

Philip Mantel
3 Cotswold Avenue
Northampton, Northamptonshire, England, NN5 6BT
Tel : 01604-751946
Fax : 01604-590050

details from ILHF site

plus he's pretty local for you
by Billman
Thu Jul 31, 2008 4:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE website
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

Thanks
by Billman
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE website
Replies: 4
Views: 1937

NFOE website

Does anybody know what's happend to the NFOE website and when it might return?

Also while I'm here can anybody recommend any good websites or books that cover British militia units of the French Indian wars, thanks.
by Billman
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Polearms?
Replies: 44
Views: 7032

here is a pic of some polearms on sale at azincourt last year. I am going to azincourt again this year, and some of these are coming back with me this time. Or alternatively you could just go to Warwickshire as that appears to be Kovex Ars stand and they will be at the ILHF at the end of Feb. But f...
by Billman
Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Belt Buckles
Replies: 6
Views: 1447

Kay's Medieaval Kit 15th century bespoke dress and accessories from stock Contact : Kay Rouse 0208 - 856 - 8287
by Billman
Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Women off the Battlefield?
Replies: 30
Views: 4465

http://www.stgeorges-windsor.org/history/hist_garter.asp From the first the Order with its twenty-six so-called Companions was internationally constituted and this led to a distinction in its membership between Knights Subject, who were subjects of the English Crown, and Stranger Knights. Women were...
by Billman
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Men's clothing circa 1507
Replies: 8
Views: 2403

Men's clothing circa 1507

Hi, I normally do Wars of the Roses but have an event based in 1507 and wondered if anybody could give me an idea of suitable clothing. What, if any, of my C15th stuff I could use, what I definitely shouldn't use and anything that's really typical of this period. As for social status I should say pe...
by Billman
Mon Apr 02, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Men's clothing circa 1507
Replies: 4
Views: 1128

Men's clothing circa 1507

Hi, I normally do Wars of the Roses but have an event based in 1507 and wondered if anybody could give me an idea of suitable clothing. What, if any, of my C15th stuff I could use, what I definitely shouldn't use and anything that's really typical of this period. As for social status I should say pe...
by Billman
Fri Mar 09, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Intrested in reenacting - Easter
Replies: 7
Views: 1677

There will be a big Livery & Maintenance event at Warwick Castle. There will be plenty of re-enactors to chat to and equipment to look at but there won’t be anybody trading. Livery & Maintenance are an umbrella group for various C15th (Wars of the Roses) groups http://www.et-tu.com/livery/cg...
by Billman
Fri Sep 22, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Warwick Uni Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3123

Dave B wrote:Just get a couple of poles and start your own 'warwick garrison'


I think we may have got there first :)

http://www.ecorcheur.co.uk/
by Billman
Fri Sep 22, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Warwick Uni Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3123

Hi Nik

Try having a look here

http://www.et-tu.com/wotrf1/cgi-bin/ind ... entral.htm

It list all the WoR Federation groups in the Midlands and should give you a good starting point.
by Billman
Wed May 03, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Wanted: Warwick Effigy
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

I'd suggest contacting the V&A as the effigy was part of their Gothic exhibition last year and when I spoke to them about it they said that they had conducted a photographic survey of it. They also gave me the details of the person responsible for it at St Mary’s, where it normally resides, who ...
by Billman
Tue Jan 31, 2006 11:32 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 US Bayonet
Replies: 1
Views: 1303

WW2 US Bayonet

Hi, I've got WW2 M1 Bayonet that I've had for about 20 years and want to get rid of. It's one of the cut down ones with a spear point and it's got a scabbard. Can anybody give me an idea of what these cost as I'm not really into WW2 so haven't got an idea.
Thanks.
by Billman
Wed Nov 09, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Buckle suppliers
Replies: 5
Views: 2252

White Rose Castings
by Billman
Mon Oct 31, 2005 1:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandine
Replies: 7
Views: 3122

In addition to the above, which is very good especially the patterns, I'd also do searches on http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch/ml-livhist/threads.html http://www.wolfeargent.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi and http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/. These have some very useful discussions with valuab...

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