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by IagotheHungry
Sat Jan 22, 2011 8:29 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Re: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment

Brilliant! Thanks very much for the info guys, that's cleared a few blocks up and let me get on with my work a bit :) Just trying to piece together some sources and make a few notes, planning on writing a piece on the use and design of military colours.

Cheers!
by IagotheHungry
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:27 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hnefetafl and Board Games
Replies: 0
Views: 1534

Hnefetafl and Board Games

I thought this might be of interest. I was learning to play "Tawl Bwrdd" and I found this great little site. It has a PC vs Player Hnefetafl game, it's great fun! :D

http://alumnus.caltech.edu/~leif/games/index.html
by IagotheHungry
Thu Jan 06, 2011 1:26 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3972

Re: Welsh Stuffs

That's great, thanks so much again :)
by IagotheHungry
Thu Dec 16, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3972

Re: Welsh Stuffs

Brother Ranulf wrote:Of all the people I have seen the Welsh are the most particular in shaving the lower parts of the body."
So does this mean I have to start shaving my legs? :crazy:

That's great, thanks Ranulf! :)
by IagotheHungry
Sat Dec 04, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Welsh Stuffs
Replies: 11
Views: 3972

Re: Welsh Stuffs

Ah yes, I think I read about the status idea somewhere just recently.

That's great, it'd be lovely if you could, thanks very much! :)
by IagotheHungry
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Gordon's Strathbogie regiment
Replies: 3
Views: 3173

Gordon's Strathbogie regiment

Hi all. I've been doing some research on this regiment, and I found a very detailed description of the colours they flew. Described thusly: "red rampant lion, having a crown of gold, above his head a C.R. for Charles Rex, having the motto “For God, the king, and against all traitors[or Trattouris if...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14135

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Fair enough, no, probably not and oh, in that order!



Cool ,just asking, I am very much in the dark C17th wise, so I know I'm a pain with all my silly questions, but if I didn't ask them I'd probably make some horrible mistakes in front of people who know better.
by IagotheHungry
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14135

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Sorry to revive the deadness of the thread. BUT: I was reading last night, and found a (very) brief mention of Montrose taking some Danes to the Orkneys in 1645 (I think) and then, just when I was thinking "nah, like I could do Danes in the ECW" I found another (very) brief mention of Lorrainers wit...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 6417

Re: Hose/Gaiters

I remember us debating a similar subject on my "breeches and hose" thread a wee while back. Wasn't the upshot that most hose were of cut cloth, and the over hose were sometimes worn but not often and may have been worn in the ECW but may not? Seems like every historical debate always ends in a maybe...
by IagotheHungry
Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:46 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 3722

Re: Christian Jewellery?

That's great Simon, very informative.
Thanks! :D
by IagotheHungry
Sun Nov 07, 2010 12:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nice Doublet Article (C17th)
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Nice Doublet Article (C17th)

Hi all! I'm making myself a linen on linen doublet (agh scared!) and was trawling for patterns, when I found this article on a bog-find in Caithness, it takes a good few seconds to load, so patience required >.< : http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/adsdata/PSAS_2002/pdf/vol_131/131_319_326.pdf Very int...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 31, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Christian Jewellery?
Replies: 6
Views: 3722

Christian Jewellery?

Hello all! I've been wondering recently about the use of jewellery such as the torc and pendants in the Post-Roman period in Britain. I know that when the Norsemen arrived they brought all kinds of hammers, beads and shiny things with them, but does anyone have any links to information on what your ...
by IagotheHungry
Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10814

Re: Fighting Muskets

These look rather neat, I'd love to have one, they beat our dummy muskets into the the cold, cold ground :D

I must admit, I've been more sceptical about the SK tradition of fighting with a musket in one hand and a sword in the other, seems a bit implausible to me...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14135

Re: ECW Mercenary role

O.o

So...that's a no for now then? :p

I've only just read Haythornthwaite, and I now know what picture you mean (that post confused me for a while!) and I must say that no, I definitely didn't base it on that, I was using contemporary images of French musketeers. Promise! :)
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Helmet Decoration
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Re: Helmet Decoration

So they probably did stick a 'feather in your cap' if it was warranted, like if you bagged a bird for the company scran? That makes sense, and I've seen a picture...somewhere...of a man with flowers in his hat band. A lot of SK helmets have little holders at the back, and I assumed they were for plu...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Piercings throughout history.
Replies: 11
Views: 3569

Re: Piercings throughout history.

I've seen plenty of Roman and pre-Roman Greek earrings, but they're always asssociated with women in my experience. Never to my knowledge seen one on a man in pictures pre-Lizzie I, except, as you say, on foreigners... Friend of mine lost a nipple piercing when she (!!) was in the SK. Very unpleasan...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 10, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Re: Research with paintings

I guess you could put the archaic fashions down to people wearing clothes, literally sometimes, to death. Like, to use a modern example, my dad's coat and hat, bought 40 years ago, which I still wear today. They'r useable, I'm not rich or vain enough to be a slave to fashion, so I wear them! I guess...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Oct 10, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 3706

Re: Research with paintings

I've noticed that, too. I mean there are so many Dutch paintings from the period, what happened to Britain? Did we just give up on paint and stick to woodcuts for 80 years? I found a load of pictures of beggars and wandering minstrels by Jacques Callot, they look really good, although they are Frenc...
by IagotheHungry
Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14135

ECW Mercenary role

Hi all, I've been tentatively thinking about making some kit for a French (or maybe Dutch) mercenary having fun earning some half-crowns in the ECW period. So I know the French had simplified their fashions a little before in the 1630s, but I've found a good few pictures, contemporary and later, of ...
by IagotheHungry
Wed Aug 25, 2010 4:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8769

Re: Breeches and hose

You mean Freaky Staring Montero Kid? :p Intriguing isn't it? Doesn't look quite like the ones you see at musters, but pretty darn close, seems like just a crown, flaps and peak of fabric with a band, rather than all folded up like repro ones, they're more like balaclavas I always think! This one see...
by IagotheHungry
Mon Aug 23, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8769

Re: Breeches and hose

Here's a cool little detail, dunno if anyone else has thought about it. These hosen appear to be more like gaiters, flaring at the bottom, and covering the top of the foot. They seem to be worn as gaiters as well, over the shoes. I've seen them in French paintings (Le Nain brothers), so were these a...
by IagotheHungry
Sat Aug 07, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 7098

Re: Wools

Thanks guys, this is all good to know :) You're right, the worsted I was given was labelled 'heavyweight' and it felt like a napkin, so that's out I'm afraid :/ On the plus side, I found some wool flannel that feels about right to me, but I'm still searching just in case I find something better. Is ...
by IagotheHungry
Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 7098

Re: Wools

That's fantastic, thanks very much, I think I'll bag me some worstead then :)
by IagotheHungry
Sat Jul 31, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 7098

Wools

Ok, so bearing in mind I'm a costuming newbie, what types of wool fabric are a no-no for C17th breeches, and what's ok? I've had a look on the fabric suppliers threads and Whaleys have a load of wool, and a couple of the others say they do too, but I'm all confused! I know broadcloth, kersey and thi...
by IagotheHungry
Fri Jul 30, 2010 11:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8769

Re: Breeches and hose

Actually, having just looked a bit closer, it's garbage, ignore me >.<
by IagotheHungry
Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 4458

Re: Drill Manual

I'm slowly hammering my way through the French, it's all archaic and full of stuff about being a good man and officer, keeping God in your heart etc etc. It's quite cool really, but it does yer eyes in! O_O I couldn't find the de Gheyn anywhere free online (stingy student), and I found this in full,...
by IagotheHungry
Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 8769

Re: Breeches and hose

Can I use this to make breeches? I don't intend to line it with this of course, I'm just looking around and found this, apparently it is 100% wool.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak- ... 3979_n.jpg
by IagotheHungry
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tudor Buttons and Seals
Replies: 0
Views: 512

Tudor Buttons and Seals

Hey all,

Found a site with some nice pictures of Tudor through to C18th buttons and seals, might be of interest:

http://ourpasthistory.com/Gallery/albums.php
by IagotheHungry
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 4458

Drill Manual

Hey all, Dunno if this is of any use, or in the right thread, but I found a French translation of Wallhausen's [Ed. 1616] art of war drills for infantry and cavalry, so I thought I'd share the goodness: http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k5837826x.r=wallhausen.langEN http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/121...
by IagotheHungry
Wed Jul 28, 2010 10:57 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Helmet Decoration
Replies: 4
Views: 2650

Helmet Decoration

Sorry to stick loads of questions up, I make no excuses, I'm thick! Thanks for answering so many of these so quickly and in such volume though :)

Did men wear flowers, feathers, ribbon or any other sundry items as deoration on their helmets or uniforms during the English Civil War?

Thank you guys!