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by MarxMan
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

And again i will update this old topic with some 'new' stuff.

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I hope this info is reliable ( i cant check german sites, because i dont know german language :angel: ) and this is realy an English pavise.
by MarxMan
Thu Feb 24, 2011 10:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Well one handed axe always looked like shortened version of two-handed axes. :) Also this one lacks many features associated with pollaxes. About chopped down pollaxes. i seen one-handed versions of those too :D http://www.imagepost.ru/images/680/OnAx2.jpg But im not sure about origins of this weapon.
by MarxMan
Thu Feb 24, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Well, i guess that some people may be interested. Actual one-handed axe from 15th century England.
http://www.imagepost.ru/images/678/Towton_axe.jpg
by MarxMan
Wed Feb 02, 2011 12:27 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Colored arming doublet?
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Colored arming doublet?

But for purposes of clarity, are you talking about arming doublets as a foundation for metal harness
Yes. I mean stuff that i wear under my full plate mail.
As for color- i hoped it to be red or blue.
by MarxMan
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Colored arming doublet?
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Re: Colored arming doublet?

Thank you again, guys.
theres a couple of grey ones
Well, grey is out of question. It is even closer to prision uniform. :)
by MarxMan
Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Colored arming doublet?
Replies: 27
Views: 4683

Colored arming doublet?

Arming doublet made from simple ( not colored) linen looks like mix between straight jacket and russian winter prision uniform. So when we are heading ouf fro short combat event nobody takes any 'civilian' clothes. Before and after combat im wearing this arming doublet and feel that i look like psyc...
by MarxMan
Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Well, here is some 'new' information i found. Pages from flamandian chronicles - about Edvard IV reclaiming his title as a king. Chronicles vere made in 1471th.
There are some where english warriours used some kind of shields.
Like that one.
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by MarxMan
Wed Jan 05, 2011 9:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

it appears you are missing Dave B's original point.
Is that possible
Oh. Now im confused. I guess i need to re-read whole thread.
by MarxMan
Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

WEll, here is the trouble 8-) Any evidence except document written in milanese armories can be discounted by unwilling. But actualy it is acknowledged fact that sallet is type of helmet. ( though i presume there IS a small chance that such name for this type of helmets were assigned by historials, b...
by MarxMan
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

But schaller [I think that's the usual spelling] is not an equivelent to sallet Not sure about that. As any german schaller ( with distinctive properties of those helmets) is still called sallet. Milanese made armor in german style and those helmets were called sallets too. Tail was bit shorter but...
by MarxMan
Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

Well almost. Both of those types of helmets were different from sallets, but in different ways. Grand bascinet usualy protectd neck from all sides without any gaps, but such kind of helmet was so big and heavy that it was mounted on shoulders and you cant rturn your head in it or look up or down. Ar...
by MarxMan
Sat Jan 01, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: question about a type of kettle hat
Replies: 24
Views: 4326

Re: question about a type of kettle hat

As far as I can tell the word Sallet did not mean a specific type of helmet at the time IIRC shaller means something like tailed hemet. Design made popular by germans. Any sallet has some kind of 'tail' to cover back of the neck whise still aloving to move your head without restrictions. Even if 't...
by MarxMan
Sat Dec 25, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 4542

Re: Scale Armour

Well, english knights practicipated in crusades so they had many chances to pick such kind of suits. After all even some japanese warlords had european armor. but still, maybe it was coat of plates? 14th century knight? Well i doubt it was fish scale like that. http://img401.imageshack.us/img401/217...
by MarxMan
Fri Dec 24, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

But back on track, the description of Scots troops does not decribe well harnessed men at arms and I got the impression that the original poster was wishing to portray just that. Well, yes. But shield pavises were used even by kings, so no problem with that. Except that apparently there are no evid...
by MarxMan
Fri Dec 24, 2010 11:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scale Armour
Replies: 18
Views: 4542

Re: Scale Armour

Massed archery was much more popular in the eastern Mediteranean where, oddly enough, lamellar armour was extensively used. It happened due terrain and climatic conditions. Due extreme cold or heat and great travel distances trough uninhabited armor that can be transported and donned esier was much...
by MarxMan
Sun Dec 19, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

The sword and buckler is used by low status troops throughout western Europe and the English are famed for their skill at fighting with sword and bucler into the late 1500's but if you are portraying a man of wealth it is not a weapon combination that would be considered. Maybe, but ive seen enough...
by MarxMan
Sat Dec 18, 2010 11:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Captain Reech Almost each combatant in our team has buckler and short blade as backup weapon (to use if halberd would break). But buckler isnt that useful in tight formation. Also... well its about politics between diferen teams, but guy with shield would be useful for our team. :angel: gregory23b ...
by MarxMan
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Re: Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Thank you for replies. I will try this link. Maybe it is also called hand-pavise. Just a rectangular shield, like this one. Small shield approximately 80cm*30cm. pavise of Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary (1443-90; King, 1458) http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/9366/pavise06.th.jpg My understandin...
by MarxMan
Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Question: about pavise and battle axe.
Replies: 41
Views: 8018

Question: about pavise and battle axe.

Greetings to you, gentelmen. First of all, sorry for my bad english. I am from Russia and never had any proper education in foregin languages. l studied it from movies and videogames. :roll: Also i am sorry if this is wrong board to ask such questions. Navigation here is a bit confusing. So, to my q...