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by Paddy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Maciejowski bible
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Spangen helm, that's the b**ger! Hmmm, the warning is appreciated, thanks. As I'm sure everyone's sick of hearing, I'm trying to go for a sergeant on foot, and the Orders were short of materials, being pretty keen on making sure arms and armour went east and stayed there - but still too modern for o...
by Paddy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Maciejowski bible
Replies: 5
Views: 1530

Maciejowski bible

Hello all, Just a quicky, and I feel a bit stupid asking it, but would feel stupider if I was wrong. If I spot something in it that looks like a fun piece of kit, can it be taken as correct for 1248-78 (given the ~1250 date of creation)? I ask as I'm loking at this detail section http://www.medieval...
by Paddy
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Oops :oops:


The side of the case has:

7243 8 11015 2 0
CDVE956


But i that fails, here's the play.com link
by Paddy
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:24 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Armed Man: A Mass for Peace - Karl Jenkins

A very nice and atmospheric CD for any Crusading types. If anyone has MSN and wants a preview, drop me a line.
by Paddy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

Paddy I'll give you any info you need regarding C13th crusading clothing/equipment (Templar biased) PMing presently I happened to notice that one, as I've been meaning to get in touch now I have the internet at home again (ditto to tuppence and saxon, if they read this). I'll just shove in a clarif...
by Paddy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

OK then, a re-think on this branch - pilgrim band of the same dates. The purpose of this thread isnt my own personal kit (thats being taken care of slowly, and I'll be PMing people about it), but rather this is group kit and beginners bare minimum guides (just incase some people were confused)! The ...
by Paddy
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Thank you all for your help so far. :D

I wish to re-itterate, this is group kit and beginners bare minimum guides, not a set of personal kit for decades of use (jut incase some people were confused)!
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Heh, thanks for the complement and concerns. Really. Its easy to dismiss youthful enthusiasm as plain daft, so its nice to hear positive words. Remember, these are guides for where we want to be. There are a lot of unusual pros and cons to be students, however, one of the big pros is being able to g...
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

One text later, and I've narrowed down where we're aiming for. See title.
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Righto.

We're aiming for 1015ish apparently (one text solves all :lol: ).
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)
Replies: 12
Views: 2008

Creating beginners guides (Armed Pilgrim~1285)

Last one, honest! And I've saved the hardest for last. Now, I have a list of clothing allocation acording to statutes of 1206, so assuming they hadnt changed by 1285, the kit is based on them. statutes: white linen or cotton breeches x3 pairs white linen or cotton shirt x3 linen cotta x3 white hose ...
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

Re: helmets

The kettle brigade are convincing me, however, the reason we were looking at skull caps was again multi-period usefulness. Have to put it to the rest on how we spend our money.
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)

Hello again, Second of three threads on the beginners guides to re-enactment. This time, the Dark Ages. This is to be put up as a guide to suitable kit for the period, of high enough quality to slip into a national event, without causing upset, an yet be makeable/affordable by cack-handed students! ...
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

Hmmmmmmm, interesting on the colours. We wanted to base the doublets on the universitys colours, but still portray lower class/poorer people (uni colours are blue and red). Guess we can just make it lighter blue. The trousers are simple enough - we made a test pair on saturday Ankle boots you say? R...
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

WOTR

Sorry for any confusiuon caused by poor terminology (all mine), like I said, this one isnt my bag, but given how popular it is, cant really not have a section on it!
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

Fantastic My dear, you are an angel, and need to be found in the beer tent to show my gratitude. WOTR isnt my period, but how would this stand as a kit list to attend a national (try not to laugh at any howlers - and some guidance on no-no colours would help too)? Tunic (short, long sleeved, linen) ...
by Paddy
Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)
Replies: 32
Views: 4813

Creating beginners guides (WOTR ~1485)

Hello all, As many posts have said, I'm trying to get together various bits and pieces for beginners to re-enactment, and am currently tinkering with a guide to costume, and bare minimum kit to take part in events. Could anyone who wouldnt object to me pestering them at some point in the not too dis...
by Paddy
Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Re-enactment groups in Warwick Uni Area
Replies: 14
Views: 3156

Just get a couple of poles and start your own 'warwick garrison' of GCoT. Filthy Hussites are always taking over the world anyway. Dave Definately! I'm part of a fledgling group here at Brum Uni, and its getting a suprising amount of interest (now if we can only turn that into full time members...)...
by Paddy
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Darkening maille
Replies: 10
Views: 1390

Darkening maille

I have aquired some lovely chain :D However, its so shiny its painful - any ideas how to darken it? I've heard tell of soaking in vinegar, but would like some more information before anything is tried.

Thanks,
Paddy
by Paddy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: tatton pt2
Replies: 14
Views: 2484

You got my group! :D

Picture 8, second from the bottom - House of Edgbaston, James and Adam.


How did they fare?
by Paddy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:23 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Kettle Helmet Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

The kettle or 'chapel de fer' is supposed to have been introduced at the end of the 12th century. There are many disputes to say it was later than this also. However, considering most development in body armour and protection in Western Europe was as a result of the Crusades then personally i would...
by Paddy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Kettle Helmet Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Cheers guys, thats enough info to pester suppliers with :lol:
by Paddy
Wed Jun 21, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton
Replies: 10
Views: 1670

Who's in the red and blue (3rd one down)?

And did anyone spot a young group, colours blue with a black raven?
by Paddy
Mon Jun 19, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Kettle Helmet Question
Replies: 8
Views: 1879

Kettle Helmet Question

Okay then, two questions, one easy, one hard. Easy one: Who makes them, and will be at Tewkesbury? I have weird proportions (big head, short legs) that means all those I've tried before have either looked like Stan Laurels bowler hat, or the dreaded sombrero of doom! Hard one: How do I specify (and ...
by Paddy
Sun May 14, 2006 11:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 8544

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...