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by Fox
Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:37 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Having failed to pick them up at the NLHF, Osprey 366, 372 and 383 arrived from Amazon today.

Thanks for that tip off.
by Fox
Sun Oct 28, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Phil the Grips wrote:Having wandered into this thread a bit late why not just do Customs and Excisemen?


Because I don't want to. This is what I want to do.

I bought shoes over the weekend, which is a start. I also have my eye on a very nice and appropriate musket if it will fit in the new cabinet.
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What would be the right sword for an archer? Pictures?
Replies: 27
Views: 5228

I've got Dave B's sword at the meoment as I've made a scabbard for it (if it is the one I'm thinking of). S-guarded, straight blade? That's the one. Dave's has a little, dinky thumb guard/slot thingy at the base of the blade which is on the original (may not be on the normal AC one), only it's on t...
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What would be the right sword for an archer? Pictures?
Replies: 27
Views: 5228

The Froissart pictures are difficult to be 100% about. They are drawn mid-15thC, but depict a time period right through the 14thC and into the 15thC. They reflect, to some extent, changes in weapons and armour through that time, but are also contemporised in some aspects. On the s-shaped hilt: Leeds...
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Andy R wrote:
Fox wrote:I didn't even remember your name.


But it's above the avitar...!



<SLAP!> Silly boy.
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Andy R wrote:Only managed to find one picture of Spider in kit, ....(extreme left)


Certainly extreme.

That kit does not flatter him, he looks like an organ grinders monkey.
He looks more dashing with a 'tache in Huzzar uniform.
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Yep. Now I know who you are.

Still that was a couple of years ago and you remember all that. I didn't even remember your name.
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

You know Spider?

You know I know Spider?

You know I won't get in Spider's clothes?

Should I be creeped out, or have I been in a reality television show for the last 15 years without my knowledge?
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Ahh, Major Whinyates' 2nd Rocket Troop Artillery!

Now the SO and I were discussing last night how fetching I'd look in Napoleonic Kit.

Image
by Fox
Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

I've just reserved my 'Buss from Gary.

I'll also talk to him about getting a dog locked long arm.

It may seem excessive, but it's all filling out our "through the ages" gunpowder demo.... :)
by Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2007 1:14 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Yep. That's where the carbine came from, and the Blunderbuss I plan to get over the winter. . Have you ever fired a Blunderbus? I always put Gary in front of me. Prepare to have no friends, or no friends with hearing. Not yet. I've seen the Sheppey Pirates' and Panzer John's fired, and it looked li...
by Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Get a full length musket, as Andy R says they are very sexy (but then Andy and I share the same fetish). I have a much larger, musket length, cabinet on it's way right now, after which there will be more guns, probably starting with a Civil War matchlock I'm picking up cheap. Gary bate is your man ...
by Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

As there was little difference between the cut of civilian and military clothes, the only thing that really does make something military (apart from "uniform" colours) is the stand of arms. The SO is a costume maker, she would have known that. [Silly Fox]. Is there much in the way of insi...
by Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2007 10:11 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Yes, Mark's description struck me. I like the idea of Marines, I like that the uniform goes back to 1675 and doesn't appear significantly changed a hundred years later. What I think I really need to understand is did the DWIC have any standing troops in 1700, or where they relying on an as-and-when ...
by Fox
Tue Oct 23, 2007 9:47 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Thanks for all the input. I've read it all through again, and I'm not sure I understood if there was anything approaching a consensus or conclusion. So [and I appologise, but this is not my primary period, so there is much ignorance all round] slowly, and with subtitles for the hard of thinking... W...
by Fox
Mon Oct 22, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A 12th century ghost story
Replies: 5
Views: 1841

Cool! 8)
by Fox
Thu Oct 18, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

Thanks.

I didn't think anyone was going to bother to read it.
by Fox
Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Tewkers 07 Pics
Replies: 2
Views: 1253

moved to pictures forum
by Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2007 4:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Dare I say PotC III had Dutch WIC in blue with orange cuffs DWIC were in PotC III? I know bits of it were a bit slow, but it shows how much attention I was paying. I was probably still laughing at the dwarf with the grenado; now that is proper comedy! If you are interested in a period side arm (non...
by Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Andy R wrote:Not French, Canadian

World of difference don't ya know...!


He said French Marines. It's up...there... Look!
by Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

In terms of the Dutch information provided by Mark P that doesn't help does it? [Or am I being dim?] I'm not looking for regualr troops, I'm very specifically looking for company troops. Have I misunderstood? Were the other companies not run [with regards to soldiers] in the same way as our own dear...
by Fox
Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Frankly, you're bloody ungrateful. You spend you're whole time bitchng there aren't enough rozzers, and then when I, and few other like minded people, decide we'll provide you with a set, you not only bitch about what sort of pigs we provide, but suggest that I'd like to be French. You'd better be p...
by Fox
Wed Oct 10, 2007 12:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Andy R wrote:Although in a flash of inspiration I would suggest blue small clothes (breeches and waistcoat) with a white justaucorps with blue lining and cuffs. Brass buttons and false gold hat lace.


OK, I've been waiting for enlightenment on that, but it hasn't reached me.
Why is that, then??
by Fox
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

What kind of troops? I'd settle for anything DWIC from that period as a start!

Thanks so far. When I've got time later today, I'll have a better look through the link you've posted.
by Fox
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 23755

With reference to our earlier CUBA!, I've stated a thread on Dutch West India Company uniforms on the 1603-1715.
by Fox
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Dutch West India Uniform

For some of the events where I'm doing Golden Age of Pirates (1680 -1720) I'm hoping to get together an ad hoc Dutch West India Company unit. I rather get the impression that generally this is a touch too early get a formal uniform as such, but I'm having some difficulty even forming an impression o...
by Fox
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 7258

Re: Age

average age 25 I'm presuming that this is an arithmetic mean , which is what most people mean by average [add up the numbers, divide by the number of entries]. In this case this is very misleading. I'd me more interested in the median or the mode (say, in 2 year bands) [although the mode might be t...
by Fox
Mon Oct 08, 2007 8:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Age
Replies: 31
Views: 7258

Wasn't Talbot pretty old.....

I've got a book at home, I'll look it up....
by Fox
Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sheepskins
Replies: 99
Views: 15705

No , you should make them go without.

People should understand the world they live in.

Meat is not grown in styrofoam trays, leather is dead animal skin and, yes, it is your car causing global warming.
by Fox
Sat Oct 06, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bodelwyddan pictures [at last]
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Bodelwyddan pictures [at last]

They can be found here.