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by Dave B
Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 10037

Thanks Jorge, you put that much better than me.

I'd like to see far more troops with just a rough bend of cloth or whatever, as well as much more archers and in the latter end of wotr more handgunners.
by Dave B
Fri Sep 14, 2007 6:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 10037

you should - in theory - have your own livery, an English Livery & possibly a generic one ALA Murray & Blue for York or Red & Black for Edouard Prince of Wales (Lancaster). Should you? is it the case that everyone who faught for a particular lord would have livery? Personaly I think tha...
by Dave B
Fri Sep 14, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 10037

We, Like many small groups, have avoided being a 'named' household or wearing an actual historical livery.

So it's people like us that end up being mercinary scum for whichever side needs more numbers.
by Dave B
Tue Sep 11, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3681

Elasticated hat to fit swelling head.

Bucket to catch Jorge's rising nausia.
by Dave B
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7493

and being able to admit i simply don't know. You've hit a whacking great nail on the head there. I hadn't thought of it like this but i'm always saying things like 'there aren't many pictures but we're reasonably sure they would have done because the burgundians did. the 1st person alternative is t...
by Dave B
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Baby's First Event
Replies: 8
Views: 1667

How old is he? I bet he didn't beat my daughters record, she went at 5 weeks but was 6 weeks prem so we are counting that as -1!
by Dave B
Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 90402

Were the Stanleys fighting for the Yorkists or Lancastrians? Whatever side happened to be winning! Weren't they breifly lancastrian, then mostly yorkist up until Bosworth when they became decisively lancastrian/tudor, then the younger one (william) changed his mind again and supported perkin warbec...
by Dave B
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: First or Third Person LH?
Replies: 44
Views: 7493

I think first person is great in 'theatrical presentation' but in small group or one on one Q&A I think it's very limited. you cannot answer perfectly valid questions if the answer in any way depends on you making comparisons to the modern world or another period, nor can you put anything in con...
by Dave B
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 15thc doublet buttons help
Replies: 41
Views: 3052

personally i wouldn't go for either. Reason being that the majority (99%) of medieval button finds are a copper alloy i.e. bronze. I know of two suppliers who do them, white rose (Steve Lunn) or Artisan accessories (Jason). hope this helps bucket ANy sources for that? I rather fancy latten buttons ...
by Dave B
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PIRATES ATTACK (a small narrowboat)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

Thats Laurie Wignall, who posts on here. AKA Laurie the trolls bottom, AKA Laurie the Landlord.

He's evicting Millie from the beer tent for lewd beheivior.

Millie has a bit of a problem.

Quite apart from her split personality

Dave
by Dave B
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PIRATES ATTACK (a small narrowboat)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

I haven't got the pictures from the pub because they were on lou's camera phone and I can't find the drivers to download them. This is how the evening ended though... http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/millie1.jpg http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/millie2.jpg http://i26.phot...
by Dave B
Fri Aug 31, 2007 1:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PIRATES ATTACK (a small narrowboat)
Replies: 7
Views: 1297

PIRATES ATTACK (a small narrowboat)

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/boat1.jpg Oh, Look, A narrowboat approaching Elmsmere Port boat museum. http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/boat2.jpg Is there something wrong? Do I see some rascals hanging out from the portholes? http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/Dave...
by Dave B
Thu Aug 30, 2007 7:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 26
Views: 5845

it's a reasonable size for a pendant?
by Dave B
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth
Replies: 11
Views: 2758

the easiest way it to open an account at photobucket or similar (free) Follow the directions and upload your photo's. it'll make you a gallery. Below each photo it'll make you an IMG code which is a little bit of text in the format [IMG] picture 12345 [IMG] use CTRL and C to copy the link and paste ...
by Dave B
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making armour shiney
Replies: 37
Views: 5785

Try the oil, woodash and sand method, nice and authenti too.

http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=9919
by Dave B
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 23284

Theotherone wrote:re-enactments of English Medieval liturgical rites...


Wow. Do they use cannons?
by Dave B
Mon Aug 13, 2007 2:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2007
Replies: 28
Views: 4895

Dan of Britannia wrote:I dunno about stuff after 1100 so there may wll be such a device... along with a 'tit mangonel' and a 'cleft ram'


Botty Bombard?
by Dave B
Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Mass and Re-Enactment
Replies: 148
Views: 23284

Quick summary: 3rd person: Hi, I'm John, and Mike over there is dressed as a Tudor merchant 2nd person: I'm dressed as Geoffrey Fletcher, aged 43, who operated his business in London from around 1330 until his death at Crecy in 1346, where presumably he'd gone in support of Edward's army 1st person...
by Dave B
Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Square Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5384

Sorry Colin,

Are you after source {supplier} or Source {Historical Provenance} because I just realised that whilst I tried to answer the latter, the question is not unambigious.

Dave
by Dave B
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Square Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5384

But as Vic makes tents for civil war and napolionic, the fact that he sells them doesn't make for even secondary evidence that they are medieval surely.
by Dave B
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Square Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 5384

I always thought they were more napolionic than medieval, but I suppose this might be a square tent. http://www.tentorium.pl/zdjecia/ikonografia/13/ik3_18.jpg I found it here http://www.tentorium.pl/main.php?dzial=ikonografia&katalog=9&nr=01&lg=en
by Dave B
Tue Jul 10, 2007 9:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton (by Chutny)
Replies: 14
Views: 3220

At last, I thought, perhaps there will be some pictures of me on the field.

ANd there was.

One.

This one.

Image

Doh.
by Dave B
Thu Jul 05, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: tatton again
Replies: 18
Views: 2607

Had you gotten the impression from somewhere that I was quite tall? (It makes many tricky german longsword moves easier because my hands end up higher than the other guys head) Also he's so thin it's hard to tell at a glance which one of them is the sword. If he got a red sword that wore glasses he...
by Dave B
Tue Jul 03, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Choosing a sewing machine?
Replies: 34
Views: 3605

a slight Cuba here, but I think Mathew from our group has a room full of tredle machines, mostly Singers, to get rid of in a hurry. He should be at Tewkers if anyone wants to collar him about it.
by Dave B
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

My easy guide to get-awayable-with kit for Bannockburn: Buy some cheap but reasonable wool and spend a few hours making up an appropriate Tunic, but make sure it isnt slit all the way up to your groin. Wear this over your joined hose and normal shoes, along with a coif or straw hat, and a belt with...
by Dave B
Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

Glad to hear it went well, I hope the event prospers in the future.

As to burning the union flag, I would hope that the british, whether unionists or not, have enough of a sense of humour not to be upset by that sort of pathetic antics. I hope they burnt thier fingers though.
by Dave B
Wed Jun 20, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

True Colin, it's tommorow isn't it.

I just hope to hear all about it here, not on the news.
by Dave B
Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

Wow, I keep checking in on this thread to see if there is anything interesting about the event (we've done it years past, and hope to in the future, although we booked elsewhere this year as we wern't sure what was going on. Anyroads, I keep looking in and Colin talking about the weather is about th...
by Dave B
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

If it were down to me I'd run a 'no sharp swords' rule at all re-enactment.

Not for Mops, not on trade stalls, not even with the re-enactors for show and tell, unless they were controled and locked up when not in use like the firearms. Too much loonie risk
by Dave B
Tue Jun 12, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 20484

Would you believe my little girl is two (she only wears it to sleep in now) and she can get out of bed, walk araound and even climb up onto the dresser wearing it.