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by Dave B
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Carrying slowmatch
Replies: 12
Views: 1901

Carrying slowmatch

I came accross a reference to medieval gunners on the march carrying lit slowmatch in some sort of a tube hung from the belt, both to light the guns and for firestarting. THis seems feasable as match can be made which will stay alight and burn at maybe 2" an hour out of the wind, and once blown on y...
by Dave B
Fri Sep 01, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 5336

Last time this subject came up someone (mr G23b?) came up with some compelling sources suggesting that the english did not drill in WOTR and tended to be a bit of a rabble. Of course we do know that they were keen on training games though
by Dave B
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 11222

I was thinking of in the pub.
by Dave B
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 11222

Just ran accross WOTR first. Given enough time and money I'd like to do them all. Pirates next I think

to cross breed this with another thread, are there any winter pirate events and if not can we start some?
by Dave B
Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 12
Views: 2074

I would go for a Secret like this: http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/secret.jpg which could be worn under a straw hat or under some of the more 'built up' designs of ladies head coverings. on the other had it would also IMHO be OK for arching in providing you were a 'non-combatant' arch...
by Dave B
Mon Jul 31, 2006 5:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Distressing Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 2825

Ask a coule of three year old kids to keep it clean for you.
by Dave B
Sun Jul 30, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 15418

long hair crops up a fair bit, especially in German art, the archetype flowing blonde locks are very common. The reenactment hair is not so much wether long or no but how it is styled, it would be quite nice to see some men with the right hair, fashionable types. I'll have to be a German immegrant ...
by Dave B
Fri Jul 28, 2006 11:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 15418

[quote=" that pic looks forayn,[/quote]

It's swiss, about 1480.
by Dave B
Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 15418

Are we suggesting that long hair is inauthentic or just tying it back? The image below is not secialy selected, it is genuinely the last image contemporanious with tewkesbury that I looked at - I posted it on the thread about drums the other day. http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c146/DaveB14/cooke-...
by Dave B
Wed Apr 12, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: RN Lieutenant's outfit circa 1715
Replies: 5
Views: 1601

Nice coat. Who made it?

Dave
by Dave B
Wed Nov 23, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Normans in the US.
Replies: 25
Views: 11037

No offence, but re-enactors from accross the pond always seem to look so clean. Where's the patina of a long march to battle? Of course in the UK we have the advantage of a nice light drizzle, which means you can put your kit away damp in the car boot and come back to find it looking loverly and aut...
by Dave B
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:10 am
Forum: General History
Topic: bardiches, can anyone gave me a history?
Replies: 16
Views: 4311

zauberdachs wrote:
Dave B wrote:PM Roger Langford. He has contemporanious pictures.

Fox is also into this subject
Cheers. I see a Roger Lankford on the membership list, is this the same fella?
Sorry, yep, I'm a rubbish speller.
by Dave B
Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: bardiches, can anyone gave me a history?
Replies: 16
Views: 4311

PM Roger Langford. He has contemporanious pictures.

Fox is also into this subject
by Dave B
Tue Nov 15, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 43349

O.K. I think a couple of people, Dom especialy have got the big bits. I particularly agree with the bit about 'battle of the champions' It isn't really the thing for a serious battle re-enactment but for a bit of fun (esp at tintagel which is gothic/arthurian rather than historical as such, and all ...
by Dave B
Tue Nov 01, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval kit - advice please.
Replies: 12
Views: 4529

Wear a sack tied with string and cover yourself in ****.

I understand from a couple of knowledgeable 18thC people thats what medieval is all about!
by Dave B
Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 13020

And I meant to do just that - but it was all too busy. I am interested however, I feel that after 10 years of medieval it's time to do a but of something else on the side and am thinking aobut what. Are there any good books (general history and with noce piccies) you can reccomend to get a feel for ...
by Dave B
Fri Oct 28, 2005 4:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

Fair enough. Wouldn't take the bread from LHEE's mouth :wink: Mind you, the one's I saw were about twice the size of the one's in Dave's picture (unless he has 'tiles of unusual size' on his walls). In fact those are small (4") tiles (Do you like them - I just re-did the kitchen). For scale the can...
by Dave B
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

Imagine hanging it on the side of a barrel. If the top of the candel is in the neck of the spiral as pictured then it is quite resistant to blowing out. If it is right down in the spiral it is hard to light and burns the thing it hangs from. if it is up tall the wax misses the tray and also you loos...
by Dave B
Tue Oct 25, 2005 10:08 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

That the chap, but all they have is the text of the leaflet which I posted. I was interested in any provenance etc.
by Dave B
Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Rat de Cave
Replies: 16
Views: 5508

Rat de Cave

My mum recintly gave me a 'Rat de Cave'. a french candle holder, which she picked up in an abbey gift shop becuase she thought it might interest me. The bumf with it suggests it goes back to about the norman conquest or more. It would be nice to thing so as it is a very usefull bit of kit. does anyo...
by Dave B
Sat Oct 22, 2005 11:15 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 13020

Aha,

So RaT is Rose and Thistle.

I thought Steve of RaT was a reference to the late 70's rock group 'RaTT'

I feel enlightened already.
by Dave B
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: English National Costume?
Replies: 29
Views: 7504

I'm not looking for conetntious, I'm looking for sensible. . That's a shame. anyway I wouldn't question wheter they can look good. there are at least three re-enactors I can think of you wear utili-kilts, and if the orange camo was available in other than the v.expensive range I might have one. I w...
by Dave B
Mon Oct 03, 2005 9:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: English National Costume?
Replies: 29
Views: 7504

I like asking hard questions. Asking the right questions is really hard. Does anyone disagree with my diagnosis of the popularity of the kilt? Yep, I do. I think it just shows a lack of national confidence, having to wear something that says 'look i'm scottish' like teenagers rebeling by all lookin...
by Dave B
Sun Oct 02, 2005 6:31 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: English National Costume?
Replies: 29
Views: 7504

from a comedic point of view I would say pinstripe and bowler hat, although as course as that's only for southerners it is no more valid that a flat cap and a whippit. But then the kilt is pretty much made up national dress so I don't suppose it follows.
by Dave B
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: On Guard at Carlisle
Replies: 13
Views: 5704

Dear guest

Guests can't see pictures - you need to log on.

Dave
by Dave B
Wed Aug 17, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: On Guard at Carlisle
Replies: 13
Views: 5704

TonW

I can aussure you that you can be too old to strom a bouncy castle. I broke by jaw playing mosh pit on a bouncy castle in my late teens. Weeks and weeks of eating soup and babyfood. I still get flashbacks when I see one at an event.
by Dave B
Mon Aug 01, 2005 11:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Getting Down and Getting Dirty!
Replies: 35
Views: 6549

Stormtrooper

Did you know that Chris Bruce is reputed to be the stuntman who plays the stormtrooper who says ' are these the Droids you are looking for'
by Dave B
Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Getting Down and Getting Dirty!
Replies: 35
Views: 6549

These are not the droids you are looking for.

Nice,

I notice that some of your unit are not re-enacting the bit where supply lines got streched and food was short at the front line....

Nonetheless, great pics.
by Dave B
Sun Jul 31, 2005 1:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late medieval full circle cloak with liripipe...
Replies: 3
Views: 2599

late medieval full circle cloak with liripipe...

...But very small