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by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

Tod wrote:Steve the going rate is £50 per person per night. Accept no free loaders and make them take there rubbish home with them, and no pets.


And the takeaway is on them......... :D
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

If I haven't been stuck in the Bastille.......... :D We're going to ILHF on the Friday afternoon,then I'm going on to work,so will see you in the afternoon...
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

We've got SJ & Redders in the spare room.....And probably a full floor...strange how our popularity has gone up since it moved........ :D
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 18, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: B&Bs for the new ILHF location
Replies: 16
Views: 2626

Re: B&Bs for the new ILHF location

You won't find many...The Dunton Bassett Arms in the village of that name has some rooms & is rather nice....otherwise,Lutterworth is the nearest town and may have some.
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19621

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

There's a status thing as well....Posy urban middle-class militia...Think Artillery Garden & it's Dutch shooting club equvalents....Doesn't mean it's right for a normal field army?

Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 08, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Re: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)

Ok....ACF does seem extinct,even on their facebook page!.....Queens & Greens are both still up and running as I shot at one at Kelmarsh & chat to Greens on f/book...If it's specifically AWI you want,I'd suggest going through the 47th as they're the premier group for the period...they should ...
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Re: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)

I'll see what I can dig out......
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)
Replies: 9
Views: 4649

Re: American Revolutionary Wars, in the West (of England)

Queen's Rangers and Association of Crown Forces are both based down that way...Green's Rangers who cover F&I as well ,are based round Plymouth.

Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 4896

Re: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?

Yeah,but sew it to fit so it's a hatband....Just tying it is a renactorism......IMHO!
by steve stanley
Fri Jan 07, 2011 2:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 4896

Re: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?

Leather may well be fine..It's the woven look that has no provenance....Woolen tape is probably best........
by steve stanley
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?
Replies: 10
Views: 4896

Re: Floppy Felt Hat - What Band?

Avoid the woven leather............. :)
by steve stanley
Fri Jan 07, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Another (nearly) completed outfit!
Replies: 15
Views: 4258

Re: Another (nearly) completed outfit!

I always think people look best in good,middle-class oufits...And you've proved my point! :)

Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Dec 13, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

Re: 1812 War Society (UK)

Hi Steve, the american militia thing, if its the one that Brett is sorting, is for the AWI (american revolutianory war) 1775-1780, so is a different time era to this one. I think the idea is to portray the Lexington minutemen, who saw action in some of the early engagements in that war. if its diff...
by steve stanley
Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Christmas 410AD
Replies: 5
Views: 2238

Re: Christmas 410AD

Have a good one guys...Watch out for if the Rhine freezes........ :)
by steve stanley
Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 3138

Re: 1812 War Society (UK)

A handful of us 18thcent types were muttering about doing US or Canadian militia on an ad hoc basis...oh,some of us can do native as well..........................
by steve stanley
Tue Dec 07, 2010 1:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19621

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Details of the two typre are given in Dave Blackmore's "Arms and Armour of the English Civil War"...As far as I know,the waist-belt type is earlier with a change-over in the 1630's..'tho both stay in use.
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Nov 28, 2010 3:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 13348

Re: ECW Mercenary role

If you assume most individual 'Soldiers of Fortune' wore pretty normal kit for whatever their military role was...Why,in the name of Cromwell's warts would they look noticeably different to normal British types.........?

Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 30 years war
Replies: 8
Views: 2747

Re: 30 years war

If...one took a Birthdate of 1615,they'd be just right for Hamilton's forces raised for the Swedes in 1631/2.....Which didn't last long as units,and give scope for a fictional character to 'wander about' a bit............ :)

Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Nov 19, 2010 7:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

Nigel wrote:
steve stanley wrote:IF cut cloth ones today were actually cut so they weren't quite so baggy,I'd quite agree...........Oh,and made long enough for non-dwarves........... :)


steve Debs does do 7 differnat sizes and can make em long if you want


May do that ...being rather long-legged :D
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 17, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

Another point which may affect the 'bagginess' is the general lack of proper garters to support hose..The fictional 'tunneled leg-tie' being predominant.......
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

I think you're right..It's just none of the commercially availiable sewn hose seem to attain the fit shown in contemporary art......We were looking at a pair in the V&A last month which have laces on the lower side,presumably for tightening?
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 16, 2010 5:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

IF cut cloth ones today were actually cut so they weren't quite so baggy,I'd quite agree...........Oh,and made long enough for non-dwarves........... :)
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

Quite agree on probable Dragoon use..(Who should NOT have 'carbines'...'buff coats'..lobster=pots')....NOW see what you've started me on :devil: ........Anyway....IF the start-up is right for rural types,it protects the lower bit of the hose anyway..........
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Hose/Gaiters
Replies: 28
Views: 5876

Re: Hose/Gaiters

If you want to go the NUG(Normally,usually,generally) route,just get knitted ones in the thickest wool you can comfortably wear.....If they get wet,change for the spare pair you should carry....If they get holed,darn them with your sewing kit............I'm not saying gaiter-ish things didn't exist....
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Littlecote Baldric
Replies: 3
Views: 2271

Re: Littlecote Baldric

I take it that's who I think it is........... :D
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

..Which is probably what confused me in the first place.........Just seemed an Awful lot of layers.......
by steve stanley
Fri Oct 08, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

In my mind.....The Jack is the thicker one intended as a defence in it's own right....?????
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Oct 08, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Stamford Festival of History
Replies: 6
Views: 1928

Re: Stamford Festival of History

...And greetings to the Buckingham handgunner who shared our awning on the plastic site for a quick fag!
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 06, 2010 1:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

Half-price in Smith's and Waterstone's..got it yesterday
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 5993

Re: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish

Not yet...Got the new AWI Cornwell lined up next!

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