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by steve stanley
Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6527

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

'Vlad' by C C Humphreys(who writes the Jack Absolute ones).....Historical novel of Mr.Tepes & his pointy sticks.....
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6527

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

So an arming doublet can't hold the hose up?....'Cos if it can,an ordinary doublet as well seems overkill?(and a bit warm...)
Steve(who must stop reading 15thcent fiction...)
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Of Brigandines and mail sleeves......WOTR-ish
Replies: 41
Views: 6527

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

Question time....... Seeing pictures of these,I can't work out a number of options........ A) It's a mail shirt.....But would it be worn over a jack,an arming doublet or a normal doublet B) They're separate sleeves,which,as I understand it,means there's an arming doublet involved for them to be tied...
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Heroes of Princeton by Chris Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 1228

Re: Heroes of Princeton by Chris Bell

Met Chris at Stamford....It is a smashing book,& he's thinking about a French & Indian one......... :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 5427

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

'"Why did Parliament feel it had enough Commoner Support to execute the King?" Well, quite simply it didn't! About 80 MP's that were let through by Colonel Pride's soldiers were encouraged to vote for the Trial of the King. The majority of Members were arrested, barred from sitting, or ju...
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: AWI Gaiters
Replies: 3
Views: 1941

Re: AWI Gaiters

Long as in British with leather knee-caps..? Maybe
Long as in over-the-knee buttoned all the way..? Unlikely
Calf-length?...Almost certainly
Gaiter-trousers?..Almost certainly
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:31 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Decorated musket stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 4582

Re: Decorated musket stocks

Sorry,old-fashioned books & chats with people in the States.....Blue or Red as I recall......1780's,so it'd be woodlands stuff
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Decorated musket stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 4582

Re: Decorated musket stocks

I've also got refererences to painted stocks for native use..........
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 6046

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

Well....The 4 of us from ECWS.............. :sweat:
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14077

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Must be then.......Probably when he did a sword school for me at Leicester in '95...............
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14077

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Can't remember.......It's going back a few years!
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 21, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 14077

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Skippon's foot lifeguard were grey-cassacked Halbardiers as I recall..........Yes,While I don't attach such motives to Iago,the mercenary thing can lead to kit more apprropriate to SCA impressions......Do remember one guy who attributed his cossack sword to service in the Polish army.............
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

I need to go and lie down now......That French drill,(and others) are fully covered in a rather nice book from Canada...plus translations & a CD of the french commands which M.Raffle obtained for members of L'armee Francaise............
by steve stanley
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

Bayonet fencing has been tried with VERY experienced people with LOTS of practice......Easier to do for Lace Wars against Targes,but still calls for a lot of work..thrust tend to go under the arm on the 'anti-public' side...Equally tomahawk against clubbed musket happens....main point is,it's theatr...
by steve stanley
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

Not to mention the half-pike & folding pikes tried out by LI & Riflemen.....And the pikes carried by the rear rank of some US infantry regiments in the war of 1812.......... :eh:
by steve stanley
Sun Sep 05, 2010 10:47 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

Lace Wars & NFOE do fix bayonets on the field....Do have highly-scripted hand-to-hand.....So they're not just bang-sticks! :)
by steve stanley
Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Tudor or ECW groups/regiments in Norfolk
Replies: 4
Views: 1995

Re: Tudor or ECW groups/regiments in Norfolk

Lunsford's in ECWS used to be mainly Norfolk-based.
by steve stanley
Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

I tend to die............Or run away! :D
by steve stanley
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:59 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

OK,mea culpa,we've gone off badly here........I misinterpreted this initially as a 'dummy musket'...knee-jerk reaction ....I now realise it's designed for an area of which I have little knowledge...My apologies all round & will now remove foot from mouth........... :)
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 02, 2010 11:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Sutlers Stores
Replies: 8
Views: 3508

Re: Sutlers Stores

Yes,they did go under twice...This is the story posted on 'The Shootists' western forum My name is Nancy Beardall, I know I have met some of you over the years and also probably spoken to a lot of you over the telephone. I have been involved in running the Sutlers Stores in all its various states ov...
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

Fair enough for training use........As you said,horses for courses,I just don't see it as suitable for public events........It's be like using fibreglass armour....... :?..I admit to a bias.....I'd sooner carry a correct sharp I can't use than a re-enactment blade...works for my mental picture.........
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

OK ,I could have been more polite........Muskets are for shooting(my four are.....) ...If someone gets to a range where I have to use my gun as a club/shield it's all gone tits-up.....And this is a re-enactment board,not a martial arts ones........Sorry,but I just don't get the point....... :?
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 01, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10743

Re: Fighting Muskets

..And no place in historical re-enactment,,,show me a weapon that looks like these............
by steve stanley
Mon Aug 30, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 7175

Re: "Modern" firearms

Deacts are extremely useful in static displays and show and tells as you cannot allow the public to handle live firers- always prefer the latter 'though Why 'CAN'T' you? If the ticket holder supervises. There's no legislative reason. You wouldn't let the public near a loaded gun obviously. Blank or...
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:15 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Festival of History Stamford
Replies: 3
Views: 909

Re: Festival of History Stamford

I'm going with NFOE and ECWS(quick change time....)....Think it might be a good turn out..........
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 27, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 7741

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

There's a few places in the US work like that.......wonderful........ :)
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 28081

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Andy R wrote:Hi Tod,

do the Irish Pickets have leather armour and spears in this period :devil:
(Sorry everyone, an old in joke for Tod and I)



That brings back memories......... :D
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: "Modern" firearms
Replies: 20
Views: 7175

Re: "Modern" firearms

The WWII link occupied me for ages....'tho I'm mainly interested in FFL..........
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Replica Police 19th.c snake buckle belts?
Replies: 4
Views: 1094

Re: Replica Police 19th.c snake buckle belts?

Bear with me,I've a mate working on police kit for that era.....
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:15 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 28081

Re: Flodden kit and info please

For you,not odd at all....frightens me,the number of outfits I could put together.....but Elizabethan at the earliest!

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