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by steve stanley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 32177

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I would say 'yes!' now....but I'm not a regiment.............
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:50 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 32177

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Oh,I can think of quite a few individuals(myself included) who'd give it a go with enough notice......But you'd need to get units interested for it to be viable(..and get the use of the pikes).....Always wanted to be part of a BIG unit fighting at point........... :)
by steve stanley
Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:24 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 32177

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Last time we got into this.......Off-board discussions reckoned there was no way we were going to let plate-armoured loonies who actually HIT people loose on our ageing ECWS pike divisions........ :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:45 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 32177

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Lateral stuff....The best Osprey for early 16thC costume is the 'Landesknecht Soldier' one.....Unless you're looking at Highland stuff,I don't think there's anything specifically Scots in costume......OMG,I remember that George Gush article when it first appeared in Airfix magazine.....1970-somethin...
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4637

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

Now I've read the thread mentioned........It's not exactly a detailed critique,is it?......The boxes on mine vary as well..........
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New section of larsdatter.com
Replies: 7
Views: 3499

Re: New section of larsdatter.com

I love you,Karen............... :)
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4637

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

I know quite a lot of research WAS done for them....PM me too,Nige!
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 13, 2010 4:13 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1690 British Infantry
Replies: 3
Views: 2176

Re: 1690 British Infantry

Plain pewter,as far as I'm aware........I reckon that's the transition period for shoes,but would favour laces.......
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Aug 10, 2010 2:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 7200

Re: BATTLE OF PRESTONPANS 2010

Four of us making the trip north............. :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?
Replies: 42
Views: 9647

Re: Do re-enactors REALLY look the part ?

Whether fighting.talking to the public,or swinging a sickle,surely getting the material culture right should be the basis of all re-enactment?.....Admitted,if I walked into a 1750's town,the moment I opened my mouth or tried to do anything practical it'd be obvious I weren't from around them parts.....
by steve stanley
Thu Jun 17, 2010 9:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A motley crew of French Colonials.........
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: A motley crew of French Colonials.........

Luvverly!......And an easy stroll to the town......
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:14 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

Yeah...On Manchester's 'Green faced Red' could be read either way...Oh for a comma.......
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A motley crew of French Colonials.........
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: A motley crew of French Colonials.........

Cowdray House.....Think we Milice had the most suitable dress for the weather.......
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A motley crew of French Colonials.........
Replies: 10
Views: 3405

Re: A motley crew of French Colonials.........

Tres Jolie...... :D
by steve stanley
Sat Jun 12, 2010 11:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: washing in just water?
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: washing in just water?

Yep,the 'norm' should be what is correct for the event scenario...........
by steve stanley
Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:55 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ye Olde Dulux Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

The Iron Dwarf wrote:
steve stanley wrote:See...We ECWS people don't have horns and tails.............
well not all of you but I am sure that some do, and the pitchfork too :twisted:
You've been peeking in the private tent............ :devil:
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ye Olde Dulux Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

I like you........... :D
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

Lostwithiel is only of uniform significance to Essex's....'cos you lot stripped them & they needed a complete re-issue...To my knowledge,no evidence of uniforms for Cornish-raised foot.
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ye Olde Dulux Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

See...We ECWS people don't have horns and tails.............
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ye Olde Dulux Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Glad you joined in...look at the 'breeches and hose ' thread........
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Ye Olde Dulux Charts
Replies: 10
Views: 2153

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

You need...Stuart Peachey's 'Common soldier's clothing of the civil wars'...includes dye info,and much more!
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

Takes deep breath....... The troops raised for Ireland in 1642 were uniformed.....Some of these went into the Parliamentary forces. Essex's army raised in and around London had uniform coats,as did some other Parliamentary forces. The Royalist Oxford army were outfitted in Blue or Red suits in 1643....
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

There's two types of 'wings'....On civvie doublets up to the early '40's....then there's the smaller ones on soldier's(unwaisted) coats...Which this is closer to....Considering the numbers doing it,there's not enough debate on 17thcent clothes...........
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 6:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

I'd like to know what's on his feet.........? And the different sleeves?...At first I thought cloth jerkin(different,but possible) over doublet...But the visible shirt at the front seems to point to a single garment.....Arrgh!..Couldn't you have found a simple Teniers picture? :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

THAT is a hell of a picture!...The standing guy in armour has something more 1530's on his legs!
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10466

Re: Breeches and hose

It's also a fashion change..The 'unconfined' breeches(shorts!) came in about that time....illustrations from 1640-ish show them tied...by 1648,they're showing them loose....also they're starting to be self-supporting,rather than hooked to doublets.Very few ECW peeps actually wear 1640's fashions...m...
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 11, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: washing in just water?
Replies: 14
Views: 3608

Re: washing in just water?

Time and place,people......I have a regulaly washed shirt for 'normal' use & one that relies on rain for when I'm meant to have been out in the woods for a couple of weeks...........
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri May 28, 2010 1:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 6748

Re: "Push of Pike" quotes

I still think it's down to unit size.....correct strength units(and I'm not talking 1000's) would make us look at what we do...Roll on the RA,(AND KA) regiments..........Also nice to see Officers trying to handle what the originals could.............. :)...It get overlooked that units were basically...