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by steve stanley
Fri May 28, 2010 1:14 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 6388

Re: "Push of Pike" quotes

Wish we had 40 in Bright's as well........... :(
by steve stanley
Thu May 20, 2010 1:29 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 6388

Re: "Push of Pike" quotes

Langside...That's the one I was thinking of........A little thought shows that any other style was be impractical for 'real' sized units......But point looks silly for units of 12..........Come to think of it,units of 12 look silly anyway.......... :D
by steve stanley
Tue May 18, 2010 1:51 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: "Push of Pike" quotes
Replies: 13
Views: 6388

Re: "Push of Pike" quotes

Hmm...Must get that book....... :) ......Back to topic..I see no reason why 'push' in period terms shouldn't apply to what we call 'point'...Isn't there a 1560's Scots account of pike heads getting caught up in armour/padding so it becomes a shoving match...Which would fit with the above idea...? St...
by steve stanley
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: whitney blankets
Replies: 4
Views: 2610

Re: whitney blankets

Like the man said.........I think if I found one cut up to make other things,I could get quite violent.......... :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:51 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 22418

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Still have one Ronald Welch..'Mohawk Valley'(surprise...)...Think I read all the others in the late '60's!
Equally hard to get is John Sanders 'Nicholas Pym' series...1650's derring-do with one of Cromwell's agents...written in the '60's & owing a LOT to 007...but quite good.
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo saxon turn or pastry shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 4856

Re: anglo saxon turn or pastry shoes

I know nothing of Saxons,but it sounds very much like mocassin patterns...if so,there are quite a few available on-line.......
by steve stanley
Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hello from Norway
Replies: 12
Views: 6512

Re: Hello from Norway

Never mind the Vikings...More NWMP please!
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 10, 2010 6:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 22418

Re: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?

Just bumping this one cos I have just discovered the Wilderness series by Sara Donati and I'm really enjoying them. Late 18th and early 19th century Frontier type stuff (any more info will give the plot away,.....) First one is the sequel to "Last of the Mohicans" and has almost inspired me to watc...
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:53 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Dan Snow on Quebec 1759
Replies: 4
Views: 1309

Dan Snow on Quebec 1759

This is being aired 16th March at 9PM....BBC2
Link to UTube Trailer - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tco7WBQuqw

I may be in it...But I have a feeling we were having Coffee and Chocolate while the redcoats were being filmed for the umpteenth time.......

Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:24 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: ECW units
Replies: 5
Views: 2451

Re: ECW units

Don't know about the SK,but it's alright with all ECWS units as far as I know..........
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

Expansion:I think the turning point was when it became clear Charles could not be trusted...I reckon Parliament had really tried to negotiate....But to Charles & his extreme supporters ANYTHING was justfiable to regain his power....On the other hand,as it was obvious to some extreme Parliamentarians...
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

OK....By 'Army' I mean the Standing,aka 'New Model' of post 1645....Now I'm not saying it was a 'People's Revolutionary Army'('Tho it had it's moments........)..But I think they'd earned the right to to stop farting about with Charlie-boy...........
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Charles I and the Civil War
Replies: 26
Views: 6115

Re: Charles I and the Civil War

OK...Personal bias time...The Army WAS 'the voice of the common people'..Certainly more representative than Parliament!..They'd fought the bloody man for 6 years.....Then,while negotiating with them,He ferments another Civil War!....
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 3351

Re: Bosworth Revisited

Thank You,Frances........Something WOTR and Interesting! :D
by steve stanley
Fri Feb 05, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: camp kit
Replies: 8
Views: 5016

Re: camp kit

Looking for the same stuff,(and French/Canadian civilian) for the 1750's......
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Royal Naval Division 1914-18?
Replies: 10
Views: 3239

Re: Royal Naval Division 1914-18?

So, with the centenary fast approaching, I'm interested in getting in on the WW1 act, but as a salty dog/wet fish I'm mostly interested in 'Winston's little army'. Are there any groups portraying the Royal Naval Division of the period? Or failing that, would there be enough interest from others to ...
by steve stanley
Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII British gaiter sizes?
Replies: 7
Views: 4123

Re: WWII British gaiter sizes?

I didn't even know they were 'sized'......
by steve stanley
Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lewis and Clark reenactment
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

Re: Lewis and Clark reenactment

Hi Martin, For 18th/19th century gear I've used an American company who i have found have been very relaible. The company is Jas Townsend. heres the link http://jas-townsend.com/index.php hope its of use They're reasonable,cheap-ish and reliable...BUT research to check when things are appropriate f...
by steve stanley
Thu Nov 19, 2009 3:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 10515

Re: Fur yes or no???

On Fur.....If you don't want to/can't get real....Don't use it at all.....IMHO
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Nov 19, 2009 2:33 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Vive le Roi!.................. :) .....Never mind,I haven't decided which side I'm doing at Derby yet......Wanna hire any government militia...??
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

I have friends in Wisconsin who do early French....In fact,I 'changed sides' last year & now do French Militia myself.....
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 17, 2009 8:37 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

It was an on-going thing...A lot of the techniques were tried in the French and Indian War,(my period),having been leant from both the Enemy & the Colonial Rangers..........Despite getting some of the blame for defeat in the AWI(Wait til you get to the end of the book....),they resurfaced to form th...
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 16, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Teagirl wrote:
steve stanley wrote:Think I made an error when we went to Williamsburg & I cheered for the Redcoats occupying the town............ :wink:
Steve
Well, it's probably the same reason I don't have a 4th of July party here. :)
Have one!...I've got the tin whistle & Drum...We just need the flag............
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 16, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

Think I made an error when we went to Williamsburg & I cheered for the Redcoats occupying the town............ :wink:
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:46 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

I think Breed's hill is one of the classic 'The side that makes least cock-ups carries the day'..........
by steve stanley
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

'Rifles' is good as well.......Also often found cheap,(And I recommend it highly) is Hugh Bicheno's 'Rebels and Redcoats' Not especially pro-British,but he pulls no punches on dispelling some of the long-held myths about the war.........
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:55 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 3520

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

It's a very good read.....Led me to read further on the southern campaign.
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Nov 14, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: The Proof House!
Replies: 2
Views: 2143

Re: The Proof House!

My recent Birmingham ones are under the barrel...........
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?
Replies: 6
Views: 2221

Re: Does anyone know of any references to 'slinging' muskets?

I think there's a TYW-era picture showing some form of sling for dragoons.....First issue I know is for Grenadiers in 1678.......
Steve