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by steve stanley
Thu Oct 22, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: French Foreign Legion POWs
Replies: 10
Views: 3490

Re: French Foreign Legion POWs

Didn't 13DBLE have an English Female Driver....?...Something Travers...? Unlike WWI,I can't think off-hand of any references to Brits in the WWII Legion....Which doesn't mean anything,of course............On the Afrika Korps,the Ex-Legionairres went into Inf.Regt 361.(see your geek & raise you.........
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 14, 2009 11:27 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What roles for Women in Late 18thC Military?
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

Re: What roles for Women in Late 18thC Military?

They run faster than seals........... :)
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 13, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What roles for Women in Late 18thC Military?
Replies: 15
Views: 3891

Re: What roles for Women in Late 18thC Military?

I belive,(As depicted in the film 'Drums along the Mohawk'),there was one example of Women dressed in soldier's coats to make a fort's garrison look more imprssive........
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Oct 13, 2009 11:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: a polonaise in the making
Replies: 1
Views: 1330

Re: a polonaise in the making

MUCH nicer than Grenvile's kit............. :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lewis and Clark reenactment
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

Will buy some more off you at ILHF................
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:04 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lewis and Clark reenactment
Replies: 16
Views: 5151

There is a very good book on L&C equipment,called,(as I remember) 'Tailor made & trail worn' Russell's 'firearms,traps,and tools of the mountain men' also has a lot of info. I talk to some of the guys who recreated their journey for the Bicentennery..There's still a lot of debate on the details,(lik...
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 30, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mob Caps
Replies: 9
Views: 2564

I tend to think of them as 1790-1820....Or is that just too much Blackadder III..........?
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

Andy R wrote:Well you always struck me as being strictly butter side up
You say the sweetest things............ :oops:
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

Andy R wrote:So you are saying they are a bunch of Crooke's? :wink:
God,I make a good straight man............ :)
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

I think Lord Oxford just liked Blue....Then it became a tradition...BTW they were basically Crookes Regt. of Parliamentary Horse re-raised following a riot by the Fifth Monarchy Men soon after the Restoration.
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 22, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 9189

They are very nice 'tho........
Steve(who is far too old to do anything that involves hitting each other.....)
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 42nd Foot The Black Watch Crimea/Mutiny
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Not sure if the Enfield was around for the Alma.....Minie was standard at the beginning of the war......
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 21, 2009 2:12 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 42nd Foot The Black Watch Crimea/Mutiny
Replies: 8
Views: 3231

Red kit or Indian tropical?....I think you need to talk to the 19th guys........
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

Andy R wrote:
edit - fab news about the milice..!!
We hope so...Just working out how to post the Facebook piccies.......
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:27 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: War Of The Spanish Succession
Replies: 10
Views: 10558

I think there's Orkney's regt of foot(who've definately got a web-site) & Blood's artillery.
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

Will work on full report....Just to make your day,the Milice is up as a unit again with me as NCO................got any spare fusils de chasse....? :)
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:11 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

I'm not going to say how good is was then.............
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New group within New France & Old England
Replies: 0
Views: 2276

New group within New France & Old England

For those of a Gallic bent.....Some of us have got fed up with being lent to the French & have decided to do it properly.......For my sins,I'm the contact point/NCO for 'La Milice',the French-Canadian militia....First day as a unit was Sunday & I shot General Wolfe!....Good start.............
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: War Of The Spanish Succession
Replies: 10
Views: 10558

Yes,and they're off doing Malplaquet at the moment.........
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Oilskin
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

You're right & I was completely wrong!...Should have looked on bookshelves rather than relying on memory.... Receipe 1(both for canvas 8x8) 2 quarts boiled linseed oil 3 cups of powdered pigment This is based on Smith's 'Expedition against the Ohio Indians' Receipe 2(for use in canoes etc) 2 quarts ...
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:39 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Oilskin
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

I think it has to be the raw stuff...obscure chemical reasons.........
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Oilskin
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

So did I!.......But the dangerous method is the period one...Another alternative(which gives the most common colour for 1760's-1770's) is to use red oxide 'barn paint' working the material as each coat dries.
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Oilskin
Replies: 9
Views: 2185

Raw Linseed oil/turps on material of your choice....brush on,allow to dry slowly not in full sunlight,keep away from flames!
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th c tricorne, and brass buttons SOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4409

Re-enactment business doesn't promote itself in the same way as the americans doo either.. We don't market like them, or advocate that kind of commercialism. And i general were all pretty poor at dealing with websites, online retailing. Sellings frowned on compared to the states. (Rant\)Well that's...
by steve stanley
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What the hell do you people want?
Replies: 14
Views: 4688

Lot of naff ones on the web...Have a look at Track of the Wolf for some decent ones.......
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: What the hell do you people want?
Replies: 14
Views: 4688

Decent camp furniture...accurate trunks...Gunstock war clubs!
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Aug 15, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th c tricorne, and brass buttons SOLVED
Replies: 21
Views: 4409

Townsend's Fur felt are about the ultimate......
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 14, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Trekking Opporchancity
Replies: 4
Views: 2485

I'd love to,But it's a bit far..........
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:01 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Neil Marshall's Centurion
Replies: 13
Views: 2866

And there was me,expecting to see a Tank.........
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bandoliers of charge
Replies: 15
Views: 4147

I think there are some Landsknecht engravings that show them...1520-30?....but not as many bottles as later....about 6 on the front.
Steve