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by steve stanley
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 4652

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

Having been talked into doing some 1812 stuff here...It does seem to be one of those wars where battlefield victory went to those who made the least c**k-ups..........And JPJ was Revwar....... :D
by steve stanley
Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Ageing a frock coat
Replies: 9
Views: 7809

Re: Ageing a frock coat

Doing the gardening is good.....
by steve stanley
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Redcoats and Revolutionaries - Late 18th Century
Replies: 8
Views: 5984

Re: *NEW* Red Coats and Revolution (1775-83)

Good Luck...Always need more targets!
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

I even tried greasing some once.......AND tying the end up......just to show the public......
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:40 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 13422

Re: ECW Mercenary role

No,You said "Skippon's Lifeguard where"...no mention of the SK........Which is good as re-enactment units are hardly good original sources........... :D
by steve stanley
Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

I think the ones Tod's talking about is the Phipps one..Sunk in an attempt on Quebec in 1690...Correct me if I'm wrong( :D ),but I think some form of "Belly-box" is around from 1678 for Grenadiers,as they use the large pouch for grenades?.....And I believe the one Phil's talking about is a...
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 13, 2012 6:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 10658

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

I believe the earliest surviving are from the end of the century/early next,(ie. the Phipps one and the Whydah one)....rather than the wood insert,a wood "lining" is used......
by steve stanley
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:54 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: A place called Armageddon:Constantinople 1453
Replies: 2
Views: 1765

A place called Armageddon:Constantinople 1453

Fiction from C C Humphreys,the Author of the Jack Absolute series and it's very enjoyable.....As far as I can tell,he doesn't get too much wrong,(other than 1450's handguns do NOT need a "forked rest")...Would be interested to hear from anyone with better period knowledge who's read it.......
by steve stanley
Thu Jan 26, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: English Civil War weaving
Replies: 3
Views: 2790

Re: English Civil War weaving

If you're on facebook,look at the ECWS living history group...just their type of query!
by steve stanley
Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:34 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Eagle.
Replies: 6
Views: 2626

Re: Eagle.

Better than I expected,But I think the Seal people owe a lot to Last of the Mohicans.........?
by steve stanley
Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8160

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

It's not an uncommon situation.......Even within a given period, many people end up changing from the group they originally joined as they find others are closer to what they want to do............
by steve stanley
Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8160

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

I think a lot of people can relate to having been part of a friendly group that just doesn't quite press the right buttons......Look around,find one one that portrays your particular obssession!.....Stay friends with all,but follow what you really want to do.....Otherwise,the frustration will build ...
by steve stanley
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 46174

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

When I still wore Armour....I used black Ironwork paint............
by steve stanley
Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ensigns
Replies: 8
Views: 3515

Re: Ensigns

Yep......English Tercios SHOULD have had 12 companies...But I guess the original English organisation was kept for a while.......
by steve stanley
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ensigns
Replies: 8
Views: 3515

Re: Ensigns

"5 ensigns AND his whole regiment"......?
by steve stanley
Fri Dec 30, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Ensigns
Replies: 8
Views: 3515

Re: Ensigns

Would that be my beloved ancestor who defected to the Spanish?......... :wasntme:
by steve stanley
Sun Dec 04, 2011 5:51 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ECW Kit upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1763

Re: ECW Kit upgrade

And....The "Dutch Coat" is a bit of a re-enactorism....There were similar items around.."Riding coats" for example,but as with most "nice" kit,there's very little evidence for it til you start to move up the social scale........
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 28, 2011 5:22 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: May be a long shot but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Re: May be a long shot but...

https://www.facebook.com#!/groups/192208200832935/ New and very enthusiastic..The bouncy puppies of the re-enactment world!....errm....could have phrased that better.......
by steve stanley
Sun Nov 27, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: May be a long shot but...
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Re: May be a long shot but...

We're doing 1775 and hope to expand the non-military side........
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Small armies which changed history
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Small armies which changed history

I would guess the ultimate would be the crew of "Enola Gay"........
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Alatriste

And they didn't age very well over 15 years..........Still wearing the same fashions!
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Alatriste

Final score:...9/10 for effort,7/10 for content !
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3626

Re: Alatriste

Reminded me of the Lester Musketeer films,but darker......Yes,costume errors....Terrain was wrong for Rocroi & (as always) numbers too small...But a real joy to watch a half-way decent depiction of pike fighting :)
by steve stanley
Fri Nov 04, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: ECW quote?
Replies: 2
Views: 1899

Re: ECW quote?

"You have done your work and may go play,unless you will fall out amongst yourselves"........Sir Jacob Astley ,1646
by steve stanley
Thu Nov 03, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Small armies which changed history
Replies: 21
Views: 5101

Re: Small armies which changed history

I would guess...The 70-odd men who stood at Lexington Green?
by steve stanley
Thu Oct 20, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Morocco?
Replies: 19
Views: 4503

Re: Morocco?

The main link would be the Barbary Corsairs raiding out coasts...16th cent on?.endemic at times.....There were Diplomatic missions to try to get prisoners released.......
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 19, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Patterns
Replies: 9
Views: 4387

Re: Napoleonic Patterns

Try a search for "fall front trouser"...by coincidence, I've been looking at some details for RevWar stuff and I'm sure I saw patterns...........
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 12874

Re: secure storing for guns

Leicestershire have followed "cabinets only" for about 15 years.......
by steve stanley
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 12874

Re: secure storing for guns

My recent renewal form has a lot more info than in the past on storage.......Mind you,over winter,I keep the barrels in the cabinet,the stocks in a wardrobe, and the locks in the garage!
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 16962

Re: The Great Start Up debate

IMHO,they look a bit like those 15th/16th cent boots that pull the slack round & buckle/lace...?

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