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by steve stanley
Tue Jul 25, 2006 6:02 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 12786

I think there may be a re-enactor gene...We went to an ECW do as MOP's....fancied trying it & joined..but would probably have done the same whatever the period....later made conscious decision to join NFOE as well, based on Northwest Passage being one of my favourite films.....
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Jul 04, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuart Peachy - where are you?
Replies: 6
Views: 2044

But it is hand-dyed unwashed...or did that set finally disintergrate?
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Jul 01, 2006 1:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: How do you harden your frizzen?
Replies: 5
Views: 1765

Don't know anyone who's tried it here....quite common in the US 'tho...need to ask the question on one of their reenacting/shooting boards like www.muzzleloadingforum.com
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Jun 29, 2006 2:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Culloden - BBC4
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

I'll tell you all about it......................
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Jun 29, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Culloden - BBC4
Replies: 7
Views: 1753

Thank,John.....that's a must!
by steve stanley
Wed Jun 28, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I blew something up this weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Got to be Spaced Armour...Spring Mattresses on the front of T-34's
....keep the jet away from the armour.
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Jun 28, 2006 4:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: I blew something up this weekend
Replies: 13
Views: 3831

Oh Come on Panz,
Stuart/Panzerschreck=Hammer/nuts...now if it had been a Churchill(hehehe..)..Luvverly piccie 'tho..
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century "hot kit"
Replies: 29
Views: 4992

Think I've got the answer,Tod...You're just back from service with Clive in India,and,being slightly eccentric,wear your off-duty native kit!!..well,it was an idea....
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century "hot kit"
Replies: 29
Views: 4992

Surely,A Gentleman wouldn't be out in the Sun anyway?..He has people to do that for him...looking at the Chappies in Williamsburg(where it was ..warm..),while a full linen suit was OK for "casual" wear,the coat would remain a (lightweight) wool for more formal occasions..fits in with military practi...
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

Well,there's always Powder Mills in september..Lace Wars & NFOE (plus Revwar) in an 18thcent extravaganza!!(how many quick changes to do all the skirmishes?)
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Jun 03, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: New business idea, opinions please
Replies: 16
Views: 4473

Sounds a damn good idea to me....grand tour of reenactors houses,and you get to make a profit!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Jun 01, 2006 7:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

And you don't get so rusty......
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue May 30, 2006 5:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

Wedding is now alchoholic haze...merging into the NFOE event we did on the way home...now have plenty of Confederate T-shirts to irritate you with! & feel like I deserve an Army of Northern Virginia campaign medal..every damn place seems to have had a skirmish..
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon May 29, 2006 10:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Lace Wars has a large civilian group & also does purely civil events from low to high status(also do military & mixed events). New France & Old England concentrate on the 7 years war in America & are more "military" ...'tho a lot of those are armed civilians....belonging to both I "ring the changes"...
by steve stanley
Mon May 29, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: shameless selfpromotion/ embroidered 18th century suit
Replies: 23
Views: 5441

Having just peeled off my sticky,smelly,grungy 18thcent frontier kit after a happy day spent shooting Frenchmen,I looked at the pictures....and nearly cried as I looked at my noxious pile of kit on the floor..MUST upgrade to gentry sometime!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri May 26, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

As a matter of interest...Went into Dirty Billy's Hats in Gettysburg..beautiful but costly...Karen,it was GOOD..but now at the stage where I think Cornwallis won at Petersburg against the French...or something like that!....A lot of history in a smallish area that we did in a shortish time...But I h...
by steve stanley
Fri May 26, 2006 4:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

That's what I mean...I think..there is reasonable stuff available,but it's good to have other people's input on suppliers they have used..
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri May 26, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7877

Two weeks on Holiday & our beloved Chairman shows doubts on the Chosen Path......Thing is,look at aforesaid periods where kit is readily available,How much of it is of good quality?....re-phrase that ,how much of it is authentic?(think of the Great Start-up debate),,,Would be nice to buy basic thing...
by steve stanley
Wed May 10, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bill armed men
Replies: 9
Views: 2638

The Scots Army also included 72 Halberdiers in each Infantry Regt. equiped with Back,Breast,& Headpiece following the 1647 "New-Modelling"
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed May 10, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: la columna at sheffield
Replies: 23
Views: 4889

Speaking as one whose viewpoint is normally slightly to the right of Genghis Khan...I admit I've got a problem with the Nationalists...I think it's the glorying in anti-intellectual Medieval Catholocism that does it..& Milan Astray(sp?) has got to be one of the more unpleasant characters....think it...
by steve stanley
Thu May 04, 2006 7:19 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bill armed men
Replies: 9
Views: 2638

Think Rawdon's also had some at Basing House...
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu May 04, 2006 7:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century working clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 4209

'Twas always an idea of mine to do John Paul Jones's raid on the Scottish coast...sort of Pirates meet AWI...& it Happened!
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu May 04, 2006 7:13 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 8512

Peter,
Yes,great fun...even if we did have a bit of trouble with "For Christ,Crown,and..errr..what is it?"..Rab did get a bit enthusiastic,didn't he?
In the U.S. for Newport,hopefully catch you later...
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed May 03, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century working clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 4209

The Gousse book is "Costume in New France from 1740 to 1760"...can also recommend "Tidings from the 18th century" by Beth Gilgun....speaking to She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed..(who says they don't come much lower class than her..)...basics are 2 drawstring petticoats,shift,stays,bedjacket & coif/cap..when t...
by steve stanley
Wed May 03, 2006 9:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Seems a bit unnessary ! (but i could be wrong)
Replies: 17
Views: 3798

Yes,We're fundamentally lovely people......post in advance if you do another show in our period & hospitality shall be overflowing!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue May 02, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Seems a bit unnessary ! (but i could be wrong)
Replies: 17
Views: 3798

Yes...As we've all identified "The-Event-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named"I must also regret the distances that stopped us drinking with a certain Scottish regiment...You were missed at the campsite guys!
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue May 02, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Seems a bit unnessary ! (but i could be wrong)
Replies: 17
Views: 3798

Martin, If it's the show I think it was....the Beer tent was a gazebo on the plastic campsite two miles away.....some people were staying in the town & used the local pubs...We finally got into town for a meal last night to recover from cold/wet/hurricane winds on the campsite......I can't believe a...
by steve stanley
Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Real anorak question on German WWII field gear
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Danke schon!
That's pretty much what I suspected....seen photos of the A-frame/rucksack combo....damn clever!
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Apr 23, 2006 7:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Real anorak question on German WWII field gear
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Real anorak question on German WWII field gear

I know...It's a reenactor thing,spend a day watching "Downfall",& "Stalingrad" & a minor practical thing starts to bug you..... OK....the A-Frame that holds mess tin & shelter quarter,As I understand,it hooks onto the y-straps at the top,and additional straps hook on at the bottom which are then sec...
by steve stanley
Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 8512

Glad we're going to have some Loudon's at Newark....Crawford's need a Berserker Forlorn hope!
Steve