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by steve stanley
Thu Apr 20, 2006 2:44 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6691

Nothing to do with pikes...but if we're talking boats,I'd REALLY like a late model S-Boat....goes on the lottery win list along with the Rolls-Royce Armoured Car...and the UH1C gunship.....
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Apr 20, 2006 7:07 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6691

I think the Push must have stated in the Early SK days...never found anyone who remembers a time before it....
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 6691

As one who still does them,but KNOWS they're wrong...... Most attempts to find a way of fighting at point are either: a) So boring large numbers of people left... b)So dangerous we had MORE injuries than at push.... No-one knows exactly how Pike fighting worked...some degree of "shove" would appear ...
by steve stanley
Tue Apr 18, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Is Irony like Brassy ,but magnetic?.....
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Apr 17, 2006 4:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

If you go to http://www.13thfoot.co.uk/ They are the Major group depicting the period...As a Jacobite I spend more time shooting them than admiring the tailoring.......There's also some info in Stuart Reid's" British Redcoat 1740-1793" from Osprey. J.P. Ryan does useful patterns & they can be go...
by steve stanley
Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: redcoat uniforms
Replies: 14
Views: 3256

Which part of the 18thcent?...There is at least one Lace Wars Redcoat posts here if it's the '40's-'50's.....there are many suitable patterns available from the US for the period generally.
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Apr 14, 2006 4:54 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Scottish fouling pieces/muskets
Replies: 3
Views: 1270

Tod,
Go to www.kezarcelts.net/cgi-bin/YaBB.cgi
& click on weaponry....think you'll find the whole site interesting....
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:03 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2614

I don't know if they were organised militia or not....but there were attacks mounted on the Jacobites as they retreated from Derby..might just be Pi**ed off locals...
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Mar 28, 2006 3:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Seeking the English Militia
Replies: 12
Views: 2614

I have a sneaky feeling that "English Militia" is a bit of a reenactorism to let those with civvie kit play...fine in the colonies,but I have a feeling they were pretty much a nominal set-up prior to the panic of the '45...that's why you get the regulars being used for Law Enforcement.
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Mar 25, 2006 8:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 4313

First time they tried it at Williamsburg,there was a demonstration against it...until it was realised it was not being done as a cheap crowd-puller..most Reenactors I know would handle such a scenario very well...It's the Public's response that would worry me.
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clear out continues Big Targe for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2804

Nigel,
Be gentle with Steve...He's the best Fire-starter we've got......
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

No wonder I caused a fuss when I named Tarleton as my favourite AWI character on a US forum.....Andy,...Only if we get some Gibson look-a-likes to ride down......
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

Wasn't Moore on 9/11,but one of the other 7th officers...strangely enough,a Cornishman originally..not sure of the name without digging the book out..Restorick or something like that?...Have always fancied having a group of Tarleton's Dragoon's...Like Nigel,I think it was the portrait that did it..a...
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

If you fancy a alternative version of the film....go to Http://BanastreTarleton.org/ click on dragoontoons & look at chickflick of the summer........
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:52 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

Must admit Williamsburg is going to be my personal highspot..that's where we finish after Washington,Baltimore,Roanoke & Richmond....looks like US history 101..Jamestown to Appomattox....why bother with Canada..you've behaved for 200 years..ask nicely & we'll take you back......
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

Going to Virginia on holiday this year...Do they know they lost??
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 01, 2006 12:03 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

OK.....After Cornwallis beat the Rebel Regular units,he recruited large numbers of local Loyalists to act as "internal security" as his field army advanced. These were mainly opposed by Rebel militia....On both sides,pre-war grudges did a lot to determine which side you chose..for a parallel, think ...
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5978

Interesting it only shows a token Loyalist in Tavington/Tarleton's unit....which was recruited in the Colonies..The Partisan war in the South was mainly fought between Americans..but that would mean showing Americans committing atrocities..on both sides..Oh well,the battle scenes are passable..Anyon...
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 26, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Event at Royal Gunpowder Mills 28th- 29th May 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3914

Make that 4...there's an 18thcent one in september...
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Feb 25, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Special plea(staggering from sick bed)...if anything looks likely to come off, Let's try to avoid May,as I'm in the U.S. for most of it.....(collapses back onto settee)
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Feb 23, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

OK..large number of e-mails sent out....now waiting in extreme agony with wisdom tooth infection for replies (rant time....tooth I've been on waiting list for two years for Hospital to deal with)...so, not neglecting topic,just not on-line as much as usual 'til antibiotics kick in......
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Feb 22, 2006 5:54 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

I'll put some feelers out in 17th & 18thcent circles....see if I get a response..
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Andy,for this I would even serve the cursed Bourbons....... Foxe,You're talking much as I'm thinking on activities...maybe Lovell's rangers of '24-'25 could be a compromise....there's a couple of ex-NFOE natives who may be interested...their kit doesn't change so much!..I've got an open mind on goin...
by steve stanley
Tue Feb 21, 2006 5:58 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

One of the reasons I've gone low status working dress...at the moment, I reckon I could start about 1720(if I could afford an earlier musket)...yes,the snowshoemen site is excellent,as are a couple of the US forums...when they are good,they are very good,'tho there are a lot of generic hawkeye wanna...
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 20, 2006 8:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Andy,you're being positively..............irritating!..go tell me,go on,go on,go on........oh,all right then,don't........
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 19, 2006 7:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4226

Kings of the Wild Frontier.....

Just hoping there may be some others out there interested in the American Colonial Frontier....I'm not talking cowboys & indians in Tricorns, or the conventional style of Reenactment that NFOE does..something closer to the US trekking/rendezvous is what I'm looking for, where period correct is f...
by steve stanley
Sun Feb 19, 2006 3:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 14th century brigandine/coat of plates.
Replies: 6
Views: 1729

Canvas sounds good to me....
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: royal artillery
Replies: 4
Views: 1464

As far as I know they were the "Ordinance colour"...Grey.
..there are photo's of some rebuilt ones at Fort Ligonier in the Osprey book on the Monongahela.
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Best of the Rest
Replies: 18
Views: 3984

Depends what dates you're free..Newark at Early May b/h for ECW..Flag Fen 1/2 july for the '45, and Kelmarsh 2nd w/e(?) of August
by steve stanley
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:48 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Pemmican Recipes and Cowboy / Indian websites needed
Replies: 1
Views: 1115

'Ere,Cowley,that's periodphobic..Wot's wrong with 18thcent America?...NFOE have got a forum that's not restricted to members...
Steve

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