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by steve stanley
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 16968

I think you've summed up the problems,Tod...to put my bit in,I think one of the problems is that EVERYONE has started to wear them..including Urban raised regiments & New Model ones,but this is part of the fact most Civil War units are "Generic" in their kit....when you consider that for most,we...
by steve stanley
Wed Dec 28, 2005 12:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pagans, Druids and Witches
Replies: 66
Views: 10289

Do think there's a lot to be said for Message Boards that ban Religion & Politics.........
by steve stanley
Mon Dec 26, 2005 9:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 8026

I wanted to dress up in funny clothes and shoot people..but the police wouldn't have me.......
by steve stanley
Fri Dec 23, 2005 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Jack of plates questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2490

Just been 'thro the bookshelves as I thought I had a sketch of some individual plates..but must have seen it somewhere else...As I recall,they are square with corners cut off at an angle(to allow stitching?) with a small hole in the centre..same reason?..varying size,but no more than about 1 1/2" a ...
by steve stanley
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: My Top Three Books for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Beat me to the Draw,Steve!
by steve stanley
Wed Dec 07, 2005 7:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: My Top Three Books for beginners
Replies: 8
Views: 2505

Lace Wars includes a civilian group & the society as a whole will try most things if it's 1740-60...New France Old England deals with the 7 years war in America and there are other groups dealing with the War of the Spanish Succession & The American War of Independence....On the cards for ne...
by steve stanley
Tue Dec 06, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 1797

Thank You Craig...The thought of the King's Army resplendent in Burberry is making me walk around with a silly smile.....
by steve stanley
Tue Dec 06, 2005 10:48 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century military jacket pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 2702

And then,you'll need Breeches,Waistcoat,hat......And join a nice,friendly 18thcent group...Townsends do give Good service and their catalogue has some very tempting stuff..Can also recommend www.smilingfoxforgellc.com for some nice bits & bobs.
Steve
by steve stanley
Fri Nov 25, 2005 7:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12094

And if you add Rob Roy,Last of The Mohicans & Barry Lyndon to the film list......the possibilities are endless!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby December 3rd
Replies: 13
Views: 2962

No website as far as I know....
basically,turn up at the Crewe & Harpur at Swarkestone at opening time on Saturday....ignore imperialist aggressors dressed in red.....talk to repressed ethnic minority wearing plaids....
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 15, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diced socks - Scots in the NA maybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

Working for Derby...C'est la vie...I'd certainly consider the Higgins hose for AWI or later..Well spotted Mark!
Steve
by steve stanley
Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Diced socks - Scots in the NA maybe?
Replies: 5
Views: 1604

We tried sourcing these for F&I stuff...all we could find were Pipe band suppliers(and ,Boy,do they cost the earth)...further reseach showed we couldn't find provenance for the knitted ones before the 1770's..still looking for red/white plaids of right size to cut up!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Royal Horse Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

My Grandad was in the RA in WWI..also horse-drawn with 18-lb's...plenty of horse in WWII as well..Artillery & cavalry..last British horsed cavalry used in Syria in '41..last US in the phillipines in '42...Germany & USSR right up to '45.
Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Nov 12, 2005 2:24 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Royal Horse Artillery
Replies: 5
Views: 2121

My Grandad was in the RA in WWI..also horse-drawn with 18-lb's...plenty of horse in WWII as well..Artillery & cavalry..last British horsed cavalry used in Syria in '41..last US in the phillipines in '42...Germany & USSR right up to '45.
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: If the French had won Trafalgar......
Replies: 5
Views: 2103

No,Tod..A Fag is someone who cleans your study out, gets toasted at the Fireplace...and occasionally tossed in blankets(Just know I'm going to regret that one......)
Steve
by steve stanley
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Recruitment advert for Vietnam living history re-enactors
Replies: 7
Views: 2415

What's the problem..these guys seem to be aiming for a good level of kit authenticity & whats the difference between "Gung-ho Airsofters" & Wannabe Errol Flynns?
Steve
by steve stanley
Sun Nov 06, 2005 7:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tents Jacobite Camp
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

If any....Normal British army wedges..prior to the '45 there's no real call for tents as you're looking at a civilian lifestyle
by steve stanley
Sat Oct 15, 2005 8:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Quiet in here
Replies: 3
Views: 1505

We wait,Madam,in hushed anticipation......
by steve stanley
Fri Oct 07, 2005 7:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: THE BATTLE OF DUNNICHEN 685 AD
Replies: 9
Views: 3682

Couldn't agree more about the Osprey book...was given it as a present..they really can't have liked me!!
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: On Guard at Carlisle
Replies: 13
Views: 5087

Choke..that's really sweet of you,Panz...it was the way they said you look after the Castle while we find the pub...but don't worry,I have a cunning plan.....
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 04, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Posting posting posting
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

Did an event at Buittle about 7 yrs ago, I think the Borderers were just getting off the ground..impressive even then....just requires minor suspension of disbelief to go reiving in Leicestershire...no,it wouldn't work....would it?(hasty pulling out of "The Steel Bonnets" from the bookshelves)
Steve
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 04, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Posting posting posting
Replies: 11
Views: 3942

16thcent...why isn't it so popular

I'd be quite interested..if there was more to do on the military side....the possibilities are there, but the emphasis seems to be on the civilian side & on the Armada era. 1540's sound good to me..internal revolts & war with Scotland & France,seem to recall a Landesknecht unit doing thi...
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 03, 2005 8:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: On Guard at Carlisle
Replies: 13
Views: 5087

On Guard at Carlisle

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