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by Nigel
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385
Replies: 13
Views: 6203

Re: A portuguese cote armour/gambeson c1385

Mark Griffin wrote:Just found this, worn by King Dom João I in the battle of Aljubarrota (14th August 1385) along with an artists impression.

Niiiiiiiice! never seen this, there is still stuff to discover!

I showed this to Ms Lough who is even now sketching suspect there may be one around soon :D
by Nigel
Tue Nov 08, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Normans in the US.
Replies: 25
Views: 11037

Re: Normans in the US.

Ricardo its simple get a copy of Oakshott all you need is in there You could be a little more specific mate, Ewart Oakeshott must have written or co-authored at least 20 books? Ricardo, "Records of the Medieval Sword" and "The Sword in the Age of Chivalry" are the two essential works, although you ...
by Nigel
Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Normans in the US.
Replies: 25
Views: 11037

Re: Normans in the US.

Ricardo

its simple get a copy of Oakshott all you need is in there
by Nigel
Mon Nov 07, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk Velvet
Replies: 24
Views: 11813

Re: Silk Velvet

Colour ?
by Nigel
Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
Replies: 6
Views: 3610

Re: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove

et matey there ar e2 more and another writing
by Nigel
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:53 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: The Great Start Up debate
Replies: 42
Views: 18054

Re: The Great Start Up debate

A fair few pics in Occuaptional costume wot Debs has unfortunately no scanner :(
by Nigel
Thu Sep 22, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 23166

Re: How Rude!!!

lucy the tudor wrote:Wool is a by product of eating sheep, no one could afford to produce just wool from sheep on a truly commercial scale at current prices for the fleece, which are laughable..
Not any more they aren't price of wool and sheep is climbing steadily
by Nigel
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting archers
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Re: Fighting archers

Never had any of those issues. I am a combatant and an Archer. Sometimes I have been known to be dark age, Dark Age, DARK AGE :devil: Heavy Artillery (3 Javelins, Bow & Arrows, Sword, Axe, knife, Shield, Maille) but that is just for silliness. Essentially the main thing is to know how to fight, and...
by Nigel
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting archers
Replies: 22
Views: 5130

Re: Fighting archers

[quote="gregory23b A good jack, (see Johnny Waller and his Oxford lot for excellent jacks) Mine is from TPAC and is OK, just wish it was a bit longer and that I had opted for another closing method to hooks and eyes. Paul and Bryan's are home made - it has only taken Bryan 7 years to finish his! I ...
by Nigel
Tue Sep 06, 2011 2:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Kenilworth ABH

It was a cracking weekend about 6 groups 3 encampments 100+ troops and 2 siege engines provided 3 arena displays a day each 30 or so minutes and each moving the story on. ladder assaults shot in by archery and siege engine fire fighting on the walls rocks being dropped off. a sap and cavalry great a...
by Nigel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Couple from the event
by Nigel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Kenilworth ABH

Finally a spot of show and tell
by Nigel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Kenilworth ABH

Leads onto an escalade
by Nigel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Re: Kenilworth ABH

pRELIMINARY BOMBARDMENTS
by Nigel
Fri Sep 02, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2908

Kenilworth ABH

A few from last weekend to give an idea of what it was like

oUR CAMP EARLY sUNDAY MORNING

in one word awesome
ken 1.jpg
by Nigel
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Just want to say thanks to

Hag Dik
Milites de Bec
Historia Normanais
The conroi
Crusade
And of course the chaps of conquest

Together we produced a magnificent spectacle

Oh and thanks to EH for planning it
by Nigel
Sat Aug 20, 2011 6:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric Suppliers
Replies: 64
Views: 62323

Re: Fabric Suppliers

Based in the uk fab where can we get stuff ? as I draw the line at importing uk woll back ino the uk
by Nigel
Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:22 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Programme went up today going to be a busy one
by Nigel
Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: plantagenet medieval society
Replies: 5
Views: 1940

Re: plantagenet medieval society

Simple question first Paln King Henry 2nd Last Richard 3rd

12th -15 th century which bit do you want to do ?
by Nigel
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Next gigs presence at Lanark

MAJOR EVENT will be Kenilworth castle where we will be in the attackers encampment with our trusty siege engine doing what we do best

WO's went to Andy this morning and on forum soon
by Nigel
Thu Aug 04, 2011 9:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Softening a gambeson
Replies: 6
Views: 2666

Re: Softening a gambeson

you got it wear it LOTS
by Nigel
Tue Jul 26, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sources for Painted Armour ?
Replies: 16
Views: 5739

Re: Sources for Painted Armour ?

There was a good article on the subject in military illustrated years ago.

Also a discussion on here which I am sure if you trawl back far enough on here you will find.

Concensus was if I recall it was pretty common
by Nigel
Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 23166

Re: How Rude!!!

I'm a little surprised at the vehemence some people have against those who ask how something is researched or made! It's a question I often ask, as I am interested in the providence and the manufacturing processes. For clothing, I have made enough of my own (doublet and hose for me, dress for my wi...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 20, 2011 12:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 5133

Re: Light Dragoon

svartefyrste wrote:all right...than it is true that the uniforms in the movie the Patriot with Jason Isaacs aren't authentic :D ...and what material you use for the trousers? The same?
Overalls are made from wool from the same suppliers reinforced with leather
by Nigel
Wed Jul 20, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 23166

Re: How Rude!!!

At an event is this item based on research Debs yes Person where is that then minutes pass with eprson trying to crowbar details from Debs Debs not telling you I did it why should I do your research for you for free best one was the other trader who once bought a particualr garment off Debs when she...
by Nigel
Wed Jul 13, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Tent choices
Replies: 38
Views: 11476

Re: Tent choices

oUR GROUP POLE ALTHING TYPE SHOUDL BE AT kELMARSH IF YOU WANT TO LOOK AT HIS SET UP
by Nigel
Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 7270

Re: Wools

Another nice one to know is Kochan & Phillips. Do you know if there's a direct UK source for Kochan & Phillips? Or are these only available from the US, which is weird because they're woven here aren't they? Reading their fbook apges makes me think that they use Hainsworths I amy be wrong but I thi...
by Nigel
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:21 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Chaps Kelmarsh details re on the way on forum and attached to random sheep

Busy one this year but return of the heckatoon

if you ahve forum access please confirm attendance
by Nigel
Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

randall ahve no idea

series is called the "real" in this case Braveheart

Yes the guys are fairly awesome in their capabilities
by Nigel
Fri Jun 24, 2011 4:29 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 14499

Re: Conquest

Medicus Matt wrote:Background figure, extreme right hand side, shrouded by authentic medieval battlefield 'fog of war'...that's me that is.
looks like an orc to me