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by Cat
Fri Jan 06, 2006 6:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dice games
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

Kate, yep, that's the bunny!
by Cat
Tue Jan 03, 2006 1:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dice games
Replies: 13
Views: 3682

We were discussing one at the weekend, a medieval version of 21 using dice. I think Bucket may know the rules. Try pm'ing him. It's one of those games where you have to use a straight face and lie like mad about what yu've just rolled, and rolling a 2 and a 1 is top notch, but that's all I know.
by Cat
Fri Dec 23, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 8076

It's a damn sight more fun than just going to the pub at weekends. I like DomT's Zen of Doing. Quite agree. Life is much more fun if it isn't a spectator sport.

Also great for showing off, and you get to meet people from all walks of life and parts of the world.
by Cat
Wed Nov 30, 2005 6:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My first effort at a LOTR STYLE ROHAN horse head armour
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Also very nice. Your display stand has ears too... :D
by Cat
Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My first effort at a LOTR STYLE ROHAN horse head armour
Replies: 3
Views: 1772

Nice, but it'll never fit the dogger!

I love the way that the display stand has little ears.
by Cat
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Savile Escapades
Replies: 31
Views: 7018

It's cos they're munchkins. They're really, really tiny.

(Nobody mention goblins)
by Cat
Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

<slightly hysterical giggle>
by Cat
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

Ah, no, that's homogoblins.
by Cat
Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

Alan...yerwhat?

I've heard of horses being given a Guinness and egg treat to gloss up their coat before big competitions (and make the horse grin nicely at people).
by Cat
Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 6583

wow, the colours on the brooch! It's also good to see some knitted mittens-means I can wear them on cold mornings early and late in the season. Nice one JC.
by Cat
Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 7793

Rufus Sewell has very strange eyes, and looks awful in a frock. However he is the best thing about Knight's tale, apart from Wat and the big fat bloke. And Kate. And Chaucer's bottom. And Heath L with dreds. I particularly like the dance class scene. 'A 1-2-3 and twirly twirly twirly you can hit me ...
by Cat
Sat Nov 26, 2005 4:05 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Bombardes - bombardment
Replies: 77
Views: 16632

Chillis are great!

You don't want badgers as your enemy
by Cat
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

RTB- I've still got that picture on my wall.
For those that don't know Bucket, it is a picture of a 6foot 8inches (2 metres?) tall 18 stone man on an 18 (?) hand horse.
They both looked normal size!

Beastie, I love the gnomes idea! Fast kabouters and slow kabouters...
by Cat
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

ps, cubicles is spelled like that!
by Cat
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

As a horse person of my acquaintance once sagely said, horses spook at plastic bags because dragons live in plastic bags. They also spook at sparrows, because sparrows, as any fule no, breathe fire and eat horses. Get well soon with the leg. Beastie, looking at the pics you are owned by a very beaut...
by Cat
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Huan the unhappy re-enactor
Replies: 3
Views: 1653

I have whole seasons where I feel like this.
by Cat
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman horned saddle wanted!
Replies: 16
Views: 4581

Brave Animal, I've been trying not to be a horse tart, but I now have to ask; is your avatar your horse? What's the breed?
by Cat
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: An early 14thC knight at tournament.
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

Sani-yeh, but we gets floods, gurt big 'uns!
by Cat
Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A viking photo
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

I'm not a Vikingist, but the kit looks good.
by Cat
Mon Nov 21, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: An early 14thC knight at tournament.
Replies: 6
Views: 2260

May I say, sir that posting photos of weather like that when we have FREEZING BLOODY FOG and promises of SNOW by the end of the week really really aren't playing the Englishman. No. Not at all.

Oh. You're not. Ah.


Really nice kit and beautiful horse. I am deeply and sincerely jealous.
by Cat
Thu Nov 17, 2005 7:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

<sigh> also jealous.
by Cat
Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:43 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 40078

...and as Colin of the Courtenayes always reminds the crowd, 'the smell of brimstone can cause loosening of the bowelllls'.
by Cat
Thu Nov 10, 2005 7:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 18066

Having been involved in Cof St G in its infancy, I believe it does have a website but it is still under construction. My view of horses in re-enactment is astonishingly similar to the chap that just suggested some 'ordinary' amblers, palfreys etc. Walking, working horses. Maybe the pack animals woul...
by Cat
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:59 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's right in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 18
Views: 4293

wot we do well? Waiting about in baking sun/pissing rain wearing heavy armour and thinking that it's going to feel sooooo nice to take it off suddenly going deaf on the field unless our sergeant is REALLY scary grin too much in combat (or is that just me?) drink lots of beer eat unsuitable food sing...
by Cat
Wed Nov 09, 2005 10:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15162

Sigurd-most battles end with the scripted side winning, and on occasion (in cases of mass non turn out on one side f'rex) it can be hard to persuade the crowd that all 150 of the tinnies have been beaten by scruffy peasantboy and his mate in the trainers. Nah, in fairness that's a bit extreme. But w...
by Cat
Mon Nov 07, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 8517

I did my first gladatorial show early this year and loved every minute. We were not up to the standard of the Britannia crew, but we did it as well and as orfentik as possible. A good moment for me was locking my arms around some evil Roman's leg, having just received a shoeing, and refusing to let ...
by Cat
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 6053

Steve! And you a married man! What would your dear wife think?! :shock:
by Cat
Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:52 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 8042

As to loudness, the call carries surprisingly well. I think Rupert knows 'charge' and 'retreat', I'm sure somebody out there could take this further.
by Cat
Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Straight trumpet music
Replies: 35
Views: 8042

I piched up several non-homosexual horns (sounds SO wrong!) at a charidee shop last year, and can get 2 and a half notes out of each.
Parp! PARRRRP! (a fifth or so higher) and strangled duck.

They have been trialled on the field, but tend to worry the soldiers.
by Cat
Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:18 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Gaudete
Replies: 13
Views: 3602

Speaking as a concerned fiend (sic) of Milwr, does it have to be in Latin? (Cracks knuckles and scratches head, as signal for muse to descend) BTW, your probationary member (The Large One) is on a mission to a certain armoury in Leeds today. His missis is making him go in daylight, and without the o...

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