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by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Outstanding actions - which British Regiments rate highly?
Replies: 9
Views: 2756

Outstanding actions - which British Regiments rate highly?

Hi folks. Being not very well up on 18th century military battles and actions, may I ask the more informed: "In your own opinion, which british military regiments performed outstandingly well in an 18th century battle, and could you please give a short summary of what they did and why they rate so h...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jul 02, 2008 7:33 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Moustaches.

Many thanks Tod.

It looks then that the military moustache is more of a European fashion then.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Thanks

Cheers Mark for clarifying those points - much appreciated.

Hi Neibelungen, oh yes please! Will send you a PM. Thanks
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Military hairstyles - 18th century.

Thank you so much Mark, this is fascinating information, especially about the grenadier cap with the hair attachment at the back of it. The everyday regulation hair styles for the foot soldier is good to know also. To understand what the 'norm' was seen as, for the average British soldier of the per...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.
Replies: 9
Views: 4684

Military hairstyles throughout the 18th century.

Hi folks I am seeking information about military hairstyles throughout the 18th century and would be very grateful for any/all information you knowledgeable peeps can provide. My questions are: 1. Did hairstyles vary from regiment to regiment and country to country and if so could I have some exampl...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri May 23, 2008 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knight strikes at a foraging party.
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

picture

Hee hee, unfortunately it does rather give you that impression :wink: :lol:

I was trying to portray the soldier slumped and holding his face after being struck by the mounted knight's sword, but somehow it well ... :?

Doh! this drawing stuff is harder than you imagine.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu May 22, 2008 12:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Personal diptych
Replies: 8
Views: 2727

Dyptich

Now that is beautiful 8) Bravo!
by Stuart Quayle
Thu May 22, 2008 12:30 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knight strikes at a foraging party.
Replies: 4
Views: 2411

Knight strikes at a foraging party.

With this sketch I tried to imagine a mounted knight riding through to strike with his sword at a group of foraging medieval soldiers.

It was alot more difficult to draw than I anticipated, but here are the results anyway :)
by Stuart Quayle
Sun May 18, 2008 9:18 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Painting: Medieval knight
Replies: 9
Views: 3247

Painting.

Very nice Matt 8) I love the shading on the horse barding, the wonderful helmet crest and the great detail all over.

Hope you get some time to do some more.
by Stuart Quayle
Thu May 15, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Pics.

Jorge, that's good advice - practice, practice and practice some more and Steve many thanks for your very kind critique.

Right I'm off to scribble some more (or was that dribble?) :wink:
by Stuart Quayle
Thu May 15, 2008 7:39 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Pics

Thanks Marc & Debbie :D
by Stuart Quayle
Wed May 14, 2008 8:47 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Sketch.

Many thanks for your kind comments Latheaxe :)

No, I was just inspired by Housecarl's lovely drawing and thought I would have a go as well. I do enjoy sketching military scenes, but have alot to learn. Now if I could draw like Graham Turner or Richard Scollins I might give it a go 8)
by Stuart Quayle
Wed May 14, 2008 8:33 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Knightly combat 1360
Replies: 12
Views: 4646

Knightly combat 1360

A brief sketch of knightly combat 1360AD.
by Stuart Quayle
Sat May 10, 2008 7:16 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: My attempts at drawing tudor soldiery.
Replies: 0
Views: 1366

My attempts at drawing tudor soldiery.

Three pics I drew for a recent tudor warfare presentation.

German Reiter cavalryman performing a caracole manoeuvre;

Swiss halberdier;

Infantry musician Fifer
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Help Argent a lion passant azure a cross crosslet gules
Replies: 3
Views: 1143

Heraldry answer.

Hello Heimdall Argent, a lion passant azure, a cross-crosslet gules would equate to the follow: A white background to the shield, then having a blue lion in walking posture, with one of it's arms (right arm?) raised in defence and it's head tilted slightly backwards also in defensive posture. The li...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Vous ou la Morte
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Impreza

Hi Zachos What you refer to is an Impreza, an italian word literally meaning a device. An Impreza can take many forms, wooden carvings, statuettes, artwork, shield heraldry, embroidery. It evolved in the late medieval/renaissance era and 'Vous ou la morte' (translating as 'You or death') is an examp...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 17, 2008 5:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Field Surgery.
Replies: 5
Views: 1863

Surgery in the time of Napoleon.

Hi Drew You could do worse than do a google search on Baron Dominique-Jean Larrey, who ended up as chief surgeon for Napoleon's Imperial Guard. Larrey, survived numerous campaigns to retire on a pension, then wrote his memoirs, which included numerous examples of how he had found new cures and treat...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 27, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

bascinet/barbuta

Hi Felix Yes, that is an interesting question "what type of visor would the bascinet/barbuta you featured have had?" Leave it with me and I'll try and find out. The ridged top, open-faced Barbuta I posted a drawing of came from 'Medieval Costume Armour & Weapons' by Eduard Wagner. However, their ill...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Bascinet/Barbutt

Hi Felix Many thanks for the artist information, I must look up some of his other work. Wow! doesn't that bascinet have a very Italianate barbutt style to it. It would make a very unique helm style for you if you chose to go with it. Do you know, another good option for you would be to go for a nice...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Kettlehats.

Hi Felix That is a pretty unusual style of kettlehat you have found, although very similar to the ones shown in the 'Master of the Trebon Altarpiece' 1380c in the Czech republic (images attached). I would say that this style of kettlehat would work for an Italian influenced kit, but purely as a lowl...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 13, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

14th century kit.

Thanks Felix, some great information there. The Pistoia breastplate is a classy looking choice.

Look forwards to seeing the rest when completed.
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 13, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 19399

Late 14th century kit.

Hi Felix Bravo Sir! your kit looks really good. Defintely an Italian influence the armour 8) The bascinet with visor is a lovely piece, the visor has been well shaped and the padded camail is a nice touch, it will support the mail nicely when it's ready. May I enquire who made the helmet for you ple...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Machiavelli

Gockee, brilliant stuff!

thanks muchly :D
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jan 09, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Pikes.

Cheers for this Gockee, geez! approx 27 feet long :shock: Talking of Machiavelli's treatise the 'Art of War' is this a good read in general? I am currently reading James Raymond's - Henry VIII's Military Revolution and read that Machiavelli's treatise simply reproduces the ancient works of Vegetius ...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18498

Schiltron.

Many thanks Alan.
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike at Flodden Field 1513
Replies: 15
Views: 3974

Pikes.

Superb info, many thanks Lindsay :D
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18498

Pike and schiltrons.

Fair enough chaps - always ready to stand corrected by someone better informed - :)

Now I find myself wanting to know more about how a schiltron was formed and used. Was there a set pattern of moves - defensive and offensive? Grateful for any clues on this question.
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Dec 31, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18498

Pike drill.

Hi Alan Now that's a great theory, it certainly 'holds water' for me. The Scots found the Schiltron formation highly effective at Bannockburn, rolling over the English cavalry and infantry and backing them into the gorge. They were well trained in manouvring as a schiltron, my guess is it would have...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18498

Pike drill.

Many thanks again Dathi and Phil for some more really fascinating info. Keep it coming please :D Dathi, I wonder what advantage the Dutch got from employing shallower rank formations for a 'push of pike'? I guess loads of different experiments were tried in this respect. Yes, I will stick with the d...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Dec 30, 2007 12:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 18498

Pike drill.

Hi Alan

Many thanks for your imput, fascinating stuff. Yes, I can imagine the language barrier cannot have helped matters.

Wouldn't it be good to get hold of the 16th century French/German drill commands. There must be groups in Europe doing this period, the hard part is locating them.