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by Ayliffe's Steve
Mon May 22, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

Is there a possibility of some silly people taking to the field in just a shirt in order to 'not get 'urt' but fight with the impacts reserved for thick padding and plat I think that if I was caught against someone who had worn, say, only a shirt and hose and then complained bittterly when they got...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Mon May 22, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

StaffordCleggy, (sorry I do not know your real name) That philosophy contrasts slightly with mine: I think that it is my responsibility to be safe and I will adjust my fighting style to accomodate what my opponent is wearing and if I cannot see a location (e.g. their chest is covered by a tabbard an...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Thu May 18, 2006 1:39 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

Is it a coincidence that these are the big events whereby the chap in front of you is not somebody you had a drink with last night? Or that they attract the "occassionals"
Hmmmmm, that makes a lot of sense.
by Ayliffe's Steve
Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

tonw, I usually do 15c and Tintagill. As for the gentleman ducking and running forward into a bill line - AW!! When I got hit the first time I was standing still and the second time as I charged I was upright - I am phobic of moving my head down especially in a line of poles, you never know who's no...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Fri Feb 24, 2006 5:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 19426

After feeling, at Tewksbury, first hand how violently competitive some WotR groups are even when the battles are scripted and they are on the losing side (I was about to break through a bill line and was stopped by a bill that was came downwards into my throat - although it only hit my throat becaus...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:11 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: vintage surgical/medical equipment
Replies: 2
Views: 1771

I use this stuff for Cthulhu LARPing I bought all of it on e-bay.
by Ayliffe's Steve
Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie U97?
Replies: 15
Views: 5489

He's the KGB officer who brainwashes Bond and persuades him to kill M in 'The Man With The Golden Gun'.
I remember that part - that is a very good book. ISTR The film handled the plot very differently.
by Ayliffe's Steve
Wed Nov 23, 2005 9:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9778

I was curious about whether it is plausiable that a squire could learn to joust like that and actually be as good as the knights? Some of the helmets in the sword fighting tournaments looked like SCA grilled helms, I think they sacrificed accuracy for being able to see the actors face but that's und...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: The Age-Old question
Replies: 32
Views: 7502

I had them chained up in the basement doing it, which is where'll you'll be if you dont pipe down
Cat chained up in a basement 'doing it' ... I can see the appeal. :shock:
by Ayliffe's Steve
Sun Oct 30, 2005 11:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Is Asia good or Bad for Reenactment
Replies: 36
Views: 8470

I would have thought that a potential long term effect that this situation would have would be to get more people into re-enactment combat with the cheaper imports, once they get hooked and want more specific things they will turn to domestic armourers who are within driving distance for their custo...
by Ayliffe's Steve
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:17 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 16239

Doesn't that mean that they just have one big hole?
by Ayliffe's Steve
Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:33 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Safe Socks
Replies: 52
Views: 16239

How do you get your foot in them though?