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by Ian Macintyre
Tue Apr 04, 2006 1:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

Im not under duress at all. I love this hobby. Well a bit less after last year but I would not have just shelled out 200 notes for helmets yesterday if I did not enjoy it. I just find it very odd that somehow we are all supposed to pretend that we do this for some greater good, or that £400 split 10...
by Ian Macintyre
Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

These are good ideas. Are these not the kind of things that living history groups (or living history sections within battle-societies) have been doing for years? Speaking generally, yes, I'm in re-enactment for my own pleasure, but I appreciate that it is the paying public who keep our hobby going....
by Ian Macintyre
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:48 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

Plus I wager I spend more at every event I go to than 99% of the public. On beer, mead, bacon rolls, helmets, pionts and all the other things I buy. Lets not pretend that re-enactors are not punters too.
by Ian Macintyre
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

Because the SCA use rubber and crap armour. Still never have and never will do this for the public. If they want to watch and thereby pay for my camping and to have it at a nicer venue then fine.
by Ian Macintyre
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Slavery
Replies: 33
Views: 4578

I've seen slaves portrayed by a Viking group.
by Ian Macintyre
Fri Mar 24, 2006 10:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 89980

I never said they where "better" I said they are more "fun"

As a man once said:

"I may not win, but I shall come a damn fine second"
by Ian Macintyre
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 89980

When is sword ever NOT more fun? :shock:
by Ian Macintyre
Wed Mar 22, 2006 2:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 89980

CoDDs

The Company of Dawn Duellists (CoDDs) have a livery of Gulle a Cross Sable. This is because: 1. We like red and black. 2. The black cross on red is supposedly a symbol of St Margeret of Scotland. An important Saint in our part of the world. 3. Did I mention liking black and red? See below. http://ww...
by Ian Macintyre
Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

I think wearing protective kit other than a helmet would be counter-productive as it would lead to more confusion with the actual combatants. Sashes etc are less easy to spot through a visor than the fact that its somebody in civies. My advise to my sister when she did it was not to stand near the c...
by Ian Macintyre
Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:15 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

People who think water carriers are great = hundreds of us
People who think they are useless = one bloke nobody listened to.

Dinnae worry about it hen. You do a smashing job.
by Ian Macintyre
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:27 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

Agree with tonw - though every battle seems to be different. There just aren't enough marshals - ever - to really run the battle. Plus groups will always have their own command structure, so why not use it... I think its better that Marshals are a safety measure - then what they say has a certain u...
by Ian Macintyre
Fri Mar 10, 2006 10:24 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

TO be honest Marshals should not be directing the battle unless there is a safety issue, the direction of the battle is a commanders thing however if a marshal says stop you should stop its a game of 2 halves one four sides That is not always true. In some battles it is a commanders thing and in ot...
by Ian Macintyre
Thu Mar 09, 2006 6:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 41857

Going back to an earlier point that has been touched on and yet then passed over. You either have a strong unit command structure or you have a strong marshall structure. Both work well. What does not work well is a weak unit command structure or a weak marshall structure. This happens for one of th...
by Ian Macintyre
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Armouronline.com
Replies: 11
Views: 2381

KKART stuff is good cheap entry level kit that will do unless you are very anal. Not for the knightly end but good for the lower end munitions style portrayals. Its based almost entirely on Central European kit rather than Western which means it often looks slightly odd to us. It does have the advan...
by Ian Macintyre
Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 16067

Indeed five years ago spring washer mail was considered not only acceptable but "top end"


Moving away from clothing and other areas one that does concern me in all re-enactments is the safety aspect of the combat.
by Ian Macintyre
Wed Aug 24, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 15014

And we are not even sure where "There" actually was.
by Ian Macintyre
Tue Aug 23, 2005 12:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 15014

The most amusing bit is when Mel charges at the English. Start of charge Mel is holding a silly claymore, cut to Mel from another angle, he is now holding an axe, change camera angle to show Mel killing English knighte with.... silly claymore.

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