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by zauberdachs
Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: me new tin!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Glorfindle wrote:
zauberdachs wrote:Very cool. And a Tim Noyes sword to back it up. Class.
And Dagger, i'm very impressed you could tell the sword though!
:D

It's his distinctive hilts, he does coca-cola bottle shape handles.
by zauberdachs
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: me new tin!!!
Replies: 23
Views: 4114

Very cool. And a Tim Noyes sword to back it up. Class.
by zauberdachs
Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:06 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

As an aside, we've had an idea to do a tournament at Lanark next year - so may your services be up for hire to fight for a spiffing Knight from Yorkshire? Yes, perhaps I need a new lord... What are his ailettes like? Simple, elegant, makes you look like a police car. I'm afraid Ecce made me an offe...
by zauberdachs
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

IIRC, the people who did the setup at Tonbridge Castle (and Lewes, I think) disagree. I've never tried to track it down myself (too many other things to chase up), but there may be evidence out there. I have a vague recolection of Bishop Grotesse (is that right?) advising the Countess of Lincoln ab...
by zauberdachs
Mon Nov 24, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

Colin Middleton wrote:You might find that men loyal to a lord, even in the 13th C wear his livery, rather than his heraldry. I'd guess that this follows through onto aliets and possibly shields too.
It's a nice idea but I'm not sure there is any evidence of livery in this period.
by zauberdachs
Sun Nov 23, 2008 4:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

Off on a tangent but related - you may find that wearing your lords heraldic ailettes is also appropriate. I am certain this was done in tournaments but not sure about battle situations. God I hope not. Sporting the Cads "moose" ... :lol: As an aside, we've had an idea to do a tournament at Lanark ...
by zauberdachs
Fri Nov 21, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

ah but there is we ahd this row in 1995 which led to the red and gold design we now sport as group colours Basically somebody said no stomped off to prove it and came back going ah chaps I was wrong Interesting. I appreciate you are busy at the moment but I don't suppose if you have a minute you co...
by zauberdachs
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

I believe you are correct, although my own research has been only on 12th century shields. Of all the designs shown in your attached pictures, only one could be termed "generic" - the others are all heraldic and typical of the shields carried by the nobility of the time (the generic one is on the t...
by zauberdachs
Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early 14th century Men at arms shields
Replies: 21
Views: 3258

Early 14th century Men at arms shields

Hello everyone, so I bought a heater shield for myself last weekend at TORM and since I've been researching how best to paint it. Now, period wise I'm looking at the late 13th/early 14th century. I'm aiming at what some would call a "man at arms", i.e. a lower income "professional" solider who was n...
by zauberdachs
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 22968

John Waller wrote:
zauberdachs wrote: It would be really nice to have this forum split into an mid and later medieval forums.
But where would you draw the line?
Indeed. Split one forum into two slightly smaller blocks similar to the way later periods are divided and the whole system would come crashing down! :lol:
by zauberdachs
Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 22968

Fox wrote:My first thought is that this forum is labelled 1100 - 1500.
It would be really nice to have this forum split into an mid and later medieval forums.
by zauberdachs
Tue Oct 07, 2008 12:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

The manuscript that Dave is looking at (as described on the other thread) is from a FRENCH specification for Jacks (it's also quoted in Medieval Militarty Costumes by Gerry Embleton). It is likely that pourpoint is a French word meaning doublet. The recomendation for a sleevless, unpadded garmen as...
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

guthrie wrote:Yoo hoo!
You could have asked us first. We're only, like, you know, in your group...
If I post on here I actually get you plus everyone else. It's amazing. ;)
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

As I understand it - there isn't really (am of course prepared to be shouted down on this but looking at my pictures etc). Wasn't term a WTC one? Hose should in general (because I just know someone will find a picture showing something different) be laced to a doublet about 10-15cm below your waist...
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 22968

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Was black worn to indicate someone in mourning in the 15th century?
Are you thinking of mourning pants? ;)
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:11 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Re: Pourpoint

Hey, I'm looking into having a pourpoint made and was wondering if anyone has a good little stash of info on pourpoints for the mid to later 15th century? Thanks I get the impression that a "pourpoint" as we reenactors term it is merely the sleeveless version of a doublet, such that it looks more l...
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:44 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Pourpoint is a medieaval word indicating a garment to which things are pointed - it can be used for a doublet or for the garment to which armour is pointed. What purpose do you want this garment for? That should be the starting point for your research. Soph :D Sorry, I was looking for evidence for ...
by zauberdachs
Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoint
Replies: 15
Views: 2022

Pourpoint

Hey,

I'm looking into having a pourpoint made and was wondering if anyone has a good little stash of info on pourpoints for the mid to later 15th century?

Thanks
by zauberdachs
Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:45 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Groups in Essex?
Replies: 44
Views: 9291

What they do is not re-enactment, and start with might even feel like it's completely contrary to what your taught in re-enactment combat, but over time the quandary resolves itself and I don't think there's a problem of having two things in your head at once. I continually struggle with this, as d...
by zauberdachs
Thu Oct 02, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Mail coifs
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

Jim wrote:Alternatively, slit it open at the front from the chin right down. Take out a section from either side and do it back up by tying the two sides together with a thong. It'll give the coif a better "nipped-in" shape.
Good idea!
by zauberdachs
Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Mail coifs
Replies: 6
Views: 2538

Mail coifs

Hey, I've got myself a very fine riveted mail coif. However I cannot get it to sit right in a fashion that is comfortable or looks accurate. The closest I've come to getting it right is to tie a cord around the neck to gather it in and make it more closely fitting. How do other people wear their coi...
by zauberdachs
Wed Oct 01, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - early 14th century reenactment groups
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Nigel wrote:Er as an aside and to be very clear I ahve nothing whatsover to do with the running of the companies my girlfriend owns

I jsut lift things a bit

Ben cheers
Nae bother bigman, all part of the service :)
by zauberdachs
Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - early 14th century reenactment groups
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

GuyDeDinan wrote: who happens to sell on his wares?
:shock:

The idea of Nigel "selling his wares" makes the mind boggle...

:lol:
by zauberdachs
Fri Sep 26, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12th - early 14th century reenactment groups
Replies: 19
Views: 3179

Company of St Margaret do 1290 to 1320 as the main primary period of re-enacting. Poke the Rotten Cad for more info.
by zauberdachs
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Clothin of the isles
Replies: 24
Views: 4438

Celtic Britain wrote:Okay, I'll remember posting it here :) We just ordered the book on Gallowglasses by Sean Duffy, I suppose this will tell something on clothing too.
Not so good for Clothing and based on the later sources I'm afraid but still a good read. 1314 is a little before the Galloglas I think.
by zauberdachs
Mon Sep 22, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Clothin of the isles
Replies: 24
Views: 4438

Celtic Britain wrote:Thank you for your recommendation, I am afraid the link is somewhat to old for our period (14th century), but I'll look at that book!
Good luck and please post your results, I for one would be very interested.
by zauberdachs
Sun Sep 21, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Clothin of the isles
Replies: 24
Views: 4438

This isn't a bad start:

http://medievalscotland.org/clothing/refs/

Also the book: "Old Highland Dress and Tartans" by HF McClintock is an old but good book of primary sources.
by zauberdachs
Fri Sep 19, 2008 6:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige. The avenger will continue! Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick? Well you have a choice of Non-Sequitor Girl or the Incredible Bulk (You wouldn't like him when he's hungry!) :wink: :lol: Don't forget the mole army!
by zauberdachs
Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Jenn wrote:yes but all his stuff is black so my point still stands - besides there are so many other fun ways
Magic goblet anyone?
Of course it stands, never said otherwise ;)

It would be thrown back in my face because I was mocking his blackness not the overall effect as I should have been...
by zauberdachs
Fri Sep 19, 2008 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Black colour begone! - A little help please
Replies: 10
Views: 2061

Fear not, this is for my 15th century kit which has never been beige.

The avenger will continue!

Incidentally, what was the name of the BA's side kick?