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by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

guthrie wrote:the numpties observing us from the Siol nan Gaidheal forum


you see the comment on the Youtube about the medieval combat?

"Two men in nappies chase each other around in the name of history"

:lol: that's the funniest thing I've ever read! :) :)
by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 25, 2007 10:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

Ok, here's my honest assessment of the event: Pros: No Tartan. Not a single "re-enactor" was wearing tartan. 10/10 good job there. I can't remember seeing any chavs/neds so the security was doing a good job. Very friendly event organiser and staff. Alison and all the NTS staff were very fr...
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

Colin MacDonald wrote:For that money though, I'd expect a lot of entertainment. I may even demand it.


aye, it's going to be interesting how it'll turn out.

Colin MacDonald wrote:I have to switch the arms on my akheton around so that my head isn't pointing backwards.


I've got two spear heads to put on shafts and then I'm all ready.
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

wow, it's eight quid to get into Bannockburn this year... I didn't realise it was so expensive.

http://www.nts.org.uk/Events/Search/7/
by zauberdachs
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

you must have missed the B***cks about volcanoes then :wink:
by zauberdachs
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

That does it! I'm taking up Hawaiian re-enactment. In country! How do you propose to deal with the worlds most active volcano then?? If chucking in flowers and virgins doesn't work I'll scoot off to my dugout catamaran and watch the fun from offshore. Wait a minute! Is that a stone built Volcano? I...
by zauberdachs
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:59 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton
Replies: 22
Views: 3327

more pictures! more!
by zauberdachs
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

cool!

is that mostly pirates?
by zauberdachs
Tue Jun 19, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

oh great.

So we are going to be washed away again...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:46 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pre-800AD Scot underlings
Replies: 6
Views: 2058

"OI YOU"


....


sorry couldn't help it.
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

found it! the previous "tartan" discussion:

http://www.livinghistory.co.uk/forums/v ... c&start=60

enjoy :)
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 14, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

FACT The Falkirk "tartan" is a fragment of cloth which could be from any item of clothing. Therefore it is not evidence of a plaid. FACT the Falkirk "tartan" is not a tartan. It's a chequered pattern. Which we know exists all over the world. It exists in ancient times, Japan, mid...
by zauberdachs
Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

I'm sure someone could take you under their wing...

where are you based?
by zauberdachs
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

I've heard from Alison that there are 100 confirmed re-enactors :) So it shouldn't be too bad.
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

Aye, I'd quite like to know rough numbers as well. I'm imagining there will be quite a cut of folk but it shouldn't be too bad...
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 07, 2007 1:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

I'm quite looking forward to it this year :)

Sans tartan blankets it should be quite a different vibe. Anyone else hopeful?
by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3051

Phil the Grips wrote:With the number of folk that are interested I may one day sort out a foot loon unit which'd be nice :)


If you're taking names of interested people.... :)
by zauberdachs
Wed May 30, 2007 10:15 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Wars of the Roses:the soldier's experience.
Replies: 4
Views: 1275

aye, agree with you here. This book was, while educational, a disappointment.
by zauberdachs
Thu May 24, 2007 1:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooded cloaks
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

Phil the Grips wrote:Look more like "Hukes" to me- aunthenti-ponchos.


You got any pictures of these? Would be interesting to see :)
by zauberdachs
Mon May 21, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 90406

:)
by zauberdachs
Thu May 17, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 90406

is it an unofficial rule of WOTR livery that 90% of groups have to include red? ;)
by zauberdachs
Thu May 17, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooded cloaks
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

technically they're "mantles" aren't they? But mantles/cloaks very similar...

The chaps scrabbling around at the bottom of the turret look more like they are wearing cloaks, as they appear to be sleeveless garments.
by zauberdachs
Thu May 17, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooded cloaks
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

The guy on the catapult getting speared and the guy climbing the wall getting cut down both are wearing hooded cloaks.
by zauberdachs
Thu May 17, 2007 12:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hooded cloaks
Replies: 20
Views: 3343

The Lancercost chronicle depicts many of the Scots with hooded cloaks :)
by zauberdachs
Mon May 14, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Border Fury - John Sadler
Replies: 2
Views: 751

honestly it's depressing that rubbish like this can get published but hey ho... :roll:
by zauberdachs
Fri May 11, 2007 3:29 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Border Fury - John Sadler
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Border Fury - John Sadler

Border Fury by John Sadler(978-1405840224) A dull, dull, dull book for reading on the 13th and 14th century. I have picked up and put down this book so many times and filled in over two sides of A4 of basic historical errors. A few grating errors off the top of my head include: The conclusion that h...
by zauberdachs
Fri May 11, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Freedom Sword - Peter Traquair
Replies: 0
Views: 672

Freedom Sword - Peter Traquair

Freedom Sword by Peter Traquair (978-1570982477) Great book on the Scottish Wars of Independence. Has a heavy focus on the source material and rather than simply telling us what happened he tells us which sources were used to construct his interpretation. Thus his narrative reads very convincingly. ...
by zauberdachs
Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 8582

They seem to have the flexibility of sports fencing foils, regularly bending round your guard to hit you in unexpected places.

I wouldn't be happy facing one of these on the field...
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

what does Gaddgedlar mean?
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57224

The CODDS are going, so there's seven or so people. :lol: