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by Mark P.
Thu Jun 19, 2008 1:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nettlecloth in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 2544

It might have ended up as a 'trade name' almost for any cheap cloth in C18th. The following is from the Dictionary of Traded Goods and Commodities, 1550-1820. An online dictionary of nearly 4,000 terms found used in documents relating to trade and retail in early modern Britain 1550 to 1820. Quite u...
by Mark P.
Mon Jun 16, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: French & Indian Wars - UK Ranger Groups
Replies: 9
Views: 3059

NFOE have rangers for 1756. not sure if they are a 'unit' or a collection of individual rangers within NFOE.

http://www.nfoe.org/site/index.php

Also there are the Queens Rangers for 1776.

http://www.queensrangers.co.uk/
by Mark P.
Tue May 27, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more rockingham 08 pictures
Replies: 30
Views: 5275

This might get you a little closer to a late C18th/early C19th impression a little less cake and a few more guns obviuosly. The Highland Wedding circa 1780 http://www.nationalgalleries.org/media_collection/5/NGL%20001.81.jpg http://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/online_az/4:322/result/0/8629?i...
by Mark P.
Mon May 19, 2008 6:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Bang for the Highlands
Replies: 13
Views: 4626

Stuart Reid - 1745 A Military History has the following:

Aug 1745 1 coy Blackwatch sent to Inverary by Cope to sieze boats and prevent rebels landing from the western isles. p16.

Dec 1745 8 extra coys of Argyle Milita raised. p81.


Nothing very dramatic.
by Mark P.
Sat Apr 26, 2008 3:41 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 or 1872?
Replies: 5
Views: 3287

I think it looks like 1872, the third figure looks different to the first.
If they where both 'ones' I think they would look more similar.
by Mark P.
Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Shy and retiring
Replies: 0
Views: 1082

Shy and retiring

Looks like descendants of the KOSB's, Royal Scots, Royal Scots Fusileers and the Black Watch are a shy and retiring lot. Not to mention anyone called Campbell

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/hig ... 292138.stm
by Mark P.
Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:24 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'pour encourager les autres'
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

'pour encourager les autres'

"dans ce pays-ci, il est bon de tuer de temps en temps un amiral pour encourager les autres" ('in england, it is good, from time to time, to kill an admiral, to encourage the others') http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/7291657.stm Looks like Admiral Byng was the victim of ...
by Mark P.
Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Saving General Wolfe
Replies: 0
Views: 1006

Saving General Wolfe

Spotted this on the NFOE site. http://www.national-army-museum.ac.uk/pages/wolfe.shtml A campaign to raise the final £50,000 of the £300,000 cost of this portrait and save it for the nation. "This is a painting that belongs in Britain, for whom Wolfe’s victory meant so much" Professor Rich...
by Mark P.
Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:13 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

OK, I found this in Redcoat and Brown Bess by Anthony D Darling. Company and rack number markings (the private number usually between 1 and 50 that was kept on the company rolls by a sergeant) also appear. ........... As early as 1728 some companies utilized the wrist escutcheon for this, a method w...
by Mark P.
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

Are we sure the Letter thing isn't a modern variation on what used to be numerical? I only ask as some written references i've seen all relate to numerical companies. The musket examples in 'A Soldiers Like Way' spring to mind. All the brass ID plates have numerical Identification only. e.g. 13 for...
by Mark P.
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

If you want to delve a little deeper the following two books would be of some help.

Redcoats, Yankees and Allies: A History of the Uniforms, Clothing and Gear of the British Army from Heritage books in the US

Redcoat and Brown Bess
by Mark P.
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Company Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 3005

The first company would be the colonels company and they have a colour and ensigns etc. The grenadier companies were only added in 1680's ish and do not have ensigns if i remeber correctly so organisationally they should be the most junior I think. But never did get to thte bottom of it.
by Mark P.
Mon Mar 03, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sell me a group
Replies: 15
Views: 3786

Hello Richard, here is my sales pitch for Pulteney's Regt 13th Foot. We have been going for about 15 years now and probably have about a dozen active members, all age ranges and a friendly and helpful bunch. Membership is spread all over the country from Glasgow down to Brighton. Our officer is base...
by Mark P.
Sun Feb 24, 2008 8:43 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4203

Battle Abbey 2000

Image

The first 7 photos here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/barryslemm ... 068679258/
by Mark P.
Sat Feb 23, 2008 9:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: On the subject of who's go it is....
Replies: 14
Views: 1668

OK its not my period so I feel qualified to ask a dumb question.

What's the over the shoulder blue and yellow thing?
by Mark P.
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:11 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Eh? Is this likely...
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Is it what a Jacobite actually wears under his kilt?
by Mark P.
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Eh? Is this likely...
Replies: 21
Views: 4024

Special tool for reducing hardtack bisuit into a moderately edible form?
by Mark P.
Sun Feb 17, 2008 2:54 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Need to tell the time? What you need is this!
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

Is that a portable sundial in your pocket :shock: , or just pleased to see me :oops: ?
by Mark P.
Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Run, Ian, Run.
Replies: 11
Views: 3500

Run, Ian, Run.

Found this on YouTube and thought it was quite funny.

'Last of the Highlanders'

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1MxbZa4bdKQ

(http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=1MxbZa4bdKQ)

MP
by Mark P.
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:12 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oudenaarde 1708-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Lord Orkneys Regt are attending.
by Mark P.
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52644

Looks like yellow coated regiment to me. I've never seen buff fold like that garments hem. The buff coats I've seen don't fold well. In fact, the are like board to start with. Looks more and more like a yellow coated regiment the more I look. I must admit I tend agree although the fact that the pik...
by Mark P.
Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 52644

Title is battle between Imperial and Swedish troops.
So may not be strictly applicable to NMA.
by Mark P.
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oudenaarde 1708-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Oudenaarde 1708-2008

A link to the website for the planned battle re-enactment

http://www.oudenaarde1708.be/Epaginas/Eindex.html
by Mark P.
Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Captain William Thornton Picture?
Replies: 6
Views: 2857

Another snippet about Capt Thornton from the Catalogue of the papers of Henry Pelham - online http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/online/online-mss-catalogues/cats/hpelham_6cat.html (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/online/online-mss-catalogues/cats/hpelham_6cat.html) Ne C 1685 15.12.1745 Letter from Gen...
by Mark P.
Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:19 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bayonet Fighting [in re-enactment]
Replies: 55
Views: 8691

I think you have it!.....As I said,we've done it,but it has to be SO rehearsed it's not a fight,but a show...... Steve To be honest I think a well rehersed fight sequence will be more authentic to the audience compared to the 'tinky tinky' tentative freestyle parrying you often get in unrehearsed f...
by Mark P.
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bayonet Fighting [in re-enactment]
Replies: 55
Views: 8691

steve stanley wrote:
Foxe wrote: Result: hulking great men mincing across the battlefield gently poking each other then whipping

I think I feel a nightmare coming on................. :?
Steve


Why would you want to re enact like this anyway :?:
I don't think battles where decided by massed bayonet fencing attacks.
by Mark P.
Sun Jan 27, 2008 11:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Cobhams 10th Dragoons
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Thanks Andy, its good to know their efforts are paying off.
by Mark P.
Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:39 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bayonet Fighting [in re-enactment]
Replies: 55
Views: 8691

I suppose you could respond by asking what is it you want to do with bayonets? free for all or scripted? bayonets sharp (socket) or bluntish (plug)? opposing weapons bayonet v bayonet, bayonet v sword or bayonet v shield? skill at arms or melee? The brown bess's can be a bit fragile but the YHA/DHA ...
by Mark P.
Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:06 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Cobhams 10th Dragoons
Replies: 2
Views: 1526

Cobhams 10th Dragoons

Cobhams Dragoons have a new website which as well as all the usual stuff includes some links to video clips of the dragoons.

http://www.cobhams.org/

(http://www.cobhams.org/)
by Mark P.
Fri Jan 25, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Burns Night
Replies: 2
Views: 1365

Hmm I think the 13th & 36th may have started there celebrations a little early.

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