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by czartank
Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Edwardian reenactment mens fashions
Replies: 13
Views: 7848

Re: Edwardian reenactment mens fashions

Do it, it is great fun and most people put in the effort to get it right: The Steampunks were a minor nuisance: I rate it as a very relaxing event, a fine antidote to the Kelmarshes of this world.
by czartank
Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Edwardian reenactment mens fashions
Replies: 13
Views: 7848

Re: Edwardian reenactment mens fashions

If you are going to the one at the tramway, you should not be too fussy; a lot of MOPs turn up in outfits made out of artificial fabrics and last year a bunch of rather naff steampunks turned up.
by czartank
Tue Jan 21, 2014 6:38 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 15117

Re: The Musketeers BBC

It was the general sloppyness of it all that annoyed me, apart from crap costumes and hairstyles, it was the way firearms were randomly used: the King hunting with a cavalry carbine, wheel locks not being spanned before firing, that sort of thing- If they had said it was set in a mythical land that ...
by czartank
Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Musketeers BBC
Replies: 45
Views: 15117

Re: The Musketeers BBC

It was cack; what next? A Steampunk Great Expectations with the female characters all wearing 1940s hairstyles :roll:
by czartank
Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:27 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Scythian, Hun-Avar-Mongol or Mesopotamical Group
Replies: 3
Views: 2740

Re: Scythian, Hun-Avar-Mongol or Mesopotamical Group

Sumerian, that would be fun, got a wild ongar to pull the battle carts?
by czartank
Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Model making
Replies: 3
Views: 8242

Re: Model making

airfix did Richard I and the Black Prince in 1/12th scale; Zveda do a lot of castles in 1/72
by czartank
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Royalist Civil War Costuming
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Re: Royalist Civil War Costuming

no difference in clothing between the two sides, rich people dressed the same whatever their beliefs
by czartank
Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:38 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Eran ud Turan - Arsacids and Sasanians, 3rd C BC - 8th C AD
Replies: 7
Views: 4960

Re: Eran ud Turan - Arsacids and Sasanians, 3rd C BC - 8th C

Good luck, a fascinating area and era, I hope it goes well
by czartank
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

Re: August 2014

Great Idea Kate!
by czartank
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

Re: August 2014

Grania, what do you want to do? apart from the group mentioned above, a number of groups have nursing units, one or two, such as the Rifles , have home front sections including mutionettes: And my group 1914-21, has a full, all female combat unit; the 1st Russian Women's Battalion of Death- there is...
by czartank
Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 German Groups in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

Re: WW1 German Groups in the UK

I thought they'd disbanded, good to know they are still about
by czartank
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 German Groups in the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 3416

WW1 German Groups in the UK

Just having got off the phone with an event organiser- he left me with an interesting question- how many WW1 German groups are there in the UK? I only know of two-IR28 and Sturmabteilung Brandt- we also have a solitary Saxon artilleryman in our group - does anyone know of any others?
by czartank
Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

Re: August 2014

Thanks Kate
by czartank
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

Re: August 2014

Yes, Something on the lines of WW1 Living History Groups' Combined events list 2014?
by czartank
Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

Re: August 2014

Something like that, or a forum page- or indeed a facebook page.
by czartank
Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: August 2014
Replies: 22
Views: 8279

August 2014

Like most WW1 groups, we were booked up long ago for events next year particularly in August- having fielded some queries about availability next year, I thought it would be good if there was a single place to which event organisers could be directed showing them what various groups were doing next ...
by czartank
Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Can anyone make copper pots?
Replies: 9
Views: 5505

Re: Can anyone make copper pots?

Check out the WW1 Russian Living History page on Facebook
by czartank
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Can anyone make copper pots?
Replies: 9
Views: 5505

Re: Can anyone make copper pots?

I trust you have seen the ones being made in the states?
by czartank
Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The Russians UK
Replies: 8
Views: 4635

Re: The Russians UK

good luck, it is good to have more WW1 Russians out there; we felt a bit outnumbered by Tommies at Batemans!
by czartank
Sat Jul 27, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Zonnebeke - Belgium
Replies: 5
Views: 4186

Re: Zonnebeke - Belgium

Brilliant photos of a superb event; great location, good company and an intelligent and appreciative public; you can't get much better than that- already on the list for 2014
by czartank
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tankfest 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 2448

Re: Tankfest 2013

The Dust was appalling; mostly due to the mini-tanks in a small arena close to the display- however, the organisers were very sympathetic and I think this is a must do for next year: With luck, a very good 1940 display could be on the cards
by czartank
Mon May 27, 2013 10:55 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Carrhae 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 7269

Re: Carrhae 2017

Thought not! :D
by czartank
Mon May 27, 2013 7:20 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Carrhae 2017
Replies: 3
Views: 7269

Re: Carrhae 2017

Near the actual battle site?
by czartank
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Black Brunswickers
Replies: 3
Views: 7132

Re: Black Brunswickers

I have found them: Their Website is:http://www.crusade-reenactment.co.uk/br ... /Home.html
by czartank
Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:26 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Black Brunswickers
Replies: 3
Views: 7132

Black Brunswickers

I met a nice bunch of Brunswicker re-enactors at Torm but managed to lose their contact details- can anyone help?
by czartank
Thu Feb 21, 2013 11:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 8614

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

Lots of events around Mons and Ypres, later in the year there will be events at Antwerp; I expect more events to appear over time.
by czartank
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:26 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 8614

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

Most groups have had their calender for 2014 booked up for some time
by czartank
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: New to WW1 Re-enactment
Replies: 17
Views: 8614

Re: New to WW1 Re-enactment

Bit of a tricky one this, as most British WW1 groups are regiment specific and are really looking for ORs rather than officers- the problem with portraying an officer is that the ORs have to interact with you in the correct fashion; you cannot be one of the lads on display. I would suggest that you ...
by czartank
Thu Feb 07, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?
Replies: 7
Views: 4323

Re: What if Richard III had won at Bosworth?

Andre Norton wrote a Novel in which Richard wins Bosworth, takes on Columbus and the English reach the Americas first; they go North rather than South and by the mid 20th Century are in involved in a war with the aztecs