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by Brian la Zouche
Thu May 03, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Captain of Archers
Replies: 18
Views: 6225

Re: Captain of Archers

captain of archers.... sounds really, formal / structured / impressive

i've seen a group that had 5 knights/men at arms and 1 fella titled as captain of archers , true he did have a woman from the camp assist him from time to time, ... aint it just an ego thing with some groups ??
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Bodkins........and things
Replies: 9
Views: 3531

Re: Bodkins........and things

brill work , aint you working on a double headed one for you iknow who tho :D :D
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 13003

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

yeah i think marcus's idea really makes sense :thumbup: myself i portray an english 14th cent archer, and living in the midlands i have tried to find a good . local ( ish ) group for that period.... sigh i have spoken and met quite a few midlands wotr groups, all very friendly and welcoming, but of ...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 25991

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

I'm not [i]fully[/i] convinced that early bows would be as the same DW's as the Mary Rose finds, I have the nagging feeling that higher draws would be more effective against better armour as it evolved, although i have seen some tests done against a padded gambeson type which seemed quite effective ...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 25991

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

it might me my 'modern' mind thought, but i'd prefer to use my long range weapons at effect at a distance where the enemy could not use theirs, i admit i do not know as to how the inpact force increases and falls off durring flight but in my mind i would think being hit at any range with a 150lb wou...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 25991

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

off topic... i have seen a display where the so called ''master bowman'' loosed off about 20 a minute, a 1/4 missed the boss completely, a 1/4 hit and fell out, the other half just hung in and drooped, even less impressive was that was at about 30 foot distance.. dont do the hobby or archery any fav...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights
Replies: 92
Views: 25991

Re: Medieval Longbow Draw Weights

i think a problem comes from the fact that most people assume the draw weights of the MR finds are typical of all medieval period bows, yet how would we know this was the case ? on a flag ship ( although i seem to recall hearing at the time the MR sunk it wasnt actually the flag ship,) i would assum...
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8393

Re: Arrow baskets

[quote="Jim Smith"] Longbows with a 150lb plus draw weight were found on the Mary Rose but that does not mean that 150lb was a typical draw weight for a WoTR longbowman [/quote]


OMG finally someone else who doesnt feel the need to ''big up'' longbows :thumbup:
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Apr 07, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8393

Re: Arrow baskets

ah you mean that they used common sense :D thats always been my thoughts too, i have found in re-enacting tho that, several times the wearer / user of a item is justified by their own judgment and thinking of their veiw of common sense, .. myself included with the ''russel crowe'' arrow bag, as this...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8393

Re: Arrow baskets

i wonder if archers in real combat situations would have not done the same ?, which if so it would seem to negate the need for them to carry their own arrows, and of course remove the question of how these were carried although i would think scouting/ foraging parties ( for want of a better word ) w...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arrow baskets
Replies: 32
Views: 8393

Re: Arrow baskets

i'd guess the need to know how many arrows did archers carry on their person when on the march ?, would help to understand any method of carrying them. which i take to be the main point of the disscussion,
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help IDing a shield
Replies: 5
Views: 2355

Re: Help IDing a shield

link works ok for me
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..
Replies: 7
Views: 2414

Re: Adding some colour to 1360 - flag, banners etc ..

opps i posted this on the wrong thread before :crazy:

its wargame flags etc but some of these guys are as anal about being authentic as the best re-enactor

http://krigsspil.dk/download/download_3.html
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Mar 12, 2012 10:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: Decorated Banners

true most listed are ''flags'' but there are some banners, and im sure some war games sites will have banners listed, just thought id drop that link as it was already in my faves :P
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Mar 12, 2012 7:25 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampton
Replies: 19
Views: 7288

Re: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampt

nope thats for sure. how are you doing ? me ? im still on the look out for a group, have made contact with a few tho. so fingers crossed eh i have toyed with WOTR but its having to wear household colours im not keen on, which is a shame as there are some real good groups about. likewise for the earl...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 3107

Re: Decorated Banners

ok it wargames but some of these guys are as anal about being authentic as the best re-enactor

http://krigsspil.dk/download/download_3.html
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampton
Replies: 19
Views: 7288

Re: 14th century re-enactment group Wellingborough\Northampt

not too local but would like to know how you are getting on with the group ????
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Feb 27, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

yep in the past with ACW the groups main base changed from 2 hours away to like 30 mins, and event all over the country, which wasnt a problem then, however soon to be retired ( early ) cash flow will be more limited than in the past, and where as i'm happy to travel now and again, it would be nice ...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

i spoke to some of these guys at tweks last year, yep very friendly bunch, in fact they are probby the closest as far as events go, i've dropped them a line and will take it from there

thanks :D
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval Costel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4280

Re: medieval Costel ?

great to meet you Tod, and thank you for the bottle, its fantastic quality

thanks once again, hope you have a great weekend at ILHF sorry had to dash off so quick ( animal med treatment )

thanks for all your kind help,


cheers mate
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2908

Re: 1400 buttons

Lucy you are a star they look fantastic thank you very much

hope you have a great weekdn at the ILHF, so sorry i was in a mad rush

x
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

thanks for that not many in the uk, and a dead link, well i say dead as last events list on one is 2007 looks like i may have to see about one of the Welsh groups the reason i started this post came from someones previous post about getting into it properly, this seemed to stem from joining a group ...
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

many thanks going peek there now


cheers
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Feb 21, 2012 6:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8212

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

well as was for re-enactment i meant checking that none were split and likely to break, more than for any effect to their cast, and im led to believe 100lb draws are not allowed on most reenactment battles, like i said i was thinking more of helping the group on the re-enactment side i also didnt me...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Feb 20, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8212

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

lol @ pockets, gawd how i wish ciggies and coffe were around too :D
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Feb 19, 2012 8:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

ah will do ty
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

Re: where are the HYW groups ?

yep ive been on the site 3 years time gonna be a biggie :-) its just a shame they dont list member groups, ( unless they do and i cant find it )

cheers
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Feb 19, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: where are the HYW groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1083

Re: where are the HYW groups

hi yeah i guess 116 years could see some subtle and also noticable changes

with a couple of sets of soft kit im fairly certain i would meet muster requirements with a group,

ty for the info i'll deffo check them out

cheers
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8212

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

on a sub note, being an archer, you could always turn your hand into archery related tasks, find out from someone in your group who can show you how to do safety checks on arrows, and offer to check the spines amd ensure the blunts and flecthings are well fitted, a lot dont bother whipping the flect...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: where are the HYW groups ?
Replies: 13
Views: 2970

where are the HYW groups ?

after looking into a few periods i find im really interested in the HYW i portray an archer but also quite like the idea of covering as a frenchie from time to time after just reading a post from someone who also likes HYW but joined a WOTR group, and now finds himself not completely happy, which wa...

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