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by Brian la Zouche
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: where are the HYW groups
Replies: 2
Views: 1082

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...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Getting 'properly' into it
Replies: 36
Views: 8207

Re: Getting 'properly' into it

its probby all been said already but.. i read it as you are interested in the HYW, and not WOTR, the more i have looked into the medieval re-enacting, the more my interest in period changed, my first interest was 11th cent, then as i have accrued more knowledge ( even tho limited ) i have become mor...
by Brian la Zouche
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?
Replies: 17
Views: 4036

Re: 16 Gauge Sallet Helmet Safe?

[quote="Tod"]
So I would suggst you get a helmet that looks right, fits well and will protect you from idiots.[/quote]

number 1 = easy
number 2 = easy

number 3 = please let me know when these go in production :-)
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: 1400 buttons

thanks jackie, i'm picking up some left over material (from the tunic) before long , and looks like i have found a nice lady who will make me some,

great help and advice people ty all
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: 1400 buttons

ah ty, really well explained, not sure a big ham fisted fella like myself could make those tho. so probby gonna end up buying some :-)

ty for help
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

Re: 1400 buttons

lol fran i did realise after id posted :D

ty very much for input seems cloth covered is the way to go , i'll see if anyone at ILHF or Torm has any to sell

as id have no idea how to make them

thanks once again the forum at its best

xx
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 1400 buttons
Replies: 14
Views: 2906

1400 buttons

well i have searched the net and of course i can find buttons for sale however i dont think its simply a case of getting a period button ( 1400 - 1450 ( ish ) ) as id guess status would be taken into account, as to the type of button im having a blue and white quartered wool tunic made ( for my ''fr...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval Costel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4274

Re: medieval Costel ?

thanks dave, now i can understand why not so many carried in combat, i thought would be nice to have one when walking around as opposed to combat ( although i dont do hand to hand ) i am having a leather one made hopefully will be done for ILHF i just didnt want to get one and have everyone say ''th...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval Costel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4274

Re: medieval Costel ?

ty brilliant info
i can imagine its a pain to research stuff into detail only to have others copy designs etc

i feel i can now order one and not to be told ''naw you cant use that'' :-)


ty all great help
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:12 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16527

Re: Chimera Costumes

unless you buy off the peg, its a chance you take anywhere

ya pays ya money, ya takes ya chances

or nip up there and have their telly away
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16527

Re: Chimera Costumes

well said
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:53 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval Costel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4274

Re: medieval Costel ?

brill info ty both i can understand why i dont see the pottery one carried at battles, but i would have thought maybe the leather ''onion'' ones would be used, unless its the age old topic of carrying everything including the kitchen sink. i did have details of an leather water pouch ( again best wa...
by Brian la Zouche
Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medieval Costel ?
Replies: 13
Views: 4274

medieval Costel ?

from what i can find out the name costel, says .... Origin 1350–1400; Middle English,... so i wonder if the name was used durring that period if people also carried them ? i have seen photos of original ones, one looking like a sort of leather barrel, and another like a leather onion pouch, other th...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Nov 19, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Where are the reenactment groups
Replies: 17
Views: 6436

Re: Where are the reenactment groups

its a brill site loads of info on there, so please dont take it as a negitive comment, its just as i recall when checking out societys, many had dead links, ill look harder for the report a broken/ dead link next time, like i said GREAT SITE, very usefull
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Nov 18, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Where are the reenactment groups
Replies: 17
Views: 6436

Re: Where are the reenactment groups

[quote="Gail Horn"]Try this site: http://www.histrenact.co.uk/ David keeps a huge database of re enactment groups and other useful bits of information.[/quote] very good site apart from the loads of dead links, ( and dead societys) shame they dont have a ''report a broken link'' thats easy...
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Chimera Costumes
Replies: 60
Views: 16527

Re: Chimera Costumes

i guess traders ask for a deposit as they know sooner or later they will get left with a item one their hands that the 'buyer' no longer wants but if taking orders as a bussiness, its sickening when you contact them over and over again and do not get any response i personally have had no dealings wi...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wearing and Care of Chainmail
Replies: 15
Views: 8964

Re: Wearing and Care of Chainmail

just wondered was maille ever ' forged balcked' from what i am led to belive forge blacking was an early sort of enamaling, tried it on a grubbing mattock at my local forge and it worked a treat, but no idea if was used in medieval times, or if effective on maille

but hey ho just a thought
by Brian la Zouche
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: which type of links for maille
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

Re: which type of links for maille

hey thanks, printed that off for her

ty guys so helpful
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Oct 24, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: which type of links for maille
Replies: 3
Views: 2121

which type of links for maille

I have been asked about maille at the manor house, and as always if i dont know the answer i say so the woman asked,, .''in england what were the links to make maille like ?'' , i told her i have seen for sale , some are round just butted together and some are round riveted together, also some are f...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:48 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Luftwaffe Re-enactment
Replies: 7
Views: 3492

Re: Luftwaffe Re-enactment

what a great site nicely done and such a cool group
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A celebration of old reenactment groups
Replies: 12
Views: 4131

Re: A celebration of old reenactment groups

Stars and Bars, my 1st time i got to play, over 34 years ago. small bunch of solid guys manily smaller scale shows supported by (and supporting, by the Iron brigade ) the wish for bigger battles drew some away to the bigger societies, and before long, like a good many independant groups, slowly fade...
by Brian la Zouche
Sat Aug 27, 2011 9:32 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Donington le Heath
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Re: Donington le Heath

although its new so not a lot on there yet i see they have their own web site now

www.dlhmanorfriends.co.uk

maybe worth a look from time to time as they tell me they are always updating

:wasntme:
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Aug 17, 2011 6:35 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Donington le Heath
Replies: 10
Views: 3008

Re: Donington le Heath

they now have their own web site its

www.dlhmanorfriends.co.uk

looks basic at the moment but i know they are working on it
by Brian la Zouche
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

:D
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

hi Richard, yeah i'll seek you out and hi ya

say hi to neil and the skipper

must be wicked having a forge !! hope you master it soon , as im always on the look for hf heads

cheers mate
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

just read their web site YES it does say ''history is very important to them'' i wonder how anyone reads that as ''being authentic is very important to them '' ?? i guess most people make their minds up AND then read into things as they wish i've probby missed the bit where they say they are AUTHENT...
by Brian la Zouche
Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

erm, i'm NOT in the group, i simply saw them at derby and the crowd ( including myself ) enjoyed them, they WERE fun and friendly and i was impressed they said that they were NOT up to living history standard and i thought id say so, i posted their link as a thank you for an enjoyable day ( no i did...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

ty, i wish i was as eliquent as yourself, as you have but it better than i ever could i also think that with limited finances, we all do the best we can, ( unless you are lucky enough to be able to start from scratch with enough £ to go totally authentic from day one ) i know we all have view points...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me at Bosworth this Easter
Replies: 15
Views: 4529

Re: Me at Bosworth this Easter

well i'm not 100% sure, i guess still on the hunt for a group thats quite authentic, yet remains fun and deffo NO egos :-) your x box nearly made me think about getting one and having my longbow on display nearly :-) that really is nice, how the bolt fletching coming ? found a simple/ effective/ eas...
by Brian la Zouche
Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:32 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3282

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

yeah i know, but this forum is brill and i thought i'd not bring it down with negative comments, so although they are like i said friendly and fun, i didnt mean to be critical, simply saying what they themselves told me, ie: that ''they are not 100% living history level'' i just thought id mention i...

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