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by Dathi
Wed Oct 20, 2010 2:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Useful discussion on Buff Coats
Replies: 17
Views: 2927

Re: WTB Buff Coat

Mark

Really? I'm interested as I'm looking at quite an early depication for a gentleman in his mid 40's for 1642 and would be interested
by Dathi
Wed Oct 20, 2010 12:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Useful discussion on Buff Coats
Replies: 17
Views: 2927

Re: WTB Buff Coat

I always had the impression that a lot of sleeved buffcoast were lined with linen or silk and meant to be worn over the shirt only..?
by Dathi
Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:39 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Got it From Soldiers and Strangers:An Ethnic History of the English Civil War by Mark Stoyle He's identified 105 men from overseas who served as Officers, Engineers or Master Gunners. They're mostly French and Dutch with Flemish and Walloon thrown in. There's some Germans, Danes, Swedes, Italian, Bo...
by Dathi
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

Re: ECW Mercenary role

That's interesting. Theres' s some interesting stuff out there, I've sorted out the English soldier's clothing, got the back and breast sorted out, need to source a basket hilt and I'm fighting shy of a caliver and a target...!
by Dathi
Tue Sep 21, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Shame we don't do English in the Low Countries 1585 to 1610. It's a fine excuse for pretty clothes, shiny armour, odd weapons and funny accents
by Dathi
Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:26 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Colonel Jonas Vandruske: German and commanded a Horse Regiment under Essex
Col.Bartholomew Vermuyden: Dutch and commanded a Horse Regiment under Manchester
Capt.John Dalbier Possibly German and commanded a Troop of Horse under Essex

There are more
by Dathi
Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 15748

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Wot He says. You are far more likely to see Welsh, Scots or English gentry with experience of fighting in Europe than any French or other foreigners floating around. There are odd references to the odd Dutch officer in Hull at the start of the war, the odd Engineer or 2, the odd Master Gunner or 2. ...
by Dathi
Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:39 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Re: Research with paintings

Just found this as a result of somone else point it out. Look at the waist of the open doublet.

Full size image is at http://www.wga.hu/art/c/codde/youngman.jpg
by Dathi
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Re: Research with paintings

Just remembered I'd seen this. The source is here http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~mquillig/Si ... 567_35.jpg and that is quite clearly a baldric....
by Dathi
Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Re: Research with paintings

Now you say it, that makes sense.

The other odd thing is that this soldiers doesn't appear to have any sleeves and may be wearing a jerkin over a shirt.
by Dathi
Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Re: Research with paintings

Just found this one. Probably from 1610 -1616

Look at the baldric over the shoulder
by Dathi
Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Re: Research with paintings

I thought I'd add a picture to illustrate a point. It's from an Italian trade notebook, and has appeared in a few books. This sargeant in front of a few musket is committing 2 sins in the eyes of many into this period. Namely 2 pairs of hose at once and a leather garment under his armour.
by Dathi
Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Research with paintings
Replies: 9
Views: 4196

Research with paintings

A thought struck me this weekend. I can source dozens of paintings from about 1570 to the late 17th Century to look at clothing in both a Civilian and Military context and discuss various styles. Hat's and their various degrees of floppyness, colours, ribbons, and feathers. Clothing colours, styles,...
by Dathi
Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:20 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)
Replies: 7
Views: 3885

Re: Proto-Mortuary and Basket Hilt pics (not for sale)

Apart from the nuts on the tangs the sword look pretty good to me. One of the things with the Armour Class swords (which I'll grant are very good indeed as far as combat ready swords go) is that they all look a little bit "industrial". For those of us whose focus is primarily living history, someth...
by Dathi
Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10186

Re: Breeches and hose

I don't know. I've never seen anything like that elsewhere so maybe. I'm aware of leather cockers in English use, there's a pair in the Cromwell musuem in Huntingdon but nowt else
by Dathi
Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Breeches and hose
Replies: 34
Views: 10186

Re: Breeches and hose

The left hand figure does look as if he's wearing gaiters over the shoes. The right hand figure I'd always assumed was wearing footless hose or hose with the foot torn off.

Spotted the cap on the head of the small boy in the background ?
by Dathi
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

Quite a lot of money :-)

There's a Yank company called the Rifle Shoppe that do kits of various things. Including a pair of Scots steel Dags.... :D
by Dathi
Fri Aug 13, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

Re: Drill Manual

Doh.....

That makes sense now. I really should stop reading British Army training manuals.....
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1690 British Infantry
Replies: 3
Views: 2118

1690 British Infantry

For some inexplicable reason I find myself looking at putting together a 1690 -ish British fuzileer outfit. I'm fairly comfortable with the clothing, Red broadcloth lined yellow bayes with grey kersey breeches and grey yarn hose. Shirts and neck ties are no problem. Waistcoat in yellow, with a linen...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 2:40 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

now those are bandoliers of much niceness Shame I no longer do the period Have a look at his firearms http://www.engerisser.de/Bewaffnung/weapons/Firearms.html in English and much more here http://www.engerisser.de/Bewaffnung/Bewaffnung.html in German Fancy these thro...http://www.engerisser.de/Bil...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

If I ever take up 1620's German reenactment I'll know exactly where to get my helmet....... But if you want bandoliers of some serious lushness Try here http://www.engerisser.de/Bewaffnung/weapons/Bandolier.html If I remember rightly they were about 120 euros when I last enquired....4 years ago....
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

Tricly one to argue... since there's surviving examples of wood and tin, and leather covering for both. There is, I believe, some references to how they were made in the sens of advice on things to check when buying. NMA colours are pretty well covered. Style is pretty much covered by surviving ones...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

Re: Drill Manual

Thank you for merlon's kindness... Having spent a couple of hours with An Abridgement of English Military Discipline 1685 I have one little question. What's the starting position for postures with the Firelock..? The description of the very first exercise assumes that you're holding the musket, but ...
by Dathi
Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Bandoliers for musketeers
Replies: 13
Views: 4455

Re: Bandoliers for musketeers

As in?

Use or the current pattern available..?
by Dathi
Wed Aug 11, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

Re: Drill Manual

I'm not sure. The latest edition that has the complete musket postures in will be best please.

Costs?
by Dathi
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Manual
Replies: 13
Views: 5202

Re: Drill Manual

Talking of drill manuals Has anyone got anything like the 1685 'An Abridgment of the English Military Discipline' or 'Exercise of the Foot with Evolutions' or the 1690 'Commands for the Exercisis of Foot, Arm'd with Firelock-Muskets and Pikes; with the Evolutions" I'm looking for the postures for mu...
by Dathi
Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Silk fabrics
Replies: 6
Views: 2138

Re: Silk fabrics

Yep. Thanks for the advice. Silk Satin it is then..;-) Out of Interest. In the Rathaus in Osnabruck there is a room with pictures of all the men who signed the Westphalian Peace Treaty of 1648 hang, about 40 pictures in all. Only 4 or 5 of them are showing men in any other colour than black. The 4 o...
by Dathi
Sat Aug 07, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 8172

Re: Wools

Another nice one to know is Kochan & Phillips. This websie has examples of their cloth http://www.najecki.com/repro/Wool.html . Their own web existance is on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/profile.php?id=100000438493196&ref=ts The fabric they make is based on 18th and early 19th Cen...
by Dathi
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:43 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 8172

Re: Wools

Colin -ish. That is to say, they "don't" seem to differ much. BUT there may be differences in the actual fabric over 300 years See http://www.stuart-hmaltd.com/historical_fabrics.php for a loose guide. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=739 is always interesting Try http://www.britis...
by Dathi
Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wools
Replies: 17
Views: 8172

Re: Wools

Russett and worsted are both equally fine as well, as well as frieze for winter wear.