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by Foxe
Sun Jan 06, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Chatham is the late May Bank Holiday 2008. It's a UK Pirate Brotherhood event, organised by the Sheppey Pirates.
by Foxe
Fri Jan 04, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Dave B wrote:Just to continue the Cuba then, I've ordered some striped slops and a shirt from Kass, who is very helpfull. The dollar exchange rate is very helpfull at the moment.


And there's a very handsome guy modelling the slops too...
by Foxe
Thu Jan 03, 2008 8:36 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Lulworth and pirate events
Replies: 5
Views: 1986

None taken by the resident pirate type. Speaking personally I'm not much of a fan of fighting (though I'll pitch in to raise numbers) - most of my swords are likewise sharp. Had a visit from one of the co-organisers of Lulworth. Very nice chap. The event is going to be run very much like a roleplayi...
by Foxe
Thu Jan 03, 2008 9:14 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Neck-cloth certainly, almost mandatory. Sashes appear in the odd picture but invariably on captains only (and there's a lot of pictures of captains without them). I can only think of one reference to a pirate in a sash outside a series of 1732 woodcuts. They existed, sure, but appear to have been so...
by Foxe
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

You're pretty much spot on Dave, depending on what part of the GAoP you're interested in. As reenactors we tend to lump the whole of the period together, but if you take outside dates as 1690-1730 then you're looking at a 40 year period. The most interesting people were active 1715-25, so that's the...
by Foxe
Wed Jan 02, 2008 12:49 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Kass McGann of http://www.reconstructinghistory.com has some nautical bits (trousers, slops etc) that are right for the period on her "clothing" page. Although they're not on the site I know she also had some jackets made to the Admiralty Slop Contract specs and may have some left in stock...
by Foxe
Mon Dec 31, 2007 1:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

That's OK Cat, just means you'll have to join the frogs!
by Foxe
Mon Dec 31, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

What period are they? I'm in the process of organising a 1690s event for which Frenchmen are definitely required - if the coats are right (or even near-right) I might be able to find space in the budget to take the lot of his hands.
by Foxe
Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:13 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Yup, unfortunately so. In a nutshell, Lulworth were asking for more than the UKPB could provide so the event was turned down and Chatham taken instead. Since then Dave Allen has taken on the pirate event at Lulworth so both events are running over the same weekend. Chatham is going to be more in the...
by Foxe
Fri Dec 28, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 9803

Or alternatively: If you go down to the woods today you'd better go in disguise, If you go down to the woods today you're in a for a big surprise, For every bear that ever there was is gathered there for certain because Today's the day the teddy-bears invade Po-land. Lots of nasty teddy-bears, those...
by Foxe
Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Or Chatham Dockyard? (Most of the Morwellham crowd will be there).
by Foxe
Tue Dec 25, 2007 10:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

I'm afraid that that is very probably true!
by Foxe
Mon Dec 24, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

FWIW my King William's war and Queen Anne's war colonial militia kit is also pretty close to completion, should be sorted by the spring, and my late 17thC boucanier kit is also done. I'm still keen to look into Woodes Rogers' company, but now Fox has got me thinking about Dutch... Damn you all, why ...
by Foxe
Tue Nov 13, 2007 5:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 22558

He really reminds me of this fellow: http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/images/560/PU/27/PU2720.jpg http://www.nmm.ac.uk/collections/images/700/BHC/31/BHC3102.jpg John Worley (1624-c.1721], one of the first Greenwich Pensioners, depicted in 1709 and 1720. Perhaps such full beards were the perogative o...
by Foxe
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: "First person" re-enactors
Replies: 17
Views: 5137

I think the choice of first or third person is very much down to personal preference (either of yourself or of the event sponsor). Speaking personally I try to do first person with other reenactors in public, third in private, and first person as much as possible with the public. I say as much as po...
by Foxe
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Accidental Shooting
Replies: 10
Views: 3483

steve stanley wrote:I believe....First recorded firearm accident was about 1520,when a whore was shot by accidental discharge of a wheellock in Nuremburg.
Steve


So when this German prostitute was "shot" by an "accidental discharge" are we actually sure that there was a gun involved??
by Foxe
Sun Oct 28, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Andy R wrote:Yup, matey from NFOE is bulk buying 1742 hangers from Canada - or he would if more people would jump on the band waggon.

They work out at £38 + shared P&P.


I'm ready to jump on the bandwagon with cheque book in hand. Any chance of expanding on the identity of "matey from NFOE"?
by Foxe
Wed Oct 24, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

GAoP, difficult to tell really - any dates are purely arbitrary. I'd say 1693 (first voyage of Thomas Tew to the Red Sea) to 1726 (execution of William Fly). That covers all the greats from Every through Kidd, Bellamy, Blackbeard, Low, Roberts etc, to the very end of that particular explosion of pir...
by Foxe
Wed Oct 24, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Well, for military use the "Queen Anne" doglocks seem to be favourite, but on less well equipped troops - particularly in the colonies, and very much so amongst pirates - there is a vast array to choose from (in terms of originals, not necessarily repros): the obvious civilian fowlers, tra...
by Foxe
Wed Oct 24, 2007 5:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

If you're looking seriously at guns for doing pirate then a blunderbuss is as good as anything (or indeed the carbine you already appear to own). For pirate-bashing you really need to look at a long-arm, type depending on exactly what you want to do. DO NOT buy a bess of any pattern. They're not rig...
by Foxe
Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 9287

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't particularly trying to defend Jacobite fish-tail muskets in the '45, I just get jumpy when blanket statements are made about things not happening. I've come across enough references to completely surprising things in the course of various researches not to be surprised b...
by Foxe
Tue Oct 16, 2007 4:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1745 Highlanders - what not to wear
Replies: 50
Views: 9287

You don't get any mention of fishtail guns in the late c17th let alone the c18th. Now, granted that Scottish Jacobites are not something I've researched in any great detail, but carrying over my experience of researching other things I have to question this. Just how many detailed descriptions of g...
by Foxe
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:37 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

Not bitchin' dear boy, just offering out some alternatives (and I have to ask, why Dutch WIC in particular?). The reason I'm in favour of Rogers' company is because if the uniform is as I suspect (red coats, and probably a mish-mash of other semi-uniform kit) then the scope for their use would be mu...
by Foxe
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: So that's why Napoleon was so snotty!
Replies: 3
Views: 1678

1.25" seems quite normal to me? :oops:
by Foxe
Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:19 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

That's pretty much my thought too. The War of the Spanish Succession had only recently ended, and Rogers' company was privately raised and equipped, so surplus would make sense. Much of Rogers' mission was done "on the cheap" as well. I'm reluctant to draw too many conclusions before looki...
by Foxe
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

When I say "regiment", I mean "company". When Rogers set out to drive the pirates from New Providence he took with him an independent and privately raised company of 100 men, who were to act as a garrison and possibly as marines on the privateers Rogers had some idea of sending o...
by Foxe
Wed Oct 10, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 16703

I can think of several other interesting units to portray for GAoP West Indies, unless there was a specific reason for doing Dutch. Spanish troops (though somewhat dull) French marines (there might be a good reason for putting a French marine unit together in the not too distant future) Or how about...
by Foxe
Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 22558

How does this apply in a naval context? I'm thinking particularly in the context emerging from the GAoP, where clearly many nautical captains are famed eponymously for their facial hair. When you say "many" you mean "one" don't you? :lol: Aside from Blackbeard, whose fuzz was so...
by Foxe
Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 9823

That's fine, the drunkeness was entirely mutual. Oh and the booze was "Sir Cloudesly", a drink popular amongst eighteenth century English seamen and named after the famous admiral, Sir Cloudesly Shovell (d. 1707). It contains beer, brandy, brown sugar, and lemon juice - in varying proporti...
by Foxe
Mon Oct 01, 2007 11:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 9823

Yes, I got some hundreds of photos. I was playing about with a new camera so they're not all great - but there are some pretty good ones too. I'll bung the whole lot on to a CD for Tod to disperse and I'll hopefully put some of the better ones up online later today when I've had a chance to go throu...

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