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by Allan Harley
Tue May 27, 2008 1:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17072

Already considering teh idea of unit commanders drawing from a bag with numbered balls - the numbers on it will be how many who
1: Die
2: Casualties/Run away

Thoughts :idea:
by Allan Harley
Tue May 27, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17072

There are a number of new formats and ideas that are being tried - but people have to buy into the ideas - otherwise organisers are wasting their time. Running away - great idea - volunteers for Windsor, Bosworth, Blore, Kenilworth please - put your body where your mouth is Parleys - essential, even...
by Allan Harley
Wed May 21, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey - May 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2160

Just an idea of the fun
by Allan Harley
Mon May 19, 2008 10:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rufford Abbey - May 2008
Replies: 14
Views: 2160

He's fibbin - its ORANGE
by Allan Harley
Tue May 13, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What is known about Late Medival battlefield Combat?
Replies: 45
Views: 6193

This is an interesting topic and definitely worthy of further investigation. In answer Marcus - you may be listed as a valet - but a valet to a major noble may bring (probably) at least 2/3 further indentured men with him (Howard prime example, plus indentures for Late HYW and Edward IV's French exp...
by Allan Harley
Mon May 12, 2008 11:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What is known about Late Medival battlefield Combat?
Replies: 45
Views: 6193

One other issue is the possibility of so may semi-permanent troops coming back to the british Isles at the end of the HYW . Whose major skill was garrison work/raids/weapons etc.. So in the early part of the WOTR most commanders would have a split force e.g Old-hands seen it, done it bought the pava...
by Allan Harley
Sun May 11, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Jess, we haven't but will ensure to get some of you at Rufford :lol:

Never managed any of the guns in action - has anyone else got some photos?
by Allan Harley
Sun May 11, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: FAO Allan Harley
Replies: 2
Views: 1591

Yes please :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by Allan Harley
Wed May 07, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

And just a couple more
by Allan Harley
Wed May 07, 2008 10:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lincoln 2008
Replies: 13
Views: 2282

Lincoln 2008

Here is a couple of pictures for you - everything was excellent
by Allan Harley
Thu Apr 24, 2008 8:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gloucester 19/20 April - EventPlan
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Nev - you are on the list
Andreas - what are you doing?

The Dark Lord - I like it :lol: :lol:

Quote - The womenswear sale was such a success that extra security was needed"
by Allan Harley
Tue Apr 22, 2008 2:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

You are a love
by Allan Harley
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

St. Oswald's body, which had originally been buried on the field of battle, was dug up by his neice, Queen Osthryth of Mercia, and translated to Bardney Abbey in Lincolnshire some time in the 680s or 90s. The story goes that the Mercian monks were not over-keen to welcome an old enemy who had impose...
by Allan Harley
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Just wondered - as it does have a pilgrims gate.

And if nothing else - red hot poker, very sad. Well the thought brings tears to my eyes
by Allan Harley
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pilgrimage Badge - Gloucester Cathedral/Edward II tomb
Replies: 12
Views: 2413

Its likely to be something related to the original Chursh _ St Peters or St Oswalds Priory

Can anyone help with this?
by Allan Harley
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gloucester 19/20 April - EventPlan
Replies: 10
Views: 1963

Ahhh! the Full English
by Allan Harley
Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11547

Depending on the level of archer you are portraying - you can wear anything including leg and arm harness, brigandine and plackart etc... For all events whether Tewkesbury, L&M, MSS or FED you need to belong to a group. Individuals are not encouraged. There are never enough archers. Any group se...
by Allan Harley
Wed Mar 19, 2008 1:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 1450-87 reenactment groups
Replies: 14
Views: 2723

Andy - John W's suggestion of coming to the training weekend is very sensible - it means that you would get a chance to meet a number of people from various groups and make your own mind over what is best for the both of you. There are a number of groups in your area all of which offer what you wnat...
by Allan Harley
Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Templar alliance
Replies: 71
Views: 13514

If you're a Beaufort you can preach crusade against the Hussites :lol:
Then go beat em up :roll:
by Allan Harley
Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pike Drill - Flodden Field
Replies: 24
Views: 17747

There are also a couple of other major factors to take into account for Flodden 1: Howard outmanouvered the Scots and forced them to attack his position, whereas normally the Swiss forced their enemies in a tactically weak position 2: The hedge/fence/burn at the bottom of the slope disrupted the for...
by Allan Harley
Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Bosworth Exhibition
Replies: 2
Views: 919

looks really good will check out when we visit later this month
by Allan Harley
Thu Nov 01, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Whose side are you on?
Replies: 46
Views: 5990

Who-ever pays me the most :lol:
by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9642

Wolf - just think of Pilleth when wearing it and you smile a lot more
by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 14404

Too late - address and favoured sleeping habits duly noted. As a park your brain and watch silly action its up there with the best - but what other country would put up a statue that looks like an Australian actor wearing a picnic blanket and then have people willing to have their photo taken with i...
by Allan Harley
Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Professional Soldiers in the WotR
Replies: 49
Views: 6783

So following on from these interesting and well written points previous does this mean that in fact we are closer to the mark than we think for large(ish) scale reenactments of the period A handfull of people who (possibly) know what they are doing, with the remainder divided between enthusiastic, b...
by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOTR Alleigences.
Replies: 76
Views: 9642

Dave, Thanks for the comments put here - really interested to see they were referring to the mix -up being due to badges for Barnet - wonder how close they had top be to identify and/or size of badge to make this mistake. The aim for most of us is to get as close as you can to the way skirmishes/ ba...
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Professional Soldiers in the WotR
Replies: 49
Views: 6783

Nice research Oggy - bin looking for a good indenture for ages to get a feel of what was required, great help, thanks
by Allan Harley
Thu Oct 11, 2007 1:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Professional Soldiers in the WotR
Replies: 49
Views: 6783

This is probably the closest you are going to get to a "professional soldier" Many thanks to Ian "Ghost" Brandt for the info: Trollope, Sir Andrew (d. 1461), soldier , was probably related to the Trollope family of Thornley, co. Durham, some of whom were dyers. From at least the ...
by Allan Harley
Sat Oct 06, 2007 4:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 5881

There's always one near Belper :oops: But seriously - there is a tendency to concentrate on the major engagements - nothing wrong with that. They are the full stops to historical sentences. For the standard event though - smaller scale, local disputes are something special and need to be A: Encourag...
by Allan Harley
Fri Oct 05, 2007 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Worksop - 1459 - 1460?
Replies: 35
Views: 5881

If enough information could be put together - feel it would be really worthwhile to try and organise something for the anniversay year anyway - BUT NOT in December! This leads on again - Nibley Green, Worksop (possibly); what other small(ish) engagements are there for the WotRoses that aren't well k...

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