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by StaffordCleggy
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Oh well. I suppose an opening game win at Welford Rd was a little too much to expect - is the Tigers after all! Didn't see the game (at a birthday party in Stafford) but it sounds like a fair result, see spreaders is up to his usual reffing standards again... :? Both teams sounded like they played s...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Mark, As a supporter of one of those 'other teams' :lol: we have gone from an average attendance of 1000+ at Heywood Rd to 10'000 at Edgeley Park in 5 yrs, we now have more season ticket holders than the max. capacity at Heywood Rd. We still have a long way to go before we can even begin to rival th...
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Aye, that'll be the 'Big Fish 05/06' versus the Pusscats then tomorrow at 16:00 :D Did you go to the Final Mark? A friends daughter led the Sale team out as mascot, although i could only just make her out from our seats way up in the Gods! Nev came with us - one green shirt in a sea of Blue - he sta...
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 2:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

You can never have too much drill/training, contrary to what i might say first thing in the morning! :shock:

At a birthday party in Stafford tomorrow, it's at the Rugby Club though so i may just sneak into the back room to watch the telly..... :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 12:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Sounds likely to me, although etymology & semantics are a barren field to me, i have enough trouble with modern English! Forgot a couple :- Shoulder - bill over the shoulder as you would carry a rifle. Used for distance marches where 'carry' would be a hindrance Trail - bill held down to the rig...
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Sep 02, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

Oh God, it's going to get noisy next season isn't it! :cry: Mark, The commands the Staffs use are:- Stand - bill on the ground in your right hand. Carry - lift bill into the VERTICAL carrying position in your right hand Knee Bend - walk forward. Face To Me - The Captain will stand where he wants us ...
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Sep 01, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4678

The commands that we use are Mallory's. However, we don't 'know' in any concrete way how troops were drilled, or even if they were at all. Horns for various commands would be good, but a little suggestion if i may.... THAT THE DAMNED HORN PLAYERS LEARN THEIR INSTRUMENTS BEFORE COMING ANYWHERE NEAR C...
by StaffordCleggy
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:41 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Grossdeutschland (www.gdrecon.co.uk)
Replies: 42
Views: 12857

Were you the chaps at Sheffield Fayre this weekend? If so, we were rather impressed! After doing our bit we sat in the crowd to see you fellows do yours. Several of our chaps remarked on how well you did your 'fire & movement' work - in marked contrast to the 'American' & 'British Paras' who...
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

Well, we have Rondel daggers that are designed for penetrating armour, although the armour in question is maille not plate, with a triple-edged blade coming to a fine point. Never seen one actually used to break open maille links but the examples i have examined certainly look capable of doing so, a...
by StaffordCleggy
Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10264

Yup! :lol: :lol: :lol:

Plus it gives me somewhere to shelter when it rains..... :shock:
by StaffordCleggy
Tue Aug 08, 2006 5:44 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10264

Hmm. Women in C18th kit - VERY SEXY!!!! Me in C18th (mens!) kit - SO UNSEXY IT IS SCARY!! Can anyone else see my problem? Nope. I would argue it the other way around... men in 18thC clothes are incredibily hot. But I cannot imagine myself in 18thC gear; it just wouldn't work. Ok, how about "blokes ...
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10264

Hmm. Women in C18th kit - VERY SEXY!!!! Me in C18th (mens!) kit - SO UNSEXY IT IS SCARY!! Can anyone else see my problem? P.S. Although i have a strong interest in John Lilburne, the clothes issue is exactly why i don't do ECW stuff - i'm way too short for those clothes to look good on me!
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10264

Only if we can do 'em in the Caribbean!
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Aug 02, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: 'Ballok' dagger
Replies: 20
Views: 3139

Whenever i do the arms & armour talks, i always tell it this way :- "The Victorian archeologists called this the 'Kidney dagger', ahem! They weren't far off, just a little further south & a little more central!" :lol: Then i explain about the usage of language, & how things have become m...
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Aug 02, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What makes you do it ??
Replies: 66
Views: 10264

Met a friend-of-a-friend who was at uni, & she nagged me for about 5 years to give it a try. Finally ran out of excuses one weekend & turned out to play, managed to dislocate my shoulder on the Sunday. When the Captain siad that he expected that i wasn't going to come again it was a case of ...
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Jul 19, 2006 10:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15170

A detail from the painting 'The Martyrdom of Saint Ursula' by Hans Memlin shows a soldier wearing a quilted garment that reaches to just below the loins & is waisted. The sleeves are open under the arm & appear to be laced on. There are also metal 'chains' on the sleeves & both a mail st...
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

" Damn them, they're using night arrows!"

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Slippy soles
Replies: 16
Views: 2257

From the treatise "How a man shall be armed at his ease when he shall fight on foot" :- '..Also a pair of shoes of thick cordwine and they must be fret with small whipcord, three knots upon a cord and three cords must be fast sewn onto the heel of the shoe, and fine cords in the middle of the sole o...
by StaffordCleggy
Thu Jun 29, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

So a deep & personal relationship with God, but a less than satisfactory one with the Church?
Plus a remarked-upon lack of conformity with the established order?
Sounds like we (the English) were well on our way to Quakerism et. al.
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Jun 28, 2006 10:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

Interesting stuff. But can anyone tell me how 'fervent' the English & Scots were during the late Medieval period? Of course, by modern standards they were far more religious than our society (as a whole Marcus!) is today, but how were they percieved by their European compatriots? Was there a mar...
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7284

I was watching a programme the other week - think it was titled 'buildings that made Britain' - along those lines anyway. There was a piece about Durham Cathedral (i think) & how the architecture & design changed in style as they were building it. At the East end of the Knave (sp?) the colum...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fact or Fiction : Richard III - Accurate or Complete Hash
Replies: 23
Views: 4069

"Who shall rid me of this troublesome priest?"

<ENTER STAGE RIGHT 3 dodgy looking blokes in armour carrying naked swords>


"Those bloody Princes are a right pain in the bum, wish they'd just disappear..."



Same family, same principle.
by StaffordCleggy
Wed May 24, 2006 6:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15170

Having a bill flash past your face is an occupational hazard for the shortarse billman, but there are some incompetents who cannot get their heads around the idea of parrying down, i was always tought to keep my rear hand higher than my forward hand when striking for just that reason. A bevor/full f...
by StaffordCleggy
Tue May 23, 2006 10:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15170

The strange thing is, a battle looks/sounds so much worse from the sidelines than when actually in it! I'm constantly & pleasantly surprised how few real injuries there are considering what we do for fun! Although as a shortarse, i'll never go out without a bevor, done that once in a training fi...
by StaffordCleggy
Mon May 22, 2006 5:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15170

I think we are all broadly in agreement here. The point about adjusting your attack to suit the level of protection that your foe is (apparently) wearing is a good one, but what do you do when the aforementioned chap in shirt & hose continues to prosecute his attack, quite hard & without ack...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun May 21, 2006 9:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15170

First of all, i think Quayn has hit the metaphorical nail on the head there, (Is your Sister OK mate?) & that it is always better to give people the information that you actually have, & then walk them over to someone else "Actually no, i'm not a Knight, i'm merely a soldier of his Grace, bu...
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Apr 12, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 76446

I'm going to wee in your shoes this weekend...... :shock:
by StaffordCleggy
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 76446

"Hoc futui quam lude militorum" was the spelling i had, but seeing as i have enough trouble with English i'm not the best placed to hold an opinion... :oops:
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 76446

'SOD' wasn't 'quite' the word i had in mind...! :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Tue Apr 04, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 76446

I wanted the Latinised version of "sod this for a game of soldiers" embroidered on the bottom of my livery, but the Boss said "NO" (he was quite emphatic about it!) :lol:

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