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Ahh, Major Whinyates' 2nd Rocket Troop Artillery!

Now the SO and I were discussing last night how fetching I'd look in Napoleonic Kit.

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I would suggest nicking Spider's, but I don't think there is much chance of you getting in it
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You know Spider?

You know I know Spider?

You know I won't get in Spider's clothes?

Should I be creeped out, or have I been in a reality television show for the last 15 years without my knowledge?

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Dickie and I used to be in the same unit as Spider

Spider and I now ride in the same unit

You were training in Basinstoke and Dickie introduced you to me saying that Spider tought you to fight.

And then Kelvin said he worked with you.

Small world indeed :D
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Yep. Now I know who you are.

Still that was a couple of years ago and you remember all that. I didn't even remember your name.

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Only managed to find one picture of Spider in kit, and it's Victorian from the Charge of the Light Brigade 150th

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Andy R wrote:Only managed to find one picture of Spider in kit, ....(extreme left)
Certainly extreme.

That kit does not flatter him, he looks like an organ grinders monkey.
He looks more dashing with a 'tache in Huzzar uniform.

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Fox wrote:Yep. Now I know who you are.

Still that was a couple of years ago and you remember all that. I didn't even remember your name.
But it's above the avitar...!

As my wife would be able to tell you, I have a infinate capacity to remember trivia and what we did years ago to the most minute detail, but it's the here and now where I come unstuck.... :roll:
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Andy R wrote:
Fox wrote:I didn't even remember your name.
But it's above the avitar...!
<SLAP!> Silly boy.

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Andy R wrote:
Tod wrote:Get a long gun, from what I recall blunderbus' weren't common and were carried by the higher ranking.
In fact, the only mention of one that I know of is Donald(?) Farquharson
Chevalier de Johnstone used one at Culloden. So that makes two Jacobites with blunderbusses. Oh, I'm just so fantastic at maths!

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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"?
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Foxe wrote:
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"?
Yup, it's "that bloke in red" :D

He's also agreed to add plug bayonets to the order because I asked nicely.

I would like to point you towards this thread here...
http://nfoe.proboards46.com/index.cgi?b ... 1191250546
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Having wandered into this thread a bit late why not just do Customs and Excisemen? That way you can be civvy but mix in a hint of military rig and it all becomes a bit easier to hunt pirates and smugglers?

or was my youth to tainted by tales of Elzevir Block in "Moonfleet" a bit too much?

My kit is aiming for 1770s anyway,primarily for use at Kentwell but seeking other opporchancities to use it after that, so more likely to be dealing with annnoying Borders folk hassling Lord Selkirk after sailing over from the colonies with Letters of Marque, rather than chasing Blackbeard and the like.
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Andy R wrote:Only managed to find one picture of Spider in kit, and it's Victorian from the Charge of the Light Brigade 150th

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nEIL WHISHART LOOKING SCRUFFY

And Jeff pots lokking dapper

havent seen either for a few years
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Phil the Grips wrote:Having wandered into this thread a bit late why not just do Customs and Excisemen?
Because I don't want to. This is what I want to do.

I bought shoes over the weekend, which is a start. I also have my eye on a very nice and appropriate musket if it will fit in the new cabinet.

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Fairy snuff- however I am aiming to be C+E when ridding the world of the Pirate<spit> scourge as it is simpler cos it can also be thieftaker/fencing master etc etc dependant on event.

Have shoes, socks, spadroon, hat and the rest is on the way...
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Nigel wrote: And Jeff pots lokking dapper
Until the port/sherry/other intoxicating substance takes over, and then he gets somewhat wobbly :D

The only time he lost his smart order of dress was when he had a new pair of ducks (white dress trousers) which didn't have buttons for braces.

They were a bit wide around the waist and he walked out on to parade when they unceremoniously dropped around his knees..! :lol:

But here he is in his spangliest...

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Having failed to pick them up at the NLHF, Osprey 366, 372 and 383 arrived from Amazon today.

Thanks for that tip off.

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They are a nice trio......
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nice...

For imperialist burger eating invader monkeys.

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Mine sit next to the 5-volume Louis XV's Army.......
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My 4 volume set of Louis the XV sit next to George Washington (1&2) so I think yours have the better bed fellows.

That and I never bought the book on cavalry as the Funken books are hard to beat in that category.

Although for completeness....
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Still find it hard to believe I got the 2 Funckens for £1.75 each remaindered about 20 years ago...
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Struth, I thought I was doing well finding them both for £15 in a second hand shop in Truro.

I haven't looked in them for Dutch stuff yet, but they may well have something in Vol2
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They haven't...best source for GaoP type uniforms is the old WRG "From pike to shot 1685-1720".....but no colonial troops.
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Getting closer.....

My missus, who is a historical costumer [Cloak'd and Dagger'd], is making me the uniform for Christmas.

I have the stockings, now dyed blue as suggested by the Osprey.

As I said before I have some shoes.

I have a beautiful marine's musket, courtesy of Gary Bate (and the brass barrelled blunderbus :) ).

I have a black hat, which needs some customising, and which I think should probably be brown [unsure where to go with that].

Just waiting, patiently, for Tod to finish my bag and I'll be there.

I'll provide a photo as soon as I'm finished.

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And another,"Just because I want to"...My King Philp's war Ranger kit(1675),should be sorted for next spring...maybe not pirate-hunting,but a good basis for Buccaneering!
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Look forward to seeing the completed ensemble.
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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 can't you just leave me alone?!
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Because you love it!!
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