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Postby Alan_F » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:55 am

Just wondering, having heard a few rumours over the years, are there any plans to re-enact this?


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Postby Phil the Grips » Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:39 pm

Every year I hear summat. Every year it fails to happen. Last one I heard was Alnwick Council wanting to do an anniversary celebration.

That is 'til Nigel and I set up our Gentleman's Wargaming Club where we use real people instead of lead figures ;)


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Postby Lindsay » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:19 pm

There are rumblings in Selkirk of commemoration plans, next time I spend any time down there, I'll see what's going on...


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Postby Mark » Sun Jan 06, 2008 4:53 pm

A question for everyone:
What are the main differences (if any) in clothing and equipment for an English soldier in 1513 from the late War of the Roses?
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Postby Phil the Grips » Sun Jan 06, 2008 5:05 pm

At lower levels not much to be obvious- simple hose and doublets pointed together etc.

At a mid to higher level you start to get the more "Henrician" look with slashed and puffed knees and sleeves, waffenfrocks and plastron fronted doublets (the ones that open to the side) and also scooped necks and the like with exaggerated codpieces.

"The Tudor Tailor" gives a good overview.

Equipment wise you have-
bellows faced sallets coming in (gorgeous when done well) along with the more "Maximillian" styles of armour with fluting etc

bases (cloth skirts) worn with harness

quivers worn at the hip by archers

halberds come in from the continent (though bills stick around in certain roles in the UK for another long while)

the import of horses and troops for differing roles to fill in the blanks that cannot be supplied by indigenous troops and breeds.

Cannon get bigger and handgonnes more apparent.

Swords develop finger loops and basket hilts.


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Postby Mark » Mon Jan 07, 2008 7:23 pm

Thanks Phil,
A lot of good information there.
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