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This years Battle of Hastings

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:41 pm
by Thomas de Beauchamp
Does anyone know who is organising this years Battle of Hastings?
I normally do a later period but have been collecting earlier kit I'd like to get approved whilst I've still got time to get replacements!
ILHF or TORM would be good!

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 11:44 pm
by Zachos
Likewise, I am preparing for Hastings. Any info on standards etc. would be appreciated.

Zac

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:14 am
by Neil of Ormsheim
It is not yet up on the website, but as far as I know, is on this year. Probably 11/12th or 18/19th October. Watch this web site for details

http://www.vikingsonline.org.uk/


More details as and when.......... English Heritage are the contractors so we are stuck waiting on them.

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 2:04 am
by knight1066
Regarding the date it is always held on the closest weekend to the actual date (Saturday 14th October 1066), so this year Hastings will be Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th October.

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 1:52 pm
by Thomas de Beauchamp
Thanks for the info so far. Still not sure who EH will have in charge of this years event to get clearence for kit.
I felt the two page coverage in Skermish this month was a bit minimal on info. but nice pictures though.

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:25 pm
by Gyrthofhwicce
it will be the Vikings, we have had confirmation of the date 11/12th October.
it's not a big one this year, just the Vike, but anyone is welcome to come along providing you pass basic kit and comabt tests. To reigester your interest in coming you'll need to contact us through the webiste.

hope that helps
Gyrthofhwicce

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:34 pm
by Medicus Matt
Gyrthofhwicce wrote: anyone is welcome to come along providing you pass basic kit tests.
No cotton then?

(sorry, couldn't resist :oops: )

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:40 pm
by zauberdachs
Medicus Matt wrote:
Gyrthofhwicce wrote: anyone is welcome to come along providing you pass basic kit tests.
No cotton then?

(sorry, couldn't resist :oops: )
Perhaps it could be allowed for Byzantine Mercenaries or the like ;)

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:57 pm
by WorkMonkey
Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)

Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2008 6:59 pm
by nerf herder
Yeah, Russ Abbott, Russ Meyer, Russell Grant - the list goes on and on.........

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 4:39 pm
by Nigel
Fulford

Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:19 pm
by WorkMonkey
Of course, there wasn't a bridge :wink:

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:43 pm
by Gyrthofhwicce
Medicus Matt wrote:
Gyrthofhwicce wrote: anyone is welcome to come along providing you pass basic kit tests.
No cotton then?

(sorry, couldn't resist :oops: )
Thats you banned you naughty boy.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:44 pm
by Gyrthofhwicce
WorkMonkey wrote:Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
:roll: Get your facts right Monkey, they were Byzantium Guard not Russ. Your so crap at history.

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:45 pm
by Medicus Matt
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
Thats you banned you naughty boy.
Shall I go and sit on the naughty step?

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:48 pm
by Gyrthofhwicce
Medicus Matt wrote:
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
Thats you banned you naughty boy.
Shall I go and sit on the naughty step?
No, in fact go to your room, and while your there, i suggest you think long and hard about all the upset you've caused with that comment young man.

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:08 am
by WorkMonkey
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
:roll: Get your facts right Monkey, they were Byzantium Guard not Russ. Your so crap at history.

It's all the same! 8)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:13 pm
by Slavic
WorkMonkey wrote:
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
:roll: Get your facts right Monkey, they were Byzantium Guard not Russ. Your so crap at history.

It's all the same! 8)

Wash your mouth out matey! :x

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:57 pm
by Medicus Matt
Slavic wrote:

Wash your mouth out matey! :x

Oooh, it lives!

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 1:15 pm
by Slavic
Medicus Matt wrote:
Slavic wrote:

Wash your mouth out matey! :x

Oooh, it lives!

No flies on you then.
Anyway, what are you transient reprobates doing on this side of the fence, lost ya way or are you starved of serious conversation :wink:

(And yes before you say it, yep that counts me out)

Posted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 2:28 pm
by Medicus Matt
Slavic wrote: are you starved of serious conversation
Yeah, kinda.

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 2:30 pm
by Gyrthofhwicce
WorkMonkey wrote:
Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
:roll: Get your facts right Monkey, they were Byzantium Guard not Russ. Your so crap at history.

It's all the same! 8)
No, The Byzantium guard were all mostly calleed Svein, where as the Russ were all mostly called Igor. :roll: do some research.

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:51 pm
by egfroth
Varangian Guard - working for the Byzantine Empire, in Byzantium (except that the Byzantines called it Rome).

And they counted Rus among their membership - along with Swedes, Danes, Norwegians and English - and perhaps even the occasional (gasp!) Norman.

Looks like I'll be coming over to take part in Hastings 2008 - possibly not in the fighting because of weight restrictions getting stuff over from Oz, but at least to ponce around in costume and meet old friends and make new ones.

So, as a Byzantine mercenary I can wear cotton to Hastings, right?

Posted: Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:16 pm
by Nigel
egfroth wrote:[
So, as a Byzantine mercenary I can wear cotton to Hastings, right?
So Chris I can punch his lights out YES

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:12 am
by egfroth
[Sigh]. You can try, but my hearth troop may have something to say about that . . .

But it would almost be worth ditching my linen undertunic and making a cotton one to see what happened.

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:20 am
by Nigel
so your hearth troup against mine

hardly seems fair

what you forget is that you were merely a figurehead

Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:42 pm
by egfroth
Yes, but they weren't. I seem to recall the Battle captain of the English Right Wing gleefully talking about having his own personal SAS . . . Big, tough Australians, with years of combat experience.

Still, this is all in fun, right? I'm not even engaging in combat this year. A lot of drinking and socialising is much more on the agenda for me. And basking in the beauty of the English countryside - you guys don't realise just how beautiful your home is.

And finally, paying tribute to the honoured dead. This time I intend to visit Waltham Abbey, which I missed out on last time. Though it's never been proved that King Harold was really buried there, it seems only right to go to the church he visited last on his way to Hastings, and pay my respects.

Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 1:10 pm
by Medicus Matt
egfroth wrote: Though it's never been proved that King Harold was really buried there, it seems only right to go to the church he visited last on his way to Hastings, and pay my respects.

CoughChesterCough.

Hastings

Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:41 pm
by Brand
Hey Eggy- be nice to see you again- maybe this time before the last night! Got even more ponce now! Gone for solid silver belt fittings, brooch, pouch fittings and even more embroidery!

Brand(ir)

Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:53 am
by egfroth
Damn! I find I can't make it after all. [sigh].

Maybe next year? Or the year after that?

I dunno . . .

Look for me with a zimmer frame. . .