Campaign Style Events?

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar
The Methley Archer
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:32 pm
Location: Methley, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Contact:

Campaign Style Events?

Postby The Methley Archer » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:51 am

Having read the Events Section and seeing The Napoleonic Grand Campaign idea, my questions are:

Does this happen at 15th Century level in the UK?

If so when/where?

If not, does it appeal to anyone else?

Or am I just a bit unhinged to want to tramp round the countyside in kit and sleep rough? :roll:


Daughters are a fathers punishment for being a man

Vermin
Posts: 136
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: Goodrich

Postby Vermin » Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:59 am

I do C12th rather than C15th - but as a concept it really appeals to me

You are not alone in that

(Maybe I need to get some kit made up :D )



User avatar
The Methley Archer
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:32 pm
Location: Methley, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Contact:

Postby The Methley Archer » Fri Oct 24, 2008 12:14 pm

There was a post a little while ago, that I can't find, at a location in Fife? I would be keen to see the details and dates.


Daughters are a fathers punishment for being a man

guthrie
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2349
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: Polmont-Edinburgh

Postby guthrie » Fri Oct 24, 2008 2:56 pm

Fife? That would be Ecce's comment about hiring a scout campsite to run around in.

What would really be a campaign to me though would be if you had miles and miles of stuff to wander through. Can anyone reccomend an accomodating landowner, or a national park?



User avatar
Allan Harley
Posts: 324
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 9:28 pm
Location: Plotting world dominoes
Contact:

Postby Allan Harley » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:09 pm

We used to do one at Tatton Park - they do take a lot of organising, plus enough idiots err, people to make it worth while


Away from the battle all are soldiers.

User avatar
Fox
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2652
Joined: Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:27 pm
Location: Cheshire

Postby Fox » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:12 pm

And what is the purpose of such a thing?

Is it a piece of experimental archeology, public edumatainment or historical self-indulgent [in the best sense] full imersion?

Or all three?



User avatar
The Methley Archer
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:32 pm
Location: Methley, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Contact:

Postby The Methley Archer » Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:49 pm

And what is the purpose of such a thing?

Is it a piece of experimental archeology, public edumatainment or historical self-indulgent [in the best sense] full imersion?

Or all three?


Historical self indulgence.

plus enough idiots err, people to


That'll be me then :D


Daughters are a fathers punishment for being a man

GuyDeDinan
Posts: 243
Joined: Thu May 22, 2008 6:53 pm
Location: London
Contact:

Postby GuyDeDinan » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:11 pm

I'm up for historical self-indulgance, so no surprise there.



guthrie
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2349
Joined: Sun Aug 14, 2005 8:54 pm
Location: Polmont-Edinburgh

Postby guthrie » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:41 pm

Seeing as I've finished reading I believe in history, the ACW people over there seem to be able to have campaigns where they march about for miles on end and shoot at each other. Why should they have all the fun?



User avatar
Phil the Grips
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:01 pm
Location: Auld Reekie- capital village o' Jockland
Contact:

Postby Phil the Grips » Fri Oct 24, 2008 6:50 pm

Lots of continental groups do this- a pilgrimage is a fairly common theme.

Company of St George do it to for logistical interest in things like how to get a cannon from point A to point B- there are pics on the website

My c16th group keep threatening an overnight ride/walk/camp in kit but it never quite happens :(

Its very common for C19-20th groups to do these kind of events as "tacticals" but they tend to do a lot of private events anyway and a lot of training weekends- more so than the C15th crowd it seems, yet they were very common when I did early medieval stuff.


--Angels also carry weapons--
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/

Marcus Woodhouse
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 3337
Joined: Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:35 pm

Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Fri Oct 24, 2008 8:11 pm

I beleive Ian of Black Knight did a costumed "pilgrimidge" to Walsingham last year. he posts a lot in the events forum, maybe he might be a man to approach.


OSTENDE MIHI PECUNIAM!

the real lord duvet

Postby the real lord duvet » Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:37 pm

there's a private ww2 battle in sussex each year where people live in a hole over the weekend in january.

and occasionally shoot at each other.



can't see the point meself



User avatar
jelayemprins
Posts: 245
Joined: Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:43 pm
Location: The edge of reason
Contact:

longer duration events

Postby jelayemprins » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:41 pm

hello all
thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at the outset.

I am also responsible for a lot of the Co St George ideas of 'what can we do with a 3/4 ton cannon that hasn/t been done before.
Including taking it along a 2 mile river bed - upstream and doing some 'Royal Tournament stuff with it too.

There is a muttering of another pilgrimage next year to Walsingham from Bury St Edmunds with horses too, and a mad jaunt to Santiago.

If you want to have a crack at all imersive events then get in touch and I'll get you an invite across to the Co St G - subject to their quality control!

IJ


'making history happen'
-

andy1863
Posts: 38
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:27 pm
Location: Cheshire
Contact:

Postby andy1863 » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:56 pm

multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?



Vermin
Posts: 136
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:58 pm
Location: Goodrich

Re: longer duration events

Postby Vermin » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:06 pm

jelayemprins wrote:thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at the outset.


We sure did - gravel chippings and all :evil:

It was very enjoyable, also interesting to be in kit for longer than just a weekend and see how things performed in use rather than sitting around etc

Defintley be at the front of the queue to do it again :D :D



User avatar
Lena
Posts: 99
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 9:10 pm
Location: Oxford

Re: longer duration events

Postby Lena » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:39 pm

Vermin wrote:Defintley be at the front of the queue to do it again :D :D


Me too! (although probably not to Santiago. Need to prepare a bit for that one, plus it would eat all my holidays and then some!)

/Lena



User avatar
The Methley Archer
Posts: 299
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2005 3:32 pm
Location: Methley, Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire
Contact:

Postby The Methley Archer » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:52 pm

Definatly intrested in something like that next year. Ive taken up jelayemprins invite and PM'd him.


Daughters are a fathers punishment for being a man

User avatar
Phil the Grips
Absolute Wizard
Posts: 2000
Joined: Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:01 pm
Location: Auld Reekie- capital village o' Jockland
Contact:

Re: longer duration events

Postby Phil the Grips » Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:54 pm

jelayemprins wrote: a mad jaunt to Santiago.
Extremely interested in that if was for the summer of 2010- was talking about summat similar with an American chum just the other week, though we were thinking on horses.


--Angels also carry weapons--
http://www.blackboarswordsmanship.co.uk/

User avatar
Cat
Post Centurion
Posts: 704
Joined: Sun Jul 17, 2005 9:40 pm
Location: A Muddy Field Near Tewkesbury

Postby Cat » Wed Oct 29, 2008 4:32 pm

I reckon if it's 2010 you can count Bucket and his nag in too. She should be up to snuff by then. Oh, and me too. I'll even wear girl kit, if you're being all 'thentic about it.

Martin Cowley organised a memorable 3 day sponsored walk in full kit about 9 years ago. I'm afraid that was when I started to cross-dress as female kit is a very bastard to wear wet, however I have some adaptation ideas... :D


http://www.blood.co.uk. You get biscuits and everything.
A'Stanley A'Stanley!

User avatar
steve stanley
Post Knight
Posts: 1122
Joined: Wed Aug 03, 2005 6:07 pm
Location: Leicester

Postby steve stanley » Wed Oct 29, 2008 5:33 pm

andy1863 wrote:multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?


We've muttered about it.....it's finding the site & being willing to fund it...preferably one with lots of Woods!.......'multi-period' full immersion might work for a few of us just wanting to try our kit out under 'live' conditions.
Steve


"Give me a tent and a kettle
Snowshoes and axe and gun
Send me up in Grand River
Steering by star and sun".
- Labrador Trapper's Song

User avatar
behanner
Posts: 201
Joined: Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:39 am

Postby behanner » Thu Oct 30, 2008 12:52 am

While I think people are right it is more about self indulgence we should not underestimate the impact of being able to move history through places so these things didn't happen over in the next town but has a larger impact. Also possible media exposure.

How about Shrewsbury to Bosworth leading into the weekend of the battle.



User avatar
Andy R
Post Centurion
Posts: 826
Joined: Thu Feb 16, 2006 9:45 am
Location: Farnham, Surrey
Contact:

Postby Andy R » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:52 am

steve stanley wrote:
andy1863 wrote:multi - period campaign anyone? :D
The chance to go for full on immersion would be something i would love to do, any areas we could approach in the midlands?


We've muttered about it.....it's finding the site & being willing to fund it...preferably one with lots of Woods!.......'multi-period' full immersion might work for a few of us just wanting to try our kit out under 'live' conditions.
Steve


We need to find the address of the wpoods in Usk that Allan Jones used for his tacticals. We did a few there in the early days of NFOE, and it was fab


Young men have often been ruined through owning horses, or through backing them, but never through riding them: unless of course they break their necks, which, taken at a gallop, is a very good death to die

http://www.16ld.org

User avatar
Ghost
Posts: 304
Joined: Tue Oct 24, 2006 1:11 pm
Location: York

Postby Ghost » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:11 pm

How about Shrewsbury to Bosworth leading into the weekend of the battle.
[/quote]

A few years ago members of the York City levy used to march from York to Towton on Palm Sunday


"Tell your masters that Englishmen do not surrender" - Thomas Beaufort, Earl of Dorset to French Herald; Valmont, 1416.


Return to “1100-1500”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests