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by Mordengaard
Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WOTR groups in Plymouth/Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: WOTR groups in Plymouth/Devon

matlot wrote:easy answer there isnt any apart from


apart from the two I mentioned and linked to already?

There's also the Kernow Levy who do Dark Age and Early Medieval but they train and meet in Cornwall.
by Mordengaard
Thu Aug 16, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: WOTR groups in Plymouth/Devon
Replies: 6
Views: 2864

Re: WOTR groups in Plymouth/Devon

Just off the top of my head you've got Plymouth Medieval Society and the Devon Medieval Combat Alliance.
by Mordengaard
Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:25 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Finland
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Re: Medieval Finland

Thanks all for that information, I've managed to stop him buying kit based on films he's seen already, and pointed him in the right direction!
by Mordengaard
Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval Finland
Replies: 7
Views: 2817

Medieval Finland

A good friend of mine came over from Finland to visit us at Tewkesbury and had "the time of my life" (so thanks for making him welcome!), and is now interested in returning next year as a medieval Finnish mercenary. Has anyone got any good links, references, ISBNs etc that I can pass on wi...
by Mordengaard
Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW battle in Par?
Replies: 2
Views: 2063

ECW battle in Par?

My local residents group are attempting to stop some development behind where we live. Nearby Castle Dore was used during the English Civil War but they're hoping there's some information somewhere that might pertain to this area (50.352972,-4.695504) that will give them some ammunition (no pun inte...
by Mordengaard
Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:22 am
Forum: General History
Topic: "Burgundian" Tent
Replies: 4
Views: 2603

"Burgundian" Tent

Okay, now I know I saw someone post what the proper name for a "Burgundian" two pole guyed tent is (y'know, the ones that look like conjoined pavillions), but I'll be mogadored if I can find the post using the search system. Little help?
by Mordengaard
Thu Aug 27, 2009 9:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: phoenix medieval alliance, august '09
Replies: 5
Views: 1812

That particular shot was taken during the "Medieval Training" display, all he was doing was indicating to the crowd (and us) what the moves were.
by Mordengaard
Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7797

Colin Middleton wrote:... a tent company in Germany called Fam West Medieval Pavillions.


O.O Bloody hell, look at the size of that geteld!
by Mordengaard
Wed Jul 15, 2009 11:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8243

Thanks for giving me hope that my memory isn't entirely shot :)

Of course this isn't helpful with the original question :p
by Mordengaard
Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:04 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Pipe Smoking
Replies: 20
Views: 8243

There's other things to smoke besides the good ol' tobacco plant of course. I'm no authority, but I dimly recall seeing something about the Romans smoking leaves from a fruit tree (was it peach?), and of course there's our old friend hemp.
by Mordengaard
Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9464

Having stood around shouting "Nock, Draw, Loose" as well as having been on the... er... nocking drawing and loosing end, I'd much rather just have "Archer's Ready!" (checks to make sure everyone's got an arrow nocked and a target picked) "Loose!" (watches everyone draw ...
by Mordengaard
Sun Jun 21, 2009 3:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: We have a LadyHawke jousting moment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

"Please make sure you're standing behind the yellow line, as our trains are now fitted with lances to deal with people crowding forward."

:twisted:
by Mordengaard
Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: We have a LadyHawke jousting moment.
Replies: 3
Views: 1689

How awesome is that? :)

When the full ad comes out on youtube, make sure you link so we can see what it looks like!
by Mordengaard
Wed May 20, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shoe Care
Replies: 18
Views: 2901

Shoe Care

My wife has recently purchased a fine pair of medieval boots from His Grace Duke Henry, and wanted to know how best to care for them (ideally using authentic methods & materials, but any advice is welcome)!
Not being a shoe person as a rule, I thought to pass the request on here.
by Mordengaard
Wed May 06, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Painting/Dying Tent
Replies: 1
Views: 1374

Painting/Dying Tent

We've just got ourselves a blue/white burgundian tent and a blue/black pavillion tent, and I'd like to change the burgundian to blue/black...

Any suggestions on how to go about painting or dying all the white bits, or whether it's even possible (or sensible) to do?
by Mordengaard
Tue Aug 19, 2008 11:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Light kit at Kungahälla Medieval festival
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Pretty!

What does your heavy kit look like?
by Mordengaard
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:54 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Outdoor bar & food wanted 28th September
Replies: 0
Views: 658

Outdoor bar & food wanted 28th September

Just had a feeler put my way by the chair of a local community group, they're looking at doing a four-hour afternoon event on the 28th september, 2pm-6pm, and wanted to know if anyone was available that weekend and would make the trip down to Plymouth. Outdoor bar and food wanted, but not a burger v...
by Mordengaard
Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Teach Yourself Old English
Replies: 14
Views: 3994

Teach Yourself Old English

Has anyone come across/used/heard of this?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Yourself- ... 0340915056
Figured it might be a nice resource for the Living History guys...
by Mordengaard
Wed Jun 04, 2008 9:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Templecombe
Replies: 14
Views: 1736

Pfft, I had the best grip on the field.
Barefoot all the way baby.
Still, was a touch disconcerted to find nettles behind the pallisade, until I found a patch of dock leaves to stand on :p
by Mordengaard
Thu Aug 16, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 9800

My first ever re-enactment show was "Hurricane" Tintagel ('03 I think?), the year the beer tent became the Topless Troll's Bottom (yes, enjoy that mental image). We spent most of Saturday night chasing gazebos and enjoying the hospitality of a fire, where we first heard sung the "Choc...
by Mordengaard
Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Full Tilt.
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Fantastic pics!
I wonder if I can get my wife to try jousting...
Might save on her throwing crockery at me if she can just saddle up and unseat me a few times!
by Mordengaard
Fri Aug 10, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Cornus, Carnyxs, and other Warhorns
Replies: 1
Views: 1401

Cornus, Carnyxs, and other Warhorns

Having just spent a weekend at Tintagel blowing my horn in public (hurr hurr hurr... sorry) I'm wondering (a) why more standard bearers aren't doing the same, (b) what information resources are available regarding the people in history who sent their troops into combat with a blast of wind, and (c) ...
by Mordengaard
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Saturday Templecombe pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Curses, someone caught a picture of me!
*hides*

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