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by Tiamat
Sat May 17, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Battle of Hoogstraten
Replies: 1
Views: 2773

Re: The Battle of Hoogstraten

Great pictures! :)
by Tiamat
Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: equestrian equipment suppliers enquiry
Replies: 3
Views: 1494

Re: equestrian equipment suppliers enquiry

Hi Phil, For bridles and other leatherwork, try http://sellerie-occitane.com/shop/fr/ They're not cheap, but their prices are fair for the quality they offer. Brushes etc. you can just buy at regular equestrian shops. Look for goat's hair and horse hair brushes, they seem to be fairly authentic. If ...
by Tiamat
Tue Oct 02, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Vic, do you have a website? :)
by Tiamat
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Oh, for extra info, it's for 1811 to 1815, so quite late. :)
by Tiamat
Tue Oct 02, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Thanks everyone! Vic, were Trotter's designs used over on the continent as well? My regiment is Dutch, but in service of Napoleon, so would probably have followed French style I guess. @ Andy and John: 8 to 10, wow! That's a lot of folks for just one tent. With today's luxury, it's going to be just ...
by Tiamat
Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 7713

Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Hi everyone, I'm back with another Napoleonic question! :P Thanks to all your good help & advice, my team managed to set up a small regiment of Red Lancers. Of course, this project is already getting way way out of hand, so now we want appropriate props & encampment and everything as well. S...
by Tiamat
Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: [WIP] Joust Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

Re: [WIP] Joust Shield

Painted it directly on to the cloth. It would have been prettier with gesso (and, I suppose, more authenic) but it's simply not worth the fuss as it will probably barely last one jousting season. :cry: The impact of the lances is going to ruin the paint and, eventually, will damage the cloth as well...
by Tiamat
Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: [WIP] Joust Shield
Replies: 3
Views: 3961

[WIP] Joust Shield

I'm working on a joust shield for a fellow jouster, thought I'd share the progress here. :) I only did the painting, another fellow jouster build the shield. Step 1 http://img189.imageshack.us/img189/9943/15032012182d.jpg Step 2 http://img710.imageshack.us/img710/4971/16032012183.jpg Step 3 http://i...
by Tiamat
Wed Mar 14, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Decorated Banners

Great example, thanks! I take it your banner features your coat of arms, motto and patron saint? :) This is the idea I'm after for our banners as well, only thing I'n not certain of, if this kind of shape was used in the early 15th century. The only contemporary examples I've seen so far are the 'br...
by Tiamat
Tue Mar 13, 2012 1:33 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Decorated Banners

For as far as I'm ware, there are various sorts of heraldic flags. Several smaller types, often pointed or swallow-tailed (in Dutch we would call these 'wimpels' or 'vaandels'), and a few big ones, of which the banner is one. This could be a linguistic thing, though, as in the Netherlands, we have '...
by Tiamat
Sun Mar 11, 2012 8:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Re: Decorated Banners

Thanks you for your reply! I've already looked at the Larsdatter banner section, unfortunately there are only a few examples and most of those aren't banners in the strict sense of the word, they're different types of flags. :)
by Tiamat
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Decorated Banners
Replies: 9
Views: 2226

Decorated Banners

I've been researching early 15th century heraldic flags and stumbled onto a problem, I hope someone here can help me out! My team is currently making new banners for our parade. We all have really posh shield, with our coats of arms but also other illustrations (animals, flowers, decorated edges, mo...
by Tiamat
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

I googled him and found that he has ridden with the HEI foundation in the past. I'm not sure that he still does, though. I've worked together with the HEI riders a few times, but never met him. Or maybe he only does the international events? :)
by Tiamat
Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6185

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

Thanks, Ron! Would you happen to have a link or contact information?
by Tiamat
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Sorry for the late reply everyone, I've been away from the boards for a while (busy december month!). Thank you all for your advice and thoughts. @ Andy: nope, and I'm afraid the name doesn't ring a bell. Up until this point, we have only been involved in late medieval reenactment and have done only...
by Tiamat
Sat Jan 14, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 6185

Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

For a gig in the summer of 2012, I'm looking for some napoleonic cavalry uniforms. We haven't decided on the unit yet, but it's preferable to be recognizable to a broad public, so we're aiming for either the generic red uniforms or the cavalry blue. I've been looking into both 1st Dragoon Guards and...
by Tiamat
Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Hello all, I'm venturing a few hundred years out of my comfort zone (15th century) here, so please bear with me. :P My reenactment team is looking for opportunities to go multiperiod, and of all the options we discussed, Great War reenactment was the most fascinating to us, so it's up to me to have ...
by Tiamat
Fri Jul 01, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Teaser Trailer Langenort Tournament Show
Replies: 0
Views: 1022

Teaser Trailer Langenort Tournament Show

Hello all, My reenactment group Langenort (based in the Netherlands) has commissioned a teaser trailer for our 2011 tournament show. We portray the Duchy of Guelders in the 15th century. Let me know what you think of our video! :D http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHsKJaEaXSo&feature
by Tiamat
Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?
Replies: 2
Views: 2853

Re: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Thank you, that is really helpful. :D
by Tiamat
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?
Replies: 2
Views: 2853

Victorian Era - birthday celebrations?

Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone here knows how birthdays were celebrated during the Victorian Era? I've been able to find some information about children's birthdays, but none on how adults celebrated (if at all) their birthdays. I'm mostly looking for info on upper-middle/upperclass. :)
by Tiamat
Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: late 15th century short cloaks.
Replies: 13
Views: 3434

Re: late 15th century short cloaks.

You could also go with a giornea. I'm not sure if they were worn beyond Italy, though. You can wear them over a doublet or over a gown.
by Tiamat
Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:30 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandines and Jousting
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Brigandines and Jousting

Thank you all for your replies!

The arming doublet that I will wear underneath will consist of four layers of heavy linen, and the brig will be used in combination with a joust-shield.
by Tiamat
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandines and Jousting
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Re: Brigandines and Jousting

Yes, a straight ferrule on the brig will probably tear the fabric, which will then have to be mended. During joust practice I have also ridden with special body protectors (that are lighter, making it easier to practice lowering and straightening the lances) and a ferrule hit on one of those left a ...
by Tiamat
Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Brigandines and Jousting
Replies: 7
Views: 1368

Brigandines and Jousting

I was wondering if there is anyone on this board who was experience with the use of brigandine armour (with lungplates) for jousting? I'm looking to buy jousting armour and I'm still torn between a brig or a regular breast plate. Reasons for wanting a brig is because of the freedom of movement (our ...

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