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by Alan_F
Sat Apr 02, 2011 10:22 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Calling up of the Militia 1812 – 1815
Replies: 7
Views: 2066

Re: Calling up of the Militia 1812 – 1815

Dixie, is anyone doing any of the Canadian Militia units?
by Alan_F
Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Re: Viking Help

Thanks for the help, the guy in question seems to have retreated from his original statement now.
by Alan_F
Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more armour pics
Replies: 11
Views: 5720

Re: more armour pics

What group are you with?
by Alan_F
Tue Feb 22, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Help
Replies: 5
Views: 2498

Viking Help

Some help needed here - am talking to some bloke on armour archive who's claiming (amongst other things) that all of those who went on raids amongst the Northmen were nobles. His info seems to be purely derived from sagas, anyone got any actual historical evidence that says otherwise?
by Alan_F
Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 3992

Re: XVLD

John Waller wrote:
Alan_F wrote:What unit is this?


There is a clue in the title of the thread :roll:



No need to roll your eyes John. I've never heard of 'XVLD' and was merely asking.
by Alan_F
Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 3992

Re: XVLD

What unit is this?
by Alan_F
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 25005

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I need to check back but I'd agree with Alan. Part of the "big" plan is to have a kit list. Tod, one of the things that can be said is this is the period when the Highland economy is doing poorly, after years of warfare to bring them into line with the rest of Scotland: Certainly aketons ...
by Alan_F
Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:35 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 25005

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I would have thought that aketons and claymores would indeed be appropriate for Highlanders. I'm not sure why this suggestion was dismissed. Best wishes, Thor Because the vast majority of troops in Scotland wouldn't have carried a Claymore, let alone those from the Highlands. I'm not even sure if t...
by Alan_F
Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 25005

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Andy R wrote:s'nice :D


Agreed!

Bumping this up - any news on the event?
by Alan_F
Thu Jan 20, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 US Infantry
Replies: 5
Views: 2126

Re: 1812 US Infantry

Ian, what group is this for?
by Alan_F
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Central Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 3204

Re: Central Scotland

Northern Alliance: We do mostly 15th century Lord Lovat of Fraser's men, we can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=140529866865 and here: http://northern-alliance.org.uk/ . We ahve a pretty full calender of events for this year with events both in Scotland and England. The membe...
by Alan_F
Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 4290

Re: Targe?

Hobbitstomper wrote:The Battle of Buckie is a good enough concept to get its own wikipedia entry.



Re-enactment of it would be interesting - everybody dons tracksuits and hangs around the bus stop all day shouting abuse at passers by! :D
by Alan_F
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 4290

Re: Targe?

Hobbitstomper wrote:Sorry Alan. Stupid mistake. Should have realised as Glaswegians prefer knives and samurai swords.



So instead of the Battle of the Standard, Battle of the Buckie? :D
by Alan_F
Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 4290

Re: Targe?

Re the Glaswegians. In terms of practicality, wooden handled, centre grip bucklers are rubbish with long 2H spears. Metal handled ones might be better if they had thin grips. Strapped small shields might be most practical as they would allow both hands to grip the spear properly with only a leather...
by Alan_F
Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 4290

Re: Targe?

Theory blown then. Can't see horses who are used to cannon being too bothered by rattles. But i don't do horses. It was one of those strange theories that someone came up with that probably made a lot of sense to the inventor but which wasn't up to scratch when you think about it. A bit like the Si...
by Alan_F
Mon Dec 06, 2010 1:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Targe?
Replies: 27
Views: 4290

Re: Targe?

Short Kilts - there seems to have been a fashion in the 11 - 12th centuries for Scots wearing a shirt that went to just above mid-thigh, I wonder if this could be a reference to it? The only evidence I have is in Fergus McCann's Scottish Arms and Armour , although he seems convinced that this is all...
by Alan_F
Tue May 18, 2010 1:29 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Introducing onreenactment
Replies: 1
Views: 1373

Re: Introducing onreenactment

Nice site, but could do with some links to the group or groups involved.
by Alan_F
Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Hello from Norway
Replies: 12
Views: 5203

Re: Hello from Norway

Edelweiss, how well do the various pieces of kit do in the harsh (to me anyway!) Norwegian winter?
by Alan_F
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Art of Love.... Sounds like someone from the SCA! :twisted:
by Alan_F
Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Mercy!
by Alan_F
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:21 am
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

He is a bit odd to be sure.... More than one person has mistaken him for a pretty woman!
by Alan_F
Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Well he does like to listen to Roy Orbison!
by Alan_F
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

He now works in government, alongside Ed Balls.
by Alan_F
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Although he did make quite a racket at times.
by Alan_F
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:18 am
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Was that from drinking too much deuce?
by Alan_F
Sun Mar 21, 2010 7:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Didn't he serve in a regiment from Herts?
by Alan_F
Sat Mar 20, 2010 7:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

According to his missus, it was all over in a flash!
by Alan_F
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:04 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of the Nations 2010
Replies: 2
Views: 1337

Re: Battle of the Nations 2010

natalie, can you tell me a bit more about this event?
by Alan_F
Fri Mar 19, 2010 5:58 am
Forum: General History
Topic: a heart grater
Replies: 44
Views: 8531

Re: a heart grater

Yes, as I recall, he showed how you could bypass missiles.

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