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by m0rt
Tue Jan 28, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: North Yorkshire Middletons
Replies: 2
Views: 1185

Re: North Yorkshire Middletons

Colin, Have you looked into any relation to Sir John Middleton? He fought in the Burgundian Wars as commander of the 21st Company, and was present at Bosworth. I don't have many details on him, but maybe you can get hold of Sam; my group commander here: https://www.facebook.com/TheRetynueOfSyrJohnMy...
by m0rt
Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers Side Arm
Replies: 37
Views: 8419

Re: Archers Side Arm

Now that above ^^ was a nicely constructed argument. I'm not saying the Black Death wasn't a catalyst for social change, my argument is that by the time you see widespread, accepted, social mobility as a consequence, which most historians agree does not occur until the 16th century, the warbow is no...
by m0rt
Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers Side Arm
Replies: 37
Views: 8419

Re: Archers Side Arm

And of course, there's a lot of 'em so no shortage of bodies - until the Black death of course, but populations did recover after a while. Horrible disease it might have been, but it did wonders for peasant's wages! I would disagree; the populations in Europe do not recover for several hundred year...
by m0rt
Thu Sep 13, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers Side Arm
Replies: 37
Views: 8419

Re: Archers Side Arm

This is interesting... Best guess Up close and against infantry or cavalry with shields, armour and spears archers, who have none of these things, all die . :wink: By the 14thC, we'd started to appreciate the value of archers and with that, the idea that we might want them alive to use again. Earlie...
by m0rt
Wed Aug 29, 2012 6:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fighting priests
Replies: 32
Views: 7563

Re: Fighting priests

Cardinal Beaufort, Bishop of Winchester leads one of the crusades against the Hussites in the early 15th Century. He reportedly fought in the siege of Stribro in 1427 (and by fought, I mean ran away before the Hussites got there, however Henry Beaufort was apparently really angry about this and tore...
by m0rt
Tue Feb 21, 2012 12:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: UK based hussite groups
Replies: 11
Views: 3015

Re: UK based hussite groups

Morrigan's long gone but "God's Company" is still going strong. They train every Thursday in Basingstoke, you need to contact Myk Dormer for details. If you PM me your details I will pass them on to him. I think the current committee & membership of The Hounds of the Morrigan would di...
by m0rt
Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval Fayre, Tatton Park 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1836

Re: Medieval Fayre, Tatton Park 2011

Fox wrote:*snip*

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I approve of this photo. AWESOME STUFF
by m0rt
Wed Jun 22, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: At Tatton Park this weekend....
Replies: 4
Views: 1738

Re: At Tatton Park this weekend....

Fox wrote:...I gave a guided tour of the sword [no, really; I did a little demo showing people how you can use all the different parts of a sword].
And this is the pommel....
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And that's me getting pommeled!

Any more shots of this Fox?
by m0rt
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Spear / Partizan boffers.
Replies: 5
Views: 3107

Re: Spear / Partizan boffers.

These are obscenely good fun!
by m0rt
Tue Jan 27, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 'Munitions' armour/weapons
Replies: 28
Views: 4456

When talking about armour, in any period, I think its important to make a distinction between armour that was made to measure and fit, and so therefore being expensive, and armour that was mass produced for the more common soldiery. The way I prefer to think of the difference is akin to the differen...
by m0rt
Sat May 31, 2008 7:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 16028

On the subject of bends, does anyone have a list of some 'standard' colours to use for them, say a couple of multi-purpose Lancastrian colours/liveries and a couple for Yorkists? On the subject of different stuff to do in battles, several shows that God's Company did last year involved us being flat...
by m0rt
Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Firefly on DVD
Replies: 8
Views: 1543

I love this series. Jim's comments are just the beginning of the droves f good things you can say about it. I personally love the re-watchability of it. Watch it again 3 months down the line, and you'll dscover another little nugget of layer of subtext you never noticed before. Joss Whedon is one sm...
by m0rt
Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Mail repair question
Replies: 6
Views: 1250

If you dont have a handy cement mixer, take it outside onto some hard ground (like a driveway), dump ito on and old sheet, then rub coarse sand into it with the sheet, this should take some of the surface off. If it's mega greasy, which old maille often is, I recommend gunk which is an industrial de...
by m0rt
Mon Jan 28, 2008 10:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mid 14th Cent Man at Arms German Influence
Replies: 73
Views: 17226

Thomas, that kettle hat is lovely. Do you have any more pictures or other information, most specifically dates... Felix, I fight in a kettle and find the airflow around the face combined with the brim to keep to sun off is fantastic! What's the hearing like in the Pigface? Also, love those one piece...
by m0rt
Thu Dec 20, 2007 12:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Besagews and spaulders
Replies: 4
Views: 1083

From the looks of that, the besagews are laced through holes in the centre plate of the articulations.

Bring your spaulders/besagews to training tomorow and I'll have a look for you mate.
by m0rt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 9815

The shooting and fighting is exactly what I plan to do. I'm just trying to work out what type of helmet I want. I have a barbute atm, but its too late a design for most english battlefields. Sallet would appear to be the best bet. Opinions? I find it difficult to shoot in my kettle, so I've been lo...
by m0rt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 9815

I would say, if you were planning on doing combat on out battlefields, then protecting your knees is a good plan. However, given the relative costs between poleyns of the sort pictured in those images, and half/full legs, which are also pictured (and by half, I mean cuisse (I think thats the right w...
by m0rt
Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 9815

Just as a point, I was under the impression that a large ammout of "archers" acted combat troops if/when their arrows were depleted. It yould make sense for them to be armoured for fighting against bill blocks if that's what their going to end up doing. I think its important to remember th...
by m0rt
Fri Nov 02, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: So who is the famous bear-swaddling Lidimy?
Replies: 54
Views: 4535

Mick,M wrote:HUSSY! ON SLAP! NO COIF! HUSSY! I SAY :lol:


nae bad thing...

:P
by m0rt
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Groups in Coventry Area
Replies: 0
Views: 801

Groups in Coventry Area

Hey all, Have been back at uni a couple of weeks now, and am finding I am missing regular training sessions... So, are there any groups who train on weeknights within a reasonable distance of the coventry area (say about 45mins to 1hr drive). I'm looking fro any medieval period really, preferably Wo...
by m0rt
Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: more Blore heath
Replies: 20
Views: 3184

Oh my god, the pink and white has come out to play. other than that, looks like a great weekend! (heh) Some lovely pics of the Beauforts looking scary, and Mr Harley looking very tarty. Also spotted some rusty woodvilles in there somewhere... just to lower the tone :-p hope you all ahd a fantastic t...
by m0rt
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How do you hang your legs?
Replies: 38
Views: 4476

If you go for the braces method, I would advise crossing the straps, so that the weight hangs on the opposite shoulder, this way, when you step, the lower shoulder (ie the one with the leg that is on the ground) takes the weigth of the raised leg. Have seen a good few people us this method and they ...
by m0rt
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: What's this then?
Replies: 26
Views: 4855

i said hinge, then saw the scale of it, so id'd go with decroation for a box, maybe a jewelly case clasp?
by m0rt
Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tatton
Replies: 22
Views: 2838

haha! I'm completely hidden except for the shield i was carrying! awesome!

that was sooooo much fun!

Gotta love the arrow up in the air, thats bounced off!

Gott Mit Uns!
by m0rt
Wed Jun 13, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 3253

:shock:
Mark P. wrote:Look into my eyes and repeat after me

I really need another period

MP


This, made me crack up.

Im dirty :oops:
by m0rt
Thu May 31, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

damn, back to hideous analysis revision of doom for me then...
by m0rt
Thu May 31, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

obv uni maths exam... :oops: hence why i miss gcse maths :P my bad...
by m0rt
Wed May 30, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

tell you what,ill do your gcse maths if you do my exam on friday.. :-p
by m0rt
Wed May 30, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

I miss GCSE maths...


my god that sounds sad!
by m0rt
Thu Mar 01, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

Me (left) with the guitarist, Marcus (right) of my old band (sadly deceased with as university and the drummer going on a world tour getting in the way)

It seems every image I have of me is me playing my bass. Odd that.

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