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by Ian Harbottle
Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Saracens, Turcoples and Mamluks
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Re: Saracens, Turcoples and Mamluks

Despite the obvious flaws in Monty Python's historical portrayals I have heard one academic comment on the fact they they were spot on with the socio-economic dynamics of the periods they portrayed in their films. Having been a willing participant of Mr Cowley's world famous 'themed' parties, I am i...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri Apr 13, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Saracens, Turcoples and Mamluks
Replies: 9
Views: 2688

Saracens, Turcoples and Mamluks

HI all,

Asking on here for my brother who has an interest. With all of the crusade period groups in the UK does any group have a element that portrays the eastern troops who either fought with or against the western crusader armies?

Cheers,

Ian.
by Ian Harbottle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 US Infantry
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

Re: 1812 US Infantry

Hi Andrew, I wish that was me wearing the uniform. He's half my age and half my waist size. I haven't seen the uniforms up close as they went straight to those members who ordered them. I've only seen the photos. You obviously have a much better eye for these things than I do but then my vision turn...
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Dec 13, 2010 4:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1812 US Infantry
Replies: 5
Views: 2128

1812 US Infantry

The first batch of the US infantry uniforms are now with us as this plucky fellow from the 4th United States Infantry sports in his off duty time. Well done Helen of Sew Very Historical as this is her first attempt at the US infantry uniforms and she has done a stirling job.
by Ian Harbottle
Sun Dec 12, 2010 11:05 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

Re: 1812 War Society (UK)

Hi Ben, We are just in the process of confirming 2011 events now and should be ready to post them up soon. Hi Stanley, You would be more than welcome to come along and play in any guise you feel comfortable in. Though we are in need of more people for the American side so any help there would be gre...
by Ian Harbottle
Thu Dec 09, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 7
Views: 3017

1812 War Society (UK)

The 1812 War Society (UK) aims to recreate the events and conflicts of the Anglo-American War of 1812 through living history displays and battle re-enactment skirmishes. The society was formed in late 2009 with the intention of depicting the engagements of the 1812 war, especially for the 2012 bi-ce...
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ball buttons
Replies: 9
Views: 2250

Re: ball buttons

I've recently had some of Andrew's half balls (buttons - for the filth among you) and they look gorgeous on the garment. Great finish and durable. Easy to sew on too. Some buttons the shanks are too small and it is a right fiddle on to get the needle through, but not these fellows. Worth paying the ...
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Jan 09, 2010 8:05 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: The 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

Re: The 1812 War Society (UK)

Here's our new website. It is still being developed but is a great way to contact the Society for anyone interested in joining or requiring more information.

http://sites.google.com/site/1812warsocietyuk/home

Cheers

Rob Harbottle
by Ian Harbottle
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Gurkha casualities after the Falklands war
Replies: 3
Views: 1957

Re: Gurkha casualities after the Falklands war

According to the War Dead listings for Operation Corporate, the only Ghurkha to die in the conflict was L/CPL Budhaparsad Limbu. No others are recorded on the list and no Nepalese names are listed among the Royal Engineers. This list also covers the clear-up immediately after the war. I'm sorry but ...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: The 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

Re: The 1812 War Society (UK)

Hi Kate, I've PMed you.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Nov 30, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: The 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

Re: The 1812 War Society (UK)

Hi John, It does indeed. The cost of aquiring the correct metal work was beyond the pocket of all concerned and recruitment was very slow. I'd rather not do it than do it poorly. I got approched by some friends wanting to do Americans about 6 months ago and I've been helping them ever since. It has ...
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:57 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: The 1812 War Society (UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 2821

The 1812 War Society (UK)

The American Brigade - The 1812 War Society (UK) The American Brigade was formed to recreate the campaigns and events of ‘The Forgotten War’ of 1812 between the United States of America and Great Britain. The Brigade is based around a core of military re-enactment units that form an all arms composi...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Jul 07, 2009 11:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Woolen Tufts!!!!
Replies: 0
Views: 703

Woolen Tufts!!!!

The kind on the shoulders of British Napoleonic coatees attached on the outer edge of the epaulette.

Anyone know where I can get them or how I make them as I'm converting a Flank Coy coatee to a Centre Coy Tunic.

Cheers,

Ian
by Ian Harbottle
Sat Jun 13, 2009 2:15 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: More Latin Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Thanks guys, this is very insightful. So it looks like someone has constructed the text in English, and then did a direct translation to Latin, ignoring the correct grammatical translation, and then converted the whole thing into cipher. This must have taken ages but why go to the effort if it’s inc...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: More Latin Help
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

More Latin Help

Hi All, I'm appealing to all you learned sorts. I've recently acquired three books which seem old and shabby but certainly not antique or ancient. They seem to be written in some kind of modern cipher which luckily someone has scribbled a partial key for, inside one of the front covers. When we firs...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Huge appeal for help
Replies: 21
Views: 6631

Thanks guys this gives me plenty to work from. Once again this forum has proved how invaluable it is to re-enactors.

Thanks for all your help.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Feb 09, 2009 6:30 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Huge appeal for help
Replies: 21
Views: 6631

Huge appeal for help

In light of the many problems that Andrew Clark from Military Metalwork is having, does anyone know of anyone who can provide a similar quality of metal work? Unfortunately I have no masters for the pieces I require and I’m still waiting on the Guards museum to agree if I can take impressions of the...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: A quick thought about officers.
Replies: 21
Views: 6380

Not always. Read Cobbett for his opinion of officers during his service in the 1780-90s. When he was RSM he had to write order crib sheets for his officers Sorry, I was generalising. I'm aware of Cobbett's example, and, as I've heard on countless occasions 'behind every good officer is an excellent...
by Ian Harbottle
Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:44 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: A quick thought about officers.
Replies: 21
Views: 6380

Marc, Daniel, and Wurzel have summed it all up in a nutshell. I couldn’t put it better. We have an officer already but are finding that having an Ensign also would be to an advantage. Due to the expense there are currently no others in the group who want to take the role on. Whoever does become an E...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Dec 02, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: A quick thought about officers.
Replies: 21
Views: 6380

"They'd need to be able to count for that job, they just don't have the breeding you know!"
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:03 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: A quick thought about officers.
Replies: 21
Views: 6380

Hi Kittens-Pedro, Just wondering how you've gotten on in your search. If you've had no luck feel free to drop me a P.M. We'll be portraying the 3rd Foot Guards in 1815 period kit and could well be in the market for a well bred Ensign. We are based mainly in Stockton, so we're pretty close. Ian.
by Ian Harbottle
Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards Recruiting
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

Hi Guys, Thanks for the interest. Sorry I haven't been on here in months. :oops: Are you going to be a general re-enactement group or dedicated living-history group? (Working out whether or not to send a couple of people I know in the area that are looking for a new home). Hi Marc, sorry for the del...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 3rd Foot Guards
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Thanks John, the drink wil be waiting, and, I may well take you up on that offer and drop you a line. Though we are quite experienced we don't advocate to know it all and some constructive advice and help won't go amiss.

Many thanks,

Ian.
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards Recruiting
Replies: 3
Views: 2201

3rd Regiment of Foot Guards Recruiting

We are currently seeking new (and used) members for the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards. The group is a new and relatively small re-enactment unit and will re-create the regiment during the Waterloo Period and portray the regiment both on home service and campaign. The group is mainly based in Teesside ...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:58 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 3rd Foot Guards
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

Thanks for the responses. So far no-one has come forward to claim this is already being done so without further ado allow me to introduce the Third Regiment of Foot Guards Hi John, my history with this illustrious Regiment goes back a long way. It's far too long and boring for me to tell you without...
by Ian Harbottle
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 3rd Foot Guards
Replies: 6
Views: 2855

3rd Foot Guards

Hello all, Myself and a few friends are looking to portray the 3rd Foot Guards at around the time of Waterloo. We have been researching the history, equipment and uniforms of the regiment for a couple of years now, and this has been quite successful as a couple of us served in the modern Foot Guards...
by Ian Harbottle
Tue May 20, 2008 11:18 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Buttons with swastika inside
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

Just to add, its not exactly the same but a mirror image and sits on a flat side looking like an open square rather than a diamond of the Nazis.
by Ian Harbottle
Tue May 20, 2008 11:15 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Buttons with swastika inside
Replies: 9
Views: 2387

The swastika is used in buddhism as a sign of good luck and the symbol to indicate a temple and has been used for about 2300 years in that capacity. You'll find it adorning religious buildings all over India and south east Asia.
by Ian Harbottle
Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Re-enactors Songbook
Replies: 41
Views: 9116

I've got the words to the "Gold" songs that the Roberts brothers used to bang out at Cosmeston many years ago (nicked them of Cowley's old website), still makes me chuckle.
by Ian Harbottle
Thu Jun 28, 2007 9:46 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 58644

MattB,

Is he proposing to you and did you accept????

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