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by dan_vasey
Wed May 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Wooden Battle Pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Wooden Battle Pieces

Evening all! If you find the title vague then let me assure you it was semi-intentional. It seems in any movie where a battle takes place set in the era of sword-and-shield (historical, fantasy, etc.) the commands always have little counters, pieces, blocks, what have you to represent their troop mo...
by dan_vasey
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Holy Orders in England, 13th c.
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Holy Orders in England, 13th c.

Evening all. Small question, really. Did any of the Holy Orders have a presence in England in the 13th century, in particular either the Knights Hospitaller and the Knights Templar? I was thinking of more ways we could add to and diversify our living history displays, but I don't want to be going ab...
by dan_vasey
Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Re: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers

13th and 14th May
by dan_vasey
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:22 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Falconry, Music, Story-tellers
Replies: 7
Views: 1085

Falconry, Music, Story-tellers

Hi, my group have been hired for an event in Durham, North East of England. The organiser is looking to add more throughout the day like Falconry, Medieval Music, Story-tellers, etc. If you'd be interested leave your contact details or PM me and I'll pass them along to the organisers. Weekend event ...
by dan_vasey
Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Black Friday Sale anywhere?
Replies: 3
Views: 810

Black Friday Sale anywhere?

Perhaps this is not the correct place to post so apologies if not, but does anyone know of anywhere selling reenactment gear with Black Friday sales?
by dan_vasey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:35 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Wells Cathedral Single-slit Helm
Replies: 1
Views: 508

WTB: Wells Cathedral Single-slit Helm

Hello all, so today I'm on the hunt for suppliers of the helm that can be seen at Wells Cathedral (effigy in the attached image). It's a great helm from mid-13th century with a single vision slit, instead of the usual with a bridge between the eyes. I saw one being sold by Rebellum/Waffenmeister at ...
by dan_vasey
Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: What got you interested?
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

What got you interested?

Evening all! So I've been talking with friends tonight about what we all got into reenactment for. History, combat, living history, crafting, everything. For myself it's the history, and in the interest of total disclosure it's also due to the aesthetic (just love the way it looks tbh)! What exactly...
by dan_vasey
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:13 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for re-enactment groups (NE England)
Replies: 6
Views: 1200

Re: Looking for re-enactment groups (NE England)

Where abouts in the NE are you from?

I may be biased, but I'd have to recommend 'Vanguard Reenactment' ;)
13th century.

https://www.facebook.com/VanguardReenactment/
http://vanguard-reenactment.wixsite.com/home
vanguard-reenactment@hotmail.com

Practice every Sunday :-)
by dan_vasey
Sun Nov 06, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: My son wants to become a reenactor!
Replies: 5
Views: 1611

Re: My son wants to become a reenactor!

Emailed :-)
by dan_vasey
Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: "Crusader Faceplate Helm"
Replies: 2
Views: 495

WTB: "Crusader Faceplate Helm"

I don't suppose anyone might know where this helmet comes from? GDFB apparently used to sell them, but not anymore.

I'm trying to shop around to find the cheapest option etc. but alas to no avail.

Image

Thanks in advance!
by dan_vasey
Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion
Replies: 2
Views: 506

Re: WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion

Cheers!
by dan_vasey
Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion
Replies: 2
Views: 506

WTB: Maciejowski Bible Falchion

So first of all it's a point of note that I'm looking for a weapon for active reenactment purposes, so sharps are off the table. I've only actually seen one being used as such, so it may well be the case of buying a sharp and blunting it but I'd prefer to save the elbow grease if possible. Thanks in...
by dan_vasey
Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: North East Groups?
Replies: 2
Views: 700

North East Groups?

Feeling a little lonely up here; beyond a couple cells of national associations there seems to be very few reenactors. Am I just being blind? Preferably early medieval as I do myself, but always looking to know what else is out there. When/if I get some pennies saved up I'm more than up for dipping ...
by dan_vasey
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mouldy Tent
Replies: 2
Views: 715

Mouldy Tent

Not sure where to post this, so just looking to get some help.. After returning from an event I was rather displeased to find my A-frame canvas covered in mould after a leakage in the lockup. I'm cautious to approach it for fear that any typical bleach products (or whatever, I can't say I've had to ...
by dan_vasey
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:18 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Mouldy Tent
Replies: 5
Views: 1540

Mouldy Tent

Not sure where to post this, so just looking to get some help.. After returning from an event I was rather displeased to find my A-frame canvas covered in mould after a leakage in the lockup. I'm cautious to approach it for fear that any typical bleach products (or whatever, I can't say I've had to ...
by dan_vasey
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Moldy Tent
Replies: 0
Views: 639

Moldy Tent

Not sure where to post this, so just looking to get some help.. After returning from an event I was rather displeased to find my A-frame canvas covered in mold after a leakage in the lockup. I'm cautious to approach it for fear that any typical bleach products (or whatever, I can't say I've had to d...
by dan_vasey
Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Reenactment & Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Re: Roman Reenactment & Combat

Yeah, I could certainly see the difficulty in every Roman having a lot of uniformed kit and having enough of a force to challenge them. I figured it'd be things like that getting in the way, but I figured I'd drop the forums a message and see if there was actually something out there! And yeah I've ...
by dan_vasey
Thu Jul 21, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman Reenactment & Combat
Replies: 5
Views: 1439

Roman Reenactment & Combat

Hey, So I've been into reenactment since I was born, really, with my father doing it since he was about 16 and we've always done the medieval. One thing I'd love to get a hand in, though, is Roman. Whilst I've no real passion for the period, as I do with early medieval, I can't deny the organised re...
by dan_vasey
Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)
Replies: 5
Views: 1325

Knight & Lady 'bling' - guidance/sources? (13thc.)

Evening all, I'm with a 13th century group and tend to portray a Knight on the field. I know it's rather vague but I'm just looking to really look the part/distinguish myself and my girlfriend from 'the rabble'. Any good suppliers out there for 'accessories' authentic to the 13th century? Thanks in ...
by dan_vasey
Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vanguard - Pontefract Castle
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

Vanguard - Pontefract Castle

So on St George's Day, Vanguard enjoyed their first show of the year joining Conquest for a nice easy day in the sun (though unfortunately joined by a bit of a chilly breeze, too). Anyway, here's a couple of snaps of us commemorating the weekend, and having a laugh with each other - because if you'r...
by dan_vasey
Mon Aug 10, 2015 2:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Evesham 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 1151

Battle of Evesham 2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOzz5t9APN8&feature=youtu.be[/youtube]

Here's a video of the battle :-)
Would appreciate people posting any pictures of the weekend they have, too! I had no one in the crowd to take pictures of us in the battle! haha
by dan_vasey
Mon Aug 03, 2015 4:10 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Drinking/Fighting Songs
Replies: 3
Views: 1366

Drinking/Fighting Songs

So I'm basically looking for some medieval-esque songs for me and the lads to sing while we're down the beer tent and what have you. Row Me Bully Boys, and the two Hobbit songs from LOTR (Hey, Ho To the Bottle I Go & The Fine Brew) are the current ones, but I want more. What else is out there?! ...
by dan_vasey
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Single-sword duel
Replies: 0
Views: 901

Single-sword duel

Getting into Summer we've been getting a lot of new recruits and to celebrate the new blood (which really does always fill me with enthusiasm for the future - both in terms of the group, and how fun/easy it is to take the newbies out haha) I thought I'd share around this video of a couple of our vet...
by dan_vasey
Wed Jun 10, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups in Bristol?
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Re: Groups in Bristol?

Yepp Medieval is preferable! I'll let him know and hopefully he'll be able to make your practices etc. when he gets back after the summer! Cheers!
by dan_vasey
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:33 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vanguard - North East, 13th Century
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Re: Vanguard - North East, 13th Century

We've only just set ourselves up, and only just started really publicising our presence (we're actually getting a lot of interest, which is great and fairly unexpected for our town) so it's no surprise you hadn't heard of us! Cheers for the comment on our kit - like I say we are new but we've a few ...
by dan_vasey
Wed Jun 10, 2015 12:30 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups in Bristol?
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Groups in Bristol?

Evening ladies and gents. A friend of mine jumped at the opportunity when I revealed to him that I did reenactment and he could come along, but unfortunately when he's went off to Uni in Bristol he's found there isn't anything around. I'm just wondering if anybody knows of any groups, and he's simpl...
by dan_vasey
Fri May 29, 2015 12:52 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Vanguard Anniversary Celebrations
Replies: 0
Views: 883

Vanguard Anniversary Celebrations

Well, this post is technically about 6 months late, but it seemed a shame not to post (especially since I've only just created my account). To celebrate the anniversary of the new group (for newcomers to celebrate their entry to the hobby, and for the seasoned warriors celebrating their continued ho...
by dan_vasey
Fri May 29, 2015 12:31 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Vanguard - North East, 13th Century
Replies: 2
Views: 807

Vanguard - North East, 13th Century

Evening all! Around a year and a half ago a new group picked up and we go by the name of 'Vanguard', operating out of Hartlepool, County Durham. We accurately portray 13th century through living history, though our primary interest is the combat - practicing every week. Feel free to give us a bell w...

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