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by PaulMurphy
Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: UB Submarines
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: UB Submarines

At a guess, it is the second design - have a look at https://www.uboat.net/wwi/types/ where it looks like they had B, C and E types (presumably D sunk without trace before anyone had a chance to build it)
by PaulMurphy
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 18
Views: 2858

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

Paranoia - Chrome, Firefox and a Safari are turning into nagware, complaining that sites using http are “not secure” despite no one caring whether they are or not. Yes, the login name and password are passed unencrypted to the server, but unless you use the same username and password for online bank...
by PaulMurphy
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 18
Views: 2858

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

We need a tumbleweed icon... :silent:
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by PaulMurphy
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 18
Views: 2858

These forums - undead, or still twitching?

There are apparently 5241 registered members of these forums, and yet the only signs of life in the last month were one event announcement, four items for sale (three of which got zero response), a single post in a thread in the 1100-1500 section, and then a single spam post (advertising sushi in Du...
by PaulMurphy
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Very odd (possibly LARP?) helmet which needs identifying.
Replies: 1
Views: 1013

Re: Very odd (possibly LARP?) helmet which needs identifying.

Wow, that's quite an eyesore. It looks like someone has cut open a propane gas cylinder, extracted the domed part from the bottom, and then riveted on the rim and nasal in an attempt to make something which looks like a C9-11th one-piece helmet. Except that the shape of the dome is entirely wrong (r...
by PaulMurphy
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo-Saxon clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 1372

Re: Anglo-Saxon clothing

It's a collection of links to old re-enactment resources which were fair to very good in their time, but which will have been overtaken by more recent finds and academic opinions. Offering the links with no critique of their quality is not helpful, and pointing at a copy on a Korean site of an artic...
by PaulMurphy
Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Data base and tme of messages
Replies: 1
Views: 2408

Re: Data base and tme of messages

The time is correct - the one hour discrepancy is because your user profile is set to BST. To change this, click your name in the top-right of the page, select User Control Panel, and then select Board Preferences and set the timezone to UTC+0000 The forum software doesn't track your location, so ha...
by PaulMurphy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Looking for a group to do a living village for North Wales town festival.
Replies: 13
Views: 3644

Re: Looking for a group to do a living village for North Wales town festival.

Tournée could provide an encampment with combat and archery displays if that is what you're looking for - Edward I and II are our period, and we've worked in several castles over the years. I'll send my email address in a PM if you want to discuss further.

Paul.
by PaulMurphy
Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: More evidence for women warriors in the Viking Age
Replies: 2
Views: 1733

Re: More evidence for women warriors in the Viking Age

Read the response by Judith Jesch - it's very entertaining, and informative. http://norseandviking.blogspot.co.uk/2017/09/lets-debate-female-viking-warriors-yet.html?m=1 So, let's summarise: 1. They may not have the correct body, as the labelling and storage of the bones was haphazard in the C19th 2...
by PaulMurphy
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Large pavilion for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: Large pavilion for sale.

Sorry folks, I bought the tent so it is no longer for sale 8-)
by PaulMurphy
Fri Sep 15, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Large pavilion for sale.
Replies: 5
Views: 1444

Re: Large pavilion for sale.

Any photos or details of the maker?
by PaulMurphy
Sat Jul 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Alchemist Re-enactor Project
Replies: 9
Views: 4747

Re: Alchemist Re-enactor Project

Search the posts of Guthrie on this forum - apart from being knowledgeable and helpful, he's published a book on the subject.
by PaulMurphy
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Reenactment Group - Legal Status
Replies: 3
Views: 2377

Re: Reenactment Group - Legal Status

Congratulations, you have found yourself in a minefield but at least you've realised that rather than finding out the hard way. Almost all societies of 100+ members will have become a Company Limited by Guarantee for exactly this reason. Some are also registered charities, though the benefit of this...
by PaulMurphy
Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Need to buy a wooden mallet
Replies: 2
Views: 706

Re: Need to buy a wooden mallet

http://www.woodententpegs.co.uk/ - they supply ash pegs in a range of sizes, and accessories such as mallets. Good pricing, and I've had excellent service whenever we've ordered from them
by PaulMurphy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WLTB medieval chair / stool
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: WLTB medieval chair / stool

So chairs definitely extended beyond kings and bishops


In buildings, yes. As a portable item to be used on campaign or carted around (literally) wherever you went, no.
by PaulMurphy
Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: WLTB medieval chair / stool
Replies: 7
Views: 2286

Re: WLTB medieval chair / stool

Quiverstock's chair is simple, elegant, and wrong for C13/14. There are curule chairs or stools from the Roman period, but the folding X-chairs with arms and back seem to appear first in Renaissance Italy, maybe from about 1500 onwards. Until then, chairs seem to have been rare and used by Kings and...
by PaulMurphy
Mon Aug 01, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help identify this chainmail?
Replies: 5
Views: 2468

Re: Help identify this chainmail?

This looks to me like the butted mail which Armour Class used to make back in the 90s and early 00s before the Indian riveted mail became available. The tailoring of the shirt to expand at the bottom, and to spread across the chest, is typical of the fitting adjustments they typically added, and fro...
by PaulMurphy
Fri May 20, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Should history be fictional?
Replies: 15
Views: 6801

Re: Should history be fictional?

Is the assignment due on Monday? It matters because there will be those who deny that it happened, or rewrite it to paint their country as less belligerent, less culpable, or less illegal. Fiction teaches us how good fiction can be, but fictionalised history is just as bad as those who rewrite it. A...
by PaulMurphy
Fri Apr 29, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: URL has moved
Replies: 4
Views: 3500

Re: URL has moved

by PaulMurphy
Fri Apr 29, 2016 1:02 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: URL has moved
Replies: 4
Views: 3500

Re: URL has moved

It might be worth putting a redirect in place - I've spent the last 2 days thinking the site was gone...
by PaulMurphy
Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Use of Naturally Black Wool in 400 - 1100 CE Britain
Replies: 6
Views: 3058

Re: Use of Naturally Black Wool in 400 - 1100 CE Britain

Beware of selective reading or quoting, as what the YAT report actually says is: At Coppergate only one-third of the Anglo-Scandinavian wool, whether raw or processed, was pigmented (and the medieval wools were all white). White wool is vital if the fibre is to be dyed and dyeing formed a significan...
by PaulMurphy
Sat Mar 08, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum?
Replies: 22
Views: 4900

Re: So, how long were spears in the period of this sub-forum

With respect to Crecy, the cutting down of lances to make usable spears is purely an artifact of the cavalry being dismounted. They had several lances each and a sword, but on foot what they really needed was a spear. Plus by "cutting down" I assume they didn't shorten the length, but inst...
by PaulMurphy
Mon Sep 30, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Transition to Plate Shoulders..?
Replies: 4
Views: 1755

Re: Transition to Plate Shoulders..?

The standard reference for this period is Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350 This gathers together manuscript evidence, carvings, effigies and other sources, and is as good a reference as we can ever hope to get. The only reference to shoulder protection is the small plates attached to ...
by PaulMurphy
Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46883

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Griff,

Do let us know if EH want to do Bannockburn at Kelmarsh ;-)
by PaulMurphy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Common soldiers tents/shelters.
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: Common soldiers tents/shelters.

JSTOR can provide access to a review of the fresco's dating and attribution which is detailed:

Joseph Polzer
Jahrbuch der Berliner Museen
25. Bd., (1983), pp. 103-141
by PaulMurphy
Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Common soldiers tents/shelters.
Replies: 8
Views: 3047

Re: Common soldiers tents/shelters.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File: ... ni_015.jpg

Palazzo Pubblico, Siena, dated 1328, by Simone Martini

Though note that there is some discussion over the dating and the content e.g. http://smarterritorialist.wordpress.com ... tribution/
by PaulMurphy
Mon May 20, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 10
Views: 2999

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

The "Practical" name generally refers to mass-produced stuff by Hanwei, which arrives in the UK at about £30 wholesale. They're available from several places at about £60-80 including delivery by UK post. In terms of durability, they have varied across the range from likely to break on fir...
by PaulMurphy
Fri May 17, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46883

Re: Bannockburn 2014

They're the family groups who exist to provide a focus for badly educated Americans who wish to revisit their ancestral homelands, and who may wish to donate a few pennies in the process for the upkeep of the clan chief's sadly neglected baronial pile. Think tartan wallpaper and carpets, kilts, Eton...
by PaulMurphy
Thu May 09, 2013 11:18 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46883

Re: Bannockburn 2014

http://www.clanranald.org/cln1/duncarron/bruces-scotland-tour They've started to show a small level of interest in the kit of this period, though apparently thrown together cheaply and without any attempt at getting the details correct, and then combined it with Disney - spot the difference: http://...
by PaulMurphy
Wed May 08, 2013 10:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46883

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I can feel a letter coming on... if I was to draft something asking the NTS to ensure that the event is free from tartan, commemorative rather than celebratory, and has the re-enactment co-ordinated either by a named individual or committee of experienced re-enactors who have been involved in large-...

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