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by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Sun Jun 24, 2012 2:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Chutny's Tatton Medieval Fayre Photos.
Replies: 5
Views: 3445

Re: Chutny's Tatton Medieval Fayre Photos.

Yes, well done Chutny. That one of me firing the cannon is great! :rock:
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:34 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Waterloo - Super photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

Re: Waterloo - Super photos

Thanks, John, that might be enough to get me started. If you ever get round to doing a 'How-to' or similar, please drop me a pm or email. 8-)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:54 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Waterloo - Super photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

Re: Waterloo - Super photos

John Waller wrote:I brought one home as a souvenir for disection to see how they were built.


In perfect seriousness, if you work it out, please do let me know. I think it would make a good end of term Chemistry/Physics lesson. :twisted:
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:04 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Waterloo - Super photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4129

Re: Waterloo - Super photos

Those are fabulous :thumbup: So much cavalry, loads of gunsmoke, some rather natty highlanders, waist-high crops, and.... CONGREVE ROCKETS 8-) 8-)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Fri Mar 05, 2010 10:30 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Victorian feast menu
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Victorian feast menu

Nigel - not really, it's for some fiction I'm writing, but lacking the info has me a bit stymied. Would appreciate anything you have - thanks :)

John - excellent idea. I've been reading up on Warrior as well, just the other day, and I didn't think of actually asking them anything :$
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Victorian feast menu
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Re: Victorian feast menu

BUMP!

Isn't there anyone who can at least give me point in the right direction for this info? I'd be really grateful.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Fri Feb 26, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Victorian feast menu
Replies: 5
Views: 2076

Victorian feast menu

Hi all,

I've had a google, but only seem to be able to find Christmas menus. Can anyone point me towards some menus that would have been served in 1870-90, preferably aboard ship in the Royal Navy? Kinda specific, but if you lot can't help me....

Thanks,
Stephen
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Thu Jul 02, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9650

Fox, while not claiming to be more knowledgeable, that is my understanding also.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Thu Sep 25, 2008 8:23 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C14th Cookbook to go online
Replies: 8
Views: 2376

Thanks for the helpful links, chaps and chapesses.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:28 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: C14th Cookbook to go online
Replies: 8
Views: 2376

Ooh, superb! I've been trying to hunt down a copy for a look-see :)

:oops: But will there be a type/modern version alongside for manuscript dunces like myself? Or a respectable link that has a transcription/translation? :oops:
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 1750s suit
Replies: 33
Views: 4311

Very dapper, Phil, while remaining appropriately thuggish :)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Tue Jul 22, 2008 12:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: The Diary of A Gunner (or Madman up to you)
Replies: 27
Views: 3541

That is an absolute work of art - and it goes BANG! 8)

I give you official permission to make me one.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Jul 21, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: New Kit plans, English Knight around mid 14th cent
Replies: 13
Views: 2681

Felix wrote:Are there so few people with mid 14th cent. Kits?


Sadly so, because it is so pretty! Although I do prefer later C14 - still plenty of mail but some nice plate, too.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Tue Jul 15, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Archers in the WOTR. What did they wear.
Replies: 30
Views: 4680

Lord DeSpencer wrote:It would also be nice to see archers with a little more armour on and more involved in the combat rather than a back ground clout shoot.


Funny you should mention that, a group of us lads have been having that conversation with increasing amounts of focus for next season. 8)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Jul 02, 2008 8:13 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 20375

Just picked up a dozen Cadfael books for 20p each from the church fete, never read any of them before, but am already on book 3! Great fun, and I'm rather fond of the good monk's theology; very gentle :)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:26 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tafl Games
Replies: 4
Views: 1268

I got a version of this for last Christmas and while deceptively simple is pleasingly tactical - like most of the best games. Good luck with your research and game building, I'm sure many people will enjoy the results.

Rab
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:25 am
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dordrecht recorder
Replies: 6
Views: 5253

Thank you. Those are the links I turned up and caught my eye, so it's good to hear that I'm looking in the right places :)

Now to persuade one of the music staff to teach me to play...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Sat Jun 21, 2008 9:10 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Dordrecht recorder
Replies: 6
Views: 5253

Dordrecht recorder

Good evening all, I've been doing a (very) little research - basically a first look - at the sorts of instruments played in the late fourteenth century. As well as the lute (a little complex and expensive for a first foray), I've come across some information on the Dordrecht recorder, but not much. ...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Jun 18, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

zauberdachs wrote:... under Rabs excellent tuition ...


Stop, stop, you're embarrassing me :oops: :wink:

Glad you enjoyed it.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Fri Jun 06, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor solid lance joust - Kenilworth
Replies: 70
Views: 14622

The one with the shattering lance is now my desktop image.

More please!
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17285

A very interesting thread. I'm all for anything which improves 'flavour' for the crowd, and reduces on-field ego or excessive 'pizza' behaviour (trans. 'ham and cheese'). More varied terrain (hedgerows, pavises etc as mentioned earlier), would be good. So would a variety in life-expectancy of combat...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed May 14, 2008 4:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help needed - how many people carried a sword in the C15th
Replies: 13
Views: 2042

Fair Lady Aside wrote:"This suit was made with hammers, it can be taken apart with them".


I like that 8)

Oh, and in answer to the original post - I think Phil, Fox and Marcus have it pretty well wrapped up, particularly for C15th.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon May 05, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

I'm doing just that at the moment, gregory23b. Turns out being a Physics teacher is coming in handy after all.

btw - if a couple of people would give me the mass of their arrows with a field-safe blunt on the end, that would be really useful - then I can take an average to work with. Cheers!
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

Found my power cable. The second of gregory23b's links is the one I use. Although I'm enjoying the debate between Fox and gregory23b (I rather imagine Fox in his dashing SWASH ensemble), I'm a little concerned that the point (sorry, archer's pun) is getting slightly lost. Yes, re-enactment carries a...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

Assuming it's not one of the above links, I've got quite a nice page on the physics of medieval archery I use with my A-level physics classes. Fox - my laptop is about to run out of power so v quickly 1) Happy to be shot at based on self-experimenting (again no definite way of knowing what the guy o...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

How much does varying the draw length on bow effect the poundage? I was taught it was about 3lb change per inch of draw weight. Most bows have a draw weight rated at 28" draw. So a 50lb bow drawn to 23" will only really be about 35lb, whereas a 30lb bow drawn to 31" will be really 39...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Sun Apr 27, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Dark is Rising - Film - The Seeker
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

:evil: :x That rather confirms my decision never to have anything to do with the film, to the extent of changing channel when reviewed on the telly. I love the books too much, and have very particular mental images of all the characters etc. I hope that the film won't leave a bad taste that taints t...
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Combat Archer
Replies: 98
Views: 11688

Well Ben, if I don't fancy wearing my armour on the Sunday at Tatton then we could shoot together if they'd let us :lol:

I've found it quite straightforward to shoot in my gambeson and white rose 'Archer's' brig, so 'combat archery' may be a go at some point in the future 8)
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Apr 21, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wallace & co. - what really happened?
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Nigel wrote:the Opsreys studded Jacks


:shock:

Nigel wrote:Have al ook at Old Glories specific figures well designed and correct spearmen in achetons etc and cheaper than foundry


Will do, ta! Although the minis I'm currently considering (barring the kilted woad wearers), are eBob's RebellionMiniatures.
by Stephen Dobson / Rab
Mon Apr 21, 2008 11:37 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wallace & co. - what really happened?
Replies: 13
Views: 2091

Nigel - plates in Osprey books? Or the Pete Armstrong ones? Alan - I knew that the whole sworn-liege and personal emnity thing made precise us versus them tricky, so the info you give about the Macdougalls is exactly the sort of thing I meant by battle-specific rolls of arms. Wouldn't it be nice if ...

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