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by Spurious
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A mystery of hose attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: A mystery of hose attachment

Thanks, the complete lack of visible sleeves/doublet back really does confuse the whole thing.
by Spurious
Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: A mystery of hose attachment
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

A mystery of hose attachment

Recently I came across an image of Saint Erasmus by Dieric Bouts dated to sometime around/before 1466. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188/Thejourneyman/Beating%20Stick/Saint%20Erasmus/saint-erasmus-05.jpg Not this copy but one in a book of saints, hence being able to get a nice close look at it....
by Spurious
Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kovex ars falcions
Replies: 48
Views: 8075

Re: kovex ars falcions

I have had a kovex sword as my primary training weapon for years. I think I bought one when I very first saw their stand. It is light, strong and was the sword that people wanted to borrow when they were training (rather than our training swords). I let them and it was fine. It got used pretty cons...
by Spurious
Mon Aug 09, 2010 6:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: how to weather/age plate armour
Replies: 14
Views: 2267

Re: how to weather/age plate armour

Paint it? Paint is a good alternative to bare metal.
by Spurious
Wed Dec 23, 2009 10:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7250

Re: Crossbows - some questions

With 1000 men shooting what need is there of volleys? There will be the first loose then an ongoing barrage. We do not know the command structure of the forces, other than large battle groups in the WOTR for ex. to make an assumption that volley shooting was possible or even required. Volley shooti...
by Spurious
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7250

Actually the whole ranks and volley fire in the case of say, Agincourt is provable by math, as I learned via a large thread about it on another forum I frequent. The gist of the argument for it was in the case of Agincourt we still have the rough dimensions of the battlefield, as well as several low...
by Spurious
Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Crossbows - some questions
Replies: 44
Views: 7250

Mass volley firing is the real effectiveness of the longbow. It would start about 300-400 yards out and continue until you end up close enough for the archers to consider alternate actions. So basically you would have to cross 3-4 soccerfields under archery fire. For crossbows I'd guess you are mor...
by Spurious
Sat Jun 06, 2009 3:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pole weapons
Replies: 46
Views: 8419

Remembering what I've read in Hafted weapons in medieval and renaissance Europe (as best I can that is); for England primarily Bills, with the occasional spear, probably the long&wide bladed partizan (frequently with no wings) is also known to be owned from wills. For around Switzerland and the ...
by Spurious
Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pourpoints and doublets
Replies: 33
Views: 9152

On question a, I am pretty sure I have seen 15th century depictions of farm laborers and such wearing pourpoints whilst gathering a harvest. I'm sure someone has a better memory for the location of these things than I, only clue I can offer is the name Testard. http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d188...
by Spurious
Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Expanding lunch
Replies: 1
Views: 1432

Expanding lunch

I've been reading through this board and other sources in an attempt to work out something more interesting to eat for lunch during shows (Typically the War of the Roses as a dateline), without actually cooking anything at the time (not being able to afford a proper cooking set yet, so following the...
by Spurious
Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:42 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29309

I thought Spears as a unit referred to lance armed cavalry?
by Spurious
Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Getting mad with my lucet! grrrr...
Replies: 18
Views: 3506

by Spurious
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: More Tewkesbury
Replies: 41
Views: 8163

Thats a damn good set of pics, really great work there! 8)

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