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by Soren
Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 11583

I was thinking about the visual or verbal commands situation. I'll give an example of Towton. I don't know how many of you have ever shot bow in a heavy snow but it is a pretty unique experience. The heavy snow dampens the sound of everything around you, especially quiet sounds. A voice command can ...
by Soren
Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 11908

I've said some crap to some public folks too, just to see how daft they really were, but this guy was serious and even though I quit the group a friend of one who was in it told me the guy got kicked out later due to BS like that.

It's rather humorous now that I look back on it. What an idiot!
by Soren
Wed Sep 30, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Silly, strange and stupid questions from the public.
Replies: 60
Views: 11908

The worst thing I heard wasn't from the public, but from one of the re-enactors. I used to be in a 30 Years War group, mostly Scottish, but since I'm Dane I protrayed one within the group. One of the guys in the group, Clann Tartan, was telling a host of kids (on a school day) that the Scots used to...
by Soren
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 8085

Guthrie, That's a good question. I've read a bit and listened to many more learned people than I'll ever be about this very subject. This is what I've surmized. Arrows were used more as a modern day machine gun, not so much accuracy as mass fire power on a target. Thus being said, I think that the a...
by Soren
Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 8085

Guthrie, That's a good question. I've read a bit and listened to many more learned people than I'll ever be about this very subject. This is what I've surmized. Arrows were used more as a modern day machine gun, not so much accuracy as mass fire power on a target. Thus being said, I think that the a...
by Soren
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Black Prince Harness
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

I got the hip belt from Raymond's Quiet Press here in the states. Here's the link: http://www.quietpress.com/hip_belts.html

Thanks for the compliments.
by Soren
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Black Prince Harness
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

The harness itself was made by Rob Valentine, who used to run Valentine Armory, who has since moved to Hollywood. The jupon was made by a local seamstress for me. I was made by my parents. :wink:
by Soren
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Black Prince Harness
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

One more.
by Soren
Wed Sep 23, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My Black Prince Harness
Replies: 7
Views: 2658

My Black Prince Harness

Since I got a few good comments on my 1470's kit on the Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota, thread, I'd thought I'd post a few pics of my Black Prince harness. I've, shall we say, enlarged since the suit was 1st made for me and it seems that either I need to lengthen the upper arm cannon ...
by Soren
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

The pics aren't typical of me. I'm one of those guys that sees the glass half full, not empty, and look at the humorous side of most situations. The artist wanted me to serious, no smiling, so that's what I did. I may look butch but my 8 and 5 year old daughters who were with me always know that dad...
by Soren
Mon Sep 21, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

I had an art teacher from a local school approach me and ask if he could take photos of me in armour for a sculpture of St. George and the Dragon, so I happily obliged. Here are some of the pics. I'd just broken camp down and it was 84 degrees and high humidity, sweat was dripping into my eyes and m...
by Soren
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Here are a few more pics.
by Soren
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota

I attended a Military Through the Ages event in New Ulm, Minnesota, across the pond, this weekend that was celebrating the 2000 year victory of the decimation of 3 Roman Legions by the German Arminius and his tribesmen in the Teutoburg Forest. This was the 1st and probably only time that New Ulm wil...
by Soren
Fri Sep 11, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery at Crecy
Replies: 37
Views: 8085

I tend to agree with Dave B. It sounds like they were used in the initial stages of the battle when there was distance between combatants and once close combat ensued you hear of them no more. Being the expense of the gonnes and probably the novelty of them, I'm sure Ed III had them removed from the...
by Soren
Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:59 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Birka, Sweden
Replies: 4
Views: 1966

Thanks for sharing those. All in all, would you say that it is worth it to go?
by Soren
Thu Sep 03, 2009 3:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Historic Cooking Fires
Replies: 71
Views: 17466

No matter how hard we try we will never be able to make our fires as hot as they were back then. At least that's what my grandfather used to say. :wink:
by Soren
Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 9262

Now Marcus, you need to realize that I manage (yes, you may laugh) a turkey farm. I had just finished probing 8100 hens for eggs when I read your post and responded. I was weary and not a happy camper sticking my fingers up you know what, especially 8100 hens. So, I'll admit I over reacted. My apolo...
by Soren
Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 9262

Well, this topic started out about Richard II, and has obviously turned, but I have 2 comments on Marcus' opinion. It's possible that Rich II father may not have been the greatest king, had he lived long enough, but I do think that it was not entirely all his fault how Gascony behaved. Long before t...
by Soren
Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Richard II
Replies: 56
Views: 9262

Richard II

I've got a rather deep question for ya'll. I've been a huge fan of Edward the Black Prince and have done a lot of research on him. Recently I started to read about his son Richard II. The overall question is: Where did Richard II go wrong? Was it the absence of being raised by his father? Was he cod...
by Soren
Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Info on Ralph, Earl of Westmorland
Replies: 4
Views: 1665

Info on Ralph, Earl of Westmorland

I'm thinking of starting a WotR group over here in the central US as we seem to be lacking that time period in the upper midwest. Having a sense of humor I'd like to portray a group that is not quite the normal Lancastrian/Yorkist group. From what little research I have found, Ralph, Earl of Westmor...