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by WorkMonkey
Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:01 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: leather armour for poorer Vikes/Saxons
Replies: 19
Views: 6398

I don't see why a poorer warrior would need or have armour? It's still an expense he can't afford when it's not going to get used much, and a leather jerkin on its own isn't really going to save your life so seems pointless. That much leather is still going to be expensive for not a great deal of de...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help / advice please!
Replies: 14
Views: 2721

Sheep skin I'd imagine, with boiled leeks stitched horizontally across for added strength. On your head, a sauce pan, or a novelty hat.
by WorkMonkey
Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066
Replies: 22
Views: 6005

:x
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 30, 2009 2:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066
Replies: 22
Views: 6005

Even with the volume up the woefully tone-deaf sceechings of the Norman camp would have made the tune unrecognisable.
by WorkMonkey
Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066
Replies: 22
Views: 6005

Damn it keep stirring!
by WorkMonkey
Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kings involved in the invasion of 1066
Replies: 22
Views: 6005

Don't understand the question, as already said, the Harolds and Edward died in 1066 so their influence ended. William had the biggest impact in messing up the country and making it the diluted French hell hole it is today 8)
by WorkMonkey
Tue Sep 15, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Bowstock - updated web site
Replies: 3
Views: 1168

I saw this last night, or night before when I was browsing. Looked good.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Sep 14, 2009 9:45 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Iron shield rim - how to attach?
Replies: 10
Views: 4178

I have also found on very small saxon buckler sized shields I've used, most shots end up on the boss or face, mainly because you're using it actively, the boss is used to disengage opponants weapons, if it misses the boss, it nicks the face, but you rarely use the edge to absorb the blow like you wo...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Iron shield rim - how to attach?
Replies: 10
Views: 4178

Geeet out. You Norman types are armoured head to foot, if hitting each other with a mace doesn't hurt how is a little edge on a shield rim going to hurt. I suppose shoving someone with a sield could cut them, especially on clothed parts. Tin clad wang monkeys should be fine though.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:54 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Iron shield rim - how to attach?
Replies: 10
Views: 4178

How would a shield rim ever come into contact with someone? Certainly less so than a burred sword or axe blade and they go flying over just about every battlefield.
by WorkMonkey
Fri Sep 04, 2009 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21316

There is no point to this entire thread, other than to wind me, and many others, up.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 14041

Re: Old Sarum

Alan_F wrote:
Dan, watch out, there appears to be a huge lump of earth following you about!


:wink:
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21316

lucasbu wrote:
second
central europe, not england.



Oh right! sorry mate, stupid me, I thought we were talking about england here! silly me, central europe yeah? I should have thought a burmese fighting knife would be perfect then....
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 02, 2009 8:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21316

read the whole thread before posting reply! I did. Word for word. I don't know what group you play with, and what their rules are on ethnic kit but I'd imagine if you want to portray a blacksmith, turned horseless knight(?)then a burmese fighting knife probably wouldn't have been your weapon of cho...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 18055

Also the sheer psychological effect of having several thousand arrows coming down on top of you is reason enough to keep shooting surely, especially in a period where infantry aren't really using large shields. Volley after volley is going to force the commander to either leg it, or attempt a charge...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21316

youngish blacksmith, who spend many years making weapons and armor for others. he gets tired living the same life as his father and his father before him so he decides to go to war (enlist or as a mercenary). before he goes he makes himself some kind of basic plate armor, maybe with lames or scales...
by WorkMonkey
Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:45 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Gunpowder Plot
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

http://www.portalstothepast.co.uk/guyfawkesk2.html

See also http://www.portalstothepast.co.uk

For all your Roman,Saxon,Viking,Medieval,Tudor and great fire of london school workshop needs as provided by yours truely and Andy P.


Wm
by WorkMonkey
Thu Aug 27, 2009 7:47 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: I can't believe it still butter
Replies: 4
Views: 7283

Pffft...it's the local tribe's ritual man-fat collection barrel. Every warrior had to abstain the night before a battle and then make a contribution into the barrel first thing in the morning. This was then thrown into the bog as an offering to the great god Bookhakee.... There'll be a digestive in...
by WorkMonkey
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Speculative axe play model
Replies: 15
Views: 4369

In my defence, it was one archer, at long range.

Many archers would make a hedgehog of this monkey.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:35 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Speculative axe play model
Replies: 15
Views: 4369

Hur hur, I've blocked blunt arrows with a dane axe, but they go so slow through the air you could pick them out the sky. A sharp one on a warbow is going to do a Matt Bunker on you. 8)
by WorkMonkey
Wed Aug 26, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Iron shield rim - how to attach?
Replies: 10
Views: 4178

Wasn't the sutton hoo's all metal rim secured by stictching and clamped at intervals.
by WorkMonkey
Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Speculative axe play model
Replies: 15
Views: 4369

Only if he can hit them. Spears are generally longer than a dane axe meaning you've got less range, and since you've got no shield, less protection.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 9926

I wear all my tunic arms tight on the forearm, I dont think I'd be able to get anything underneath them :shock:
by WorkMonkey
Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 9926

How would you be able to fit riot gear under your tunic arm :?
by WorkMonkey
Mon Aug 24, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 9926

To reiterate DO: Decide time period - join group - let them tell you what kit is acceptable - Purchase kit according to their rules DO NOT: Buy kit when you haven't decided a specific time period you want to do. What is good for 6th C Saxon is not good for 11th C Saxon. - Buy kit when you don't have...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 51616

Was wonderfully cheap. Made by Thorkil, this was the first helm with full decorative plates that he made, I gave him alot of the specifications and diagrams so I got it for a good price. I think he's selling them for twice what I paid for it, I got it for just over £600 with shipping. It's very much...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Aug 23, 2009 3:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 51616

Ah well thank you, it's one of only two copies of the Valsgarde 8 helm done to a reasonable standard of reproduction that I'm aware of.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A Gallery of Helmet Adornments and Crests
Replies: 83
Views: 51616

Well it is a crested helm...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 18055

I was quite suprised, at Kelmarsh this year in the volley firing for Agincourt, how quite a dense volley can miss just about everyone. It leads me to conjecture that the chances of being hit at all at a distance are less than you might think instinctively. Maybe you just had bad archers? At Hasting...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Aug 16, 2009 10:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 2578

I'd have thought a chin strap wouldn't be able to go under the chin while the ventail is up, I spose you'd have to tie the chin strap under the chin, then fold the ventail over the top of the strap. If that makes sense. Depends if there's any gaps round the ventail while its up to allow for the chin...

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