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by Andysmith
Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.
Replies: 17
Views: 5601

Re: AT LAST! An authentic pirate living history group.

Actually....I'm quite interested in the eye-shadow...
by Andysmith
Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Rebated swords
Replies: 1
Views: 2045

Re: Rebated swords

AC do a nice generic 'dragoon sword' and a Brit RN Cutlass with a plain guard (dragoon sword is on their website..the cutlass isn't).
by Andysmith
Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: You're History - Broadlands Park 2012
Replies: 6
Views: 2312

Re: You're History - Broadlands Park 2012

Must agree...it was a splendid event. It rounded off my group's (the Prussian 1/3rd Silesian Landwehr...you know, the ones who look like fighting traffic wardens!) first proper season with a very satisfying 'bang' (literally). Mind you, even though the Sunday weather was 'minging' we still managed t...
by Andysmith
Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

He most certainly was..plus being a very irritating American privateer who made rather 'cheesy' quotes when his ship was going down.
by Andysmith
Wed Mar 28, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

Thank you...a very interesting article indeed.
by Andysmith
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:54 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

As per the real war of 1812ff...I'm sure the Americans will stop for a burger and fries break ...so you'll be sure to catch up (unless you stop for a pie, pint and fag break :wink: ). Apologies for my terrible typo in my above message....the spelling of 'author' is incorrect...I hang my head in sham...
by Andysmith
Mon Mar 26, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3438

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

I'm really interested in the current 'thinking' around the War of 1812 - from both the US and GB angles. I've heard some people from the US proclaiming that it was a victory for them (mainly based around the Battle of New Orleans which was fought after the peace treaty had been signed over in Europe...
by Andysmith
Mon Dec 12, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 2012 fort amherst event chatham
Replies: 10
Views: 2700

Re: 2012 fort amherst event chatham

Yep...'The Militia Living History Group' are planning to be there - in our Prussian guise (1/3rd Silesian Landwehr) aka 'The Fighting Traffic Wardens'. There should be around 20-odd of us (approx 16 firers plus camp doxies and odd-bods). You'll be able to find our location by the smell of slowly bub...
by Andysmith
Fri May 20, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 10629

Re: secure storing for guns

I've ordered a long cabinet from Redders so I've got a couple of locks/clamps for sale (surplus to requirements soon)...the commercial name for 'em is a Norlock and they are ideal for single musket storage (screwed into a roofbeam) in the loft. Make sure that you put some suitable 'protection' betwe...
by Andysmith
Fri Mar 25, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Early Tudor
Replies: 15
Views: 3033

Re: Early Tudor

The first picture looks as if you're having a waz up the fence. Seriously though...cracking kit Tod. I take it this is getting ready for that there Flodden malarky in 2013?
by Andysmith
Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:51 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege helmets
Replies: 6
Views: 2363

Re: Siege helmets

The National Army Museum in Chelsea has a wonderful example of one...they re-lined it (authentically) and it has been used in their 'handling collection'...I know 'cos I wore it (jeez...you can't turn your head around quickly in it, I can tell you!) I suppose (if you're within reach of the place) yo...
by Andysmith
Mon Sep 14, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 24
Views: 3976

Ey up...that there handsome grenadier of t'First Foote Guards on t'right o'th' Oxford Blues....is little ol' ME! I dunnarf scrub up well!

Oh yes...and where were you at Quebec this weekend Mr R?
by Andysmith
Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lace Wars at Kedlestone Hall
Replies: 7
Views: 1509

Vagabonds, rogues, thieves and sinners all of you...straight to Purgatory - do not pass 'Go' and do not collect your £200! What a cracking weekend and some lovely photos too - I am still collecting fallen women (for later) and will happily take any off your hands. Go in peace. Revd. Pentateuch Spong...
by Andysmith
Thu Jul 09, 2009 1:52 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Beaten into submisson - Warwear
Replies: 24
Views: 4337

|I'm afraid that that little piece of disturbing news has made me feel quite unwell.

(Newsflash...moustache has now gone...last seen, it has 'set up' by itself in a large thicket somewhere near Portsmouth)
by Andysmith
Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The wearing of swords by civilians c.1775
Replies: 6
Views: 1807

Yep...swords for gentleman's daywear had fallen out of fashion by this date
by Andysmith
Mon May 19, 2008 11:13 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: More medieval films than you’d think?
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Now, you can't miss out 'El Cid'...after watching that film as a kid I strapped meself to me bike, closed my eyes and got me mate to push me hard down the street...I fell off, of course.
by Andysmith
Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:19 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: More medieval films than you’d think?
Replies: 5
Views: 838

Did you see Kris Marshall in 'The Heist' last night? Very entertaining. Bad news about his accident though...get well soon Kris!
by Andysmith
Mon Feb 18, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oudenaarde 1708-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Welll, thankee kindly sire for the compliment....er (penny drops...ker-plunk!)...hang on a minute?
by Andysmith
Mon Feb 18, 2008 11:29 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oudenaarde 1708-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Only Big Dec is the oxymoron....I'm just a straightforward moron....
by Andysmith
Thu Feb 14, 2008 12:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Oudenaarde 1708-2008
Replies: 14
Views: 1922

Nope....t'wasn't Orkneys at RGM but Big Declan and meself from RaT (LW) and the 1st Foot Guards (1685) standing in for 'em. I think we looked quite dapper.
by Andysmith
Thu Dec 20, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New Culloden Visitor Centre
Replies: 62
Views: 8008

MMMM....shall we be organising a 'Lace Wars' social weekender up in Inverness in order to descend upon the Centre and see the fruits of a part of our labours?

Coach hire or take our chances with EasyJet?
by Andysmith
Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Braid or Piping
Replies: 7
Views: 998

Try Toye, Kenning & Spencer (the embroidery/regalia section)...they made the embroidered 'badges' for our 1st Foote Guards (1685) Grenadiers' caps...an excellent bespoke job they did of it too - they also stock the complete range of military braiding/lacing as they supply ceremonial stuff to the...
by Andysmith
Fri Nov 30, 2007 9:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Let's Go Fly A Kite!
Replies: 11
Views: 2211

Wot? The delicious Mairee Pawpins and Dick 'Mr Cockerney' Van Dyke?
by Andysmith
Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BBC, Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

MMM..that means 4.5 million people are either oiks or can't read their radio Times correctly. 2.5 million isn't at all bad though really, is it?
by Andysmith
Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 18834

I think that's quite enough of beards...on 'Autumnwatch' (BBC TV) Bill Oddie keeps banging on about beavers to his comely blonde assistante...what a mucky-minded ornithologist and beaver-stalking man he is!
by Andysmith
Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BBC, Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

Absolument....vive La France!
by Andysmith
Tue Nov 13, 2007 11:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: BBC, Heroes and Villains
Replies: 8
Views: 1833

'Twas an excellent prog. last night...particularly Boney's sister wrapped in a tricoleur (steady the Buffs!)
by Andysmith
Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:52 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: TORM this weekend 9th-11th Nov
Replies: 25
Views: 2730

You mean that you heathens 'wee' down your barrels? Ugh, how disgusting. However, I will continue to s**t in my sporran in order to soften the leather. Someone told me it was the 'authentic' way to do things - then he ran off laughing....I wonder why? Prior warning : I shall be at TORM on Friday aft...
by Andysmith
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:53 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 18834

There's a couple of trailers available to see on You Tube (just type in Culloden when you log in as I am 'IT Stupid' and my banana fingers can't get around posting a hyper-link). They're pretty good too...very atmospheric..they get me all excited to see the full film in 'surround-sound-a-vision' in ...
by Andysmith
Tue Oct 09, 2007 11:41 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 18834

In my younger days I had a beard...then a large 'Freddie Mercury' stylee moustache (before all the 'Village People' connotations)...I thought I was total 'girl-bait' and looked absolutely dashing...my mates thought that I looked a bit of a tw*t. So, the facial hair went...much cooler and I can eat a...

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