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by Tomsk
Thu Oct 22, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 12313

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

I have friends who made a full size 6 pounder Amercian civil war cannon,they have used it for both ACW and Napoleonic war shows and took it to the big Waterloo battle last year.They crafted the whole thing..carriage/ironwork etc (Except the barrel,they made the wax mold (and insert pipe with trunnio...
by Tomsk
Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII Military vehicles auction.
Replies: 0
Views: 1636

WWII Military vehicles auction.

Hi, WWII isn't my scene but this may be useful to someone.There is an auction on the 25th October in Herefordshire,it's mainly crap and farm stuff,but there are some WWII era vehicles on offer too.They are American,mainly lorries,recovery lorries and ambulance and a Weasel track vehicle. Here is an ...
by Tomsk
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: a sad loss, the picture
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: a sad loss, the picture

A dodgy camera pic I took of it..
by Tomsk
Mon Apr 21, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: a sad loss, the picture
Replies: 3
Views: 3038

Re: a sad loss, the picture

Shame I don't have a scanner big enough,I have a poster with Keith in it from when we did a show in Tocnik in the Czech republic in 2001.

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by Tomsk
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Newbie saying hi, and a question!
Replies: 42
Views: 11042

Re: Newbie saying hi, and a question!

And I wish i could remember the reference, but there was a Tudor chap who recommended an archers' weapon that he called a maul- described as a lead cored iron hammer, with blade and spike "so they may take the fight to the enemy with short handy strokes in the manner of our forefathers". ...
by Tomsk
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups in bristol area vikings or earlier
Replies: 1
Views: 1418

Re: Groups in bristol area vikings or earlier

Hi,
Have you tried contacting Regia Anglorum?,they have a group in Bristol.
http://www.regia.org/

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by Tomsk
Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:18 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?
Replies: 40
Views: 17314

Re: Arrow Bags - Sorting fact from fiction?

Wedge shape medieval harrow pic:
http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/MEDharrow.htm

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by Tomsk
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Female Border Reivers - any evidence?
Replies: 3
Views: 1954

Re: Female Border Reivers - any evidence?

To be honest I can't think of any.I wouldn't of thought any would of actively took part in a large raid,though maybe helped with stealing a horse or two.Of course they would of helped defend a bastell or a pele that was being raided. Did you read it in "steel bonnets" by George MacDonald F...
by Tomsk
Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 5158

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

I am instantly reminded of the capture of Pontoise in 1437,the English wearing blankets and sheets to camouflage themeselves in the snow.Though this isn't much help to you unless you are doing it during the winter!.



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by Tomsk
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photos from the Middel alder centret in Denmark
Replies: 1
Views: 2031

Photos from the Middel alder centret in Denmark

Here is a link to some photo's I took at the Middelaldercentret show in Denmark that we took part in. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.3845954859789.2157940.1005677645&type=3 A fantastic place and lovely staff there.The battle was a bit scandanavian fairytale style but was good fun! Tomsk
by Tomsk
Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hoop and stave cannon
Replies: 12
Views: 2654

Re: Hoop and stave cannon

I spoke to Kynes (Simon) on thursday night and gave him a "heads up" on this thread,but as he is in middle of a possible house move at the moment he is a little distracted. The thread that Mick gave the link to has our plans we used for Belle to give you an idea,but it depends on the bore ...
by Tomsk
Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: photos
Replies: 11
Views: 2727

Re: photos

Hi,
The pic http://photosm.co.uk/home/?p=573&nggpage=13&pid=1906 is of The Kynges Ordynaunce.

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by Tomsk
Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 2011 Season question.
Replies: 22
Views: 4342

Re: 2011 Season question.

..Or just join the artillery and watch the silly buggers run round in heavy armour for an hour in the hot sun,then stand down the guns near the end of the battle and take up melee weapons and find endless opponents who are happy to die against you just so they can cool down :P
by Tomsk
Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 6799

Re: Kelmarsh 2010

Fantastic photos as always Ellie,especially the one of me and my pet powder monkey,or as my wife likes to call him "Samuel,our son" :roll:

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by Tomsk
Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tewkesbury 2010
Replies: 4
Views: 1747

Re: Tewkesbury 2010

Fox wrote:
Marcus Woodhouse wrote:Were they taken by yer da?
I met him at Kelmarsh, grand wee fella.

Yes. That would be him.

I met him too at Kelmarsh,a very pleasant fellow

Tomsk
by Tomsk
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: war of the roses
Replies: 3
Views: 1635

Re: war of the roses

I dont know if you have seen this thread : viewtopic.php?f=30&t=21954
Maybe you and foamcow can join a group and learn together.

Tomsk
by Tomsk
Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 8001

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Hi there!, Im sure you will have a few replies from groups that are recruiting.Ideally if you can find a group that does "living history" (civillian) as well as military you can enjoy re-enactment together as a family. One word of advice,dont start to buy re-enactment kit until you have jo...
by Tomsk
Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19483

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

I agree about the Halberd women were probably just carrying them and not intending to use them (hence my comment about no armour and carrying them for a mate). Im more interested about where the reference about wives enlisted to serve on the cannons comes from.Whether the women mentioned actually di...
by Tomsk
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th
Replies: 105
Views: 19483

Re: Pictoral evidence of women fighting in C14th

Just some food for thought.. "The medieval solder" page 116.. .."The schilling cronicles often show women marching with the troops carrying canteens for the thirsty soldiers...one wears a dress in cantonal colours,and clearly holds an offically recognised position.........Twice women ...
by Tomsk
Wed Apr 28, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Haircuts
Replies: 17
Views: 3085

Re: Haircuts

Marcus Woodhouse wrote:gawd bless you St. Peter for having that dream so I can enjoy sausages with a clear conscience.


You may want to edit that :D
by Tomsk
Tue Feb 23, 2010 7:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bosworth Revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 2849

Re: Bosworth Revisited

Fantastic report Frances and lovely photos.Would it be possible for you to email some copies of the photos of Belle (our cannon) to me?.They would be nice to put in the group photo album.

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by Tomsk
Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Learning the Ropes' - Sailing skills.
Replies: 1
Views: 949

Re: 'Learning the Ropes' - Sailing skills.

That course sounds like a good idea for re-enactors to get back-ground knowledge for a sailing character (MoP's are bound to ask about that sort of information) plus it looks like fun :rock:
by Tomsk
Tue Oct 27, 2009 7:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1973

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

Having the veterans at the back makes sense,they can hold the line and stop retreats.Im sure I have read somewhere about having the new recruits at/near the front because as they were unaware of the horrors of war "at first hand",they were less cautious and more eager to pile in when the l...
by Tomsk
Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Military Through the Ages, New Ulm, Minnesota
Replies: 9
Views: 2087

Good luck with the founding of the new group!.Once there are a couple of you or so,you will find the memberships will start to multiply.
(Just remember,if an applicant asks about wearing tartan/plaid,just tell them to feck off :D )
by Tomsk
Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bizarre weapons and armor
Replies: 76
Views: 21319

maybe not exotic looking,but has an eyebrow raising name..the "Bohemian earspoon" :shock:

http://www.goantiques.com/detail,ear-po ... 42506.html
by Tomsk
Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:46 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23656

Re: Fletching in an authentic setting .

The average Archer in the medieval period would have fletched his own arrows .. Any evidence for this? Manufacture was regulated by the guilds. Given that every man of the 'archer class' had to practise and have a bow and arrows to do so, I don't think the guilds would be impressed if everyone was ...
by Tomsk
Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Exercising the horses
Replies: 23
Views: 3110

Ekkkk!,
Please dont mention Gerard and his Het kanon,it brings back bad memories of hangovers of giagantic evilness.

Phil,is that Mary who is about to "get medieval on your ass"?

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by Tomsk
Wed Jan 30, 2008 7:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Would anyone be intrested in.........
Replies: 31
Views: 4477

Gun port

The title "gun port" says it all,what weekend is the working party planned for,as I need time to stock up on some bottles of port :D

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