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by Mark P.
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Lace Wars 1730-1760
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

Re: Lace Wars 1730-1760

Jacobites and Government Forces, infantry and cavalry, new recruits always welcomed, you can message via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaceWars or drop us a line via email (info@lacewars.co.uk). For 2016 you can see us at the events listed below: LW Events 18th & 19th June. Berringt...
by Mark P.
Tue Apr 05, 2016 8:42 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'
Replies: 12
Views: 2242

Re: 'Have a Caaaaaare!!!'

Fortification and Military Discipline 1688 Exercise of the Fire Lock The Soldiers are to have a care to make no motion until the word of command be given and ended; for that the handling of Arms and the motion must be done at the same time. Musqueteers have a care to the Exercise; ......blah blah, 3...
by Mark P.
Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:23 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Lace Wars 1730-1760
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

Re: Lace Wars 1730-1760

Jacobites and Government Forces, infantry and cavalry, new recruits always welcomed, you can message via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaceWars or drop us a line via email (info@lacewars.co.uk). For 2015 you can see us in the flesh at the events listed below: LW Events 16th & 17th M...
by Mark P.
Wed May 28, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Lace Wars 1730-1760
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

Re: Lace Wars 1730-1760

Jacobites and Government Forces, infantry and cavalry, new recruits always welcomed, you can message via our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/LaceWars or drop us a line via email (info@lacewars.co.uk). You can see us in the flesh at the events listed below. LW Events 17th/18th May. Claremont L...
by Mark P.
Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Gibraltar garrision 1713/14
Replies: 4
Views: 1725

Re: Gibraltar garrision 1713/14

Would someone know the unit names of the Gibraltar garrison in 1713/14 and maybe their approximate strength? C.Eastwood Times Past Might be worth seeking out this work New book on English & Irish army 1714 Wienand Drenth has just published a snazzy-looking book on the regiments in the English &...
by Mark P.
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Lace Wars 1730-1760
Replies: 14
Views: 4024

Re: Lace Wars 1730-1760

An update on our web presence.
All existing details given above are the same but we now have added the following.

http://www.facebook.com/LaceWars
http://www.youtube.com/user/Lacewars
by Mark P.
Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 6832

Re: Fighting Muskets

I went to the top of the thread and read the whole thing again and I'm not sure I'm convinced by the rationale behind this, dare I say it could be a re-enactorism in the making :o I've selectively clipped some of your quotes so I apologise in advance if you think I'm misrepresenting what you are try...
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 05, 2010 6:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 6832

Re: Fighting Muskets

Edit: A cursory glance through a few accounts shows hand-to-hand combat - bayonet work etc. - to have been of significant importance in the battles of Ramillies (1706), Leuthen (1757) and Minden (1757) - the first and last were primarily though not exclusively against cavalry, which we can't re-ena...
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674
Replies: 0
Views: 790

Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674

I know Dutch Marines and VOC occupied this part of the forum for a while a cuople of years ago! so the following may be of interest. Raid on America: The Dutch Naval Campaign of 1672-1674 http://www.heritagebooks.com/images/store/covers/S2245.jpg http://heritagebooks.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD...
by Mark P.
Sat Sep 04, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 6832

Re: Fighting Muskets

To take part in re-enactment (as opposed to living history) without an appreciation of (Western) martial arts seems, to me with a foot in both camps, as very strange. Without the element of hand-to-hand skill at arms (bayonet work, clubbing, using the musket to parry and guard) reenacting this peri...
by Mark P.
Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:39 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Dan Snow on Quebec 1759
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: Dan Snow on Quebec 1759

You'll never get famous that way.
Just barge your way into the front rank, follow me!
by Mark P.
Sun Nov 15, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban
Replies: 22
Views: 1818

Re: 'Fusiliers' by Mark Urban

This one is also worth a recommendation although not cheap.
With Zeal and and with Bayonets Only
viewtopic.php?f=24&t=17974
by Mark P.
Mon Oct 05, 2009 8:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Beards in the 18th century
Replies: 82
Views: 16443

Grymm wrote:at least 3 bearded men, all greyhaired and mostly old codgers but they are out there.


There has got to be an idea for a new re-enactment group in there somewhere!
by Mark P.
Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden - 1759 - 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

A short video of the skirmish from day 2, complete with fire engine (we didn't start the fire!).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzpbW0tjSvI
by Mark P.
Sat Aug 29, 2009 3:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden - 1759 - 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Another Gallery of Minden 2009 photos with some great washed out colour effects. A few German 'arty shots' as well but mostly re-enactment!

http://www.fotocommunity.de/search?q=Sc ... I6IjMyIjt9
by Mark P.
Wed Aug 19, 2009 7:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden - 1759 - 2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1350

Some more nice pics can be found here.

http://www.formverhalten.de/minden.html
by Mark P.
Fri Jun 26, 2009 7:12 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: With Zeal and with Bayonets Only
Replies: 0
Views: 795

With Zeal and with Bayonets Only

With Zeal and with Bayonets Only The British Army on Campaign in North America, 1775-1783 by Matthew H.Spring ISBN 978-0-8061-3947-0 An excellent study of the training, organisation and tactical employment of British infantry in the AWI and an insight into the mechanics of combat. I've always had a ...
by Mark P.
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:07 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Advice Please. Where in the UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2542

Nigel wrote:or York silly man


floods permitting
by Mark P.
Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Advice Please. Where in the UK?
Replies: 8
Views: 2542

I suppose with such a general query the only reasonable general answer would be

London
by Mark P.
Tue May 26, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Lace Wars at Stratford Armouries 16/17 May 2009.
Replies: 7
Views: 1024

My fave'

Image
by Mark P.
Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Traders wanted for C18th Market Minden 30/07/09 to 02/08/09
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Traders wanted for C18th Market Minden 30/07/09 to 02/08/09

The Market The market will be for the sale of suitable 18th century crafts. In some cases early 19th/Napoleonic will be also appropriate e.g. generic goods such as pottery, plain buttons or tinware but only if these items aren’t visibly of another period e.g. displaying datable markings such as regi...
by Mark P.
Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Military Lace
Replies: 13
Views: 1401

Re: Military Lace

Scribe wrote:I am making up a 1750 uniform of the 62nd foot


I missed this when it was first posted, but would be interested to know if you've gone for a '2/4th' or '62nd' uniform for the 1750's?
by Mark P.
Mon Mar 09, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic Headware
Replies: 8
Views: 2317

Re: Napoleonic Headware

Rob Elliott wrote:
Are there any UK groups out there who portray the Royal Marines?

Cheers

Rob


Try HMS

http://www.hms.org.uk/aboutusmarine.htm
by Mark P.
Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:34 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Praticing French cavalry charges for Minden 1759-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Andy R wrote:Now they just have to try it on the psycho Euro nags :wink:


Why not come along, I'm sure they could find a spare one for you.
by Mark P.
Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Praticing French cavalry charges for Minden 1759-2009
Replies: 5
Views: 1408

Praticing French cavalry charges for Minden 1759-2009

A short video clip of a training session where we started to practice some of the French cavalry charge routines for Minden 2009. We are in modern gear.

Image

http://www.flickr.com/photos/mark_p/3297703977/
by Mark P.
Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:30 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Huge appeal for help
Replies: 21
Views: 5645

Try these guys, it a new enterprise but from experienced re-enactors. I think they could definatley do the pewter for you. The website is not the finished article yet but I can provide direct contact details if you want

http://www.tinkerstailor.com/wordpress/clothing-kits/
by Mark P.
Thu Jan 29, 2009 9:05 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prussian Napoleonic Uniform
Replies: 4
Views: 1816

Re: Prussian Napoleonic Uniform

Not much I can find on the net, :( A trifle old fashioned but how about a nice book instead? http://www.ospreypublishing.com/images/books/covers/mainpageimages/9781841763446-th2.jpg http://www.ospreypublishing.com/store/Prussian-Staff-&-Specialist-Troops-1791%E2%80%931815_9781841763446 If it ha...
by Mark P.
Sat Dec 13, 2008 11:23 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Devils Whore
Replies: 20
Views: 1860

giantlemon wrote:sadly i missed it


Well you have now, the Saturday repeat of the last episode just finished.

Overall more + than -
Really quite good, in parts.
by Mark P.
Mon Nov 24, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 45 Redcoat Uniform
Replies: 7
Views: 1658

Ohh now you're making me blush :oops:
I have posted an initial question in response to the query on
another 8) forum.

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