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by Høvding
Mon Aug 03, 2015 7:50 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Groups near Manchester.
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Re: Groups near Manchester.

Hi There :)

Unfortunately we have since moved to Norway, and work etc means that we have kind of dropped out of reenactment for a bit :/ but thank you very much taking the time to post :) It is actually the first time I have checkedd the board in a looooong time
by Høvding
Sat Jun 01, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Groups near Manchester.
Replies: 4
Views: 2107

Groups near Manchester.

Hi all, Myself and my family are based in Buxton at the moment and have been thinking about getting (back) into reenactment. I was wondering if there are any active groups in the area doing vik stuff. In the past I've attended events as part of Ginger Barry's Mob from Ireland (Fingal), and have take...
by Høvding
Sun Jul 03, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: wwII reenactment - Reading
Replies: 0
Views: 929

wwII reenactment - Reading

Hi,
I have a quick question, a riend of mine will be moving to reading in the autumn and she is very interested in reenacting ww2, is there any groups in the area which she could contact or meet uyp with? '

Cheers.
by Høvding
Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Question re. stone grinding wheel.
Replies: 16
Views: 2620

Re: Question re. stone grinding wheel.

From experience, a water resevoir is essential to a grindstone of this type, otherwise the stone will wear down quickly, and wont give a fine edge.
by Høvding
Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:26 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Spear tactics
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Thanks for the information guys, I shall look up the refrences mentioned soon. God jul
by Høvding
Sat Dec 13, 2008 3:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Spear tactics
Replies: 4
Views: 1460

Viking Spear tactics

I was speaking with a friend recently, who was adamant the vikings used spears as throwing weapons, However, the vast majority of spears I have seen hacve heads that are easily 45cm, and are pattern welded. It seems that this would have been to difficult to throw accuately and too expensive to disca...
by Høvding
Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gambesons - reality or reenactorism
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

5 months on, you finally left billy goat gruff?
by Høvding
Thu May 08, 2008 9:25 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Brand 2nd pic on chieftans and Eorls link, is this a LARP character? or have pictures not been updated in a while?
by Høvding
Sun May 04, 2008 3:57 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Early medieval Dyes - colours and techniques
Replies: 6
Views: 1522

Early medieval Dyes - colours and techniques

As title suggests am looking for reliable sources of info relating dye techniques and colours, any helpis greatly appreciated :D
by Høvding
Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Historical novels that aren't utter drivel?
Replies: 79
Views: 13453

Bernard Cornwell the saxon stories are excellent, with a historical footnote relating to events in each book
by Høvding
Sat Mar 29, 2008 1:35 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gambesons - reality or reenactorism
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Thanks a lot folks, you have all been of great help, i look forward to starting the construction of the Gambeson.
by Høvding
Mon Mar 24, 2008 7:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gambesons - reality or reenactorism
Replies: 19
Views: 3929

Gambesons - reality or reenactorism

Just wondering if anyone knows of any archaeological evidence for gambesons, and if so what was the construction method i.e. layers of woolen materiel between linen or heavy canvass stuffed with fleece and stitched accordingly? Or is it all just speculation and reenactorisms to use a gambeson with m...
by Høvding
Mon Mar 10, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Super, does this mean I can shiver me timber without worry of arrest? :D
by Høvding
Sat Mar 08, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Thanks guys, helps alot! :D Just curious is a hide around 2 acres or smaller? or did it just depend on the familys size?
by Høvding
Sat Mar 08, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

No takers?
by Høvding
Sat Mar 08, 2008 12:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 2240

Viking Arms And Armour

Does anyone know if there is any literary primary sources detailing the minimum equipment expectations for a Viking of Warrior class and ifthere is any references for the standard Soldierr of Viking age?
by Høvding
Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield wall training methods.
Replies: 33
Views: 4514

Fantastic guys, what you have said makes a lot of sense, hopefully be starting a group soon and just needed to know what other societies reckon works best both in training and show. thanks again
by Høvding
Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield wall training methods.
Replies: 33
Views: 4514

Thanks! :) that helps a lot, was curious about headshots as I experienced in past walls shots leveled at crown of helm, and one or two spears thrust uncomfortably high. But without headshots in wall how do you determine hits/casualties in wall combat?
by Høvding
Sun Jan 27, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield wall training methods.
Replies: 33
Views: 4514

Shield wall training methods.

Hello all, new to this forum and was wondering: When training for combat with shields do you: a) Form up first into shield wall, checking cohesion is tight (tested by Jarl with Boadaxe) b) Form two opposing shield walls and check each others cohesion on clash c) Pair off into partners and proceed wi...
by Høvding
Sat Jan 05, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Workable Dark age recipies?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Thanks very much!, :) I think we will have to try the flank with worts! sounds interesting, and would leave a well fed crew. takk :D
by Høvding
Tue Jan 01, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Workable Dark age recipies?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Workable Dark age recipies?

Hi, new here and was wondering if anyone could shed some light on workable recipies of the dark ages. I am familiar with some unlevene d bread such as bannock also salted meat and dried fish along with oatcakes etc, but am looking for some recipies involving root vegetables that may be used to feed ...

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