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by El Frog
Thu Feb 07, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 7573

Anyway, we all know that Sharpe beat Nappy - just look at the films!!!



*Runs*
by El Frog
Thu Feb 07, 2008 1:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 10549

Please admire the detail in the contemporary images below, you are making a lot of assumptions about art sources that are not backed up by the evidence: No, just a degree in Art History here, at Oxford... Look - I cannot be bothered to argue with you any more, and it's making me lose the will to li...
by El Frog
Thu Feb 07, 2008 12:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 4379

Well, the lack of a bow is the most obvious one... ;)
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 10549

Although certainly not cutting edge (but as mentioned - nasty!), I can't image an archer/warrior throwing away a perfectly good weapon just because it is old. It also looks fairly generic, so you may even be able to claim that it is just a large (and nasty) knife! Furthermore, if I were an archer, ...
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

PaulMurphy wrote:...Having said all that, you've put some effort into getting this far, so don't be downhearted by the comments we've all made...


I am already downhearted... :(
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

guthrie wrote:If you're after buckles, I usually go to WHite Rose castings. If you can get to TORM they should be there.

(You do know about the re-enactment markets don't you?)



Sort of. I suspect I'll leave the buckle as is because it is held in place by rivets, and I have no way of resecuring a new one.
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

1307, we're talking very little plate, and any plate you do have will be on joints (knees and elbows). Breastplates are reserved for late 14th century and you aren't going to be using Lancaster arms and legs until 1450 at least. Hmmm....I have breastplates (no plate across the back) as first half 1...
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 7573

m300572 wrote:
Wellington (a fellow Irishman )


Being born in a stable does not necessarily make one a horse - to paraphrase Wellington! I don't think he would have thanked you for the comment!


He would if he knew what was good for him! :D
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 10549

Although certainly not cutting edge (but as mentioned - nasty!), I can't image an archer/warrior throwing away a perfectly good weapon just because it is old. It also looks fairly generic, so you may even be able to claim that it is just a large (and nasty) knife! Furthermore, if I were an archer, I...
by El Frog
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Thanks for the comments - it's always useful to get other people's views. I'm aiming for around 1307 as it is the last year of the Templars as an active organisation (no sodomy, but about to be rather blackened of leg as we still refuse to be ruled by French kings), so I BELIEVE I'm more or less ok ...
by El Frog
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:40 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 7573

Eggles wrote:Who beat Napolean?

A large chunk of my vote goes to the weather....


You could also say that Napoleon beat himself then. He didn't have to fight at Waterloo, and if he felt he did have to, he could have waited longer for the ground to dry completely.
by El Frog
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Secondary weapons and armour of a 12th/13th century archer?
Replies: 60
Views: 10549

I would have thought that any veteran archer would have some sort of blade, like a scramasax, that sort of thing.

They do quite a good one here: http://www.theknightshop.co.uk/catalog/ ... a2f0045923
by El Frog
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:03 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a Bodhran...
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

I'm in the fantasy world of Oxfordshire. If you saw how the students treat the place, you'd know why I call it that... ;)
by El Frog
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Looking for a Bodhran...
Replies: 8
Views: 3712

Looking for a Bodhran...

Can anyone suggest a reputable (but moderately inexpensive) bodhran seller in the UK or Eire please?
by El Frog
Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6601

Had To Show Off...

I've just managed to find a helm that fits, and had to use that as an excuse to dress up! Roll on the summer when I get to do this every week! http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f59/Brother_Frog/Templar01.jpg Before anyone comments on it, my coif is missing as I need to make a few adjustments (includ...
by El Frog
Mon Feb 04, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Who Really beat Napoleon
Replies: 32
Views: 7573

It is my belief that Napoleon was beaten at Waterloo, and - despite still having a large number of troops - had an army whose moral was totally destroyed. After all, the "unbeatable" Guard had been given a total kicking by the British they marched against... Therefore, I suggest that Welli...
by El Frog
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:17 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: ACW "Soft Caps"
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

Thanks for replying! I shall see if I can take a few photos of the miniatures later.
by El Frog
Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: ACW "Soft Caps"
Replies: 2
Views: 1598

ACW "Soft Caps"

I've been commissioned to paint some ACW miniatures for a company, all (so far) Confederate. They are described as wearing "Soft caps" - not to be confused with kepis - and I'm not sure what colour to paint them. Should they be in Confederate "uniform" colours, or can I paint the...

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