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by Brand
Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:51 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Getting Started- Roman Soldier
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: Getting Started- Roman Soldier

thanks, after consideration looking at late C4-mid C5 as kit available, timeline works for location and some good resources out there. Looking for good kit guides (rather than re-inventing wheel et al). Got riveted sleeveless mail already so that's one less thing. Planning to make my basic kit, orde...
by Brand
Fri Oct 04, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Getting Started- Roman Soldier
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Re: Getting Started- Roman Soldier

Thanks mate, Binns- of course, love his blades :D
For basic soft kit was going to sew myself, liked the look of the Subarmalis Armamateria do just checking on period with them. More things like belts, boots etc.
by Brand
Thu Oct 03, 2013 3:20 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Getting Started- Roman Soldier
Replies: 5
Views: 2709

Getting Started- Roman Soldier

Been tinkering with the idea of doing this for some time now. I'm on the Isle of Wight and Brading Roman Villa are keen to work with me... I want to do fighting displays as well as artifact handling etc. so plan to start a small group. Thinking of 3-4thC AD as that dateline works for the Villa- any ...
by Brand
Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English Civil War Hunting
Replies: 9
Views: 2628

Re: English Civil War Hunting

'It was not unknown for lynch mobs to enact summary justice on lone foragers.'

Now there's an idea for a good display :wink:

Just take time to setup hanging harness properly- botched hangings look awful!
by Brand
Mon Sep 03, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Hi Ian, our FO (as your in Hampshire too) would want to check you were a bona fide re-enactor and then licence you to BLANK fire a C17 pistol. For the .22 would want letters of permission to shoot on suitable land and preferably completion of probvationary membership of a HO licenced rifle range (ty...
by Brand
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

funny enough the musket chap was not a 'pirate' was in an allegedly highly trained regiment -won't be giving more details and seeing as I've done over 20 shows this season no point guessing ;-) More worryingly some of the Spack Jarrow crowd (my term for panto pirates with no idea how awful their por...
by Brand
Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Second the above- not just FAC's either- at one event a chap fired a musket at someone within 4m and seemed to have no idea that this was dangerous. I generally reccommend the blank firers rather than live for most people- still dangerous if not used with caution but somewhat 'safer'. One problem is...
by Brand
Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:27 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Thanks Merlon- that was my understanding, was wondering if my FEO was doing things differently to everyone else again.
by Brand
Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

'Not licensed or registered

up to 10 Kg: Black powder'

Sure about that? I thought any amount of BP required a store cert for keeping on a site overnight?
by Brand
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I use the live-firers for show and tell and the blanks for handling- another option is to have a deac for show and tell/ handling and blanks for action. As others have said if you still want the real deal get some experience using them with other groups first. Also if doing highwaymen the riding les...
by Brand
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:45 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 28181

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Lots of good advice been given but one thought- Gary Bate (Derbyshire Firearms) is producing very good blank firing pistols in a wide range of designs and periods. If you use black powder blanks (Gary makes them for parabellums but they will take the BP blanks) they sound right and give a more reali...
by Brand
Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 7693

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

Interesting- just today made a wooden insert for my waist pouch to hold cartridges for my blunderbuss. I use baking paper which works nicely. Earlist ones I've seen seem to be 1680 or later and shoulder slung bags. Will have a look through my books though...
by Brand
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 2012 fort amherst event chatham
Replies: 10
Views: 2387

Re: 2012 fort amherst event chatham

I'll be there with a couple of cannon and running pyrotechnics as well as trading in 'thenti goodies!
by Brand
Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:45 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trade ?
Replies: 46
Views: 5679

Re: How are you finding trade ?

Interesting stuff- as this was my first season trading I have nothing to compare with. Handily as I combine trading with LH/ Cannon displays and the pyrotechnics I am finding a reasonble balance- just landed a big local display firing cannons/ small arms for 3 days so that pays for a lot of new equi...
by Brand
Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:01 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Traders Insurance
Replies: 5
Views: 755

Traders Insurance

Hi guys- as some of you have heard my wife and I are dipping our toes in the water this season- partly as traders, partly as demonstrators/ entertainers- she the storyteller me the pyrotechnician however not sure on best option for insurance- covered for performing and all my pyro stuff but not spec...
by Brand
Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Advice for a new trader
Replies: 22
Views: 2570

Re: Advice for a new trader

Hi guys- as some of you have heard my wife and I are dipping our toes in the water this season- partly as traders, partly as demonstrators/ entertainers- she the storyteller me the pyrotechnician however not sure on best option for insurance- covered for performing and all my pyro stuff but not trad...
by Brand
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 16th century facsimilie pamphlets
Replies: 16
Views: 3692

Re: WTB: 16th century facsimilie pamphlets

Lovely work as always Mr Pod!
by Brand
Wed Feb 02, 2011 8:34 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Reciprocal links
Replies: 29
Views: 3817

Re: Reciprocal links

I'm in if that's ok- just getting started!

http://www.time-travellers.co.uk/
School and Educational Visits, Historic Storytelling, Events Organized, Living History, Historic Shop and Battlefield Pyrotechnics

will add you all.
by Brand
Thu Dec 30, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Photos of scrolls
Replies: 2
Views: 1262

Re: Photos of scrolls

plenty of information- try the uk pirate brotherhood for lots of resources.http://www.ukpiratebrotherhood.co.uk/forum/
by Brand
Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian boots
Replies: 18
Views: 2928

Re: Victorian boots

I'd say speak to Mr Garlick- there's not much he doesn't seem to know about footwear and likes custom work.
:wink:
by Brand
Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 1994

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

Ahoy thar! Yep there is a growing horde of pirates on Wight but we are busy and operate all over the south! Additionally many shows we have subsidised or free ferry passes! If you fancy giving it a try we can lend you basic gear- there is an event next month 22-24th Oct with free ferry travel, accom...
by Brand
Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Where to buy a decent polearm
Replies: 12
Views: 2142

Re: Where to buy a decent polearm

For a common soldier buy an old solid slasher head (bilhook with long cocket), gind the blade to 3mm thick and smooth, attach to a good pole- ta-dah a really great looking bill. Better yet get a blacksmith to add a front and back spike! OR/ If your at Hestmonceux see Les Nash- he's been making some ...
by Brand
Sat Apr 17, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sword suppliers
Replies: 13
Views: 3231

Re: Sword suppliers

more importantly is training every week all year (twice if possible!) to keep your standard high. Also a good idea is to bulk up a bit (especially your triceps- these are your 'brakes' when you swing!).

Armourclass are making some nicely weighted hangers these days...
by Brand
Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Wight Pirates
Replies: 0
Views: 842

Wight Pirates

Members of the UK Pirate Brotherhood http://www.ukpiratebrotherhood.co.uk/forum/ we are a medium sized group (and steadily growng- 33 at last count!) portraying personas in the Golden Age of Piracy- our dateline is (1680-1730), we are primarily interested in re-creating the character of typical pira...
by Brand
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8468
Views: 520739

Re: 4 Word Story

of the mind ( :crazy: )
by Brand
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Frosty the Snowman Story
Replies: 1
Views: 888

Frosty the Snowman Story

Here's a little xmass treat- my wife's prizewinning short story!
http://www.iwcp.co.uk/short-story.aspx
by Brand
Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: WANTED TRADING TENT
Replies: 1
Views: 537

Re: WANTED TRADING TENT

Probably get more attention on Buy and Sell...
by Brand
Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8468
Views: 520739

Re: 4 Word Story

and hogs heads too...
by Brand
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:22 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8468
Views: 520739

Re: 4 Word Story

trained, singing potato choir
by Brand
Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:30 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 4 Word Story
Replies: 8468
Views: 520739

Re: 4 Word Story

but pioneering surgical technique

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