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by CFarrell
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great War - Portugal
Replies: 13
Views: 3038

Re: The Great War - Portugal

Makes the photos look nice and old though...
by CFarrell
Sun Apr 12, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5735

In the middle of watching episode 3, and is it just me or is there a distinct lack of racism towards Tuck? I'm assuming here, but I would think that in this time period there would have been quite significant racism towards Black people, particularly given the crusades.
by CFarrell
Sat Apr 04, 2009 8:31 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5735

Just watched episode 2 on IPlayer. Enjoyed it, nice plot etc. Just a few things I noticed this time, maybe cause I was on the look out for them, were lots of hair dye, lots of plucked and shaped eyebrows on the ladies, and the fact that they seem to think its a good idea to kick peoples heads when t...
by CFarrell
Sun Mar 29, 2009 11:02 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5735

Given the quantity it must be, I can't see the BBC splurging on that many chain shirts and coifs. Honestly, whenever I see them wave the swords about I half expect to see them bend cause their made of rubber, but that has yet to happen so perhaps they use metal swords after all. :wink: EDIT: Perhaps...
by CFarrell
Sun Mar 29, 2009 8:22 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5735

No if only they could look at though they know how to wear it, and haven't just had it thrown on them 2 minutes ago because someone else didn't turn up and they were standing around doing nothing at the time.
by CFarrell
Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: robin hood
Replies: 35
Views: 5735

As amusing and anachronistic as it ever was!
by CFarrell
Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Modern necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 7996

Personally I keep my watch and an inhaler in my pouch, the latter at all times even during battles. Beyond that...I sleep on the ground using a couple of blankets, a cloak, a reindeer hide and a red deer hide as mattress and covers. For a pillow my tunic and wooly hat are perfect (though my brother ...
by CFarrell
Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:40 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on a Saxon style tunic
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Right, ok thanks.
by CFarrell
Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on a Saxon style tunic
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Sorry, not familiar with the term gores...?
by CFarrell
Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Advice on a Saxon style tunic
Replies: 6
Views: 1319

Advice on a Saxon style tunic

Right, last weekend at lanark I got myself 4 metres of lovely thin brown wool stuff from Bernie the Bolt to make a new saxon style tunic. My group does viking and Scottish Wars of Independence period stuff, and Saxon tunics can be worn for either so its a good economic choice at the moment. I've alr...
by CFarrell
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:36 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26096

No sorry, I only know this because its the reason my group (The Swords of Dalriada) wears fox and wolf tails on our belts. Its because we re-enact the Wars of Independence. If you want I'll ask around the older members of the group and try to find a source for you.
by CFarrell
Mon Aug 18, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 26096

The armies of William Wallace used the fox and wolf tail as a symbol of identification during the Scottish Wars of Independence. Wallace fought under the standard of a Wolf Tail, and eventually all the Scottish skirmishers used it as their symbol and wore one on their belt.

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