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by Andy R
Thu Feb 11, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Celtic Chariot
Replies: 4
Views: 2761

Re: Celtic Chariot

Very nice. Yaron Thau joked about doing something similar due to his many, many Welsh section A's.

Look forward to seeing the finished result.
by Andy R
Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:53 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals
Replies: 52
Views: 9571

Re: 2015 Law Commission 'antique' gun proposals

Realistically, how many deaths do you think would occur every year if reproduction flintlock or matchlock long guns didn't require a certificate? I think it would be 0. I don't believe there are any problems in France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Austria, Czech etc with flintlock related deaths.....
by Andy R
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:50 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Rocroi 1643 - 2013
Replies: 10
Views: 3777

Re: Rocroi 1643 - 2013

I was tempted I have to say...
by Andy R
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Cheers Vic.

I'll ping Andrew and see what he's got.

Ta,
Andy
by Andy R
Tue Oct 02, 2012 7:57 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

Hi Vic, Are there any primary sources for that info? Everything I have is bell tents (and only a couple of contemporary pictures showing the un walled bell tents). Contemporary memoirs I have read only mention bell tents, but mostly in passing as most of the time it's about sleeping next to a tacked...
by Andy R
Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

John Waller wrote:8 men! Luxury. We footsloggers were supposed to have ten to a bell tent.


You didn't have spurs - you give people with spurs more room...!!!!
by Andy R
Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents
Replies: 16
Views: 6809

Re: Napoleonic French Cavalry Tents

On the odd occasion they got to use them, British cavalry used bell tents with supports on the central pole to hang tack off.

In the period they could sleep 8, as re-enactors we struggle with 4.

Key difference to the bell tents we use is the period ones did not have “walled” sides.
by Andy R
Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: King's Dragoon Guards Waterloo
Replies: 5
Views: 3624

Re: King's Dragoon Guards Waterloo

No one has done the Dragoon Guards. There was a group doing the Lifeguards back in the 90's, but they have all faded away now I think.
by Andy R
Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: looking for members of the cinque ports volenteers
Replies: 1
Views: 2289

Re: looking for members of the cinque ports volenteers

They were still active when I bumped in to them at Albuera last year.

But I do not know any mor ethan that I am afraid.

BR
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:59 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

steve stanley wrote: victory went to those who made the least c**k-ups


Lundy's Lane could have been the home of the phrase "blue on blue".

One American regiment decimated another one of their own thinking they were British.

Of course, they were wearing blue and facing the opposite direction.....
by Andy R
Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:38 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: 1812 in Ontario?
Replies: 11
Views: 3440

Re: 1812 in Ontario?

A few folk from the Napoleonic Association are going over
by Andy R
Wed Mar 14, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 8904

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

Tod wrote:That might be it. At least we still have hair. Although you are lot younger than me.

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by Andy R
Wed Mar 07, 2012 4:04 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Cartridge Boxes?
Replies: 33
Views: 8904

Re: ECW Cartridge Boxes?

I hada search and I can't find it but it was long before that forum was started that I found it. Being French they may have hidden it. It could be the stuff I sent you on the find years and years and years ago Tod. I think I got it from either Brian Carpenter or Lee Offen, or even potentially someo...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 27, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

Can't be me, I wasn't present at Waterloo 2010, I joined En Vedette in November 2010. My first event was the NAN winterbivouak in Februari 2011. Ahh, must be Dirk then - I think this was his last event with them, but Derk and Sylvia split off as he wasn't giving any orders during the battle which i...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 22, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4516

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

To re-phrase, you went down with your horse..!
by Andy R
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4516

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

Yeah, Tony was describing the after effects of your fall - I am not suprised.

Still, glad to see you are up and running again.
by Andy R
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

Just found this as well. http://www.16ld.org/images/Waterloo_2010/Waterloo_2010_03.jpg The Light Dragoons supported by the 18th Hussars at Waterloo 2010. Our Dutch member had dropped out at this point as had many of the allied cavalry as the horses were a little suspect to say the least. But in the ...
by Andy R
Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:52 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

Needs less yellow and more scarlet..! http://www.16ld.org/images/Cheriton/Cheriton_04.jpg www.16ld.org http://www.16ld.org/images/Loseley/Loseley_03.jpg The light dragoons were the less fancy, more fighty arm of the British Light Cavalry At Waterloo it was the Light Dragoons of Vandeleur's Division ...
by Andy R
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 10707

Re: ECW Mercenary role

No,You said "Skippon's Lifeguard where"...no mention of the SK........Which is good as re-enactment units are hardly good original sources........... :D My SK regiment is - if you are more than 30m away and squint, and only view us through peripheral vision without actually taking notice ...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:06 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 10707

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Skippon's life guard where meant to be dismounted cavalry they wore the same colours as the rest of the regiment just with ever so slightly posher doublets than the usual coats and had carbines so hardly Drastically different from the normal musket block just smaller That sounds like the re-enactme...
by Andy R
Mon Jan 16, 2012 3:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

A pleasure Alex, you are fine chaps to fight with or against.
(with Slyvia as an honary chap)
by Andy R
Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:52 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?
Replies: 16
Views: 5803

Re: Napoleonic cavalry - suppliers?

Your local group is http://www.envedette.org If you are interested in Dutch Hussars, they are your best way forward. They also have links with the current regiment which if I remember right is run by Harry Kampen who used to run the 14eme Cuirassier back in the day. If you are interested in a Britis...
by Andy R
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:33 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Derk jousts with one of the Dutch jousting groups who work on the international circuit.

They have a website somewhere, but I'll be damned if I know what they are called.
by Andy R
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:34 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Ahh, I see you are in the Netherlands.

Does Derk Groeneveld ride with you?

Albert Van Ee may be able to help you with WWI stuff as I think he goes later than Napoleonic
by Andy R
Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:25 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 11
Views: 4175

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Also look up the 16th Lancers as I think they are the most active WWI cavalry unit. http://www.16thlancers1914.com They also have their own bridle maker which is handy, and they can point you away from the sutlers you want to avoid. One of my guys got a "value" set of WWI cavalry kit which...
by Andy R
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:22 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Drill Muskets
Replies: 7
Views: 2830

Re: Drill Muskets

John Waller wrote:Looks a damn sight better than a lot of working 'replicas' seen at ECW reenactments. Nice.


I'd agree with that. We were just lamenting the lack of decent matchlocks this morning. :(
by Andy R
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Loseley 2011
Replies: 3
Views: 1796

Re: Loseley 2011

Good stuff Ellie, and finally proof that Jamey was there..!
by Andy R
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

cheers John..!
by Andy R
Wed Sep 28, 2011 10:51 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted
Replies: 6
Views: 2825

Re: Rapier / c.1781 sword wanted

Hi Jeremy,

1781 will give you the 1768 regulations if I remember right (may be different for militia) so O/R and junior NCO's did not cary a sword.

Unless you are doing somthing else/different rank.
by Andy R
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 4516

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September. Any room for a failed US Dragoon? :crazy: Hi Andy, you would need to be acredited under the NA SOP's for riding as cavalry - but so long as you do that you should be good ...

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