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by Birdsong
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Weekend Warriors
Replies: 20
Views: 7784

Re: Weekend Warriors

'If he talks to me like that again, I'll smack 'im one' :lol: Made for good TV though.... I'm sure the producers loved it! But the whole scene made me cringe at showing the bad side of re-enacting the usual problem of ego before teamwork and event success. Going back to Ep 1 - canons can't fire dow...
by Birdsong
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 14744

Re: Crimean Russians

I thought of converted Charlevilles too as this is exactly what a lot of Russian regiments were equipped with. All Russian muskets and rifled muskets were copies of their French equivalents, with the locks positioned to the rear of the trigger so a Springfield would not look right. They usually had ...
by Birdsong
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 14744

Re: Crimean Russians

Here are links I've found from the Russian Internet. I hope they 'll help though there's all in Russian there. Good pictures of the main Russian units' uniform. In Russian. http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/3317942/post113330333/ А page from a Russian forum where questions of Krimean War reenactment...
by Birdsong
Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 14744

Re: Crimean Russians

Whereabouts are you based? And how many others are in your group? The Imperial Russian army had many different uniforms but this one (known as a chokha) is the coolest: http://www.russianswords.com/cherk-cossack1.JPG Although this example dates from the late 19th century similar coats were worn by ...
by Birdsong
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:06 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 14744

Crimean Russians

I'm attempting to put together a Crimean War Russian uniform. I've been looking into this for a couple of years and have now got a few sources of info and some ideas for basic kit to start with. If anyone has any interest I'd appreciate any advice or just someone to sound out ideas with. Cheers, Simon
by Birdsong
Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:02 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: wwiireenacting forum
Replies: 20
Views: 3887

wwiireenacting forum

Anyone know what's happening with the wwiireenacting forum site?
Last few days has just been account suspended.
by Birdsong
Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:03 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tunnelling Companies RE
Replies: 3
Views: 2261

Tunnelling Companies RE

I would appreciate it if anyone could help me find more information, books, websites etc about the RE Tunnelling Companies of the Great War.
I have a copy of War Underground by Alexander Barrie.
Is there anyone else in the re-enactment community who has an interest in this subject?