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by STEENIE
Sun Mar 13, 2016 11:35 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: covering am brown equipment with hessan
Replies: 1
Views: 1990

covering am brown equipment with hessan

Scrimming Sam browne and 'OR' leather equiment. I have a new Webley Mk VI OR holster turning up. I was thinking I should cover it in hessian as I have in my mind this was done to cut down the chance of being spotted as an Officer or Senior NCO and being sniped out. I am sure in my mind that they did...
by STEENIE
Fri Jan 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 4430

Re: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

The problem we are finding in the BCA/ICA competitions is, that a lot of the mounted tests are not even on site. Also, those that are, but for the mounted skill at arms tests are horsemanship tests such as dressage, which unless you know what you are looking at, looks like a horse/horses going aroun...
by STEENIE
Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: The Portable Forge. '14-18 War?
Replies: 5
Views: 2643

Re: The Portable Forge. '14-18 War?

I cannot see the photos
by STEENIE
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 4430

Re: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

I do not think that the British Cavalry Association has mounted members in Ceredigion. It is a shame as I hold the same cavalry title as the 7th Lord Cardigan in my Unit. Mind you, lovely part of the word.
by STEENIE
Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:13 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 4430

Re: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

We have a few venue options. However the race leader thus far is Holdenby House, Northamptonshire.
by STEENIE
Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 4430

Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

British Cavalry Association International Open Cavalry Championships September 2016 The BCA will be holding its Cavalry Championships on the weekend of the 10th 11th of September next year. We are expecting teams from Germany, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary Sweden, Russia, Canada and the USA T...
by STEENIE
Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:38 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Any events over Easter?
Replies: 11
Views: 3377

Re: Any events over Easter?

Easter is early this year which must make all events suspect and I wish all that are running the best of weather luck. As for me, I am going skiing with my family! lol. My first competiton is the Deutsche Kavaleriaverband international cavalry event at Gotha on the third weekend of April.
by STEENIE
Fri Jun 22, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times
Replies: 23
Views: 5343

Re: Dog types in Medieval/Tudor/Stuart times

The Tudor Talbot which is supposed to be an extinct breed is in fact the 'Sluggi'. The Egyptian greyhound which was prized by nobles in the middle east. It is a sight hound. Is the only dog that the islamic Prophet said you could have in your tent. The knights of the crusade, brought them back with ...
by STEENIE
Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 45870

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

This is still on Ebay

It is a f--- ing abortion!!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Buff-leather- ... 1e5a953e8b
by STEENIE
Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 45870

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

New to this forum Read the whole of this thread with interest. Wonder how you guys missed the chap standing offset centre in Franz Hals' "Officers and Sergeants of the St Hadrian's Civic Guard." Now there is an interesting "foot" "sleeveless" buff coat. I cannot say th...
by STEENIE
Sun Jan 22, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian, 18 months ago, I took a team to the United States National Cavalry Competition. I had the same scenario with one of the team corning up my horse that didn't need it. Ended up being rolled on leaving me with losing the tip of one side of my hip, 2 broken ribs in my back a torn right lung a...
by STEENIE
Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian, In heavy work, oats are still fed. The trouble is in the UK we have so many companies supplying mixes, from simple non-heating mixes and cubes though to loyalty mixes, veteran mixes, old timers, and conditioners. Then we have additives, like blue chip, lo cal, outshine, etc. In the old day...
by STEENIE
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian, In heavy work, oats are still fed. The trouble is in the UK we have so many companies supplying mixes, from simple non-heating mixes and cubes though to loyalty mixes, veteran mixes, old timers, and conditioners. Then we have additives, like blue chip, lo cal, outshine, etc. In the old day...
by STEENIE
Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:40 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Friesian said: 'Also,besides the size of horse & what work it is doing daily it would depend on what time of year it is whether that is a 'good' ration. I would think anyone giving 14lbs of oats to a horse after a night on the spring grass might find that Dobbin has turned into Red Rum on blue s...
by STEENIE
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 45870

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Here is another 'nice' buff coat on ebay :roll:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Buff-leather- ... 1e5a953e8b
by STEENIE
Sat Jan 07, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

Thank you Steenie. At the risk of teaching granma to suck eggs, bear in mind that the Imperial measures most people grew up with, and relate to, were only finalised in the Weights and Measures Act of 1824 . Prior to then measurements can vary significantly. I can comfirm that the peck in question w...
by STEENIE
Sat Jan 07, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: A question for the horsey types.
Replies: 14
Views: 3423

Re: A question for the horsey types.

The imperial system is based on 1 gallon of water weighing 1 peck (stone). Which means an imperial pint = 20 oz whereas the American system works on 1 pint = 1 pound hence their pint being 16 oz and their gallon being smaller. I have sat and thought about this peck of oats a day. Let us assume the h...
by STEENIE
Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33929

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

So where does that leave you if you have a russetted suit or gilded lol
:crazy:
by STEENIE
Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 33929

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

Lord Essex turned up to a joust laid on by Liz 1 in 'armour sable black'. I can't say he fits to the image you have painted
by STEENIE
Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:33 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Great War Cavalry Reenactment
Replies: 12
Views: 4770

Re: Great War Cavalry Reenactment

Hi,

I can direct you to one of the best Uhlan units that exist. Not sodding around, true riders. Ontop of this they are Uhlan in Germany lol.

Contact me
by STEENIE
Sun Dec 04, 2011 8:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?
Replies: 10
Views: 3905

Re: Elizabethan ruff suppliers UK?

German and Danish Lutheran priests where them. Can buy them off the shelf there
by STEENIE
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 10305

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

talking about genes, someone told me the ginger gene was from the neanderthal. Don't kill the messenger that is what I was told lol
by STEENIE
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 10305

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

I would think the Anglo bit of Anglo Saxon is blonde, as in The Angles. They still are. But without a doubt, the Saxons in Sachsen are just like you. :wink:
by STEENIE
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: gabardine wool
Replies: 2
Views: 1013

Re: gabardine wool

Gabardine didn't see the light of day until the late C19th. The fabric was invented by Burberry.
by STEENIE
Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:45 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Share Some Work Fun :)
Replies: 51
Views: 10305

Re: Share Some Work Fun :)

I will say what is more authentic than anything else in these photos and is hard to beat, is your blood stock. Complete Saxon. Your type can be seen walking the streets from Berlin to Leipzig. hair colour the lot.
by STEENIE
Mon Oct 24, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: English Civil War-help
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: English Civil War-help

Very laudable!
by STEENIE
Tue Oct 11, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: English Civil War-help
Replies: 8
Views: 2410

Re: English Civil War-help

The Sieg Group is the sort of society you are looking for
by STEENIE
Sat May 21, 2011 4:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege rampart gun
Replies: 9
Views: 4118

Re: Siege rampart gun

In the mid eighties, my regiment (my Lord Saye and Seles's Blew Regiment of Foote), had two made and used to grace the field. The barrels were made by Barry Jakeman (peace be upon him) 1.25 inch bore. The reason why we re-introduced them onto the field, using the source of Wagner, was to stop my art...
by STEENIE
Tue Apr 26, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dni Ulana (Lancer Days) 2011 Poznan
Replies: 2
Views: 1280

Re: Dni Ulana (Lancer Days) 2011 Poznan

Sean, I know the feeling. In the last National Competition in The United States, I got rolled on by a horse and ended up with broken ribs in my back, a torn right lung (caused by impact), lost the tip of my pelvic girdle on the right side and damaged the nerves on the right side of my face. Besides ...
by STEENIE
Sat Apr 23, 2011 9:02 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 7504

Re: Great photo aging program

One of me taken last weekend with my friend Jozef at the Cavalry Competition in Poznan:

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