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by Mike Garrett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:37 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I was toying with the idea of a proofed barrel which would then be clad in bamboo - would probably look ok. A totally bamboo dummy model for handling. Fascinating little doo-hickeys, apparently fired darts, pellets/shot and just flame. Sound fun. (range very limited by all accounts) Top right - demo...
by Mike Garrett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Further to this - are there any groups displaying 10th century Chinese fire-lances in the UK? (I'm guessing probably not).

Which UK group(s) are portraying the earliest firearms use?
by Mike Garrett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Interesting stuff and useful. Thanks folks.
by Mike Garrett
Mon Aug 13, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Interesting thought. Blank-firers for certain impressions and just go to the shooting club to take pot-shots at clays. :D
by Mike Garrett
Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:21 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Actually hadn't crossed my mind to find out if the local club has a BP presence. Will have to check. Good thinking!
by Mike Garrett
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:53 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I'll be looking around for a group/association to work with.
by Mike Garrett
Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:28 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Okay - I'm currently interested in most periods from WOTR onwards, as far as BP is concerned. However, I am somewhat taken with the idea of a highwayman impression, so pistols would be the thing. However, depending on the intricacies of getting licenced I may just stick with something musket oriente...
by Mike Garrett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Many thanks for the info so far.
Just a fledgling idea at the moment.
However, no lodgers and very rural, so that should help.
Prior military/TA experience, which may help I guess - at least they'll know I know which end is which, lol.
by Mike Garrett
Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 62204

Licencing - muskets etc.

Possibly the wrong area for this. Should one want to embark on a path involving muskets, black powder pistols, hand gonnes etc. what licences would one require? I'm imagining Black Powder licence and Shotgun licence. However, regarding such things as flintlock pistols, how does that work? Obviously ...
by Mike Garrett
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Yet another newbie message

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by Mike Garrett
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Yet another newbie message

First thing that jumps out is -

four plays chronicling the Wars of the Roses (1455-1485), Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 and Henry V


Dicky Two reigned 1377 - 1399, way before the WOTR period they quote.
by Mike Garrett
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Yet another newbie message
Replies: 17
Views: 3613

Re: Yet another newbie message

Welcome.

I'm in the process of organizing a branch of Crusade, in the Bath area. That's 11th - 13th century though.

http://www.crusade-reenactment.co.uk/
by Mike Garrett
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:27 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ebay buyer rant
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

Re: Ebay buyer rant

Ok Darren, but one last thing. I feel that the matter being between two people ceases to be the case when the matter is on a public internet forum and I for one had no idea to whom Mr. Dwarf was referring until you posted here, which is naturally your right, should you feel that you need to do so. A...
by Mike Garrett
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ebay buyer rant
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

Re: Ebay buyer rant

Fellow. I rather think that you need to chill. Please - and I ask in all politeness - don't tell me to 'know all the facts' (the pertinent ones seem obvious) and certainly, don't ever assume that I am 'on my high horse'. I was merely making an observation. If you can't handle it then, obviously, I a...
by Mike Garrett
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:10 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Ebay buyer rant
Replies: 14
Views: 4891

Re: Ebay buyer rant

You bought it at a certain price - which one assumes you must have been happy enough to do. Don't get your knickers in a bunch just because you found that the seller sells cheaper elsewhere. You should shop around more, in order to get the best price. The other auction site that ID mentions is fairl...
by Mike Garrett
Wed Jul 04, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sausages
Replies: 14
Views: 3679

Re: Sausages

According to the great guru that is Wikipedia ... Sausage is a logical outcome of efficient butchery. Traditionally, sausage makers put tissues and organs such as scraps, organ meats, blood, and fat - in a form that allows for preservation: typically, salted and stuffed into a tubular casing made fr...
by Mike Garrett
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help sought on 'authentic' armour
Replies: 10
Views: 3538

Re: Help sought on 'authentic' armour

Welcome Walter.

With a barbute I'd hazard that you are looking at mid - late 15th century?
by Mike Garrett
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12736

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

There's a fair few multi-period shows about, I believe.
by Mike Garrett
Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re: 14thC Islamic kit
Replies: 49
Views: 12736

Re: 14thC Islamic kit

Armstreet are the chaps for a lot of your armour requirements! http://armstreet.com/store/helmets/ (bottom half of page) http://armstreet.com/store/arm-armour/ (look at the bazubands - they do etching etc.) http://armstreet.com/store/body-armour/ (lamellar etc.) These chaps do very good work and wil...
by Mike Garrett
Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: A question of Maille
Replies: 7
Views: 2087

Re: A question of Maille

In modern French, maille translates as 'net', which would make sense. That font of knowledge, Wikipedia says - The origins of the word “mail” are not fully known. One theory is that it originally derives from the Latin word macula, meaning "spot" or “opacity” (as in macula of retina).[4] A...
by Mike Garrett
Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: What do you think ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2826

Re: What do you think ?

Have to admit that it's the only LARP event that I've ever tried doing. Wouldn't mind finding a few and giving them a go, so if anyone can point me in the direction of some I'd appreciate it. Southern England preferably, but will go as far as the Midlands/Wales/E. Anglia. http://bloodredroses.co.uk...
by Mike Garrett
Sat Mar 31, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Handgonnes
Replies: 2
Views: 4560

Re: Handgonnes

Those are all kinds of awesome! With sauce...

Very nice. I especially like the Hackbut.
by Mike Garrett
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

In jest, good sir, in jest. I meant no offence :D

How about Tyrannos?

Or Grand Inquisitor is a good one...
by Mike Garrett
Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

How about Demigod In Charge of Knowledge.....

or D.I.C.K. for short :wink: :D :P
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:52 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Tempus Fugit Reenactment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Tempus Fugit Reenactment.

badum-cha!

He's performing here all week folks... :D
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

:lol:
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Tempus Fugit Reenactment.
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Tempus Fugit Reenactment.

Too bad you're so distant...

:cry:
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

Remember that thou art mortal!
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

Of course, it roughly translates as 'commander', but sounds, oh, so much better... :D
by Mike Garrett
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: A fancy title.
Replies: 18
Views: 3773

Re: A fancy title.

You can never go wrong with Imperator...

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