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by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Jul 23, 2013 5:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth Joust 2013 (part 2)
Replies: 1
Views: 1604

Brilliant, few nice ones of us - thanks
by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Jul 16, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking to join a Wotr combat group
Replies: 5
Views: 2261

by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Any events over Easter?
Replies: 11
Views: 4088

The Medieval Siege Society are laying siege to Hedingham Castle in Essex...
by Anthony of the MSS
Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: late 15th/early 16th mail standard
Replies: 8
Views: 3156

That's very similar to one I've made. I achieved the collar via a 6 through 1 pattern, and the same weave down the front section for extra protection. I can't quite tell from the photos but is that the same method?
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: info needed for 14th Cent pavise
Replies: 20
Views: 5499

Not all 15thc ones have gullies. This appears to be a bit of a reenactorism.

There's a really good thread on myarmoury about pavaises, have a google
by Anthony of the MSS
Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: VIDEO: Woodland Skirmish - MSS Regional Training Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Ah well. We've got Thriftwood in Brentwood Essex on the 9th, and I'm hoping to announce some other dates in the new year
by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: VIDEO: Woodland Skirmish - MSS Regional Training Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

Re: VIDEO: Woodland Skirmish - MSS Regional Training Nov

Well, as you are only up the road in Leicester you might think about going to the one at Naseby on 15th December..?
by Anthony of the MSS
Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early medieval polearms
Replies: 9
Views: 4435

Re: Early medieval polearms

You should also be careful about context, as Lance can refer to a unit of men under someone's command, as well as the weapon. There is a good article about this by Historian Mike Ingram here: http://harringtoncompanye.wordpress.com/combat/ Also a nice bit about accurate lengths for hafted weapons, d...
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Couple of folk have gone down that route, but i went with bluing
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: VIDEO: Woodland Skirmish - MSS Regional Training Nov
Replies: 4
Views: 2408

VIDEO: Woodland Skirmish - MSS Regional Training Nov

Footage (amateur) of a woodland skirmish at a regional training event last weekend for the Medieval Siege Society. Great fun! Like paintball, but with swords, bows & arrows....

Next one on 9th Dec

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TytJs-b ... e=g-user-u
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

Some amateur footage from Saturday's Skirmish at Thriftwood (Essex).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TytJs-b ... e=g-user-u

Next dates:
9th Dec (Thriftwood, Essex)
15th Dec (Naseby, Northants)
by Anthony of the MSS
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

Second woodland skirmish of the season is this Saturday at Thriftwood in Essex. www.medieval-siege-society.co.uk/events.aspx
by Anthony of the MSS
Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Thanks I'm looking forward to it. Yes we are flat shooting so we also put fencing masks/paintball masks on the runners we are shooting at, or squash googles under helmets. There is a still a minimum distance for loosing to allow the fletchings to slow, and a draw check for higher bows. Although tomo...
by Anthony of the MSS
Fri Oct 19, 2012 12:56 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Right, well the first skirmish of the off season is tomorrow. I've blued an old siege helm I had. I've used shotgun bluing fluid for now, I'm not that impressed with the finish so will do it again authentically over the winter but it will do for now. I've a dark brown hood underneath it, and then a ...
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

A full body suit of hessian..? I'd be like the Predator!!!
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4857

Helmet camoflage..?

I suspect I know the answer to this already, but if you don’t ask… Here at the MSS we’ve been having industrial amounts of pure unadulterated fun, as we have access to a nine acre woodland site in Northants, and have been running around the woods shooting each other, jumping out on each other with d...
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 5029

Henry Tudor was made a ward of William Herbert Earl of Pembroke. He would have been about 13 at the time of Edgcote (1469). This is from a quote from a petition of Sir Richard Corbet of Morton Corbrt to Henry V11 "after the death of Lord Herbert after the field of Banbury, hee was one of them t...
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 5029

Incidentally we've just come across some evidence that Henry Tudor was actually at Edgcote, fighting for Royalist York (as opposed to Rebel York, this not being a Lancastrian v York battle)
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pikes at Bosworth.....
Replies: 19
Views: 5029

Bosworth was lost in 1469, when the Welsh Yorkists lost at Edgecote.
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Warrior Arts Research Society (WARS)
Replies: 0
Views: 1137

Warrior Arts Research Society (WARS)

Warrior Arts Research Society (WARS) New Northampton based Martial Arts club examining the traditional arts of the Warrior – both Eastern and Western styles, and similarities between them. Longsword, Katana, Spear, Bo, Grappling and Dagger. Senior Instructor: Gary Arthur, telephone 01604 903043 Tues...
by Anthony of the MSS
Sat Jul 28, 2012 12:47 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Northern Essex societies
Replies: 4
Views: 2862

Have a look at the MSS www.medieval-siege-society.co.uk, we train regularly in north and south Essex
by Anthony of the MSS
Mon May 21, 2012 12:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Livery Collars
Replies: 5
Views: 1949

Oh that reminds me, I meant to post up on this. Went to a Christening the other day at a Church up the road from me (Spratton). I was hugely distracted during the service by the Effigy in the corner of the church that I didn't know was there. Lo and behold its of national importance, and is the firs...
by Anthony of the MSS
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Plume?
Replies: 8
Views: 2135

Interesting, thanks mark
by Anthony of the MSS
Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Barclays PingIT
Replies: 0
Views: 12514

Barclays PingIT

Hi Traders, I've already mentioned it to the traders I know direct, but you might like to have a look at Barclays PingIT, now available for iPhone, Android & Blackberry Smartphones. http://www.barclays.co.uk/PersonalBanking/P1242603570446?WT.mc_id=301RDpingit Allows small value payments, all you...
by Anthony of the MSS
Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Steel gauntlets - advise please!
Replies: 8
Views: 2635

Ive got some newbies who may be interested in a bulk purchase - what's the list price?
by Anthony of the MSS
Sat Nov 26, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for group northants or beds
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: looking for group northants or beds

If anyone is interested in MSS training at Naseby tomorrow then follow this thread..

viewtopic.php?f=25&t=27576
by Anthony of the MSS
Sat Nov 12, 2011 9:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: No Charcloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.
Replies: 30
Views: 9047

Interesting video. Anyone know when the earliest tinderbox came about? Other than dogs with eyes as big as saucers..
by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for group northants or beds
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: looking for group northants or beds

BTW if you are closer to Beds then we also train monthly (men at arms, archers and arbalests) at Edlesborough, Bedfordshire. Again, details on the MSS events page
by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Oct 04, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for group northants or beds
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: looking for group northants or beds

Hi, actually we have a fair few members in Northants now, plus regular (indoor, weatherproof..) training sessions and meet ups round here. If you have a look at http://www.medieval-siege-society.co.uk/Events.aspx then we have a social pub meet in Brixworth on the 12th October, and then a full two da...
by Anthony of the MSS
Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rings on belts...
Replies: 14
Views: 3432

"how a man shall be armed" mentions this as being used for a dagger when in FULL harness in order for a quick draw.

As you say they shouldn't be used for swords etc and not without leg harness

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