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by WorkMonkey
Thu May 03, 2007 6:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 33238

Ignore the teenage testosterone, and give it a go if you are interested. Whatttttttttttttttttttttttt! Thats why one's a man at arms and the other is Saxon "arrow fodder". Whattttttttttttttttttttttt WM isn't gonna be too pleased with being called a teenager. Whattttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt *explo...
by WorkMonkey
Wed May 02, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 33238

Re: How to tell who is a Knight.

lidimy wrote: How would one go about becoming a knight?
YOU can't be a Knight 'cus you're a girlllllllllllllllllll
by WorkMonkey
Tue May 01, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Sword beads?
Replies: 16
Views: 3760

I've never read about coins in close context to a sword blade, but certainly there are graves with either amber or glass beads found in the vacinity of the sword blade, suggesting they were dangling from some sort of attatchment. There's references in the Viking sagas about healing beads or somethin...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Apr 17, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Why do pike pushes?
Replies: 30
Views: 7966

Why don't you just..y'know...fight with the pikes? That's more fun than running into each other....surely?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Apr 12, 2007 12:01 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7472

The forces were about the same size I think, so about 6000 aside. That’s fairly close to the numbers that fought at Stamford Bridge and at Hastings. As for a few losses, about 90% of the Saxons did not make it off the battlefield and the Viking army suffered about 5% losses in all. For some reason ...
by WorkMonkey
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7472

I think it means two "major" battles, Fulford gate wasn't particually big if I understand correctly, and wasn't costly in lives lost or else Edwin and Morcar wouldn't have been able to lead such a large uprising only a few years after 1066, if you had to list every military encounter made in that ye...
by WorkMonkey
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Early medieval group in Hants/Surrey area?
Replies: 3
Views: 1530

Shouldn't this really have been in the 1100 - 1500 section? 8)
by WorkMonkey
Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Well if anyone asks what happened, at least you'll be able to give an original answer! If anyone who doesn't know Fletch saw it and asked what happened, they'd probably glance just to the side of it and see the pile of weapons stacked against the wall, think " hmm " and desperately make an excuse t...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
Yep, the hole really was made by a sword (and a poleaxe....and a bill!)...the joy of owning your own house!

The man on the sofa is Medicus Matt (who used to post here....but hasn't for a while)
Don't forget the mace 8)
by WorkMonkey
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Sir Fletcher Phelps wrote:
Ahh...that'd be this Matt laughing at you - you do look more gormless here I think!
8) yes, QUITE
by WorkMonkey
Sun Apr 08, 2007 8:28 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

horses? pff, if god had wanted me to have four legs and move fast, he'd have made me a centaur.

On the ground on two feet is just where I likes it.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Apr 08, 2007 5:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

lidimy wrote:
Work Monkey's expression id typical of the 'I think I'm waaay cooler than I actually look' sort :wink:

Lidi :D
No thats my nervous "why are Fletcher and Matt laughing so much about this? It's just a kettle hat" sort of look.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 5380

I'm going to have real trouble explaining to the public how I got the Panda skins for my targe, however if they'd had it they would have used it. Well there were trade links to China surely? Perfectly feasable that exotic rare animal skins were traded all the way to Britain and used to face shields...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2007 9:11 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

Well, no, since they're made from the wrong material for a start. But if we all went round using sharp iron blades we'd soon run out of people in the hobby. Pattern welding is out of fashion for the type of fittings being used for this sword isn't it? This is like, 9th century for a tri-lobe pommel?...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 26, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

Pattern welding is out of fashion for the type of fittings being used for this sword isn't it? This is like, 9th century for a tri-lobe pommel? Pattern weldings pretty much gone by the 8th century I thought. Hard to tell from those pics, but that edge-fuller looks very close to the edge. Maybe they ...
by WorkMonkey
Sat Mar 24, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7472

"Hardly looks like it's gonna be big budget." WorkMonkey I don't think anyone could make such a film on a low budget. Oh they could. :roll: You have obviousley seen the utter drivel the epic warriors of Hastings :shock: lol no, but I have a very good imagination, so I could give it a good shot. *th...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:49 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 7748

Re: How to help a beginner

sara1459 wrote:
2) Is there any advice you can give someone to prevent *snip* getting hurt

Go for the face..put's them down quicker. Then run like a pheasant across a motorway, incoherently and flailing wildly.


That is all.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:39 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

How "early" is this "early Saxon" sword you want to make? Because you can find continental migration period swords with up to atleast 5 fullers that i'm aware of, though I'm sure it can go up to 9. And this is 5th/6th century what I would class as very early Saxon. http://img256.imageshack.us/img256...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Linlitgow 1526
Replies: 22
Views: 4059

Alan_F wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:bit blurry.
Yeah, I can't understand it, normally my camera gets really clear pictures.


Perhaps your guys just appear naturally blurry?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Mar 08, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

Zachos wrote:Workmonkey did a serious post!

I hear Hell is a bit chilly this season...
I've done them before!

It's not that big a deal!
by WorkMonkey
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: NEW Horsies!!
Replies: 40
Views: 10042

Puurty Ponies.

Heuk heuk.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Mar 07, 2007 12:40 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Practical Viking - change of blade shape
Replies: 30
Views: 9019

Like multiple fullers?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Mar 01, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 7748

*cough splutter* A woman? On the battlefield?
what what WHAT!

You Fox Bummers must play far too rough to need all this armour :?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:43 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Door number 1!
by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Here's our trademark "dreaded" picture.


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And captain Fletch and I

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by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 26, 2007 12:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Women off the Battlefield?
Replies: 30
Views: 4804

Cat wrote:Nah, if we were medics you'd be in soooooo much trubble, youth.
And next time we meet bloody say hello or god help me I will tickle you.
When did we meet?
by WorkMonkey
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Women off the Battlefield?
Replies: 30
Views: 4804

I don't think women should be allowed on battlefields except as water bearers or medics *breathes*

The storm is coming.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Feb 25, 2007 11:24 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

Huntin wabbits?
by WorkMonkey
Wed Feb 21, 2007 11:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 71258

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by WorkMonkey
Sat Feb 03, 2007 11:12 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 50
Views: 6549

Alice the Huswyf wrote:Monkey boy, I take exception to that - there is a contextual argument that AI may imply sentience, and therefore personality.

But they dont have friends and family.