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by WorkMonkey
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:16 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Something I've been thinking about....
Replies: 34
Views: 8478

Even a spangen helm, while not being as directly intimidating as the likes of Sutton Hoo makes you appear taller, taller = more intimidating. I'd love to know the actual thoughts of the man in the field when it came to warfare, for the king/chief and his hired heavies its their way of life, very muc...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One for the nutters out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2332

Dares
by WorkMonkey
Sat Jan 17, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: One for the nutters out there
Replies: 12
Views: 2332

What an ugly piece of tat.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Dec 14, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Spear tactics
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Depends what kind of spear isnt it, some are little things with tiny heads, obviously meant for carrying a handful and chucking, some have heads the size of sword blades on them, obviously a one or, more probably a two handed slashing weapon. Context is important, anything can be used as a throwing ...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Dec 07, 2008 3:45 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Questions about reenacting a Gallowglass
Replies: 15
Views: 2953

Weren't Gallowglasses, as already mentioned, the nobility, or atleast household troops of a local noble? and not...fishermen? Don't know much about Irish military history though :? As for gloves, sheepskin or leather base, with padding and leather stitched on top to keep it in. Dont do mail gloves. ...
by WorkMonkey
Wed Nov 26, 2008 11:32 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Interesting that my post that "Normans werent renowned for their logical thinking" was modded but the "Normans are renowned for their spear head chopping-off abilities" wasn't. :roll:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: First shots of me in my new harness
Replies: 14
Views: 3463

It's all abit too blue and velvety for my taste :lol:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Nov 20, 2008 7:57 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Normans are not renowned for their logical thinking. :wink:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

NORMANS ARE RENOWNED FOR THEIR SPEAR-HEAD CHOPPING OFF ABILITIES !!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111
by WorkMonkey
Wed Nov 12, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Main advantage is that a spear allows you to attack from a shield wall without overly exposing your arm to a counter attack (when compared to a sword or axe and allows much more attacking on the angles due to it's greater range. As I noted at Hastings 06, Naughty Normans closing in with short arms ...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Nov 11, 2008 10:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 8083

I forget which ones TORM, but i'll be there at the one that's this weekend? I think its this weekend? You there?
by WorkMonkey
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 8083

A nice group of vikings? :wink:
by WorkMonkey
Sat Nov 08, 2008 11:03 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Looking for references to spearfighting
Replies: 15
Views: 5715

Carrying multiple spears is well attested, there's alot of English depictions of this period showing warriors with multiple spears grasped in their shield hand, presumably then the majority of them were used for throwing as the lines closed, then one reserved for the clash of shield walls. How they ...
by WorkMonkey
Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My New Jupon
Replies: 18
Views: 3608

How are those dangly bits at the bottom hemmed?
by WorkMonkey
Sun Jun 22, 2008 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Swiss bascinet raised in one piece and Innsbruck sallet
Replies: 9
Views: 3125

Nice work as always.

Wm
by WorkMonkey
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:41 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: rivetted mail
Replies: 8
Views: 2676

Probably not a large enough size for most early med groups 8)
by WorkMonkey
Sat May 10, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Silk Cloaks
Replies: 12
Views: 3195

Why would anyone make a cloak out of silk?

Make it out of lightweight single layer wool, light enough to fight in and doesn't look wang. 's what I did and it works fine.

Wm
by WorkMonkey
Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Post Roman/ Pre Saxon swords
Replies: 7
Views: 4526

Hasnt this already been done?
by WorkMonkey
Sat Mar 29, 2008 5:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Gambesons - reality or reenactorism
Replies: 19
Views: 6860

despite the lack of evidence? :wink:
by WorkMonkey
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New helm comes out to play...
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

Huscarls about 400 years in the wrong direction, that's a kings/warlord's helm don't you know, not some petty hired thug. 8)
by WorkMonkey
Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New helm comes out to play...
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

latheaxe wrote:Is it from Steel Mastery??..
No, Thorkil, Polish Armourer. Excellent work.


Wm
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:38 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Arms And Armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4415

Re: Viking Arms And Armour

Does anyone know if there is any literary primary sources detailing the minimum equipment expectations for a Viking of Warrior class and ifthere is any references for the standard Soldierr of Viking age? Doesn't a "Viking" only come in 'Pirate' class? In which case its pistols, sabres and "gyarr"in...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New helm comes out to play...
Replies: 9
Views: 1769

New helm comes out to play...

Image



ooh yes 8)
by WorkMonkey
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 8384

mail aventails occur both before and after the Pioneer helm so there's no reason why it wouldn't have had it, it just seems it didn't. Pioneers 7th C? If so you've also got the Benty Grange and Sutton Hoo helm as contempary pieces, neither of them have mail aventails, but a rigid neck plate instead.
by WorkMonkey
Sat Feb 23, 2008 10:20 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 8384

The hinges were a rectangular piece of wire with rounded ends going through two U shaped loops one on the brow band, and one on the top of the cheek plate, spose it's an easier type of hinge than the coppergates.
by WorkMonkey
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:18 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Frankish (600-800AD) clothing sources
Replies: 5
Views: 2877

The franks were importing cloaks from England so I doubt they were longer.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thus far..
Replies: 31
Views: 3522

sent you a pm on a dark, distant place.

Wm.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My turn to stick my head above the parapet
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

Medicus Matt wrote: Texts cost £500 and will go towards buying me a bath chair which Monkeyboy can push me around in.
As long as I don't have to give you bed baths or anything, or will you just go in the chair when you need a bath? I dont have to undress you do i?
by WorkMonkey
Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:08 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 8083

Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
:roll: Get your facts right Monkey, they were Byzantium Guard not Russ. Your so crap at history.

It's all the same! 8)
by WorkMonkey
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:32 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My turn to stick my head above the parapet
Replies: 16
Views: 2358

It seems the more clothes you put on, the more chuffed you get.