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by WorkMonkey
Sun Feb 10, 2008 10:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thus far..
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

chrisanson wrote:
i'd like to get out more, to drink more HobGoblin :wink:


coming to brum with us in a couple of weeks time?
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:26 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Had To Show Off...
Replies: 36
Views: 6602

One of these I reakon.

Image
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Aa, yes dojo master, *bows*
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thus far..
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

The kitchen located round the camp-fire, in the middle of a field, sorry, I do pre-medieval, they didn't have houses back then. 8)
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Thus far..
Replies: 31
Views: 3244

-10 points for effort for not bothering to have a vaguely authentic setting, a garden would have sufficed!
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Medicus Matt wrote:
Gimli's getting on a bit and Monkeyboy tires quickly.


huzzah, not anymore, monkeyboy kept going when all the other energizer bunnies had gone in for tea this week.
by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 08, 2008 12:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Londfyrd
Replies: 2
Views: 586

omg wheres johnnies beard!
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Hey man, I could have cut your head off and weed down your neck last night, but did I? No! Because I kind of like you!
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Here we go...
Replies: 31
Views: 4379

I see Dave B is on fine form with the witticisms today :lol:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:20 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

2) They don't take that much damage anyway because YOU BLOCK YOUR OPPONENTS WEAPON WITH YOUR SHIELD, NOT YOUR SWORD. YOU'RE NOT IN A BLOODY FILM YOU KNOW? And if you've lost your shield you block shots with your other arm, because you dont really need two anyway, then when their blade is snagged in...
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 7305

Of course, there wasn't a bridge :wink:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:10 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Just get a blunt with organic/bronze sandwich upper and lower guards then. Dont get wood though, the wood in mine split after a few weeks and I had to get it replaced with horn.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:57 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings
Replies: 36
Views: 7305

Well lord knows there was enough Russ at the battle of stamford bridge 06 (or was it Fulford?)
by WorkMonkey
Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Why have a sharp? Unless its gonna be all pattern welded and everything it aint gonna be propa' like, so get a blunt and fight with a group, much more fun then having a pretty stuck on your wall. 8)
by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 4:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Am I missing something?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Alan_F wrote:
I thought you just threw bananas at people until they ran away crying?



Once I've used up the spear, axe, sword, seax and two back up blunt "eating" knives that I take with me, then I either run away, or crack open the side pouch full of bannanas and start lobbing away.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:46 am
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: Hilts of Middle Bronze Age swords
Replies: 7
Views: 8429

Where abouts in Western Europe?
by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:44 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

well presented? I spelt monkey wrong! :x
by WorkMonkey
Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 6th century AS sword guard and pommels
Replies: 47
Views: 7576

Dont speak to the moneky, speak to the organ grinder :wink:

Wm
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2008 12:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Am I missing something?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

Zachos wrote:Could it be that later medieval armour is more forgiving and so people are let on the field with a lower level of competancy?


More forgiving? Not if you're taking swings at someone with a 6ft hammer 8)
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Am I missing something?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

I think weapons in general were longer and heavier because they're being made to combat the advent of plate armour, I wouldn't fancy getting whacked on the hand by a bill using the glove I use, but even being hit in the head dont particually hurt with a one handed spear, different weights and types ...
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Am I missing something?
Replies: 30
Views: 3596

cus we're not actually trying to kill anybody? :?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: a early saxon wargames question
Replies: 4
Views: 2858

small shields and unarmoured for the best part, though the leader and his hearthguard are going to be in very nice armour, heavily decorated helms and swords and a tonne of shiney metal plastered over them. You might even see a few bits of late roman stuff kicking around in the ranks since so many g...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield wall training methods.
Replies: 33
Views: 7750

definately, its not something you can just equip everyone with, its dangerous enough at the best of the times, because the lack of control that can be forcd on you if someone bats it out the way, let alone if you have no prior experiance, it just looks good, 's all im saying.
by WorkMonkey
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8239

good point with the heat problem. used the basic part this weekend at out first training day of the year. which is just the inner linin and wool layer just to see how well in padded out the maile took a few blows to he body even a couple from jonny, hardly felt them. Ahh, so you're in Johnnys new g...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:19 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Shield wall training methods.
Replies: 33
Views: 7750

surely this all comes down to ones perception of a "shield wall" as to what shots would be permissable, or what weapons being used. If you're using a densely packed body of men, shields overlapped, then no one in their right mind would be using a short arm weapon, despite our whole modern ...
by WorkMonkey
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8239

Makes sense that they'd be thicker to absorb a blow, your legs dont really provide a solid base to cut against since they'd start buckling as soon as they receive impact so you wouldn't need alot just to absorb and disperse the blows energy, odd that he's shown only with his under armour and not wha...
by WorkMonkey
Sat Jan 19, 2008 9:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: What right with the film Braveheart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2924

Why does this thread keep happening?
by WorkMonkey
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8239

I think that the tube under the armpits is a line of padding. It certainly works well no the one that Wendy made for me. As for the lower one, it LOOKs like it might be edging with pteruges hanging from it but it's not very clear. Ah yeah I can see the pteruges now, they look abit stiff though, mor...
by WorkMonkey
Fri Jan 18, 2008 12:11 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8239

Silvery bits on the scabbard? or the helm?

What helm you havin?

are those meant to be tubes of padding running in alternating directions? presumably to make it easier to bend over in?
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 17, 2008 11:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: C5th Armour padding
Replies: 51
Views: 8239

Didn't you sell yours? Or are you making an uber new one?

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