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by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed May 27, 2009 3:37 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: looking for a viking group
Replies: 23
Views: 5717

Technically, if you believe the sources the Saxons were actually invited in as thugs for hire... Have to admit, Monkeyboy is correct on that part. Well, the Englisc mob were initially hired, and then just refused to go (bloody tourists). we were asked in unlike your lot Nige, have never seen anythi...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Wed May 27, 2009 2:27 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gambeson and Padded Jack
Replies: 49
Views: 12069

unless I suppose you might be the Equivelent of a Teddy Boy in the 21st century & wearing classic gear because that's what you liked... IMHO, its probably a worse offense to come in kit that hadn't been invented yet or hadn't come into fashion than wearing outdated stuff. Though I know from publ...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue May 26, 2009 3:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 5956

Cheers Phil. I was under the impression Hand & a half & Bastard Swords were popular amoungst the Germanic & North European Mercenarys.

I can understand the idea of it being popular for sport as the balance of the hand & a half is devine & a pleasure to use.
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue May 26, 2009 3:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gambeson and Padded Jack
Replies: 49
Views: 12069

So esentially Gregory 23b, unless its a taken, that my character is using arms & armour passed down through the family since the agincourt period, which I supose is a bit of leap & I supose clutching at straws a bit. considering the amout of time passed from early 1400's to mid to late 1400'...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue May 26, 2009 2:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sword Types and Uses
Replies: 33
Views: 5956

What about the hand & a half or Bastard sword. Where does this fall into the plot?
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue May 26, 2009 1:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gambeson and Padded Jack
Replies: 49
Views: 12069

Many Thanks Colin, It is indeed the 15th century I've got to try & gather bits & pieces to introduce myself into re-enactments. It'll be an arming doublet under Brigandine I'll be aiming at, though my thinking was to include some maile in the setup. My funds are quite limited & know befo...
by Sir Thomas Hylton
Tue May 26, 2009 12:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Gambeson and Padded Jack
Replies: 49
Views: 12069

Hiya Chaps & chapesses... All this talk of Gambesons, padded jackets Jupons, Arming Jackets, Jacks, aketon etc is sending my brain into a Tizwas... Especially as, upon recently reading up on the subject in my search for equipment to wear on the battlefield, I thought I'd gotten everything down &...

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