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by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Pathfinder; is there anything good to come out of it?
Replies: 12
Views: 3134

ViscontesseD'Asbeau, if you like the premise, have a look at the original movie, Ofelas . Might be a bit hard to find though, it being not only old, but also foreign... I haven't seen it in years, but remember it being good. I am lucky to have a copy both on Video and now copied to DVD, the Video c...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: who would win?
Replies: 42
Views: 7629

zauberdachs wrote:
nix wrote:and JIM we no away round archers.......
Does this mysterious strategy involve jumping back on the longboats and heading off to raid a monastery which is only defended by unarmed monks? ;)
Quite right to, with their silly haircuts and unearthly religeous practises, they deserve it
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the movie Braveheart?
Replies: 84
Views: 15733

ssshhhh dont mention the jews
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: who would win?
Replies: 42
Views: 7629

nix wrote:im sensing someone out there is deferently a secrete vike supporter lol.
the clue is in the fact im in the vike :wink:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: who would win?
Replies: 42
Views: 7629

Type16 wrote:Normans to win :D
Co-ordinated, disciplined, ruthless, not too much bickering,

Oh, and just nice people really :lol:
So if the Normans win, that means the Vikings win by default? :D
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: who would win?
Replies: 42
Views: 7629

:) I think the Roman's would clear the field with everyone apart from the Huns. Asides from that I think the Norman's would spank the Vikings, as they have all that the Early Medieval armies would have plus good cavalry and archers. The WOTR would probably spank the Vikings for the same reason and ...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Mar 05, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 68891

ME
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:47 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7309

Morglay wrote:"...wanting to come to england and film the battle of hastings, to use as battle scenes in the film." Gyrthofhwicce

Oh dear,oh dear! :( Cheapskates eh!
Exactly, Mind you filming from one static spot as we offered them, wouldnt have helped either, would have made very boring watching :lol:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Feb 20, 2007 2:13 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7309

We have already had contact with this company, they approached the Vike last year wanting to come to england and film the battle of hastings, to use as battle scenes in the film. They are a small compnay based in thailand. They wanted to wander the battle field and film, we talked about fee's and th...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Beowulf and Grendel movie
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Don't know about the recording of Heaney reading Beowulf but I spent a year translating that damn thing at university, week in week out and can tell you Heaney's is possibly the er... 'most free' translation you'll find. It is also the one with the most poetic merit, in its own right. So worth havi...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Nov 07, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: medieval market in weston super mare 2007 - interested?
Replies: 29
Views: 4905

Defo interested in the Christmas dates, Any chance of the Gathering dates as well please Dave?
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Film about Hastings 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1471

I had an awesome time talking to some really enthusiastic members of the public, who seemed to apoligise profusely about stopping me, like it was a chore for me or something. Posed for a lot of photos with the kiddy-winks, In a few weeks time do a google image search for "that dashing, heroic speci...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:23 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Blokes in skirts
Replies: 18
Views: 3533

I was talking to a retired curator/ researcher of cloth and suchlike from the MUseum of Scotland, last year, and she said that they reckoned plaids etc came about in the late 14th/ early 15th century, (Certainly no earlier) partly as a result of the socio-economic chnages occuring in that period. U...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 5839

WorkMonkey wrote:Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
Indded i am young Minkey, a nice straw hat is good for what ails ya.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 25, 2006 8:14 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 5839

WorkMonkey wrote:Aren't the phyrigian caps (whatever they were) pretty generic for the whole mid saxon period?
Indeed they are my Simian nemesis. however a good widebrimmed straw hat is also acceptable for toiling in the fields.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:34 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HELP Penannular cloak pins
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

You want to be looking at something like this:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Help with 15th C Gown!
Replies: 20
Views: 2309

If you look at the woman coming out of the doorway, it looks very much like she has the same design, running down the side of her dress. i know it's small but it does appear to be that. Could it be similar to the man with the long red kirtle, e has clearly defined patterns on the front, maybe hers a...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Oct 04, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: HELP Penannular cloak pins
Replies: 7
Views: 2357

Hi Roger,
Penanulars are out, they are looking for disc brooches, or cloak pins.
Just to save you the expense.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Also, fighting wise, as a poorer class you've turned uo for a fight because your theign or jarl has told you to, So no armour, no sword. Axe and if you are a freeman a spear, and a shield. Remember a sword was the equivelent in cost to a porsche boxter today. and the old "I got it off a dead body" r...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Tue Oct 03, 2006 3:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Creating beginners guides (Dark Ages ~1015)
Replies: 8
Views: 1951

Would argue the dark green/browns as this calls for continual overdying, something which would be costly, to get the deeper shades, if your going for poor kit, go for plain light colours or even bleached linen.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:28 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Paging Hazel Uzzell --- message for Hazel Uzzell
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Roger,
i do, but i dont have their contacts, Pm paul murphy one of the mods and he should be able to point you to the Vike authenticity pages, which has everything you need for kit for Hastings.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Paging Hazel Uzzell --- message for Hazel Uzzell
Replies: 9
Views: 2413

Then Surely it's better to contact a member of the organising group who's authenticity is the one everyone will be using, rather than someone else?
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: white carrots!
Replies: 44
Views: 30932

Re: white carrots!

Picked this up off the news this morning . .. . . White carrots to hit shelves Source: Independent 18-09-2006 A white version of the carrot is set to hit UK shelves soon. The variant, called the White Satin, is reputedly sweeter and juicier than the ubiquitous orange version (which originally becam...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Purple Carrots
Replies: 15
Views: 4359

Was on the news t'other day, Sainsburys are now stocking white carrots.
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Sep 13, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Linlitgow 1526
Replies: 22
Views: 3916

Alan_F wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:bit blurry.
Yeah, I can't understand it, normally my camera gets really clear pictures.
Ghosts, they do it all the time
by Gyrthofhwicce
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:59 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Medieval Markets and crafts event Leicster on 17th
Replies: 1
Views: 1173

Medieval Markets and crafts event Leicster on 17th

HI, So far i'm the only one booked. Dont know if anyone is interested, but there is a Medieval markets and Crafts event in Leicstershire on Sunday 17th. they dont charge a pitch fee, but may want to snaffle somthing of of your stalls as a token. Contact details are: Alison Fearn Events Officer Donin...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dragons breath
Replies: 26
Views: 5183

what a fantastic pic. Thanks. I am still removing the the debris from my teeth and camera. The following 5 frames show a huge debris cloud comming towards me including the tip of the bush in the foreground. I am now in the very exclusive club of just one member, those who have been kissed by Pyppes...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Aug 09, 2006 3:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval reenactment fotopic website
Replies: 5
Views: 2223

Nigel wrote:Clive there will eb a ice big early med battle at Klemarsh too you know
I prefer to think of it as a late dark age battle, actually. :wink:
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:02 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Highlander - the movie
Replies: 25
Views: 3394

If you suspend the belief of a Frenchman playing a Scotsman and a Scotsman playing an Egyptian turned Spaniard, having spent time in Japan, then complaining about weak/linear plotting is not going to a problem! That always baffled me. The C16th scenes are set entirely in Scotland and Connery speaks...
by Gyrthofhwicce
Wed Aug 02, 2006 1:16 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Beowulf and Grendel movie
Replies: 11
Views: 2474

Beowulf and Grendel movie

Ordered a copy off of Amazon in Canada, which it appears is the only place it hase been released. (you'll need right region DVD player, or a crack code for your one) Actually a very good film, and very sympathetic towards grendel, the first 5 minutes shows why he is attacking Hrothgar. The Kit is pr...