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by cannontickler
Sun Sep 18, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: the London beer flood
Replies: 0
Views: 2619

the London beer flood

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_kHsHtz0teN8/S5ON_ZHS6rI/AAAAAAAAAic/XiuBnWk1yws/s200/The_manor_house_of_Toten_Hall_-_1813.gif The London Beer Flood occurred on Monday 17th October 1814. Meux's Brewery Co Ltd, established in 1764, was a London brewery owned by Sir Henry Meux. Meux, like many modern brewer...
by cannontickler
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 14401

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

pics of some of my gang for you to peruse ................ http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/411/johncampbell3rdearlbrea.jpg John Campbell, Lord Glenorchy, later 3rd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, 1708 http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/264/johncampbelllordglenorc.jpg John Campbell, Lord Glenorc...
by cannontickler
Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 14401

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

DEAR GOD.....look what happens when you put ' Jacobite Army ' into a google word search....


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its like a giant Jacobite hampster.......!!!!
by cannontickler
Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:28 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 14401

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

He's good, but I prefer this http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/images/highlander1.jpg Facial hair aside, it is the complete set of French arms (period fusil, gargousier and epee de soldat in a pucker French carriage) and the lack of the re-enacterism basket hilt and targe which makes this an inc...
by cannontickler
Thu Sep 01, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: American Bomb Lance- Whaling Gun
Replies: 4
Views: 3629

American Bomb Lance- Whaling Gun

late 18th century

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by cannontickler
Wed Aug 31, 2011 5:56 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: a-hunting we will go!
Replies: 26
Views: 21929

Re: a-hunting we will go!

Just finished polishing up another one this morning - this time, I wanted to make one which had a 'maritime' feel to it (let's say a 'whiff of grog' or 'smell of the salt air'!!). I used another of the 13.5" blades like the ones I used in the other daggers (I don't have many of these left - possibl...
by cannontickler
Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege rampart gun
Replies: 9
Views: 5589

Re: Siege rampart gun

hmmmm sexy object of desire..........

http://www.engerisser.de/Bewaffnung/wea ... ckbut.html
by cannontickler
Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Siege rampart gun
Replies: 9
Views: 5589

Re: Siege rampart gun

Todmeister, build one of these bad boys ................. http://www.fototime.com/8220D49EF4162AF/orig.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_abaJ0xbRju4/SWDL3wsludI/AAAAAAAAA5E/BmEUvklZc00/s320/Saxon+wall-gun.jpg Saxon rampart gun 1680. mine, Andy and Tony's plan years ago was to use the oversized regiment...
by cannontickler
Mon Dec 20, 2010 10:20 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 32945

Re: Mediaeval Islam

a rather more exact question for you then............Mr. Grymm probably knew this was coming along........what arabic based foods are well established by the late 17th - early 18th centuries then......?? and what arabic based foods would the East & West India companies be heavily traiding at this po...
by cannontickler
Mon Dec 20, 2010 9:35 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 32945

Re: Mediaeval Islam

what was coming back over here in the form of Arabic foods with the crusaders then......? Trade routes had been established long before the Crusades (witness the import of peacocks as a foodstuff in early Saxon times). Roman trade links naturally suffered a decline with the collapse of the Empire, ...
by cannontickler
Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 32945

Re: Mediaeval Islam

nothing ever to be purchased from Amazon ever again by me after their naughtiness i'm afraid. but i might pester Paul for something along the lines as its just such an interesting subject . what was coming back over here in the form of Arabic foods with the crusaders then......? you've got the trade...
by cannontickler
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Mediaeval Islam
Replies: 41
Views: 32945

Re: Mediaeval Islam

I don't actually have a copy (although I'm tempted) but I spotted this whilst browsing the other day: Baghdad Cookery Book - $19.95 Muhammad Ibn Al-Hasan Al-Baghdadi, newly translated by Charles Perry. This book was for long the only medieval Arabic cookbook known to the English-speaking world, tha...
by cannontickler
Sun Nov 28, 2010 11:56 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lulworth 2011 cancelled
Replies: 1
Views: 2231

Lulworth 2011 cancelled

Have been asked to post the following: Lulworth 2011 has gone under, the sponsors have pulled the plug, if you were coming to the wedding at the same event, the wedding has now been moved to a local smaller event on the same bank hol ( we hope ) PM AL if you need details . [mod] Have removed part of...
by cannontickler
Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:23 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Decorated musket stocks
Replies: 11
Views: 5164

Re: Decorated musket stocks

Just picked up my (first :twisted: ) musket, its a Charleville 1777 and Im going to use it for the trapper / Lewis and Clark demos I do, Ive always tarted up any weapons I get, painted shafts on spears / bills etc I want to find images of decorated musket stocks, do any excist ? Im thinking about d...
by cannontickler
Sat Sep 11, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

Theres one very important factor that must always be considered when dealing with 18th century though, and that is that we are now looking at the true regimentation of troop lines in government forces . you've got the beginnings of red coated armies coming out of the London trayned bands in the 17th...
by cannontickler
Fri Sep 10, 2010 5:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

Oh i can think of a couple of over enthusiastic self important little fools that i could quite happily stab through the eye with a bayonet for real ( by accident of course )..........that would give an air of authenticity to proceedings i'm sure.....? However, i quite agree with you on this point......
by cannontickler
Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

This thread has now become one very large ' reenactorism ' . people are putting forward their opinions rather than basing the converstaion around the original points . Three strikes and your out with smartly dressed Redcoats or Highlanders acting out a staged set of moves looks just as silly as an E...
by cannontickler
Tue Sep 07, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

Nice reply Mr. Neibelungen...........but i think the Todmeisters reply is the one to which anyone that doesn't usually play with the 18th century can most easily relate to in terms of a ' reason why not ' answer. We certainly don't get 7000 / 10,000 / 20,000 / 50,000 / 100.000 men in ranks at NFOE o...
by cannontickler
Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:18 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

I need to go and lie down now......That French drill,(and others) are fully covered in a rather nice book from Canada...plus translations & a CD of the french commands which M.Raffle obtained for members of L'armee Francaise............ Why that stinky Will never told me he was scabbing all the goo...
by cannontickler
Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

Joolz, this is French / Indian bayonet drill..............or one of the drill sets to be a bit more precise. http://frenchandindianwar.info/drill.jpg and i've put this up just to annoy Steve to death.............i recon we could all get fit enough to do this by next year... :lol: :lol: http://www.yo...
by cannontickler
Sun Sep 05, 2010 8:43 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

you'll notice a trend toward lying down and playing dead a lot in NFOE and Lace Wars here Joolz,
its co's we're all getting old and knacker easily.........!
by cannontickler
Sun Sep 05, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

Not to mention the half-pike & folding pikes tried out by LI & Riflemen.....And the pikes carried by the rear rank of some US infantry regiments in the war of 1812.......... :eh: yes i wasn't mentioning those Steve mate..... sorry for pinching your line from another forum about the ( lack of readin...
by cannontickler
Sun Sep 05, 2010 1:30 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 12416

Re: Fighting Muskets

I won't deny that importance was placed on sheer mass and momentum in fire and movement, with the hope that the enemy line would break and flee the field (Frederick the Great said as much, although he knew the value of a bayonet charge!). However, we have both given very sweeping statements from op...
by cannontickler
Sat Aug 14, 2010 9:00 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: New section of larsdatter.com
Replies: 7
Views: 3342

Re: New section of larsdatter.com

mucho sexy stuff.
by cannontickler
Tue Jul 27, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: colour schemes
Replies: 0
Views: 1790

colour schemes

Have found the perfect ( fake ) colour for cannon carriages of a government forces type style, or in fact anything government forces that needs painting to the suit the colour of the day.
Dulux Trade grey metal primer, its got the grey blueish tint and looks very, very close to the original colour.