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by Allan Harley
Fri Oct 23, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

And not look like an explosion in an Italian ice-cream factory :angel:
by Allan Harley
Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:36 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Geoffrey Richardson The Popinjays
Replies: 5
Views: 1399

Re: Geoffrey Richardson The Popinjays

As always if you rely on one source then biase or mistakes will occur

At least with Richardsson, K endall (and quite a few others0 you know they are biased
by Allan Harley
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

Wondering if its related to the supposed love of all things Roman

early Italian/Roman armies were divided up into Hastati, Princeps and Triarii

With Hastati being the young (hasty) men and theh Triari being the veterans? An attempt to update and emulate perhaps
by Allan Harley
Thu Oct 15, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Geoffrey Richardson: A Pride of Bastards
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Geoffrey Richardson: A Pride of Bastards

Memories - ah marcus running and screaming like a girl

Its important to remember the important little things in life, like being able to eat solid food
by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval chequerboards and jetons
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Medieval chequerboards and jetons

Marcus - the answer is yes please - have later ones for german states and Italy but not earlier or close to outr time

I would have thought there should be some available for the late HYW
by Allan Harley
Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Geoffrey Richardson: A Pride of Bastards
Replies: 9
Views: 2780

Re: Geoffrey Richardson: A Pride of Bastards

Mr Atford whilst there are some within the Beauforts that most would be happy to shower with I think that the real collective term is "Oh god its the beaufort" bastardssssss :devil: PS never been called an apostle before - called lots of other things Have to say if yoy leave out/ignore the...
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 12, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Re: Edward IV fighting style and leadership

Thanks for the answers - will carry on looking through my books to see if I can find it.

Just want to get as right as possible - if true would alter the way we should be on the field
by Allan Harley
Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval chequerboards and jetons
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Medieval chequerboards and jetons

All good stuff and things to think on - thank you -I like the idea of a book/sheets recording the details something to add to my christmas list

would be handy for campaigns though trying to calculate the cost of putting a force in the field and keeping it there :D
by Allan Harley
Sun Oct 11, 2009 6:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval chequerboards and jetons
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Re: Medieval chequerboards and jetons

Something to portray household accounts for a medium to well off represenative of the nobility. I have to thank all those for the sites very helpfull - one thing still an issue - have accounts that the church disliked/banned the use of arab numerals on chequerboards for most of Europe during the 15t...
by Allan Harley
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval chequerboards and jetons
Replies: 16
Views: 2777

Medieval chequerboards and jetons

Can anyone summarise how these were used and how they worked Would the chequerboard be made of wood, can it be leather (seems sensible for transporting about) and do you use different Jetons for different items? Also do you have any illustrations I am getting confused as to whether in Arabic or Roma...
by Allan Harley
Sun Oct 11, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Edward IV fighting style and leadership
Replies: 14
Views: 1949

Edward IV fighting style and leadership

Can anyone help I remember reading (somewhere) that one of the reasons Edward was sucha successfull battle commander is because he used to have his new recruits/fresh troops lead the advance and be committed first with his veterans in reserve Is this true? If so where are the sources? Looking throug...
by Allan Harley
Mon Sep 28, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: new group wanted
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Also check out theWotR Fed website - may be later period than you are used to but a number of archer orientated groups belong to the Fed
by Allan Harley
Tue Sep 22, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid - late C15 archer, kit improvements.
Replies: 27
Views: 8031

HI Tod Glad you enjoyed it and stood and fought as an archer 1: You are right you need to get your breatplate resized and cut to fit whilst bending - or get a brigandine 2: Hand protection - occupational hazard of the swordsman to be hit on the hands, I would hook gauntlets to your belt and you need...
by Allan Harley
Sat Sep 12, 2009 2:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9516

quote][Ok butting in here from the other side of the pond. To be perfectly honest Fed type battles are boring. The one I saw in person there a good number of years ago was dreadful and wasn't capturing anyone's imagination. Videos I've seen over the years look the same. They are just plain look drol...
by Allan Harley
Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Harfleur and Aincourt at Kelmesh Festival of History
Replies: 8
Views: 1961

what have you been told - smoking will stunt your growth
by Allan Harley
Mon Aug 03, 2009 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Ponderosa Battle Of Wakefield 1460
Replies: 13
Views: 3554

Some really good photo's (and I'm using a :twisted: bow)

Those of you that missed it, well it was a good event, ditches were interesting. From downfiled looked like nothing, up close definite pause for thought moment
by Allan Harley
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coat of Plates
Replies: 41
Views: 6748

I have two White Rose brigs - not cheap bit well worth the money
by Allan Harley
Wed Jul 15, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Who was at Tewkesbury
Replies: 16
Views: 3308

I was :oops:
by Allan Harley
Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Archers
Replies: 62
Views: 9516

Some households/companyes are changing the way archers are used on the field But the difference is that we are subject to stringent H&S when used in reenactment Once you've loosed an arrow there is no going back, always the chance to pull a sword or stave blow It is watered down, and personally ...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 29, 2009 4:55 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval Murder
Replies: 10
Views: 1693

do you have an ISBN for it, sounds interesting
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Woodvilles: the Popinjays
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

That is how you should always treat a Woodville :oops:
by Allan Harley
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:05 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Woodvilles: the Popinjays
Replies: 8
Views: 1303

Marcus - if you are having difficulties I have a copy but its a signed one by Geoffrey who is sadly no longer with us
by Allan Harley
Fri Jun 19, 2009 11:02 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: English Archers
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

definitely butch
by Allan Harley
Thu Jun 18, 2009 11:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: English Archers
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

As always we are open to suggestions to improve what we do - and for those special parties :twisted:
by Allan Harley
Wed Jun 17, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: English Archers
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

As long as you don't burn other peoples bindings :D

Marcus - at least one Welsh archer there
by Allan Harley
Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: English Archers
Replies: 22
Views: 3302

Yep - we have got more :lol:
by Allan Harley
Wed Mar 04, 2009 5:18 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Blore Heath 2008
Replies: 34
Views: 6912

I have two of Steves brigs and sometimes mix and match with some of my plate armour & maille - all work well its a weight thing - plate weighs less
by Allan Harley
Mon Mar 02, 2009 2:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early fifteenth century belt plaques
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Thanks Nige, will see you at Torm (Saturday)
by Allan Harley
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Early fifteenth century belt plaques
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Early fifteenth century belt plaques

I'm looking for a supply of belt plaques (Agincourt period) for a knights sword belt - any suggestions?
by Allan Harley
Sun Feb 08, 2009 3:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Strykland Muster Roll 1459
Replies: 48
Views: 8544

My brain hurts - why can't things be simple :shock:

Good points though
If named then has some status, does location alter the mix? What about rich towns Coventry - York ...how about a comparison ?

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