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by Allan Harley
Wed Aug 20, 2008 9:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Animal Tails
Replies: 199
Views: 25788

I would also add that the wearing of "mens" coats by women although not common did happen, especially on campaigns. Nice to see which people concentrate on the positives or on the negatives. If negative offer a solution, always looking for marshalls, helpers at events to inmprove everything.
by Allan Harley
Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bosworth
Replies: 33
Views: 4685

Chris these are great - and I look so butch :oops:
by Allan Harley
Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Agincourt 2008 photos
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

There is always 2009
by Allan Harley
Tue Aug 12, 2008 8:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Agincourt 2008 photos
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

Chris,
Agree completely, all kit must be to the right standard and for the correct era.

Kettles, skulls etc,.. and as always check before leaping in
by Allan Harley
Fri Aug 08, 2008 9:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Agincourt 2008 photos
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

Those that are interested for next year, trying to organise as a kind of loose confederation from the 15thC WOTRF groups/individuals if interested in going let Ghost/me know
by Allan Harley
Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Agincourt 2008 photos
Replies: 21
Views: 2411

Agincourt 2008 photos

Here are a couple of photos from the event, don't forget 2015 is the 600th anniversary
by Allan Harley
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Arms & Armour Imports 1480-81
Replies: 34
Views: 3917

John, excellent research can I use it for our newsletter? Couple of points to ponder Bills/spears - is this because they can be made in this country so don't need to import? but can't get the staves so do import? Next does the number of bow staves indicate how expendable they were in comparison with...
by Allan Harley
Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Household Archers in the WOTR. What did they wear.
Replies: 30
Views: 4640

That makes a few more of us then :twisted:

It will be the way forward - loose arrows then close for the kill, or run like bu**ery - can't get any more entertaining.
by Allan Harley
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

This is one of the nbest threads there has been and is full of food for thought My understanding is that going forward we need to have "households"/groups of "armed men" (those with polearms , and archers around a core of command - but cruder than that employed on the continent T...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

For Blore - red/black bends for Lancaster or plain red I want to try and use the attacking Lancastrian troops in this type of formation On the other issue call them what you liek as long as everyone out tehre knows who you are talking too and what you are asking for Not convinced on the men at arms ...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 30, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

Yes reasonable sized units make a difference - easist way is to combine (also why trying to promote generic field signs - to identify units/clumps operating this way), and on set signals for when certain events were happening. Use of cavalry, massed archery etc.. It becomes stylized at certain times...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

At Windsor, the Woodvilles and on the second day half the Lancastrian force tried to enact a combined arms force with archers and handgunners going forward and retiring through the ranks at different times. with a core of stavemen and swordsmen to the flanks and archers interchanging weapons as requ...
by Allan Harley
Tue Jun 24, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

Bring it and if not too powerfull use it
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

I won't upstage anyone elses event but we will be trying this idea at Windsor, Bosworth, Kenilworth and Blore My group over the off season practised some alternatives (a bit of which was at the Fed training) but you need numbers to see if practicable On the other hand if enough people were intereste...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

I'm not organising the battle but would like to do something like this
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

Sorry Fox missed it, must have been when posting or reading other stuff. There is a place for troops like that but as always ALL the equipment must be of a level not just the liveries. Is there too much? difficult to answer, as do they just stand out more? Loke the idea of battle bows - why not? peo...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

All constructive ideas considered and attempted if possible What about "staves" to me?? Avaunt staves?? It has to be simple and short, for those that have forgotten its difficult to hear in the middle of the action, or during any major display - which again tells you that in real life the ...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

PS there is too much emphasis placed on "bill blocks" and not enough on true combined formations
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 23, 2008 1:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

OK I'm lost The debate is: 1: What do you call close quarter fighting troops? 2: Did they exist as a separate body 3: They should just wander around, under some sort of leader, and had no form of structure? 4: Did they have any form of instruction/order system? All of which are difficult I like Marc...
by Allan Harley
Thu Jun 19, 2008 3:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29076

Lets call them weebles - coz they wobble but don't fall down :oops:
by Allan Harley
Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

Major issue would be for a large scale engagement (and I am aware there weren't that many) the problem is that you wouldn't know most of the peopel on your own side even possibly if they were retained by your Lord. Colours (or some sort of field sign) avoids the friendly hack scenario - That doesn't...
by Allan Harley
Tue Jun 03, 2008 8:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

So for any enterprising trader/costume maker with off cuts - here is your chance

Plain sash £8-£10? Badged £15?

Any takers
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 02, 2008 4:33 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

Blue and white is so slimming Possibly a crane for tinnies :roll: All sensible ideas considered to improve what we all do - running away, wounded is an excellent way to introduce new peopel to the field without having to commit to the "heavy" stuff. Actively looking for new ventures/places...
by Allan Harley
Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

Personally would be happy with the following

Yorkist Blue/Murrey plus Red
Lancs Blue/White plus Red/Black

And households to have a "home and away" strip/bend/livery

Shouldn't be difficult :shock:
by Allan Harley
Sun Jun 01, 2008 4:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

I echo all the good ideas published here - for events that I organise/help with would people like to know the generic colours for each side plus the colours and badges for the principal commanders? As people have said, no-one wants to take away from individual groups but bends are cheap and easy and...
by Allan Harley
Fri May 30, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 3857

Too much going on at Bosworth, trying to think of when,but please put a script together if you can.
by Allan Harley
Fri May 30, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 3857

No don't go away -all sounds good and is something that has been needed for a while

IF no opportunity before - what about Kenilworth on The August Bank Holiday - Sunday night for 1-2 hrs? - or Saturday after the public have gone
by Allan Harley
Fri May 30, 2008 8:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

Its good that this is being raised again and the intention is to try more through the season. At Windsor we will be attempting Edgecote & Tewkesbury - both of which involve plenty of movement, casualties, running away, marching around and general embuggerment for commanders but if people are wil...
by Allan Harley
Fri May 30, 2008 8:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 3857

Would you like to script something?

Frankly this sounds like a good idea, and could give new starters/groups a flavour/idea of what is expected.

Now who has the time, energy, willingness and ability to do this?
by Allan Harley
Tue May 27, 2008 4:25 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17052

The "alternative" Tewkesbury will be tried at Windsor

Those interested turn up!

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