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by Andy R
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 13410

Re: ECW Mercenary role

Some years ago (Andy R would remember) there as an idea to set up a lifeguard or bodyguard of mercenary soldiers for Skippon. As far as I was told then it never existed in history and was an idea so people could wear different kit and have a different role. It wasn't thought of as a good idea by ma...
by Andy R
Tue Sep 21, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 13410

Re: ECW Mercenary role

steve stanley wrote:Do remember one guy who attributed his cossack sword to service in the Polish army.............


That wasn't Bill was it?
by Andy R
Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:23 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Mercenary role
Replies: 38
Views: 13410

Re: ECW Mercenary role

My favourite continental type was Captain Augustine who ran a troop of irregular horse in Scotland during the 3rd war and Glencairn uprising. I think there is more a case for continentals in the cavalry from what I have read - but at the same time I am not sure how much stock to put in that as the b...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:29 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Arms
Replies: 12
Views: 3824

Re: Arms

by Andy R
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:19 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10179

Re: Fighting Muskets

Tod wrote:Three strikes.
:thumbup:
by Andy R
Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10179

Re: Fighting Muskets

Agreed, but I think the open battlefield fighting is not the place to do it. Would you agree its three hits and your out as my I think it is for swords etc? Sorry, is that three actual hits, or three strikes before melee is concluded? We went through this in the NA and they have the three strike ru...
by Andy R
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fighting Muskets
Replies: 46
Views: 10179

Re: Fighting Muskets

Bayonet fencing has been tried with VERY experienced people with LOTS of practice......Easier to do for Lace Wars against Targes,but still calls for a lot of work..thrust tend to go under the arm on the 'anti-public' side...Equally tomahawk against clubbed musket happens....main point is,it's theat...
by Andy R
Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:53 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Mmmmmmmm, tartanalia........
(just say NO)
by Andy R
Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:32 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Neil Johnston wrote:Bannockburn were home wins after all.Cheers
Neil



So Bannockburn 700th in 2014...... :thumbup:
by Andy R
Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Tod wrote::roll: :lol: Only if they are from Norwich.
If you are at Basing this wek end pop over to the LH camp (walled garden) I'll be there during the day. Don't wear the snug trews. :sick:


Will be there, and will have the pony with me (Family as well)
by Andy R
Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Hi Tod,

do the Irish Pickets have leather armour and spears in this period :devil:
(Sorry everyone, an old in joke for Tod and I)
by Andy R
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:49 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

achetons bascinets and BIG swords doesn't that do the trick ? Hi Nige, that sounds very Kingdom of the Isles from the late Scots Wars of Indipendance (going from the info on the Gadgedlar site of old) and not too disimilar to what they have in a couple of secondary sources - except the bascinet - a...
by Andy R
Wed Aug 25, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

The Flodden book isn't Angus MacBride, it's Stephen Walsh... A MacBride book I might actually have bought as they do look nice, these ones just don't! He also illustrated the Otterburn book, just as badly! Angus MacBride - nice artist, but attention to detail is lacking. The artwork in reid's Highl...
by Andy R
Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

John Waller was talking about it for the 500th anniversary I'm thinking (dreaming) Conquest or Regia in modified kit for the Highlanders. no..! :thumbdown: It's a bit more evolved that that, but I will have to look up the big pop up book Scotland for more info (and I think I have b**ger all reliable...
by Andy R
Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:48 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

Neil Johnston wrote: a few artillerymen


Wasn't it the largest artillery train in Europe?
(Not that it did them a lot of good)
by Andy R
Mon Aug 23, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I got the Osprey book on Flodden and have to say the pictures are perhaps the worst I have ever seen in any Osprey book. From the info I do have the kit is a laugh and the evidence must have come from a complete wang fest. Body warmer jacks worn over shirts. Armoured nobels but with no helmets or g...
by Andy R
Fri Aug 20, 2010 10:49 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden kit and info please
Replies: 93
Views: 26309

Re: Flodden kit and info please

I've got info on 16th century Highlanders, although how many were there is questionable. Using Osprey as a source (The Border Reivers - not a good start to begin with, buy it does have prety pictures) they were there and ridden down by the Bastard Heron when he rode to the rescue of Sir Edmund Howa...
by Andy R
Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:27 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010

Yup, my mess tins fit nicely on top of my valise and I only use a sharp knife and a spoon (although last time the spoon saw no use as we usually ate on the fly)
by Andy R
Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:53 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010

This is the 15th's kit list - last time I carried all this and more..! Horse Furniture & Equipment •Bridle •Head collar •Lead rope •Saddle •Saddle blanket (2 if available) •Stirrup irons and leathers •Sheepskin •Surcingle •Y straps •Breastplate •Girth (large and small or with extenders) •Valise ...
by Andy R
Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010
Replies: 15
Views: 5983

Re: Campaign of La Boissiere-Ecole: 4th - 5th September 2010

I have the "too much stuff to sort out in three weeks fever" :o
by Andy R
Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:48 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: How to carry a claymore?
Replies: 20
Views: 13197

Re: How to carry a claymore?

The ones I carried had front towards enemy on them if that is any help. (boom-boom) :thumbup: 16th century pictures do show them slung under the arm - it seems a very irish thing that was carried on in Scotland. Also seen "naked" bladed swords carried over the shoulder by holding the grip...
by Andy R
Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:56 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Waterloo - Super photos
Replies: 14
Views: 4010

Re: Waterloo - Super photos

Hi Spud, I started a thread about this on the NA forum but the posts have mysteriously vanished. Hi John, more than is up here? http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=367.0 Let me know if there is anything missing and I will look at over zealous and inapropriate moderators. Ta A...
by Andy R
Fri Jul 09, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sergeant's Sashes
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: Sergeant's Sashes

B'ahh, after lookimg at the pictures of the Oxford Blues I am late 17th century orientated right now.

Come back after the ABH for more common sense :crazy:
by Andy R
Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:52 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sergeant's Sashes
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: Sergeant's Sashes

Remember that quote is 1642, so ECW period when there is no doubting their use. But restoration to 1727......
by Andy R
Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sergeant's Sashes
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: Sergeant's Sashes

I think 1685ish pike Sgt did as pikemen of the time wore a scarf/sash as a matter of course.

other than that sort of thing, I am afraid not..
by Andy R
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:47 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Sergeant's Sashes
Replies: 20
Views: 5239

Re: Sergeant's Sashes

From the restoration through to 1727 (taking your date as correct) Sergeants only had the halbard as a badge of rank as far as I know. What I know is limited to secondary information on the whole, but not seen a sergeant with one from Chuck II to Marlborough (with the exception of certain times when...
by Andy R
Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:42 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Oxford Blues

A much ignored period (Late c17th to early c18th)
Hope to get over to the continent to do one of the WSS events one day...
by Andy R
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Oxford Blues

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by Andy R
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Oxford Blues

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by Andy R
Tue Jul 06, 2010 2:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Oxford Blues
Replies: 6
Views: 1738

Re: Oxford Blues

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