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by Andy R
Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012
Replies: 12
Views: 5533

Re: Battle of Detroit 1812-2012

It actually looks pretty good. with domestic planned events big enough for cavalry in June, two in August and one in September. Not everything is 100% firmed up, and the June one should be confirmed as "highly likely" in the next two weeks following a site visit. Also talking to Hampshire ...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:58 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

There's a chap like that in my village. Thoroughly pleasent chap (from what I could garner after walking in to him in Sainsburies) Okay, the chap who delivers the curries from our local takeaway also manages the horses at the local islamic centre. he already has an interest in pegging, so I will hav...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

Sounds like the Irregular Horse Flashman desribes in Flashman and the Great Game at teh start of the war.
Wearing odd sops of clothing and rounding up mutineers with a view to hanging them 13 at a time, and then going loopy and shooting up their still twitching bodies.
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

Do hodson's have nice hats? Always keen on nice hats. okay, after a bit of searching.... http://www.heritage-history.com/books/gilliat/mutiny/zpage208.gif Hodson took a hog-spear and wandered about on a voyage of discovery. He happened at length to stray into an enclosed yard, at one end of which wa...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

Mark Griffin wrote:Huzzah for cavalry!!

and a tiger :shh:
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12037

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 incr...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12037

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

A nice picture of Alexander McCracken who has the nicest Jacobite officer kit I know of

Image
by Andy R
Thu Sep 15, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

Re: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

Mark Griffin wrote:yummy, nice pics. Can't wait to be out there again! This tarleton is crying its not getting used enough...

Salamanca will be coming up soon enough. Let me know if you are interested in anything else.

Rob Elliott wrote:Excellent pics Andy!

Thanks Rob - the photographers managed to catch some good moments..!
by Andy R
Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12037

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

The quote says bare legged except "when the frost is most vehement". In the Q culture highlands trews are very common - they predate the wearing of the plaid. Certainly in the 17th and 18th centuries there are plenty of refferneces to the plaid being worn with trews (NOT as a feileadh mor)...
by Andy R
Tue Sep 13, 2011 11:48 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12037

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

:roll: With that logic it means every time it was breezy they'd put some trousers on (trews) or go about just in a shirt. I think the bare legged is with a plaid. The problem with trews is the cost and the waste of cloth. Plus a plaid does every thing trews don't (other than be snug :lol: ) No Tod,...
by Andy R
Mon Sep 12, 2011 4:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 16th Light Dragoons at Loseley
Replies: 20
Views: 6102

16th Light Dragoons at Loseley

a fab weekend where we played French cavalry to make up numbers, but this particularly nice picture came in from one of our friends in the audience, so i thought I would share..... http://www.napoleonicassociation.org/images/16th_charge.jpg And a nice one from John Beardsworth http://www.napoleonica...
by Andy R
Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12037

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Why. In winter it gets to 30 below with the wind chill factor, is a bit windy and the ground is covered in snow or ice. So would you leave your (almost) warm house and go outside with your blanket and try and put it on in that way? The houses are way too small to lay a plaid out, a fire in the midd...
by Andy R
Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 4575

Re: Light Dragoon

I was looking at the picture of Tarleton above..!
by Andy R
Tue Jul 19, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 4575

Re: Light Dragoon

Yup, black collar and facings for Tarleton's legion.

The coats we use are all made from woolen overcoating from either Sean Philips, HE Box, or Hainsworth's
by Andy R
Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 4575

Re: Light Dragoon

Tarleton's period (AWI) http://www.militaryheritage.com/images/17thltdragoons.jpg 16th with modified uniform same period http://www.16ld.org/images/16LD_1779.jpg Tarleton's Legion http://wernerwillisfineart.com/_includes/cat1/Sir_Banastre_Tarleton.jpg
by Andy R
Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:03 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Light Dragoon
Replies: 14
Views: 4575

Re: Light Dragoon

Hi, what exactly are you after with regards to dress - home service, campaign etc. 1800 was quiet, but if you mean the 1800 regulations worn with minor alterations till 1813 (1815 in some cases) I can help you out. Boots, overalls and a few other things change in this time.I think all the Tarleton c...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Waterloo 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4942

Re: Waterloo 2011

Hi Ben,

training will re-start in the Autumn - do you want me to keep you informed of it?

Cheers,
Andy
by Andy R
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:58 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Waterloo 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4942

Re: Waterloo 2011

I have to ask Ben, do you see many Rifle officers with a '96 heavy pattern sword - I'm not sure if that would be the No.1 one cringe factor, or have you found worse. Rank structure - As one of my mates who joined the thin red line for the first time put it this year "there's at least one office...
by Andy R
Mon Jun 27, 2011 6:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Waterloo 2011
Replies: 20
Views: 4942

Re: Waterloo 2011

Looked like you had fun Alex, and it was fab riding against you guys at Albuera..!

We'll see you at Waterloo next year at any rate.

EDIT
And nice pictures Ben..!
by Andy R
Mon Jun 20, 2011 9:08 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Newbury 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 1881

Re: Newbury 2011

It was a nice suprise cathing up with you there Ellie :D
by Andy R
Tue May 24, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bourtange 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 1843

Re: Bourtange 2011

Good stuff Ellie :thumbup:
by Andy R
Thu May 12, 2011 1:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

Thanks, but I thought EVERYONE there was thoroughly nice and added to a great atmosphere, brilliant event. Have I already said that?! Everyone helpful and despite language barriers, the locals, inc the horse suppliers, were V nice too. Shame about the travel and I'm sorry to have not bumped into, o...
by Andy R
Thu May 12, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

John Waller wrote:Apart from getting there and back it was a splendid event.


Fly next time John..!

I had done another battle, participated in step rolling, flown home and done a days work before Carli and Spud got home.

And I think you were less the 10 meters from Mark in the sparts hall.
by Andy R
Thu May 12, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

I was shocked to find Corp. Paul there Tod - and you can imagine the horrow he had when he realized it was me.

he may need some TLC...
by Andy R
Thu May 12, 2011 10:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

Phil the Grips wrote:Some people should tuck the bottom edge of their nightshirt into their sock suspenders ;)


The hero of Albuera can wear what he likes..!

All though it has to be said of the weekend that Griff was certainly one of the most sporting chaps there and damned fine company.
by Andy R
Wed May 11, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

The quiet sniggering is because it was about 1:30 when we got back from the pub and everyone was due up at 5:30 (or 6:30) for the coach

After the last go we had to pack up as we were abused from the other corner :thumbdown:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UmK6pbBzdM
by Andy R
Wed May 11, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

How does one get involved in this kind of shenanigan? The horses, not the waking up of Griff with a bagpipe. Shortly after the bagpipe incident Mark could be seen bouncing down the concrete steps in the sports hall used for spectators to sit on to watch sports after they had be be-decked with matre...
by Andy R
Wed May 11, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

and the Spanish Hussars (who Richard and Andy shot repeatedly on Sunday as Richard was sure they were French as he had a wargame unit painted just like them) Easily done. We put a volley into a Spanish unit on Saturday. Fog of war and all that :) They told him they were Spanish, he just didn't beli...
by Andy R
Wed May 11, 2011 12:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

Richard and Andy certainly missed you guys on the Sunday John...!!! We had with the cavalry, the 1st Royal Dragoons and 18th Light Dragoons as the "Mongrol Brigade", and the 12th, 15th and 16th LD in the "Light Brigade". In support were the Black Brunswick Hussars, and the Spanis...
by Andy R
Wed May 11, 2011 11:05 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4596

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

hooo :envy: if only I had the money, :| I'd be there in a flash, :P come you lottary numbers this time pleeeeeeease! :thumbup: The event is cheeper than spending a weekend at a horse supplier training. Return flight was £70 (with a free coach laid on to ferry us between Madrid and Albuera) 3 meals ...

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