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by Andy R
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

If you have the old Osprey book on Loyalists they had some nice plates showing them on campaign in (patched) trowsers. I didn't bring mine as I have yet to repair them since I burst out of them at a battle prom last year :oops: We're not doing the gunpowder mills next year, so when would be the next...
by Andy R
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

Thank the God of Events the weather saved it's rude awakening for today! Steve And say Amen to that....! Fantastic weather. I think I was so loaded with man-stink that the insects avoided me (with the exception of the crunchy green weavle on my ear) Loyalist militia would be good though. being a gu...
by Andy R
Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

It was a fantastic event, although I do still have a dirty taste in my mouth after having to be American Militia :( And now I now have 5 guns to clean in the rain. :cry: Next year we look to have a spectacular-spectacular event in Sussex which depending on PA set up could actually be in the woods. (...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

Do you want me to bring a gun for you as well Tod? :D I have a stupidly small one to try out.....! I meant I still have lots to choose from :twisted: However I'm happy to take several guns on :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :D Well, the barrel on the padget is shorter than the barrel on you...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

Do you want me to bring a gun for you as well Tod? :D

I have a stupidly small one to try out.....!
by Andy R
Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

That's not kitekat pies is it? I know you Jacobites had it tough, but cat food? Don't knock it till you've tried it. And it has to be said that in the grand scheme of things cat food is a grade higher than your average carry out from the place with the "big yellow M" (which is the same gr...
by Andy R
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:17 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 10314

Re: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end

Tod wrote:The weather has got colder


Yes, time to pack the cloak methinks.....
by Andy R
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Congrats to Mark P
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

steve stanley wrote:(now slightly worried at the thought of Tod & Nigel in the same location...no matter how short the time!)


HA!


and


HA! again

If Tod could put up with a pedant like me it shows he has the patience of a saint, and everything from that point on should be easy.
by Andy R
Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Big Congrats to Mark P
Replies: 18
Views: 3390

Congratulations, and all the very best Mark.

Catch you on the flip side,
Andy
by Andy R
Thu Sep 13, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3562

Really? I though he was carrying off a very good Gumby-esque pose in piccie number 3 :twisted: First time I looked at it "my brain hurts" came to mind. BUT I was far too polite to say so. That and I was in awe of those tremendous trousers. They really are most fantastic. The size of the p...
by Andy R
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Pictures of Lace Wars at Cliveden.
Replies: 24
Views: 3442

steve stanley wrote:Must be slow...where's the wig gone?
Steve


far, far away. And under it's own steam to boot...!

Word on the street is that it is trying to qualify for Crufts next year....
by Andy R
Thu Sep 13, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3562

steve stanley wrote:And nearly changing the subject....Had a look at the Website....nice memories of when we did a couple of Lace Wars events at Buittle...must be about 7 years ago?
Steve


That'll be the training event where Lacewars didn't get paid BUT did put on displays to the paying public..... :roll:
by Andy R
Wed Sep 12, 2007 3:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rupert - now with added "tart"
Replies: 1
Views: 878

Rupert - now with added "tart"

Seeing as Rupert has just got married, I found this photo of him looking particularly swish.

(Riding centre file in case you couldn't tell)

Image
by Andy R
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3562

They inflate like an airbag when I fall off and when under arrow attack- just like Evil in Time Bandits ;) Fantastic - you couldn't design that if you tried. So by carefully building in gas canisters you should be able to scare the bejesus out of small animals, children, and potentially their paren...
by Andy R
Wed Sep 12, 2007 1:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudorbethan suit.
Replies: 35
Views: 3562

You look very smart Phil, and expect to see a picture of you riding in them sometime soon.

The breaches certainly look roomy enough, and they also look like they "swish" nicely when you walk.
by Andy R
Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:58 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Prestonpans 21/22 September 2007
Replies: 19
Views: 4073

I thought there was some Hessian involvement in Perthshire in early '46?

Stuart Orme brought this up several years ago...
by Andy R
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE at Sheffield
Replies: 6
Views: 1296

And for a change Geoff is slouching (white justaucorps in second pic)

Looks good.

Looking forward to the gunpowder mills..!
by Andy R
Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Where was the Duke of Cumberland buried
Replies: 13
Views: 2103

Tod wrote:How did D of C die?



"One more wafer-thin mint sir?"
by Andy R
Sat Aug 11, 2007 10:42 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Keddleston Hall, Derby 18/19 August - 1745 event.
Replies: 10
Views: 1682

Mark P. wrote:Luckily it seems the Doncaster mosquito's seem to mostly be attracted to the exposed parts of the Jacobites. :)



MP


Oh dear.

I hope the mosies were okay?
by Andy R
Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:41 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Joust video
Replies: 8
Views: 1597

Grief - and said jouster was okay?
by Andy R
Fri Jul 27, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Replacement Bess gunstocks
Replies: 2
Views: 815

There are a number of people in this country who'll do you gun stocks without the expense of goinbg to America.

The trouble with the Indian ones is that no two are the same, so you have to be able to fit the to each set of metalwork.
by Andy R
Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 10809

shame all the close ups on the wang kit :(
by Andy R
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

If you hear a tall helmeted fool shout your name, it'll be Andy R, he can be recognised by his nose (so he says). foolish boy............... It makes you wonder why he's allowed to have sharp stuff. In my (or is it their) defence, it was blunt. Of course they could have made me put a cork on it, or...
by Andy R
Wed Jul 11, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

Wild duck more like :D I actually have a red faced green justaucorps in pieces at home...... PS Don't forget, the side arm of the Wild Geese in the 1st half of the c18th was the Epee de Soldat Availible for £50 from McFathingbowl's at the ORM http://www.re-enactmentshop.com/18e-Epee.JPG http://www.r...
by Andy R
Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:48 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Dutch Redcoats?
Replies: 5
Views: 2434

Looks like the knob on Playmobil muskets so the soldiers can shoot with them :D
by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

So you'll be changing your sig to "Soyez très, les Anglais très tranquilles de chasse" :D
by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

Aye...bayonet too. And I shall be fully 'knifed-up" so to speak. I do have a very nice hand-axe but it is sharp - so I don't think I'll be using it in a skirmish! Don't worry, all ours are sharp as well. there is preciouse little, if any, hand to hand. The Canadian's also worked on the princip...
by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:37 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

I am getting very,very scared.........oh well,means less chance of having to go on the French side to make the numbers up! Steve Have you not seen all the rangers? Rangers to the left of them, rangers to the right of them, rangers in front of them. When you are out-numbered at an event the red coat...
by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NFOE at Gilbert White's House - Selbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 1171

It was a great event and the venue was fantastic. Of course the weather sucked, and as a result I'm nopt sure the house broke even - which was a great shame considering the ammount of effort they put in to it. Despite there only being two redcoat's there (okay, maybe 1.5 as the chap from the 42nd wa...
by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 12450

Should have me new Long Land Pattern Bess (from Ron) by then...if he's got it for me this coming weekend at 'Conquest'. Erm...about that Barbie(TM) pink........ Woot...! I take it then that it will be followed by a bayonet as well (all th best sess's are don'cha know :wink: And I am sure you'll loo...

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