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by Andy R
Mon Jul 09, 2007 3:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Hi Andy, I'm sure your tuque will be fine :D So long as it's washed out red (pink) and not Barbie (tm) pink. There are trees, and the trees are on a slope - so make sure you have your hob nails up to date. As an aside, are you bringing your YHA dog lock, or do you have a more modern gun? Only asking...
by Andy R
Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Joust video
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

Ouch...!

You're better off with Napoleonic's, although after hearing about some of the shinanigans at Waterloo a couple of weeks ago, I'm not 100% sure of that....
by Andy R
Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Joust video
Replies: 8
Views: 2123

got to love that double un-seat...
by Andy R
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

But credit where credit's due, Asda's take away curries are the best of their ilk.
by Andy R
Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Well these things happen.

One of my wifes friends asked me but a few hours ago to pick up a couple of 34DD sports bras next time I'm in Asda.

Of course I just go to Asda for the currys, ladies underwear is just a side line......
by Andy R
Wed Jul 04, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

I expect to see you wearing yours at Bath then :D What with Tod's estimation of numbers from RaT meeting the numbers we turned out at the weekend (Indian's not included), it will be great to see people there. And with the ammount of Ranger's gunning for us without the red-coat ellement, believe you ...
by Andy R
Wed Jun 27, 2007 5:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13274

And look who turned up at the Culloden centre....

Image

There was also a very nice picture of Alan Turton looking very manacing, and three beardy types in 'orrid kit :(
by Andy R
Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:28 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sheep skin targes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

Probably deer??? But there were other plentiful hairy hides available as well, such as from cattle You didn’t have the great swathes of sheep till after the clearances, and wool was better employed for spinning and turning in to cloth. Wool was a very sought after commodity and if you look at period...
by Andy R
Tue Jun 26, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Sheep skin targes?
Replies: 12
Views: 2682

never saw sources, but I do have one and it adsorbs the blows just fine. You can put shock absorbing materials under the backing. My targe is backed with leather, but there is a section of carry matt between the two arm straps - not authentic, but good at shock absorbtion, and not as pig ugly as sh...
by Andy R
Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Can jacobite re-enactment recover from this?
Replies: 10
Views: 2568

Synthetic materials are gaining preference in the saddlery industry Philistines...! You can't beat a good leather saddle, and I'd certainly pay more for leather over synthetic every day. One of my local saddlers has the MOD contract for UP's, and he has no end of trouble trying to find leather that...
by Andy R
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Lowland Scots clothing circa 1685?
Replies: 1
Views: 1592

As per English clothing with the posible swapping of Scots bonnet for hat.

The Osprey MAA book on the Jacobite rebelions shows Scots troops from the 1689 rebelion as per your regular soldiers but with bonnets and fly plaids.

I hope that helps,
Andy
by Andy R
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The defence of Hougemont - Waterloo 2007
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Damn you....!

I missed this to go to a horse show I had promised the misses we would go to without fail :(

Looks like a top event though - next year I guess....

(And I get to miss Shugborough as we have another horse show.....)
by Andy R
Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4952

Speaking off the cuff as I'm at work and have no reference books to hand, that could also be quite like WAS and 7YW British with skirts turned down and lapels folded across for bad weather ? as we have been known to do when masquerading as a Marlburian unit. I'm at work to, and running from memory ...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 14, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4952

Appart from the French uniforms and equipment that is But they are red 'French uniforms' with coloured facings and leather belts, in which the differences are not obvious until it's too late - as Pulteney's discovered on St Lucia in 1781. 'Count Dillon reached the barracks at six o' clock in the mo...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4952

Gerry wrote: Have you considered the 'Irish Brigade' Look just like the English.
Appart from the French uniforms and equipment that is :D
by Andy R
Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Plus we get to shoot Redcoats and loose. Its all true I read it on the net. And we get to shoot redcoats and WIN Moose burgers, now there's an idea. Now Bison burgers..... They were good. We did an event at the Bison Centre, and all particpents were allowed a free burger. Mmmmmm, burgers...... Stev...
by Andy R
Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Unfortunately, from the expression on my face, it looks as if I've been sucking lemons (s*d it!). Or........ You forgot to put your teath in :lol: Did you realise that the kit you had at filming would also work wonders for 7 Years War Canadian militia with a slight change in hat? Go on, you know it...
by Andy R
Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:41 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Minden 2007
Replies: 41
Views: 4952

Don't think they did particulally.....just like ours,let the mud dry & brush it off.....mind You,only the French could have a"Royal" colour of a white cross on a white ground........... Steve And only George Washington could mistake the flag of truce for the Royal colour and shoot a parley party. G...
by Andy R
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:41 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Uniforms
Replies: 20
Views: 3541

Been a similiar thread on the NFOE board.....nice thing with the Colonies is that there are unlaced units....(& a couple of plain white lace) Steve And in the 1742 clothing book as well...! According to Funken, the 15th, 26th, 44th, and 45th had yellow facings and no lace, and the 14th buff facings...
by Andy R
Mon Jun 11, 2007 6:22 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'morning Steve, an interesting little thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Andy what you doing man? You've got a wife who can make you breeches I'm still waiting for the waistcoat she promissed me 6 years ago damnit...! and what you doing going to some one called Gilbert's house when you could be going to the wonderful Belton House? Gilbert has a better standard of biscui...
by Andy R
Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:47 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 'morning Steve, an interesting little thread
Replies: 8
Views: 2215

Steve, see you at Tewkesbury unless I get down the hall before hand.

Steve, see you at Gilbert White's house because you won't be down the hall.

I've been hankering after a new pair or breeches, I think I'll drop Smiling Fox a line then on your recommendation then
by Andy R
Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:17 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Trying to ID a Potsdam musket
Replies: 3
Views: 1212

Hi Tod,

If I remember right, they were 1809 pattern Potsdam muskets.

Indian made, but Indian stuff goes in and out of production.

Dave bought them as they were the only muskets with three barrel bands that he could find at the time without going to Pedersoli and paying through the nose.
by Andy R
Tue Jun 05, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Tod wrote:Matching plaids?
Look on the bright side, the government set is usually quite easy to get hold of, and at least you don't have to worry about paying someone to make it up..!
by Andy R
Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

By the way Corp. Paul was on about some of RaT doing Redcoat Highlanders (wait for Andy R to comment :? ) and going in 2009. Andy, we could hide you in a roof box! How many years has it taken you to get one pair of hose? You only have two years before the big one. Are you confident that you could g...
by Andy R
Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 15105

Gerry wrote:maybe we can bring you back some German sausage from Minden.
Just bring back pictures and a full report.

I'll be very interested to hear what the event was like.

I'd very much like to get over there for 2009.
by Andy R
Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:36 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: British Grenadiers in the 1740's
Replies: 12
Views: 2176

So they're not just jocular hats top make people look silly?
by Andy R
Sun Jun 03, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3716

lidimy wrote:Can you put aside the grey for me?

Ta!
You sure?

I'll have her boxed tomorrow for you.

Just don't tell the owner......
by Andy R
Fri Jun 01, 2007 1:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3716

Good luck- the pig sticker is the noblest of polearms, or so my uncle tells me, but he may be biased as he was Officer's Team for the RHA :) We're aiming for competing with the Tent pegging Association next year. Here's most of our herd http://www.xvld.org/cuddies.jpg Left to right Kilt (the blind ...
by Andy R
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3716

You don't have a horse and walk! And I'll have you know that Quaker has just opened his first gate, and a tricky one at that. Of course he then drove my knee in to the gate post in his eagerness to get through (OUCH) And I'll be trying him with a lance for the first time next month, so wish me luck...
by Andy R
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3716

Phil the Grips wrote:With the number of folk that are interested I may one day sort out a foot loon unit which'd be nice :)
So how many horses do you have in the foot loons?