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by Andy R
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: We are sexy, we are the 18th century!
Replies: 78
Views: 14977

Gerry, I'd just like to say Ha!, and Ha! again

Shoot you, I mean see you at Bath I hope.
by Andy R
Fri Jun 01, 2007 12:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Tudor Piccies
Replies: 23
Views: 3692

Utterly fantoosh Phil.

I keep telling Jules we live at the wrong end of the country and the cuddies would prefer it up there....
by Andy R
Tue May 29, 2007 12:44 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: British Grenadiers in the 1740's
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

Just the ticket, thanks :D
by Andy R
Tue May 29, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: British Grenadiers in the 1740's
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

British Grenadiers in the 1740's

One for Pulteney's me thinks, but here's the poser for you. I was recently having a chat with a mate in Aberdeen regarding the make up of British units during the '45, and he had a refference that indicated Grenadiers posted on both flanks of their regiments. Was this the case, and were there flank ...
by Andy R
Tue May 22, 2007 2:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Tod wrote:Now this is striking a pose.
It cirtainly needs a picket line :D
by Andy R
Sun May 20, 2007 11:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The colour red?
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Yup, similar thing in the Bourbon army if I remember right for the ICFdlM, but not the Troupe de Terre. This is mostly because the coat and coat lining were of a different colour to the waistcoat. Le Reine for example had white coats with white lining and red cuffs, but red (Canada) or Blue (Europe)...
by Andy R
Sun May 20, 2007 11:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Osterley House
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Jules says (and I quote)
Jules wrote:Tell him he can bog off - next time I see him, he;s in trouble!
Good things she's in a good mood - her youngster is being broken this week by the Boy Creamer...

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by Andy R
Sun May 20, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Here is a vew of the Jacobite lines after the word reached it of jam donuts in the Government army...

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by Andy R
Fri May 18, 2007 9:58 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The colour red?
Replies: 10
Views: 1956

Hi Tod, I totally go with madder red for the Irish Bourbon regiments. From primary evidence, what we do know about Bourbon coats is they were of very poor quality, so it would be interesting to know how poor a dye stuff was used to dye the wool for coats used by regiments who were not part of the co...
by Andy R
Thu May 17, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Hi Neil,

Seeing as you are here, and as a bit of an experiment, let's see if we can describe Devlin as more orange than the man from Del Monte


Now......


RUN :D
by Andy R
Thu May 17, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Osterley House
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

After last years purple puke explosion the day before Julie's birthday, I think I'll leave the port well alone thankee. It's bad when you are sent to the local swimming baths just so you can wash the sick from your hair. :oops: It was nearly divorce I tell you... Looking good there Mike none the less.
by Andy R
Thu May 17, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Seeing as it came from Andy I just assumed it was a colloquialism for people from Nairn :) I have you know that if it had been a Nairnism, the Highlanders would have been fed a diet of cake and freshly butchered meat (cooked with no sign of blood) Which is one up on Jimmy Robertson who runs the but...
by Andy R
Wed May 16, 2007 12:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Yes :D

Hairy flapjacks was an unexpected side affect.
by Andy R
Wed May 16, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

flapjacks - never leave home without them. A good source of energy, and very tasty to boot.

Of course it helps if you do wrap them up in something rather than just let the rattle arround in your snapsack with everything else.....
by Andy R
Wed May 16, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Osterley House
Replies: 6
Views: 1818

Good grief......

You've stopped looking like "Mike" and started looking like my mate's dad.

How'd that happen then? :wink:
by Andy R
Wed May 16, 2007 9:14 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Best place for biscuits really - my last hob-nob was left in the packet and was soft by the time I git round to devouring it.

Most unsatisfying
by Andy R
Fri May 04, 2007 8:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

On the bonnet front (or back) I've concluded that you'd wear it how you wanted to. This does exclude the chefs hat postion which is punishable by at a minimum £5 fine. :twisted: Good for you. But an "awfenic" bonnet is very dificult to wear a-la-beret. Although I did find that in a canny "can I foo...
by Andy R
Fri May 04, 2007 12:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

We ought to get "I went to Culloden, but all I got was 17.5 inches of triangular section socket bayonet" T shirts done?

See Henrik...



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by Andy R
Fri May 04, 2007 9:05 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: C18th Reviews
Replies: 12
Views: 3643

The ilustrations are a bit flawed, : A bit flawed? Henrik you are being too kind. Being one of those people who pay attention to the detail and such, I thought the pictures were disappointing to say the least. If you look at the pictures of Jacobites with 1728 fusils for example, there's one guy wh...
by Andy R
Thu May 03, 2007 3:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Got you - No I rushed past you and then died when I went past the matey from Flemmings. You were the guy who said "Grenadiers never go down" (despite what it said in the toilets in Lauder) and the next time I saw you, you were on the floor. So "HA..!" and "HA..!" again Just you wait till Bath - you ...
by Andy R
Thu May 03, 2007 2:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

Re: re culloden

Matt_D wrote:Seeing as I was stood next to Mr Turton does that mean I was giving you a "well deserved beating" :twisted:

I can't quite remember, I gave quite a few scots a hiding that day.
Depends....

Did you have a pointy hat or not?

the pointy hat, is pointy, pointy....
by Andy R
Thu May 03, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 'Culloden' filming
Replies: 77
Views: 13143

And I'm in pic 6, to the right of Mr Smith who is taking a well deserved beating at the hands of Mr Turton.
by Andy R
Sun Apr 15, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Women's riding boots? (1730 - 1760)
Replies: 8
Views: 3249

Side saddle, and shoes as far as I know.

I'll check with the ginger one when she gets back as she has plenty of info on period side saddle.

TTFN
Andy

PS
Jane (Geoff King's other half) is doing side saddle and has probably looked in to what's period.
by Andy R
Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Obviously it's fate…!

Elliot was a very forward thinking officer - he also came up with the Elliot Light Dragoon pistols and Elliot Light Dragoon Carbine.
by Andy R
Thu Mar 29, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

Here's a few... http://www.xvld.org/images/Farnham/XVLD01.jpg Here's when we had an influx of new members, so items like barrel sashes and the like are missing from a few http://www.xvld.org/images/Farnham/XVLD10.jpg Me on my old mare - this was when I learned about not wearing the forage bag and ca...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2503

He was a different chap from years back - no idea who he is.

Geoff (our CO) was an NCO in the Kings Troop and has a wealth of knowledge on regency light cavalry, and the 15th in particular.

He also has an unhealthy interest in Sherry......
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6219

Wow :idea: , we have invented the trebuchet firing kitty cluster bomb
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6219

civilian piece then - nice
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6219

Whotcha buying then - come on, spill the beans....

British 1728, French 1728, French 1696 (my favourite) or something else.

Ron can get in prety much what LA have, and they have officers fusils, trade guns and the like.
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 1:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6219

You've got me thinking on this. Kitten are launched from targes, ambush cats are skirmishers (who are prone to loosing their sense of purpose over an interesting smell). Attack cats I would like to think would work in herd, but I think you would need a better delivery method. Maybe a sack of attack ...