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by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:40 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Thanks for telling him about the pistol, that really helps :roll: and I always thought big long guns are better. How the hell does a Panda fire a longbow????????????? The ones I've seen would eat it. Big, long guns are the way forward. You know my thoughts of infantry with cavalry carbines..... :ev...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:33 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Who has the better fire rate? Ambush cats are fine if glued onto targe edges and rolled into battle. You tell Frank the Cat that..! He was a fine exponent of the art of Ambush Cat when we lived in our old house. We had a tree by the front door and he used to hang upside down out of it smacking you ...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Not that I would want to shoot you (or anyone else come to that) but were I try I think you could rest assured that hiding wouldn't be required - I would miss. repeatedly... there was an old adage about pistols that you could only guarantee hitting someone if you could feel their ribs on the end of ...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Panda wrote:Rigtht thats it longbow it is then... Now who has the better fire rate.. :twisted:
and who can fit a bayonet?

Although my fire rate is poor, it's better than my muzzle velocity, range, accuracy, and stopping power.

By jingos, carbines are cr@p
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Tod wrote: Andy, do you think the stuffing should just be one kitten or several small ones?
Several.

They are launched from the front of the targe in a mewing maelstrom of teeth, claws and cute.

Ambush cats are not to be used in targes under any circumstances as they need to be deployed in trees.
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Rod Walker wrote: I don't have my uniform as yet and had to borrow a troopers dolman. Very much looking forward to ordering and recieving my officers rig.
Just to let you know what we are expecting from you, here's our officer in his No1 uniform

Image
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:40 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Pics from a Drill Day (Australia)
Replies: 4
Views: 1406

Our sergeant made a French Eagle and put a "plant" in a French unit at an event in the UK so when we rode the unit down we could make off with the Eagle without upsetting anyone. The guy carrying the Eagle was on sick duty following an accident the day before when a sabre slash took out the tendons ...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:35 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pictures of my new targe
Replies: 45
Views: 6059

Nice targe. Constructive critism, I've never seen a real one with a sheep skin back, the pad behind the straps should be leather stuffed with wool. I'm thinking of making one with a panda skin front and kitten skin back. :twisted: Tod, the real ones were usually padded with kittens "all the more to...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 28, 2007 9:33 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

[quote="Rod Walker"]still organising stuff and getting used to some of the gear.[quote] I know that feeling. One of the things I would suggest is try wearing the forage bag and canteen higher. The forage bag helps cushion the canteen, and the shorter it is the less it waves about. When it sits on th...
by Andy R
Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Some Napoleonic pics from Australia.
Replies: 11
Views: 2451

Some nice pics there Rod.

Well done :D
by Andy R
Fri Feb 23, 2007 10:42 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Warwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

Depends just how muc h you are paying!!!

Hi Todd xx

Julie from WARWEAR
by Andy R
Fri Feb 23, 2007 8:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Warwear
Replies: 6
Views: 1690

But if you want curtains, blinds etc, she can help you out there...

BR
Andy
by Andy R
Mon Jan 29, 2007 2:33 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Lace Wars events list 2007
Replies: 10
Views: 2224

Tod wrote:I still think we should work on getting the Redcoats to do an event at Ruthven.
As it goes, Julie's mates with the guy who owns Ruthven (He a Highland Pony person)
by Andy R
Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Derby March (1745 Jacobite event) 2/3 December
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Don't think anyone does 1715 as their main period, you could put Orkney's Regt and RaT in a field together perhaps. I think it would take a sponser with an event to get the '15 kick started as a re-enacment period. 8 years till the 300th anniversary comes around. Know anyone who works for the counc...
by Andy R
Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:32 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7832

But they do look very, very different.
by Andy R
Wed Aug 23, 2006 10:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Fulda 2006
Replies: 7
Views: 2535

Choice stuff mark. Were there many white-coats there? I thought in the third set of pictures it looked like there were a few Marines there in one shot. Gerry was saying at Bath that there is also a forthcoming trip over to Minden to test the water for the up and coming 250th anniversary events. I lo...
by Andy R
Wed Aug 23, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7832

Of course, if anyone really wants to get into 18thC living history on a budget then they should go for a nautical group (not that you need any more reasons for going wet and fishy!). We can completely kit someone out as a seaman for less than £150 (excluding weapons and pretty things). B'ahh, you c...
by Andy R
Fri Jun 16, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 1796 Light Cavalry Sabre (British)
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

The ones that Military Heritage sells ballance up very well against the originals. The only trouble is they don't stand up to combat as well as some of the other 1796 repros that are out there (that also weigh twice as much). We ordered some 1822's off them for "the charge" in 2004 and found them ve...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:20 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

It's not been the same since most of the French infantry left.

And of course not to sell DlR short, you guys always made a special impact as your camp was second to none...! :D
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

2nd hand is good.

All going well I'm off to Bath for my first propper outing with NFOE this century next month.

It'll be interesting to see how things have changed.
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

Owning you own horse though makes doing european events a nightmare, when you have to rely on hired in horses you have never worked with before. Not my idea of fun. You say that, but the really REALLY ugly horses we had at Plancenoit were the best I've ridden as far as their mentality went - they w...
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:31 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

Sorry for the tardy reply...

Enticed back in to c18th French re-enactment.

Gibearns - the French shoulder slung cartridge box.
I remember the ones Le Reine had were particularly choice.
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

It's a nice thought - I would like to have a number of horses of a type but if the wife has anything to do with it we end up with Highlands (we currently have 4 highlands and my IDxTBxShire) I once was charged after I did an event with my own horse as everyone else had to pay for their hire horses s...
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

Much better said than I. We do all the work bar mixing the feed when at events - it's a slog but I enjoy it Winter training can be challenging when you get the horses in from the field and they're caked in wet mud and you have to groom them :( At the moment with the long days, on a good day I'll be ...
by Andy R
Wed Jun 14, 2006 10:50 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

Too true.

Top put my snobs head on, it's easier to turn a rider in to a re-enactor than it is to turn a re-enactor in to a rider.
by Andy R
Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:39 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

There's a thread about registration problems on the site.

Apparently they are trying to work on it, and I put a post in saying that you were trying to register, and that you needed enticing :D

Vive le Roi, vive le Reine, vive le Compagnie...!
Andy

PS
How much do you do gibearns for?
by Andy R
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:26 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Horsemen wanted
Replies: 20
Views: 3623

Our CO is ex King's Troop, and always had a hankering for doing horse artillery with a team. (RHA rather than anything foreign) We've also done a couple of training sessions at St John's wood which was fun for those of us doing "gunners" in the drill where the centre file take the snaffle reins from...
by Andy R
Thu Jun 08, 2006 9:17 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Memory Lane
Replies: 18
Views: 4818

And a site you don't see very often in NFOE these days - Andy B with clothes on..!
by Andy R
Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 7832

mary la reine wrote:I still have aloft full of La reine coats and leather work. One day it may come out of moths balls - your never know!!!!
Well, Bath is quite soon :D

And they were asking about you (as a collective) on the NFOE forum.
by Andy R
Tue May 30, 2006 11:18 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 4053

Andy I'll send you a box of tissues :lol: Pictures will be up when they get it more correct, as i said for a first event they were pretty good. Oh and they are in the Footgaurds as well, sort of tells you some thing. So...... Ruth's/Roth's/Rooth's regiment? (In case they are employing their redcoat...