Search found 708 matches

by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 3:40 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6145

You have to be carefull with the US. Some stuff is cheeper than the UK. Some stuff is more expensive. Some stuff is out and out tat. It's still very dificult (without inside knowledge) to buy decent French leatherwork for example. I have yet to see a comercially availible gibearn, or a gargousier th...
by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 1:02 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6145

Hi Tod, Unfortunately it is a fact with post 1700 re-enactment that folks wanting to join a regular military unit will have to buy uniform kit. The problem with C18th military is that the period is not as well catered for as the Napoleonic period for example. When we first got involved it was a shoc...
by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 12:45 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

What happened next, what happened next?

you can't just wet out appetites and leave us hanging like that Tod.

What regiment, where's the pictures etc.

Ooh, you've got me all excited :D
by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 11:27 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

One of them is Dave Wilton (or Wilson) who used to do the Le Sarre(?) officer bit with De la Reine years ago, but he fell out with Dave and that was that.
by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 11:09 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

Strangely they seem to be lacking spears………………….. Well, they ain't doing it right then are they :D On a picky note, the officer of Dillons in the picture on Pulteney's site looks like he's wearing a 1750's Justaucorps (9 button) as opposed to the 1740's justaucorps (18 button) True that's how Gerry...
by Andy R
Fri May 26, 2006 9:50 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: The New Hercules (or the Modern Jacobite Revealed)
Replies: 13
Views: 3334

That, Alan, is because you are not a believer in the aura of protectiness granted by the spirit of tartanalia. As I found to my cost, any attempt to install the idea that later Jacobean highlanders were equipped with guns is a blatant lie that flies in the face of primary evidence (like Braveheart)....
by Andy R
Tue May 16, 2006 9:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century shoes - men
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

Tod wrote:The BORG!


Ha, now that I had forgot - but you have just brightened up my morning :D
by Andy R
Tue May 16, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century shoes - men
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

There's a push at the moment from some of the old Franco-Canadian groups to re-invigerate that side of things with NFOE. I bumped in to Dave at the re-enacters market a couple of years ago, but he said then that he'd had enough of the period. Well, for the work and effort put in by de la Reine I wou...
by Andy R
Mon May 15, 2006 11:07 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century shoes - men
Replies: 23
Views: 3084

OT

What ever happened to La Reine?

Vive le Roi,
Andy
by Andy R
Wed Apr 26, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for patterens for late 1400's trews
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

Yes, the Dungiven trews especially as the pattern was designed for single elle (sp?) width cloth if I get my pattern right. There are a few patterns for good c17th trews that come from original remnants. You will have to excuse my absolute ignorance on the finer points (any point) of earlier hose :D
by Andy R
Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for patterens for late 1400's trews
Replies: 8
Views: 1585

The Dungiven trews are from the 1600's.

Trews were the natural evolution of your older hose, so for the 1400's look for info on c15th hose and you should be prety much on target.


BR
Andy
by Andy R
Fri Mar 31, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Clear out continues Big Targe for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 2769

A giant targe you say....

I'm sure I've seen that in the mist riddled past, and I am sure there has only ever been one.

Was it at Prestonpans in 1995?
by Andy R
Thu Mar 23, 2006 11:12 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Picture 18th century Militia capt. Osprey book?
Replies: 2
Views: 1308

Hi Tod, following on from your request for hose, would this be a Highland officer? Book 2 certainly covers fencibles/invalids/militia, and plate F has a picture of an officer of the Sutherland fencibles 1759. Also worth checking out is his Warrior series book on the British redcoat 1740 to 1793 whic...
by Andy R
Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What is wrong with the film, The Patriot?
Replies: 42
Views: 5931

I sent a copy of that portrait to an American friend of mine. He's an ex major in the US army, a re-enactor who despises the American Silly War (as he puts it) and their current government. But on receiving picture of Tarleton he asked me if I would like a picture of Hitler in return? Following on f...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:53 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Diced hose used by Scots Regts.
Replies: 1
Views: 1084

Hi Tod,

I know a few recreated highland regiments from pre and post 1800.

I'll get in contact and see what can be found out for you.

Hope you are well,
Andy
by Andy R
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4177

I also have my 1680's kit (Government this time)
by Andy R
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:38 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4177

An old member of NFOE still runs F&IW tacticals from his secret woodland location in Wales (Usk). I mailed him last October as I only ever did one vent with him but it was quite frankly the best c18h event I have ever done (the Rgt De la Reine were there also as one of their first outings - it w...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 20, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Kings of the Wild Frontier.....
Replies: 20
Views: 4177

I know :D

And I've been in touch...

And there is something potentially on the horizon.



(as soon as a get my *rse in to gear anyway)

Go to advanced search