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by tonw
Sun Apr 02, 2006 12:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Berkley 2005
Replies: 30
Views: 4810

Ferret not that I'm complaining about the brilliant photos but in future could you please put them all in one post.

It actually makes it easier for you unless you're running on a dial up connection and its taking its sweet time to load

Again brilliant pictures
by tonw
Fri Mar 31, 2006 4:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

Plus I wager I spend more at every event I go to than 99% of the public. On beer, mead, bacon rolls, helmets, pionts and all the other things I buy. Lets not pretend that re-enactors are not punters too. unless you buy more beer mead and rolls than all joe public combined pluss buying kit is cheati...
by tonw
Thu Mar 23, 2006 9:47 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Team / House Liverys for Recognition
Replies: 149
Views: 74885

Though I'm of the frame of mind that sword might be better at twekers
by tonw
Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

For water carriers its a helmet as they should not be engaging in battle, The helmet is to protect them from the stray arrow, Though generally they should be out of the firing arc. However there are small numbers would have been known to shoot at water carriers (we had a very nice Jim the Pot jug sh...
by tonw
Fri Mar 10, 2006 12:30 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

Well I've always conducted myself while being a marshal as being there to 1.remove dangerous people from the field, 2.ensure the cannon lanes are clear 3.make sure horses have clear runs 4.ensure safe combat 5.ensure safe break away 6.ensure safe engaging never have I conducted a battle as a marshal
by tonw
Thu Mar 09, 2006 9:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

TO be honest Marshals should not be directing the battle unless there is a safety issue, the direction of the battle is a commanders thing

however if a marshal says stop you should stop

its a game of 2 halves one four sides
by tonw
Thu Mar 09, 2006 10:05 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

When I've been a marshal or a watter carrier I go on with my rondel and make a show of actually robbing and finishing off the dead to make sure they arew dead only once did I put the cup with straw on the public side oh the laughs I got when he tilted his ehad to drink.
by tonw
Tue Mar 07, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: hemp canvas
Replies: 10
Views: 1936

Sail canvas is a good one

very strong

makes good soldier tents my other half should know :D
by tonw
Tue Mar 07, 2006 2:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me, Bodger, Mr S and others
Replies: 20
Views: 2809

Only well spotted because I had an incident with a re-enactor not wearing a bevor properly this year so I now have eagle eyes for it...
by tonw
Tue Mar 07, 2006 12:39 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Me, Bodger, Mr S and others
Replies: 20
Views: 2809

Who is the guy not wearing his bevor properly

It'll do nothing hanging down there
by tonw
Sat Feb 25, 2006 10:28 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 15070

Ayliffe's Steve > What period of battle do you normally do, The on incident of near facial injury at tweksbury ( I generally marshal there) was a case of a Viking re-enactor trying to duck under bill points and get in close while wearing a pot helm when he was almost hit and got no responce he came ...
by tonw
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: new kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Or perhaps not,

Polthepot has already started another spam thread there so this I am afraid will be locked.
by tonw
Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:27 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: new kit
Replies: 5
Views: 1528

Again does this have any purpsoe other than spam?
by tonw
Wed Feb 22, 2006 2:09 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Pathfinder
Replies: 23
Views: 4382

Were Native Indians known for their forging of swords?

Also why is the minotaur there?

Its Narnia gone right!
by tonw
Sun Feb 19, 2006 9:18 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Getting Down and Getting Dirty!
Replies: 35
Views: 6034

EDIT

Delete the spam bot post
by tonw
Tue Feb 14, 2006 5:14 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Shiny new Warwick kit
Replies: 12
Views: 3085

Will this be attending the Easter Knights School for some hard denting?
by tonw
Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The joys of a mis-spent weekend in the cold and wet.
Replies: 21
Views: 4364

I see moderators are no longer permitted to have opinions.

Owned also comes from Unreal... and was taken into CS but thats just nit picking.

Nice photos by the way
by tonw
Mon Feb 13, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The joys of a mis-spent weekend in the cold and wet.
Replies: 21
Views: 4364

oh christ the *owned craze has reached here

I would have thought posters here would have been above that silliness

I guess I was wrong.....*sigh*

And here was me thinking it was just reserved for poeple who played silling FPS's online all day
by tonw
Thu Feb 02, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

The problem with that is marhsals get the info on the run so act accordingly and they are supposed to be there to ensure safety not fluidity. Having been a marshal at a good number of events this year I've had as much knowledge of the battle as the combatants and have been there to act as safety guy...
by tonw
Wed Feb 01, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

On a practical note a can't really see members of independant groups, even in a federation being willing to be "officered" by someone they may never have met before - its different if there's a commander moving up and down the line who knows what's going across the field. Well to conter act this Th...
by tonw
Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:54 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

[quote="Gyrthofhwicce]Most of our scripts are then written either using any information or if not we just write a script knowing that either the Viking army or the Saxon will win. and tend to put what we want in between that. In doing so though, we like to show as kmuch as we can around the differen...
by tonw
Tue Jan 31, 2006 3:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

I think we could manage it but I imagine Hastings has alot of background planning before the actual commanders meetings. I do not want to slight the WotR's groups here but I am not sure as to the level of planning that happens before a battle other than arranging the site and size of the feild and t...
by tonw
Tue Jan 31, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

Which event was it this season gone that had the sitpulation of Commanders must attend commanders meetings on both days otherwise their units will no be permitted to participate in the battle on that day. Worked well on saturday Sunday hardly anyone turned up to the meeting but everyone went on the ...
by tonw
Mon Jan 30, 2006 10:13 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

N:There was something about a shovel threat as well on another discussion I think. Yes another joke you pedantic little dweeb. E:Pedantic and dweeb are similar in meaning so that is tautological. Little is incorrect as I am 6foot and 17 stone (yes I am one of the fat fighters as well) You're still ...
by tonw
Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

I think the optimum non politics membership of any WotR's group should be around a minimum of 20

anymore and its difficult to keep all members happy

This can be streahced to about 30 or 40

but even anything beyond 25 is generally pushing it.
by tonw
Thu Jan 26, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

experiencing thirst actually thirst is one thing dehydration is another. As I said if you want to be fool enough to stand on the feild at say twekesbury on one of the hottest days a year and experience thirst as you put it be my guest. I'll be one of the first ones there when you collapse. Not takin...
by tonw
Thu Jan 26, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

removing water carriers is just plain stupid,

I wounder how you would feel when you collapsed due to dehydration because there were no water carriers!
by tonw
Tue Jan 24, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Western Martial Arts
Replies: 19
Views: 3088

Sounds like your instructor was teaching thuggery 101 not WMA
by tonw
Tue Jan 17, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to improve battles?
Replies: 313
Views: 39828

Nah this is a stupid idea really it is Orgnaised battles? You're having a larf! Only kidding being the first to agree with your suggestion I think it would be good to see almost proper commanders meetings with two camps being established instead of the "Morning peoples," "All hung over are we?" "Wel...
by tonw
Tue Jan 17, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who do you think you are?
Replies: 33
Views: 5909

I'm me I've come from my father who's a roofer and my mother whos a teacher they came from their parents who came from theirs somewhere along the line my family has come from Scotland, Demark, England and Italy I'm a mongrel and I knows it but I have ties with notable families such as Wallace, Burns...

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