Which is better, ILHF or TORM?

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Which is better, ILHF or TORM?

Postby uksimes » Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:58 am

I have some money happily burning a hole in my pocket, and want to get some more 'kit', both clothing and camp. Since I live in Brighton, both ILHF and TORM are a bit of a shlep for me.
So, my question is: Which is better, if I go with a shopping list, (hose, doublet, braies, pourpoint, spectacles, sword, gown, cup/bowl/eating knife, etc)? Some traders list one event on their website, a couple both!
Thanks in advance for any advice...no doubt I'll be asking lots more questions soon :D


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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby uksimes » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:00 am

*sigh* the subject title should be: ILHF or TORM. D'oh!!


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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby sally » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:19 am

toss a coin really. As you have a specific list, you might want to look at the traders and see which one has the most for your dateline and objects, but there are great people and many many opportunities to spend your pocket money at either or both.

If you really can't decide, why not go to whichever one is first this year, then see if a friend who is going anyway can take your shopping list to the second if you find you are short one or two items?



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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby John Waller » Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:52 am

Living in Brighton it might be quicker to get to Pointoise!


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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby Fox » Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:49 am

uksimes wrote:So, my question is: Which is better, if I go with a shopping list, (hose, doublet, braies, pourpoint, spectacles, sword, gown, cup/bowl/eating knife, etc)?

Cloak'd and Dagger'd will be at both for all your costuming needs. :D

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There are probably more sword sellers at ILHF (including LA and some Eastern Europeans), but obviously there are some at both (Armour Class at TORM for example).



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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby Tod » Wed Sep 21, 2011 12:06 pm

I trade at ILHF and go to TORM as punter, for muddyevil I've found ILHF better, but that's maybe because I've bought all the stuff at TORM that I need for my other periods.



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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby uksimes » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:07 pm

John Waller wrote:Living in Brighton it might be quicker to get to Pointoise!


Ah, but what happens when I mention Agincourt? :D


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Re: Which is better, ILHF of TORM?

Postby Hinny Annie » Wed Sep 21, 2011 2:45 pm

uksimes wrote:
John Waller wrote:Living in Brighton it might be quicker to get to Pointoise!


Ah, but what happens when I mention Agincourt? :D


Not a lot because some of us trade there as well :D


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