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Postby Dan of Britannia » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:28 pm

We worked with friends from French groups - Letavia & Foederati at the weekend.
Huge turnout for our period & here's a picture from Wayland & Mags
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Postby bonnacon » Tue Sep 01, 2009 2:40 pm

Atmospheric or wot? Great stuff!


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Postby TancredVonUberwald » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:21 pm

Nice to see some scale armour. Good stuff.



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Postby Lady Roos » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:03 pm

Oh Dear, so sorry, didn't realise it was you and yours happy group (and that you posted on here) when I dropped off your present on Sunday evening at your camp and.....ran :oops:
Please forgive me :lol:


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Postby Dan of Britannia » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:42 pm

Ah... I see, nothing to forgive!

We enjoyed the home entertainment package and forwarded the experience on to another group.

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Postby Dan of Britannia » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:04 pm

Some more shots of our Old Sarum bash by Britannia members;
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Postby Andy R » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:41 am

Utterly fantastic, and certainly the best Roman period going...!


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Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:43 am

No pictures of Strumpet from Sunday night? Shame. :twisted:


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Re: Old Sarum

Postby Alan_F » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:38 am

Dan of Britannia wrote:We worked with friends from French groups - Letavia & Foederati at the weekend.
Huge turnout for our period & here's a picture from Wayland & Mags


Dan, watch out, there appears to be a huge lump of earth following you about!


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Postby WorkMonkey » Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:58 am

Alan_F wrote:
Dan, watch out, there appears to be a huge lump of earth following you about!


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Postby Medicus Matt » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:28 pm

Oh, and if anyone would like to introduce us to the Badgie who treated the whole site to reveille at 7am on both mornings, we'd LOVE to meet him.


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Postby Thrud » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:37 pm

Medicus Matt wrote:Oh, and if anyone would like to introduce us to the Badgie who treated the whole site to reveille at 7am on both mornings, we'd LOVE to meet him.


This chap was mentioned on V-mail...

Nice!


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Postby Dan of Britannia » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:38 pm

Utterly fantastic, and certainly the best Roman period going...!


Very kind of you sir (I'll put the cheque in the post today) :lol:

We'd never claim such a thing though, after all a group is only as good as its last show.

We certainly offer the best sexual counselling service in re-enactment for members of the public, guaranteed satisfaction or your clothes back!

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Postby Dan of Britannia » Wed Sep 02, 2009 1:40 pm

Oh, and if anyone would like to introduce us to the Badgie who treated the whole site to reveille at 7am on both mornings, we'd LOVE to meet him.


The response from one of the guys in the Viking camp was class:

"If you don't shut up... I'm gonna stuff that trumpet up your ar5£!"

I lay in my tent and larrfed!


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Postby Nigel » Wed Sep 02, 2009 9:50 pm

wasnt a rifleman wa she

same reaction from me at Kmarsh


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Postby Dan of Britannia » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:57 pm

Not one of the 95th... but another unit of redcoats.

Nice chaps, apart from the 'early musician' :roll:

Anyways; more images...
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Postby Ness » Thu Sep 03, 2009 1:26 am

Nice photos of the fights. I saw some of it from the castle walls and it looked good!

Didn't take any pics during the day, but got a few of the spotlight at night
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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:44 am

Who's the dude with the gold helmet and scale? I love that clothing? Any chance of a detailed piccy and a run down of what everything is?


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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:10 am

Thrud wrote:Who's the dude with the gold helmet and scale? I love that clothing? Any chance of a detailed piccy and a run down of what everything is?


That's Dan.

From head to toe:-

Ridge helm based on the 4th century Koblenz helmet
Shadrake's head, based on John Lock from 'Lost' via old man Steptoe.
Brass scale mounted on subarmalis (yes it's pretty but without mail all you've got to do is stab him in the armpit or cut his arms off :twisted: )
LOVELY red tunic with woven decorative bands. The nices bit of kit he owns.
Pteruges (the leather dangly bits)
late 4th C spatha on a baldric

Next to him is Sweaty Mark (with the big oval shield) with a Duerne ridge helm, mail shirt and greaves and between them...that's me.
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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:15 am

It truly is lovely (not the face obviously, that made me retch). What are the dangly bits attatched to then? A belt?

trousers or leggins? What are they made of?

What would be a good Osprey book to get that covers the period?


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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:59 am

Thrud wrote:What are the dangly bits attatched to then? A belt?

Yes

Thrud wrote:trousers or leggins? What are they made of?


Trousers. Wool. Should be cut tight to the leg, especially from the knees downwards, and then bound with fascia.

Thrud wrote:What would be a good Osprey book to get that covers the period?


Tautology surely? :wink:

Roman Military Clothing vol 2 and vol 3 by Graham Sumner are excellent.

Late Roman Infantry and Late Roman Cavalry are reasonable but do contain a fair bit of MUSH (Made UP SH*t).

Dan's own book on 'Barbarian Warriors' (published a loooong time ago by Brassey) is good too, although a much needed new edition would need some revision.
Cheapest one is on amazon for over £100 at the mo....blimey. :shock:


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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:06 am

Medicus Matt wrote:
Thrud wrote:What are the dangly bits attatched to then? A belt?

Yes

Thrud wrote:trousers or leggins? What are they made of?


Trousers. Wool. Should be cut tight to the leg, especially from the knees downwards, and then bound with fascia.

Thrud wrote:What would be a good Osprey book to get that covers the period?


Tautology surely? :wink:

Roman Military Clothing vol 2 and vol 3 by Graham Sumner are excellent.

Late Roman Infantry and Late Roman Cavalry are reasonable but do contain a fair bit of MUSH (Made UP SH*t).

Dan's own book on 'Barbarian Warriors' (published a loooong time ago by Brassey) is good too, although a much needed new edition would need some revision.
Cheapest one is on amazon for over £100 at the mo....blimey. :shock:


I am aware of the shortcomings of Osprey but they are a good starting point. My list of books to look for in charity shops grows ever longer.

If you have any diagrams of the belt dangly thing that would be pretty darn smart, also are the fitting s available from anywhere recomendable?

I need patterns for things now. It all looks so nice!


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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Sep 03, 2009 10:35 am

DAN! I've caught one!

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Postby Dan of Britannia » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:16 am

He'll need to be ritually cleansed by the brotherhood before he's allowed in!

It'll have to be houmous as we have no taramasalata left!


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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:19 am

Dan of Britannia wrote:He'll need to be ritually cleansed by the brotherhood before he's allowed in!

It'll have to be houmous as we have no taramasalata left!


Ooh, I love humous. I will bring some carrot sticks.


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Postby Medicus Matt » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:35 am

Thrud wrote:
Ooh, I love humous. I will bring some carrot sticks.


Carrot sticks? THAT'S going to smart.


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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:51 am

Medicus Matt wrote:
Thrud wrote:
Ooh, I love humous. I will bring some carrot sticks.


Carrot sticks? THAT'S going to smart.


Will there be any nipple bareing at this humous smeered ceremony?


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Postby Queen of the Night » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:11 pm

Here's a few of that show Dan's kit
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Postby Thrud » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:14 pm

I just gagged again.


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Postby Daniel Ezra » Thu Sep 03, 2009 12:24 pm

did you put him on a turntable, and spin him round?




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