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Trebuchet use in Ireland

... this has been discussed elsewhere. Is there any evidence of a trebuchet being used in the past in Ireland? I only discovered trebuchet two years ago while on holiday in France. sonce then I have built a few models - this is one which I made for my boys for their play mobil soldiers - it fires ...
by ColmBruxelles
Tue Aug 21, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Trebuchet use in Ireland
Replies: 11
Views: 19643

Re: Hans Tolhoffer, "Alte Armatur und Ringkust", 1459

I've been learning Langschwert fencing some years ago at . He is teaching a Ringeck style - but you can ask me about details if you like. To me Langschwert is as easy to learn and as useful as asiatic sword fencing ;) It is a ...
by manfredsorg
Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Historic Martial Arts, Arms and Armour
Topic: Hans Tolhoffer, "Alte Armatur und Ringkust", 1459
Replies: 6
Views: 14630

Re: Greetings from Germany

... about/illustrated in Giraldus's work are propaganda pandering to an east of the Irish Sea audience - yes. McClintlock died over a half a century ago - many of his theories are correct but many others are wrong. Yes - of course Giraldus must be treated with care - that is true - but I am telling ...
by Swifty
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Germany
Replies: 9
Views: 10853

Re: Ulster Military Vehicle Club

Best wishes for show, unfortunately I can't make it as I have a display to do for a local Legions events weekend which gave my word to do several months ago.
by Na Fianna Éireann
Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Ulster Military Vehicle Club
Replies: 2
Views: 2364

Re: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.

... of the dead Auxies. On the other hand, referring to a phone call she had with Chisholm in which he recalled an undocumented conversation 40 years ago, is a bit flimsy in terms of evidence. My problem with the whole Kilmichael debate - and I admit I don't have a forensic knowledge of the evidence ...
by DrNightdub
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:24 am
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: Historical Revisionism and the Irish War of Independence.
Replies: 177
Views: 308832

Greetings from Himself

My name is Kevin and I hail from the Pacific Northwest. My interest started 16 years ago when I started tracing my family history for an SCA persona. since then I have played an O' Connor in what will be three different persona's. The first in the SCA in Washington ...
by Caoimhin
Wed Jun 20, 2012 5:08 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Greetings from Himself
Replies: 18
Views: 18368

Re: Hello from New York

... welcome aboard! You are certainly in the right part of the country for piracy though they stopped doing it for real at least... well a long time ago I'm sure :-) I don't know of any Pirate groups though I do know of at least one guy in County Clare (Dave Mooney) who has been talking about Pirate ...
by brendan
Sun Jun 10, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from New York
Replies: 4
Views: 6245

Re: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?

... dissolved, they're in some guy's custody and Trevor has arranged a loan of them whenever they're needed) I looked at Steel-Mastery a good while ago and they seemed reasonable, must check out Matuls again. I know you said they were pretty heavy duty, which sounds good!
by Grey Wind
Tue May 15, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Would a 13thC Anglo-Norman soldier be seen dead in a brat?
Replies: 17
Views: 26614

Re: Clontarf Plans and Ideas.

... their a***s and either organising anything or throwing significant money at someone who can?! I mentioned Clontarf on the Aussie LH list a while ago and there were people who said they were interested in coming 17-18,000kms for an 'Event' if it were organised. The Corporation itself CBF though? ...
by Andrea L Redden
Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:16 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Clontarf Plans and Ideas.
Replies: 98
Views: 133172

Re: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction

... sword's provenance being in the centre of Ireland - Co Westmeath - his question mark being but a polite punctuation of his modesty. Not too long ago another well known Irish re-enactor who shall remain nameless tried to convince me that the Ballinderry in question was in Co Waterford... Anyhow ...
by Swifty
Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Ballinderry Sword Reconstruction
Replies: 23
Views: 36146

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