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Re: Medieval irish helmets

... hark from an earlier (more conservative) era of artisanship, and moreover a Scandinavian - and therefore in the Irish Medieval context a possible Islesman/galloglass - influence would be my guess, rather than an Anglo-Norman one. The bascinet helmet from Co Laois was yielded from the ...
by Swifty
Thu Sep 25, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Late Medieval
Topic: Medieval irish helmets
Replies: 55
Views: 103713

Re: Gender Roles in Re-enactment

... that: females dressed as males. My belief is that there is an onus on us at public events to portray the typical and not the exceptional wherever possible. So females wishing to be males should either improve their methods of disguise or else rejoin the ranks of womanhood and be proud of that. ...
by Swifty
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Gender Roles in Re-enactment
Replies: 144
Views: 104654

Re: deleted posts

... fair we did ask for help in this (topic Helping us to help you) as it is not our intention to delete anything that you want kept. It is more than possible that these were deleted in error because the thread title did not give a hint that there was any current stuff in there. Please don't feel ...
by knightofredemption
Mon Sep 22, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: deleted posts
Replies: 7
Views: 7018

Re: BAttle group south / Die Grupp film in Germany

... on the Reichstag in front of the Russians ;) anything is plausible when it comes to making movies :lol: Joe. After the Film U152 anything is possible!! In that film an American submarine captures the German enigma codes? At the end of the film a disclaimer comes up on the screen stating that ...
by rinuccini
Sat Sep 20, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: 20th Century
Topic: BAttle group south / Die Grupp film in Germany
Replies: 15
Views: 20229

Forum Moderators

... the situation has been reviewed by at least one other mod. If a Mod feels a post needs editing for language or offencive/inflammatory text, if possible request the poster to edit the post him/herself. If it needs immediate action then add a note to the post explaining it has been edited by ...
by knightofredemption
Tue Sep 16, 2008 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Forum Moderators
Replies: 5
Views: 21652

Re: Gallowglass weapons

... images & text. If gives a wonderful impression; axes, spears, swords. Most people would have a 'side arm' or camp knife. A bow is possible, but likely not for combat - gallowglass tended to hire 'horse boys' to look after their horse and equipment. In the 16thC, they are said to ...
by the_power
Sun Sep 14, 2008 8:01 pm
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Gallowglass weapons
Replies: 6
Views: 8693

Re: Names...

yes, but it is also quite possible that irish lads that did the same thing were also called "genti". as far as i know there are few ways of telling exactly who was part of the group that undertook the raiding, unless hinted strongly ...
by Freebeard
Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:02 pm
Forum: Early-Medieval
Topic: Names...
Replies: 14
Views: 13136

Re: It's getting to me lads....

... may well turn out to be a positive step in the right direction towards mutual respect and understanding which I always advocate :) . So is it possible to perhaps advertise in the next few weeks an evening nearer to christmas were the patrons of this forum can met up, I do not mind if it is ...
by Na Fianna Éireann
Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: It's getting to me lads....
Replies: 13
Views: 9657

Re: 1st Century Celt...What did they look like?

... were different here. Also, the lack of iron age pottery does suggest a very different situation existing in Ireland during this period. It is possible to portray an Irish Iron age person with relative individuality from continental and brythonic matrial, just not in the clothing department. ...
by Billy
Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: 1st Century Celt...What did they look like?
Replies: 8
Views: 7111

Re: Board content

... with intricate details that are not of practical relevance to us. On a side note this forum and its predeccesor with old software would not be possible without the hard work of John Looney so lets hope the cops are not after him for much :) It would be a terrible shame if it was too do with ...
by sabrewolfe
Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:41 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Board content
Replies: 25
Views: 24461

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