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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #60 on: September 17, 2014, 01:19:36 am »
Yeah definatley, though of course their skill in fighting is their most known trait, from what I remember they were brilliant traders as well, and even more interesting is that they some were often mercenaries for hire. Fascinating people the vikings.


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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #61 on: September 17, 2014, 01:29:53 am »
traders absolutely, they were trading with the middle east from what i can remember.

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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #62 on: September 17, 2014, 01:37:37 am »
Yeah there's evidence of Viking in Baghdad I believe.

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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #63 on: September 17, 2014, 01:57:06 am »
They knew how to make money, or take it lol, crafty lot the Vikings, I think I remember in France in the mid 800's they'd settle in the Seine valley for the winter and leave only after they'd acquired sufficient loot and then bribes from the local rulers.


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« Reply #64 on: September 17, 2014, 08:51:50 am »
And of course, their riddles =D
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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #65 on: September 22, 2014, 05:06:10 am »
Just got back from a public show... Deo, that event reminded me to tell you to be prepared for public events :P


For a young kid, we are actually killing one another, so they scream and cry and get upset, then when they see you stand up, they're the happiest they'll ever be. Also be prepared for people telling you and trying to educate you on the period that you reenact, that happens in ACW and WWII I'm sure though.

And above all, be prepared for dumbasses who know absolutely nothing, and some pretend they do know everything on the subject.

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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #66 on: September 22, 2014, 05:39:44 am »
Pretty much prepared.

Had ww2 event over the weekend. Did a village skrimish, so everything was close up.  A British guy was wounded and we assumed he was dead, after awhile. He "woke up" and fired his sten on my gruppe. All 3 of us just drop dead and i started to be wounded in the chest. Whole time just propped against the wall next to my dead comrades choking for air. Meanwhile across the road, bunch of kids stare in horror. I feel bad but fuck it, this is war, i aint gonna make it G rated for you. 

But to be honest, never seen a one would cry or scream if  a one die. But I can understand for medieval as I see those all the time at jousting match and duels in ren faire. Silly little kids.

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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #67 on: September 22, 2014, 10:47:37 pm »
yes, kids go ballistic.

so have you decided on your impression? Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman etc?

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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2014, 10:51:04 pm »
Its the same in Napoleonics over here lol


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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2014, 11:22:56 pm »
Most of the kids round here just shout at you for losing, which as a levvy I have to do spectacularly.

Last event I was floored by a knight headbutting me.
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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #70 on: November 06, 2014, 01:36:23 pm »
Looks like I'm might be part of 650th Evesham.

Hot shit. Don't know what side we'll be on yet if we go, but I'm hoping to be in Prince Edward's army.
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Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
« Reply #71 on: November 07, 2014, 10:45:21 am »
Looks like I'm might be part of 650th Evesham.

Hot shit. Don't know what side we'll be on yet if we go, but I'm hoping to be in Prince Edward's army.

Noice.