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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 08, 2014, 07:40:57 am »
We shall see tomorrow as we finalize the details of my role and kit.   


Got a nice topic for y'all.

How did you feel going through your first battle?

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 08, 2014, 06:35:56 pm »
It was pretty cool atmosphere wise, but I like doing melees within my group more.
Issue with the battle I did was that we just charged a shieldwall three times then routed, they probably had more fun receiving the charge than we did giving it.

Melee fights with people you've trained alongside for months though: More fun, looks better, public get to actually see what's going on.
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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 09, 2014, 02:09:44 am »

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2014, 01:03:01 am »
ive never done mass combat, not old enough  :'( :'(

hows your kit going deo?

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2014, 01:45:41 am »
Haven't got to it yet. Still waiting for the group to start the "Beginner's step".  You see, I emailed them on sunday, the guy returned from a event that night was so goddarn pooped to reply. Told me to email the questions and wait until he's feeling better. So its wednesday...... lel.   

I really want to buy a spangenhelm so bad


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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2014, 05:41:48 am »
Haven't got to it yet. Still waiting for the group to start the "Beginner's step".  You see, I emailed them on sunday, the guy returned from a event that night was so goddarn pooped to reply. Told me to email the questions and wait until he's feeling better. So its wednesday...... lel.   

I really want to buy a spangenhelm so bad

Make your own spangenhelm, it's not hard, and it's a hell of a lot cheaper when you make your own, part of medieval reenacting is actually making your own stuff.

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2014, 06:09:19 am »
How?  Wait you mean like at a event?

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2014, 07:45:48 am »
How?  Wait you mean like at a event?

just at home, or at an event, doesnt matter. my group for example, each member tries to do a trade, my trade is smithing for my group.

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2014, 08:00:34 am »
Interesting. But then again, I will prefer to wait until I meet the authenticity officer to get everything squared away then. 

Was hoping to pick one up on the interwebz since i've seen them going under 150 which isnt bad in my book.

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2014, 04:16:27 pm »
Not something I'd try to do, personally.

Make sure you get a decent gauge of helmet, 14 is preferable, at 2mm thick, but if they use a decent carbon steel then 16/1.5mm will do you fine.
Consider putting some padding in the top as well, as I don't know if you'll be wearing arming caps.

Though if your group does vikings they might avoid doing head blows so they can have things like leather helmets, or no helmets at all.
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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2014, 05:37:43 pm »
From the photos, they seems to wear spangenhelm, norman nasals, basically any helmet of that style. Don't see any photos of them going in battle without helmet except archers. 

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battle-Ready-Spangenhelm-Helmet-Norman-Nasal-Helm-Medieval-Knight-16G-Steel-SCA-/201098214296?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ed2633b98
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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2014, 10:00:21 pm »
Looks fine to me. Would be good to know who the maker is, or if it's mild or carbon steel though, probably the former.

I dunno the size of it either since only outer circumference is given, but I'd guess it's either a medium or a small, which should be fine, if it doesn't sit right you can just add some padding on the inside, which I'd recommend anyway to reduce any discomfort and possible impacts.
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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2014, 10:48:04 pm »
I measured my head, im a 24/25ish. 

I could ask the seller more information on the steel. 

Saw this earlier  http://www.ebay.com/itm/291233105796?_trksid=p2060778.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Noticed in description, Regia Anglorum which suits my group. This sure does look a nice helmet, i have contacted the seller about sizing.

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2014, 11:09:37 pm »
JUst out of interest:

Were helmets historically that shiny?
Probably one of the very few old-timers here who hasn't been a regimental leader.

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Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2014, 11:12:40 pm »
new stuff - shiny as balls, it'll age over time. But i'm sure the men back then did clean 'em but still doubting it would be that shiny as balls for awhile.