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Title: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 07, 2014, 08:30:48 pm
Here we discuss the Middle Ages reenacting.   

I have started emailing Micel Folcland group about joining. Will be doing Viking and Anglo Saxon as my impression. I honestly am looking forward to start right into this and slay some monks with my horned helmet......jk I know they never wore the horns (thank goodness, they looks quite bit silly) 

Question to you metalheads, where do you recommend getting your stuff from? Can be from EU or NA, I dont give a flying mead where it come from as long it's good.   

http://www.micelfolcland.org/Shopping_Sources.htm (http://www.micelfolcland.org/Shopping_Sources.htm)

Here is my group shopping recommendations. Thoughts? This group have authenticity officer as well, I shall go under his wing as soon I join. 
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 07, 2014, 08:34:25 pm
Marchand-medieval.com

A French guy, his work is the best I've seen, reasonable pricing, too.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: joer5835 on September 07, 2014, 08:38:51 pm
Dirty medieval plebs, go back to your farms and pay homage to your lord.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 07, 2014, 08:45:52 pm
Dirty medieval plebs, go back to your farms and pay homage to your lord.


Get the fuck out of here napoleonic farb.


Marchand-medieval.com

A French guy, his work is the best I've seen, reasonable pricing, too.


Stuff looks good but tons of it are out of stock :/   
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Olafson on September 07, 2014, 10:18:12 pm
armae.com is selling a lot of medieval stuff, but I have no idea if it is any good. I know nothing about medieval stuff.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: munky-wunky on September 07, 2014, 10:18:26 pm
medieval scrubs
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 07, 2014, 11:42:10 pm
medieval scrubs


Blackpowder pussies.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa on September 08, 2014, 12:44:08 am
I'm a big fan of these guys.

http://www.medieval-market.com/
They pretty clearly label the centuries you'll find stuff in (check with your authenticity officer if you're unsure about anything or want a clearer date) which a lot of traders don't do because they want to make a sale even if they're giving you inaccurate crap.

I get my linen stuff from them - usually the 'average' stuff, though I notice it's a bit thin - possibly thicker for their top grade stuff? Which is preferable, especially for braies.
Can't comment on their wool stuff - haven't ordered anything because I'm unsure about what sort of colours their dyes are. Some are more accurate than others.

Their gambesons seem pretty cool as well, I'm trying to see if I can get one that's knee length whilst still being fastenable at the front - which is farby as fuck, but once you've filled a gambeson with sweat and have to get someone to help you out of it, you'll appreciate having one which goes on like a coat.
I have an arming cap in natural linen by them and it looks great, only criticism is it's thick as hell, I should probably have ordered it with two, or maybe only one, layer of wadding, instead of the default three.

You might have to search hard to find some of the 'early' stuff they have, I'm sure I've seen some, even if it's just cool little accessories. They definitely focus on the high and late periods.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 08, 2014, 03:13:40 am
I'm a big fan of these guys.

http://www.medieval-market.com/
They pretty clearly label the centuries you'll find stuff in (check with your authenticity officer if you're unsure about anything or want a clearer date) which a lot of traders don't do because they want to make a sale even if they're giving you inaccurate crap.

I get my linen stuff from them - usually the 'average' stuff, though I notice it's a bit thin - possibly thicker for their top grade stuff? Which is preferable, especially for braies.
Can't comment on their wool stuff - haven't ordered anything because I'm unsure about what sort of colours their dyes are. Some are more accurate than others.

Their gambesons seem pretty cool as well, I'm trying to see if I can get one that's knee length whilst still being fastenable at the front - which is farby as fuck, but once you've filled a gambeson with sweat and have to get someone to help you out of it, you'll appreciate having one which goes on like a coat.
I have an arming cap in natural linen by them and it looks great, only criticism is it's thick as hell, I should probably have ordered it with two, or maybe only one, layer of wadding, instead of the default three.

You might have to search hard to find some of the 'early' stuff they have, I'm sure I've seen some, even if it's just cool little accessories. They definitely focus on the high and late periods.

they dont seem to have many Dark Ages items...

Marchand-medieval.com

A French guy, his work is the best I've seen, reasonable pricing, too.


Stuff looks good but tons of it are out of stock :/   

they will get in stock very quickly, trust me.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 08, 2014, 03:22:02 am
That's good because i really like one of the tunic so much but will check with authenticity officer first.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 08, 2014, 03:29:16 am
That's good because i really like one of the tunic so much but will check with authenticity officer first.

any authenticity officer that says these arent correct, is an eternal farb
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 08, 2014, 04:05:40 am
http://www.marchand-medieval.com/medieval/lang-en/medieval-tunic-viking-saxon-norman/741-viking-tunic-wool.html  (http://www.marchand-medieval.com/medieval/lang-en/medieval-tunic-viking-saxon-norman/741-viking-tunic-wool.html)

This is what i'm likin'   Dunno about the cloak thing but dat tunic. So purty.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 08, 2014, 06:56:08 am
http://www.marchand-medieval.com/medieval/lang-en/medieval-tunic-viking-saxon-norman/741-viking-tunic-wool.html  (http://www.marchand-medieval.com/medieval/lang-en/medieval-tunic-viking-saxon-norman/741-viking-tunic-wool.html)

This is what i'm likin'   Dunno about the cloak thing but dat tunic. So purty.

the cloak looks later medieval, and the tunic, it wont come embroided.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 08, 2014, 07:16:34 am
Poop. 

I'll add it myself later on then.  There's so many recommendation on the micel's website maybe I'll find one based in US instead of France if i'm only getting a plain wool tunic lol. 

as for the cloak, yeah i figured. I'm going for the plain viking look.  Spangenhelm or nasal helms, woolen tunic, chain mail and belt. I really like that look.  Don't worry, I wont be hunting down viking king kit lel. 


Edit:  Wooooooooohoooooooooooo Micel's group responded to my email, commence the joining process!!! Free death hug for everyone!!!
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 08, 2014, 07:35:56 am
Poop. 

I'll add it myself later on then.  There's so many recommendation on the micel's website maybe I'll find one based in US instead of France if i'm only getting a plain wool tunic lol. 

as for the cloak, yeah i figured. I'm going for the plain viking look.  Spangenhelm or nasal helms, woolen tunic, chain mail and belt. I really like that look.  Don't worry, I wont be hunting down viking king kit lel. 


Edit:  Wooooooooohoooooooooooo Micel's group responded to my email, commence the joining process!!! Free death hug for everyone!!!

Dark Age embroidery is severely not cheap, but you only need it if you're doing a nobleman impression, as the poor could not afford to have their stuff embroided. Here, my impression is an Anglo-Saxon nobleman from the 10th-11th century, I try and focus on Hastings though, to get my kit up to speed for the 950th anniversary of the battle. Dark Age embroidery costs roughly about $250 per meter, for your whole kit you will need about 6-7 meters, that's if your impression is a nobleman/wealthy person.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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?
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 09, 2014, 02:09:44 am
That's pretty interesting. I plan to join the combat part of this group. 


p.s. 

http://warrior.scout.com/story/1443611-viking-fortress-discovered?s=155&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&hootPostID=2c65c794b15e59a5bb22ccc5773f6b73 (http://warrior.scout.com/story/1443611-viking-fortress-discovered?s=155&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&hootPostID=2c65c794b15e59a5bb22ccc5773f6b73)
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 11, 2014, 01:03:01 am
ive never done mass combat, not old enough  :'( :'(

hows your kit going deo?
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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

Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 11, 2014, 06:09:19 am
How?  Wait you mean like at a event?
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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. 

Opinions?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battle-Ready-Spangenhelm-Helmet-Norman-Nasal-Helm-Medieval-Knight-16G-Steel-SCA-/201098214296?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ed2633b98 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/Battle-Ready-Spangenhelm-Helmet-Norman-Nasal-Helm-Medieval-Knight-16G-Steel-SCA-/201098214296?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2ed2633b98)
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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 (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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Riddlez on September 11, 2014, 11:09:37 pm
JUst out of interest:

Were helmets historically that shiny?
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 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.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Riddlez on September 11, 2014, 11:14:25 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.

Where they capable of making the metal such like a mirror? or is that modern smithing at work?
I was generally under the impression they never got them THAT shiny?

EDIT: or that they were able to, but just didn't bother with it for regulars.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa on September 11, 2014, 11:43:46 pm
Looks pretty tall, not that that's necessarily bad, just a matter of taste.

Just seems pricey to me. You might find a good range here: http://www.kultofathena.com/helmets.asp
The makers are listed, so you can check if they're any good, but I'd say the only things to be too concerned about are - what's the steel thickness, are they badly riveted?

There's a couple of GDFB helms there, which are what a lot of ours are, and they're pretty good, they hold up to our treatment of stuff, anyway. I wouldn't recommend anything that isn't made from steel by them though, it's mostly cotton crap, so anyone that overuses GDFB is gonna stand out a mile. A couple of our guys have boots by them and they fall apart pretty easily.

Cleaning: Scrub rust off if it forms, I'd recommend a plastic or cotton scouring pad, try and keep an oily layer over your helmet after you've handled it, though, and rust shouldn't be an issue. I use WD-40 for pretty much any cleaning needs, but you can use other oils.

 
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 12, 2014, 12:07:40 am
Found one spangenhelm by GDFB, reasonable price as well. I will add padding later myself. I think i shall buy this. :D
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa on September 12, 2014, 12:50:38 am
Hope it's good.

Also some advice for maille, when people get it (I'm looking into getting mine sometime next year, probably)

Flat ring is lighter, but tends to be more expensive as far as I can tell, it looks less like maille should when you're up close, as well.
Round ring is heavier, but it's generally accepted as more authentic, especially earlier on.

Rings riveted together are just far better generally than butted rings. As far as I know, they're more historical as well.

Personally I'm going to be looking into flat-riveted stuff for my hauberk and coif, which I'm gonna try and integrate into one, and round riveted for my chausses in a few years time. Flat rings just cut the leather suspenders apart.

Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 12, 2014, 01:13:15 am
Can you tell me why the difference in maille? Like  Long sleeve, short sleeve, and sleeveless? Do they represent rank or preference?  Me personally like the long sleeved one and are they suppose to be ridiclous in hip size? Saw one dude selling on ebay for size 46 chest but hips measure at 47. 
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa on September 12, 2014, 02:12:18 am
There'll be some representation of rank because it'd cost more for long sleeves, but now it's just preference, and if it's a bit rich for your impression just say it was looted.

No idea about hip size, but that could be intentional. Hauberks tend to sit pretty straight when you aren't wearing them with a belt, like the figure in the background of this picture.

Spoiler
(https://i.imgur.com/QKMDBal.jpg)
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You'd probably want to look at something shorter though, probably some sort of byrnie.
Although I have no idea how long viking and saxon maille got, so a hauberk could be the right length. Also helps to have some protection for your thighs.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 12, 2014, 04:25:14 am
Did some bit general research on maille around the vendors.  Shipping are pretty hefty on those. Nearly doubling the price.


But I somehow got the feeling I may be able to find one in person or maybe someone in the group makes 'em 


Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Captain America on September 12, 2014, 08:52:41 am
There's a medieval reenactment society at my uni, joining the moment freshers starts, need me some feudal lovin'
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 12, 2014, 11:46:15 pm
There's a medieval reenactment society at my uni, joining the moment freshers starts, need me some feudal lovin'


Another one in the club!
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Killington on September 14, 2014, 12:45:06 am
I went to Medieval Times today, what do you medieval reenactors think of it?
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 14, 2014, 04:56:15 am
Medieval Times? Probably cheesy for others but for me personally, I fucking love it. Been going since i was a wee lad, fucking love the chicken and jousting. 


But for historical or authenticity, i have no idea. I honestly am only stepping into the Viking age and studying as a new kid on the block. I'm gonna leave that to Illisa or George however I don't know if the Medieval Times Amusement are in Europe or Australia.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: EdwardC on September 14, 2014, 05:07:35 am
Y'all need some Enlightenment
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 14, 2014, 05:39:11 am
You keep that Christianity away from me.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 14, 2014, 06:00:07 am
Medieval Times? Probably cheesy for others but for me personally, I fucking love it. Been going since i was a wee lad, fucking love the chicken and jousting. 


But for historical or authenticity, i have no idea. I honestly am only stepping into the Viking age and studying as a new kid on the block. I'm gonna leave that to Illisa or George however I don't know if the Medieval Times Amusement are in Europe or Australia.

Umm, we dont have it here, but i just looked it up and my answer is no its not authentic :P
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: EdwardC on September 14, 2014, 06:19:32 am
You keep that Christianity away from me.

Funny thing is am not Christian.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 14, 2014, 04:49:47 pm
/headdesk

Enlightenment usually mean christianity during this period you numbskull.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: Ililsa on September 14, 2014, 05:52:20 pm
Medieval Times? Probably cheesy for others but for me personally, I fucking love it. Been going since i was a wee lad, fucking love the chicken and jousting. 


But for historical or authenticity, i have no idea. I honestly am only stepping into the Viking age and studying as a new kid on the block. I'm gonna leave that to Illisa or George however I don't know if the Medieval Times Amusement are in Europe or Australia.

Umm, we dont have it here, but i just looked it up and my answer is no its not authentic :P

My answer's exactly the same. Looks like a giggle though.

Spoiler
(https://www.fsegames.eu/forum/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.myrtlebeachresorts.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F04%2FMedieval_Times.jpg&hash=68cab4846f35e9efffd98129ec07831b)
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This pic's my favourite that I found. That knitted maille and that axe.
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 14, 2014, 06:08:52 pm
Yeah i figured but best damn chicken you can get though. No forks and knives btw. 


Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: George385 on September 16, 2014, 05:34:08 am
So just to give you an idea, this is my group at a camp last year


[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2y_2Fvi7_k[/youtube]

btw, change the 'medieval' in the title to 'Dark Age', Dark Age and medieval are different, although some people do call the Dark Ages 'Early Medieval'
Title: Re: Medieval Reenacting Thread
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 16, 2014, 06:18:50 am
I did thought about it then that would count Illisa's group out. 


Actually I'll fix it in a bit.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: joer5835 on September 16, 2014, 07:36:26 pm
Ah yes, I remember your infamous video of a pig that is being anally penetrated by a huge nail.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 16, 2014, 07:55:40 pm
Ah yes, I remember your infamous video of a pig that is being anally penetrated by a huge nail.


the only thing you remembered? Interesting.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 on September 16, 2014, 08:23:01 pm
Ah yes, I remember your infamous video of a pig that is being anally penetrated by a huge nail.

twas a deer
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: joer5835 on September 16, 2014, 08:24:22 pm
Ah yes, I remember your infamous video of a pig that is being anally penetrated by a huge nail.


the only thing you remembered? Interesting.

Selective memory, aye.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Ililsa on September 16, 2014, 08:25:37 pm
I remembered the music.

As an aside, some people apply 'Dark Ages' to a lot of the medieval period.
They're wrong though.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Riddlez on September 16, 2014, 09:02:22 pm
What exactly do you understand with Dark Ages?
As far as i am aware, it is the period we know nothing about, except the layout of a temple and not even a handful of figurines...

Perhaps that's just the art-name for it, I guess you guys are meaning early middle ages?
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 on September 16, 2014, 11:54:36 pm
What exactly do you understand with Dark Ages?
As far as i am aware, it is the period we know nothing about, except the layout of a temple and not even a handful of figurines...

Perhaps that's just the art-name for it, I guess you guys are meaning early middle ages?

Yes, you are correct, the Dark Ages we don't know much about, especially for the Vikings as most of them couldn't read or write, what we do know about the Vikings has come from extent examples and monks which recorded what the Vikings did in Anglo-Saxon England. When William the Conquerer came into power they started recording a lot more accurate stuff. But for the Dark Ages, we don't know that much about.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 17, 2014, 12:58:35 am
I heard most of thing we know about the vikings are purely Christian propaganda.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Mr T on September 17, 2014, 01:05:03 am
Archaeology has also developed our understanding of the Dark ages, chronicles are usually the most prominent sources of the dark ages although the writers may not have been alive during the events they wrote about. Its how we've learnt how the Vikings went "viking" all over the place. Vikings are fascinating, apparently the steel in the swords was incredibly advanced at the time. 
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 on September 17, 2014, 01:14:40 am
Archaeology has also developed our understanding of the Dark ages, chronicles are usually the most prominent sources of the dark ages although the writers may not have been alive during the events they wrote about. Its how we've learnt how the Vikings went "viking" all over the place. Vikings are fascinating, apparently the steel in the swords was incredibly advanced at the time.

oh yeah, definitely, theres evidence of them in North America at their time, they weren't just barbaric people raiding and pillaging, theres so much more to the vikings than most people think. extent examples is pretty much archaeological dig finds :P
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Mr T 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 on September 17, 2014, 01:29:53 am
traders absolutely, they were trading with the middle east from what i can remember.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: DeoVindice61 on September 17, 2014, 01:37:37 am
Yeah there's evidence of Viking in Baghdad I believe.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Mr T 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Riddlez on September 17, 2014, 08:51:50 am
And of course, their riddles =D
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: DeoVindice61 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 on September 22, 2014, 10:47:37 pm
yes, kids go ballistic.

so have you decided on your impression? Anglo-Saxon, Viking, Norman etc?
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Mr T on September 22, 2014, 10:51:04 pm
Its the same in Napoleonics over here lol
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Ililsa 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: Ililsa 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.
Title: Re: Dark Ages and Medieval Reenacting Thread (Metalhead united)
Post by: George385 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.