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Re: help with kit

Postby Freebeard on Fri May 08, 2009 1:25 am

hey there.

just a quick question. what culture are you aiming for? By this I mean do you want to portray an Irish warrior from this time, a British warrior? A continental Gaulish warrior?
Might I be right in assuming you are going for a warrior of a "celtic" persuasion?
this is just to clarify things to help you along.

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Re: help with kit

Postby Fahey on Fri May 08, 2009 1:53 am

Freebeard wrote:hey there.

just a quick question. what culture are you aiming for? By this I mean do you want to portray an Irish warrior from this time, a British warrior? A continental Gaulish warrior?
Might I be right in assuming you are going for a warrior of a "celtic" persuasion?
this is just to clarify things to help you along.

Andrew

i do wish to portray an irish warrior
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Re: help with kit

Postby Dave Mooney on Fri May 08, 2009 4:51 pm

Nerva wrote:By Neptunes thorny thing-a-me-jig :shock: Made feom a single piece fo wood...


Bill made one and he says "Clonoura shield is one board, with a separate wooden boss stitched on."

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Here we have some boy child modelling one :P
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Re: help with kit

Postby Fahey on Sat May 09, 2009 12:23 am

the kit in the above pict is similar to what i had in mind for tunic length and sleeves length .
my padded leather tunic is a little shorter than one in photo but i hope it will work .
thank you for the pict.
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Re: help with kit

Postby Fahey on Sat May 09, 2009 11:42 am

hello few more questions.
were darts/ javelins in use at this time?
how tall was the average spear?
i also found this link to iron age sword
http://www.myarmoury.com/nateb_dagg_ia_ironss.html?2
in time is this the style i should be shooting for?
and when attaching grip to shield should it run top to bottom or side to side?
thank you
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Re: help with kit

Postby Freebeard on Sun May 10, 2009 10:06 am

In relation to javelins/darts....it is possible to assume so. javelins anyhoo are merely spears that are thrown.

the average spear length is unknown as finds are few and far between.

Barry Raftery in his Guide to Iron age Antiquities writes that one complete spear shaft had been found that measured to c2 metres. but this does not exist anymore apparently.
a few small fragments have been found also, but these are tiny fragments.
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Re: help with kit

Postby gaius marius on Mon May 11, 2009 4:34 pm

Nerva wrote:Is that a square scutum I see before me ;)


Yes i do belive it is (but smaller)
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And the famous Bengal Tiger, ever ready for a scrap,
And all his big battalions, Prussian Guards and grenadiers,
Fear to face the flashing bayonets of the Munster Fusiliers."

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Re: help with kit

Postby Nerva on Fri May 15, 2009 12:13 pm

gaius marius wrote:
Nerva wrote:Is that a square scutum I see before me ;)


Yes i do belive it is (but smaller)


Ah, so Ireland was invaded by BABY Romans :D :D :D . Actually, I like the example in the picture. Husband uses it to fight by day and the wife can turn it backwards and use as an ironing board in the evenings :twisted:

By the way, what's with the skull's? were the ancient Hibernians into Death Metal back then ;)
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Re: help with kit

Postby Billy on Fri May 15, 2009 1:48 pm

By the way, what's with the skulls


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headhunting#Celts
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Re: help with kit

Postby Dave Mooney on Sat May 16, 2009 12:12 am

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The best known Celt of them all.

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