Just thought 'King John' ref. might limit us to location and era, if we wanted to stretch it out later on.
However the 1200's date you gave above and in another thread will make getting the costume together easier as if you've no solid historic basis for the kit it's not happening.
We may want to be some way uniform in status at least and keep it to more common man fire crews than Knights in heavy armour. (Ooh flaps and hose time
We'll be more comfortable and it'll look better.
The simple 'Siege' name mentioned elsewhere works a bit better for me.
I was googleing 'Siegecraft' to see if it's in use in a re-enactment context as a name and I can't find anyone using it.
I was, however, also looking into using John's nickname 'Lackland' but couldn't find another word to go with it. It would tie in whit the real reason for taking an interest in Ireland in the first place.
Can I suggest that we do this in increments as well, so as the members build their way up in working knowledge. Like build a few small ones (with whatever wood comes to hand) to get to grips with the science and to start the training and drill early.
I like the idea of us making the small slings on the pole, and mini post trebs (3 man unit) to go along with it as well. I'll provide a link to a company doing that when I get home, searches in work aren't leading me to the same sites as before)