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Christopher Denby




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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 3:58 am    Post subject: Planning a 1475-1525 German Mercenary Kit         Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm planning my first kit, the group focuses on 15thc early 16th century Franco-Germanic Free Company.

Does anyone have some good reference images/material they could kindly share? The focus is on soft kit and harness.

Cheers.
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Chuck Russell




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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 4:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/rh502-...hosen.html

http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/rh503-waffenrok.html

http://store.reconstructinghistory.com/rh505-...ories.html
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Mark T




PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chris,

Have you checked out The Company of St George: http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch

And The Guild of St Olaus: www.olofsgillet.org

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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 5:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

what Mark said. and be certain to download the CoSG's fantastic clothing guide and Dragon PDFs.
but for your exact period and culture, IMAREAL is your illustrated bible. i'm on mobile at present so won't try to find and post link. search here with my name and you'll find it.

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Christopher Denby




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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Excellent, thank you.
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Mark T




PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 8:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What Sean said! Big Grin

As well as the CoSG clothing guide, there's also the Polish clothing guide that I linked to a while back - again, do a search and you'll find it.

Which group are you joining?

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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Sat 19 May, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow this is handy, those links posted show some very nice groups and gear, it will help me out also. Cheers to the first poster and those that posted!.
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William P




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PostPosted: Sun 20 May, 2012 2:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

im also aiming fora similar kit one day although maybe more burgundian
my base model is a ensemble from the DK eyewirtness guide to the medieval period shoing a soldiers kit with visored sallet (italian style i think) glaive, sword and buckler, ballockdagger, padded jack, mitten gauntlets and jack chains + elbow cop and MAYBE adding a handgonne to my repertoire..

look on my profile under the topics ive created to see what im talking about.

but id doubly say the company of st george are a good people to ask
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Jimi Edmonds




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PostPosted: Wed 14 Nov, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

To bring up an old thread, I have a question, as I wish to put together a sort of 'everyman/sword for hire' or avarage mans kit (say mid to late 1400's of The Holy Roman Empire) I have been tossing up between single hose or joined hose, at this time I can make single hose and brae fairly easy and have not yet tried join hose, though I find the pattens I have confusing to say the least..I have a few! Now the question is, how late were single hose worn, as I feel it will be easier for me to go that route instead of the other (joined), I'll most likely go with partial coloured hose, should that fit from mid 1400s upward.
Quite a few of the sites I have checked (reenacment) they seem to be wearing joined hose but I also read that these were more late 1400's. SO can I get away with not wearing joined hose and still being authentic?

cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri 16 Nov, 2012 2:58 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

In the second half of the 15th century separate hose was still worn but (if I'm not mistaken) implied either low social status or somebody way, way behind the current fashions. However, if you're planning to wear some outer garment long enough to completely hide the crotch/seat area in all circumstances, I think you'd be able to get away with split hose. Maybe there's some more concrete information (and illustrations) in the Company of St. George's clothing guide? It also mentions a few distinctions between the Franco-Burgundian fashion it covers and contemporary German fashions.
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Mark T




PostPosted: Sat 23 Mar, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Christopher,

How's your kit coming along?

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Christopher Denby




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PostPosted: Sun 24 Mar, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, ive got a few things I still want to make/replace but here's some snippets of what soft kit and harness I have put together.


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