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Gregg Sobocinski




PostPosted: Wed 04 Sep, 2019 2:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I was enthralled by this video! In particular, I appreciate seeing the most historically accurate shooting style using a realistic bow and arrow weight. I had never previously seen an archer match the posture of medieval paintings and tapestries until now. I also was interested to see the speed of his draw and release, as well as the resulting accuracy. Wow!

All of the historical specifications on the weapons and armor were great to see.

Much thanks for putting this together and sharing it.
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Gregg Sobocinski wrote:
I was enthralled by this video! In particular, I appreciate seeing the most historically accurate shooting style using a realistic bow and arrow weight. I had never previously seen an archer match the posture of medieval paintings and tapestries until now. I also was interested to see the speed of his draw and release, as well as the resulting accuracy. Wow!

All of the historical specifications on the weapons and armor were great to see.

Much thanks for putting this together and sharing it.


Yes, I noticed that straight legged stance as well. I've seen medieval paintings with archers standing and shooting in that exact position.
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The best I've seen!
Average strength...Good Lord Big Grin

Question: could it happen by advancing troops that they got mostly sidehits?
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More videos please:)
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Henrik Zoltan Toth wrote:
The best I've seen!
Average strength...Good Lord Big Grin

Question: could it happen by advancing troops that they got mostly sidehits?


Maybe. There's been some debate about placement of archers in some English HYW battles. Having more on the wings (slightly curving ahead of the center) than in the center can serve 2 purposes: 1) it may concentrate the front lines, driving them to your men at arms in the center, and 2) it will expose more vulnerable spots (people's sides) as they close the range.

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Well done to the whole team! Super professional video and great editing!
I am truly loving the videos that you are putting out !

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Well done to the whole team! Super professional video and great editing!
I am truly loving the videos that you are putting out !


Thanks Matthew, thats very kind and great words from yourself - we appreciate it.

I suppose my 'secret' is just to tell it as I see it and when I don't know - say so. The editing and and direction of this film and quite a few of my others is by my old friend Mike Chernett, a very talented and multi-talented guy.

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Thanks so much for doing this project! I hope that it pays off for some of the people involved (and people you acknowledge like Tasha Kelly Mele). We are in a world now where half a dozen friends can put together and distribute a professional-quality documentary.

Could you give a little bit of information about the doublet? From the closeups in the video on the armour, it looks like you made it out of a layer of blue ?moleskin?, three layers of something canvasy, and a layer of some finer unbleached linen or hemp cloth, but I don't know if it is quilted, pad-stitched, etc. That sounds pretty reasonable given what we know about how heavy were doublets and pourpoints.

Edit: And am I right that the mail was the usual clumsily riveted, stomped-flat kind from India and Pakistan?

(from 6:57 in Find out more - The Armour)

I hope it will silence the "archers as machine-gunners on the Somme" school of thought, but John Keegan's Face of Battle and Anne Curry's translation of all the 15th century stories of the battle should have done that too. The thing with combined arms is that defending yourself against one threat (wearing your strongest white armour with the visor down and a full haubergeon underneath and advancing on foot) exposes you to another (entering lance-play tired and out of breath).

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