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sbl
01-04-2008, 04:36 AM
Slanning's Camp Followers (ECW)

http://www.slannings.org/Goodwife.html

http://www.slannings.org/gfx/Sue260x300.jpg

MarkTK36thIL
01-04-2008, 05:21 AM
Very funny, but unfortunately some people probably don't see any problem with this.

tenfed1861
01-04-2008, 08:37 AM
That's just wrong.I hope she never mixes up the bottles.That kid will more then likely have an alcohol problem in it's future.

KarinTimour
01-04-2008, 02:35 PM
Scott:

I gather these folks are reenacting the English Civil War?

The website states:

<<Camp followers are members of the regiment that look out for the safety of the fighting members. General safety matters are simple things like tying shoe laces or leg ties to ensure that members don't trip>>

Do they need help tying shoe laces because of their other equipment? Just seems funny to me that an adult would need someone else to do this for him. Am I missing something here?

Karin Timour
Period Knitting -- Socks, Sleeping Hats, Balaclavas
Atlantic Guard Soldiers' Aid Society
Email: Ktimour@aol.com

Slickrick214
01-04-2008, 03:51 PM
They probably mean making sure everyones shoes are tied so they don't fall and stab themselves with a pike.

sbl
01-05-2008, 01:05 AM
Dear Karin,

It's just funny (to me) that mom is "'aving a pint" while feeding the "lit'l one." Please don't read too much into it.

ECW people bash each other but don't sue. Pikemen tend to to "football" players.

BTW, the common shoes at that time had laces and it's tough to bend over in armor. :)

trappedonrr
01-05-2008, 02:39 AM
It could be an Irish Regiment. Just missing potato's

Kevin White
147thPVI

tenfed1861
01-05-2008, 07:19 AM
Kevin,I find that offensive.If it was an Irish regiment,the child would be drinking whiskey as well,not just milk.

Curt-Heinrich Schmidt
01-05-2008, 07:34 AM
How d' ye!

Well, at least FAS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) keeps it all in the family...

;-) :-(

Michael Archer

tompritchett
01-05-2008, 09:53 AM
It's just funny (to me) that mom is "'aving a pint" while feeding the "lit'l one." Please don't read too much into it.

Let's not forget that in those days it was much safer to drink spirits and ale than water.

amity
01-05-2008, 10:52 AM
Granted "safety of the regiment" seems something of an oxymoron, a sprained ankle likely being the least of it. But then again, judging by the way this piece is written, the safety role is not being imputed to camp followers in 1640s, but rather a "safety officer" role for modern women who have "nothing else to do" at a battle reenactment.

But does anyone on here happen to know exactly WHAT camp followers did consist of in the mid-17th century? That is the ENGLISH civil war, whole 'nother era. I am interested to find out that there even were camp followers then. Can anyone flesh this revelation out a bit?

Karen, I am imagining that perhaps the reason having someone to tie a soldier's shoes might come in handy is because that soldier might still be wearing partial armour? A breastplate, etc., at least.

Slickrick214
01-05-2008, 01:36 PM
Karen, I am imagining that perhaps the reason having someone to tie a soldier's shoes might come in handy is because that soldier might still be wearing partial armour? A breastplate, etc., at least.

From the pictures and video's I've seen of knights and Midevial fighting the knights usually wear full suits of armor fro, head to toe. The Pike men usually wear a breast plate and a helmut.

sbl
01-06-2008, 01:30 AM
Terre,

There were campfollowers with armies in those days. They show up in the artwork carrying and cooking among other things.



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Landsknecht_with_his_Wife.jpg/446px-Landsknecht_with_his_Wife.jpg

http://bp0.blogger.com/_qTDAEasFLtU/RhoHUXPLZGI/AAAAAAAACr8/jW35o-MQG3g/s1600-h/Soldier+and+Woman.JPG

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Fort/2862/camp_baggage.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Fort/2862/cf2.jpg

amity
01-06-2008, 02:19 AM
Thanks, Mr. Lesch. Those are great images. It is amazing how different the ordinary clothes are from the clothes of fashion, isn't it?

sbl
01-06-2008, 04:23 AM
Terre,

In the case of the Landsknechts and their kampfrau, that was the fashion. I believe it was the sword slashed Landsknecht clothing that inspired that "look."

sbl
01-06-2008, 04:26 AM
I have found a couple of European reenacter galleries with campfollowers nursing their babies so it coulda been worse.

wagen dawg
01-07-2008, 07:50 AM
It could be an Irish Regiment. Just missing potato's

Kevin White

Kevin;

That's a bottle of champaign. I've had plenty of Jameson's and Bushmill's and never had a potato with either brand.

TR