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Comitatus at Sledmere House 12th/13th June
#1
Another AD 410 event for us!
Comitatus, joined by Knights in Battle Medieval Society and Sir Thomas Glemham's Regiment of Foot will coming to Sledmere House, East Driffield
for the weekend to create a large multi-period event.

Comitatus
We will be bringing 7 cavalry, artillery and and lots of infantry, as well as a busy encampment of soldiers and civilians where you can see various skills and crafts of the Late Roman Army.

Knights in Battle Medieval Society
A chivalrous band of knights, their ladies and household pitch camp for jousting, sword play and diverse medieval mayhem.

Sir Thomas Glemham's Regiment of Foot
A regiment of the Sealed Knot English Civil War Society will be bringing their artillery and soldiers for drill and skirmishes. There will also be live cannon fire.

There will be demonstrations and arena displays throughout the day.

Timetable as follows:
10.30am - Knights in Battle - Tournament pt 1
11.30am - Sir Thomas Glemham's Regiment of Foot - Drill
12.45pm - Comitatus - Recreating the Late Roman Cavalry
1.45pm - Knights in Battle - Tournament pt 2
2.45pm - Comitatus - Recreating the Late Roman Cavalry
3.30pm - Sir Thomas Glemham's Regiment of Foot - Skirmish, with live cannon fire!

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For more information:
http://www.sledmerehouse.com/events
http://www.comitatus.net/
http://www.knightsinbattle.com/
http://www.glemhams.co.uk/
Amy Wallace

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group
http://www.comitatus.net
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#2
I am really looking forward to this and being planning it since last July. We have seven good horses, saddles and riders, plus infantry to target. Every thing will be perfect. Big Grin
John Conyard

York

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#3
I may pop down there, if I can get the time.... :| Would be nice to get to something this time home.
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
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#4
Bring some kit and we will stick you in a tent by the fire. I am planning a throne covered in fur watching the evening entertainment with horses as neighbours.
John Conyard

York

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#5
What kind of kit in particular.. most of mine is imperial early, although I have the odd bit of later....

Quote:I am planning a throne covered in fur watching the evening entertainment with horses ass neighbours.

I should be in goodcompany then :lol:
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#6
Well, this is a straight AD 410 event for us. But we have lots of new recruits and various bits of spare kit will be knocking around to use. It is our annual pay parde and we will have our best kit with us for a change.

Some of our horses will be right in the tent lines with us, and it will be a real treat to be sleeping and eating beside Hal and Murph. I have a dream of getting up early to ride Hal up to the top of the deer park to watch the sun rise. And Hal will keep me awake fighting the other horses. :lol:
John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

<a class="postlink" href="http://www.comitatus.net">http://www.comitatus.net
<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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#7
What a brilliant weekend it was! Seven cavalry Big Grin
Byron it was lovely to get to know you, hope you will join us again at some point.

Here's a video of some of what we achieved:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6k4N_SOrw

Photos will be up on the website later today.
Amy Wallace

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group
http://www.comitatus.net
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#8
I am still off line so cannot view the photos or footage which is frustrating. But iit was awesome to be part of these displays. At times the riders were really on the edge. It was fantastic and will stay with me for a long time.
John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

<a class="postlink" href="http://www.comitatus.net">http://www.comitatus.net
<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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#9
Quote:What a brilliant weekend it was! Seven cavalry Big Grin
Here's a video of some of what we achieved:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6k4N_SOrw

Great footage! Seven cavalry indeed, what a sight to behold.
But.. just 6 infantry? I wish I would live in your area and get a chance to strengthen the foot. Big Grin
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#10
Quote:What a brilliant weekend it was! Seven cavalry Big Grin
Byron it was lovely to get to know you, hope you will join us again at some point.

Here's a video of some of what we achieved:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jS6k4N_SOrw

Photos will be up on the website later today.

Great show. Can't wait to see it in real later this year. Big Grin D
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#11
Well that is 6 infantry receiving arrows plus others handing stuff to the cavalrymen, in the camp etc. But I agree, more would be great. Luckily such shows guarantee a source of new recruits Big Grin So hopefully more targets at the next event.

We could put out an extra cavalryman without straining resources but it is better to work within ourselves. Because of the stallion we had two paddocks, and even horses within the tent lines with authentic ropes, water buckets etc. I could actually open up my tent and share breakfast with my horse. At first just trying to tack up the horses and riders was a struggle in 53 minutes, but we soon had the time down to a respectable half an hour.

Every rider had their own personal struggle over the weekend. These made the shows really exciting and rather than riding within ourselves some of us were really on the edge. It was truly exciting, and I have seen a view cavalry shows. I will write more in the cavalry thread.

We even had Byron down from north of the Wall for a day. It was a pleasure to host him. He has a sexy voice!

We have hundreds of photos of this event. I am just back on the internet so I will see if I can post some up. Though it may take some time to figure out the new super computer.
John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

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<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

<a class="postlink" href="http://www.comitatus.net">http://www.comitatus.net
<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

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<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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John Conyard

York

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
Reconstruction Group

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<a class="postlink" href="http://www.historicalinterpretations.net">http://www.historicalinterpretations.net
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#15
The rest of the photos can be seen here:
http://www.comitatus.net/gallerysledmere10.html
Amy Wallace

A member of Comitatus Late Roman
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