Project 365 April 29, 2017 Skippy No comments

I am so amazingly hipster!

I haven’t been to an MSS in ages, and I was cold at my parents, As some one who doesn’t feel the cold very often, I don’t always (like now) have not got a jumper available, so out came my old MSS doublet. As for why I am hipster… Well I was wearing doublets before […]

Uncategorized June 23, 2011 Skippy No comments

Medieval Siege Society DeCobham Man-at-Arms Demonstration

[pro-player type=”mp4″][/pro-player] The DeCobham Household is part of the Medieval Siege Society representing military life in the Wars of the Roses period (1455-1487), as the personal retinue of Sir Peter Samworth, who in turn fights for the Lords Cobham. We are principally a Man-at-Arms unit, by which we mean heavily armoured knights & soldiers who […]

Uncategorized June 10, 2011 Skippy No comments

Medieval Siege Society Gunpowder Demonstration

[pro-player type=”mp4″][/pro-player] Gunpowder, is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate. It burns rapidly, producing a volume of hot gas, Because of its burning properties and the amount of heat and gas volume that it generates, gunpowder has been widely used as a propellant in firearms. Gunpowder is classified as a low explosive. Gunpowder was […]

Uncategorized June 10, 2011 Skippy No comments

Medieval Siege Society Trebuchet Demonstration

[pro-player type=”mp4″] Demonstration.m4v[/pro-player] A trebuchet is a siege engine that was employed in the Middle Ages. It is sometimes called a “counterweight trebuchet” or “counterpoise trebuchet” in order to distinguish it from an earlier weapon that has come to be called the “traction trebuchet”, the original version with pulling men instead of a counterweight. The […]