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by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Dec 13, 2005 4:04 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

I have returned ! :)

Sorry about the enormous gap, but what with the end of College and the beginning of University, got rather busy. But now, I'm free for a while. How have things progressed since I last looked in here?
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Aug 30, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

I'm not new here (well not brand new lol) but just thought i'd post to say im back from my Military Odyssey (I'm sure someone here knows what i mean ;) ) and ready to resume work.
by Captain Fredrickson
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:16 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: troops
Replies: 12
Views: 5250

Well American and Canadian Police are refered to as Troopers because they were originally mounted ;)
by Captain Fredrickson
Thu Aug 18, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Men of Harlech.. Royal Regiment of Wales..... Rorkes Drift..
Replies: 9
Views: 3497

Around the campfire on re-enactment i often sing the original version that i learned by listening to the rendition by the Choir and Regimental Band of the Prince of Wales (Clive) Division
by Captain Fredrickson
Thu Aug 18, 2005 2:14 pm
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: Ship battles
Replies: 14
Views: 2265

Boarding action one presumes but the chance of both ships running out of balls or powder is slim
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:41 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: troops
Replies: 12
Views: 5250

Ah so just the Household Cavalry, twas my grandfather who told me and he was in the Royal Horse Guards but i presumed all Cavalry worked the same. Thanks for the info, didnt know thats where it came from :) Apparently the Royal Horse Guards can salute without a hat on, because some officer lost his ...
by Captain Fredrickson
Sun Aug 14, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: troops
Replies: 12
Views: 5250

Generally the word "Troops" or "Troop" to refer to soldiers in the Plural or Singular, is an American adoption, transliterated back into English quite recently really. Before then the British Army always refered to men as "Soldiers" or "Squaddies" (in the Second World War and after particularly) nev...
by Captain Fredrickson
Sun Jul 31, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Your Countrys most decorated Warfighter
Replies: 50
Views: 11941

Thats the regiment I often re-enact, more precisely 3rd Battallion South Staffs.

I suppose I agree with you Dirk
by Captain Fredrickson
Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: Not sure if you are aware....
Replies: 0
Views: 1128

Not sure if you are aware....

I thought I would mention that today and tomorrow are the 196th Anniversary of the Battle of Talavera :)
by Captain Fredrickson
Sun Jul 24, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: Mortar Vessel Convulsion
Replies: 71
Views: 21945

Well true true, but to a relative newcomer to this period of history, they werent the first thing i'd associate with the Royal Navy of the Period
by Captain Fredrickson
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:44 am
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: Mortar Vessel Convulsion
Replies: 71
Views: 21945

Not that plastic airfix kits are easy to do either, not if you do them right anyways

Nice looking thing though, always been interested in the more obscure naval vessels of the time.
by Captain Fredrickson
Sat Jul 23, 2005 2:41 am
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

I'm back, lost you all for a while, my favourite link stopped working :S
by Captain Fredrickson
Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:12 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Re-enacting
Replies: 93
Views: 14319

Well I have friends who have Polish ancestry, and I have read about an ex-collegue of one of my grandfathers friends who was a Pole who served in 1939, narrowly escaped to Switzerland, was sent back to the Allies, fought in El-Alamein, Fought at Monte Cassino, and then after the war he worked down t...
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Jul 05, 2005 3:44 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Re-enacting
Replies: 93
Views: 14319

*looks at beret*

Yes it does, however not a conventional crown, one more like this shape

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by Captain Fredrickson
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:59 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Re-enacting
Replies: 93
Views: 14319

I am a Private in the 14th Field Support Battalion (1st Birmingham Battallion) Royal Warwickshire Regiment, otherwise known as "The Birmingham Pals" for First World War Re-enactment, and in the same group we do 3rd South Staffords, 1st Air Landing Brigade, the Glider troops that were at Arnhem. I ha...
by Captain Fredrickson
Mon Jul 04, 2005 1:09 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: The Gatling Gun.
Replies: 4
Views: 1285

Well that was a Minigun, rather than a Gatling Gun but yes twas used there from the back of an AC-47 "Puff the Magic Dragon" Gunship Definitions of Gatling Gun and Minigun Gatling Gun as mutiple barrels, each with its own percussion cap that is struck by a striker as it rotates. Ammunition is also f...
by Captain Fredrickson
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:49 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Early Modern Trench defense
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

It is easy to make the Model 1911 semi-automatic .45 ACP pistol fire like an SMG. The plain truth is SMG's could have been made in WWI by all sides. The technology was there. GH, P Indeed that is true, the same as it has been said that Napoleon could have won the Napoleonic Wars had he given his tr...
by Captain Fredrickson
Mon Jul 04, 2005 12:04 am
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: What would Sharpes V&Vs be?
Replies: 11
Views: 2561

It is impossible to add new VnV isn't it?

If so, shame, since playing RTR Mod today, I had several Generals "Raised from the Ranks" and i wished they had a VnV for "Raised from the Ranks", might give a command bonus, but less influence or management.
by Captain Fredrickson
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:45 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Early Modern Trench defense
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

The only Sub-machine Guns to be used during the 1st World War were the German Mp18i Bergman which was used during the last offensive in early 1918, and the Italian 8mm Breda which was originally a LMG but used pistol rounds, hence being classified as an SMG. The famous "Tommy Gun" Thompson SMG was s...
by Captain Fredrickson
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:54 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

Well Sharpe ran about romancing all the ladies, Fredrickson is much more like me. Pragmatic and down to earth
by Captain Fredrickson
Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

I'd ideally like this as my avatar :)

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by Captain Fredrickson
Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: The General Library
Topic: Early Modern Trench defense
Replies: 34
Views: 5434

Ahem "Assault Section (armed with SMG, grenades etc.) " Pray tell, what books have you read that say that Britain used Sub-Machine Guns in the First World War? The Bombing Section was armed with Grenades, more properly known as "Bombs" due to a rather rediculous tradition that dictated only the Gren...
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: The General Library
Topic: What would von Richthofen have done...
Replies: 25
Views: 4198

Considering Manfred Von Richtofen was a man of the Aristocracy (more or less) I doubt he would have been seduced in the same way as poorer men like Goering and Udet were, and while no doubt would have supported Von Hindenburg, after his death I doubt whether Richtofen would have supported the sort o...
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Jun 28, 2005 11:22 pm
Forum: The Napoleonic Library
Topic: why did Napoleonic style fighting die out?
Replies: 128
Views: 20076

The British used Napoleonic Tactics (I.E fighting the formation rather than the men) in the Boer War, and were soundly thrashed at first when they did so. When they began to change to more modern tactics, they were far more sucessful. The French however had no such war in which to learn, so they sti...
by Captain Fredrickson
Tue Jun 28, 2005 10:34 pm
Forum: The Tavern
Topic: New members, please introduce your self here. :D
Replies: 932
Views: 151953

Well I would but I'm not particularly taken with any of the ones on offer, and I can't upload my own. Is there any reason why I need to have an Avatar?

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