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Celtic Warpaint 2 ~Verdigris~

As I mentioned in the article about the celtic warpaints and how it might have looked (an article you can read here —> ) There is some thoughts about what kind of color that was used. This is a two-headed … Continue reading

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Pipecase

Claypipes. We all know that they are basically expendable items with a very short lifespan. If you are lucky the break in ‘a good place’ and have enough stem left to be smokable.  Broken pipes seems to have wandered down … Continue reading

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The naked celt

  The naked fighting celt is often questioned. Often this seems to me like modern ideas of what ‘civilisation’ is. A rather eurocentric way of looking at history, or, if you like, a roman view of things. I must admit … Continue reading

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A knitted cap for the soldier

This short post is to show a rather uncommon thing. Not uncommon in it self, but it is uncommon in that it is preserved. A military knitted cap for the cavalry. This is a hat for the Östgöta Ryttare, Eastgotha … Continue reading

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Celtic warpaint

  The issue of celtic warpaint is much debated. Was it paint? Or tattoos? Or even possibly scarification? These questions aside, you land in the next one. IF they decorated thier body in some way, how did it look like? … Continue reading

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Stefan Löfving -Adventurer extraordinarie

The great Nordic war is full of heroes. But few where so spectacular as Stefan Löfving. A swashbuckling bravado of special warfare, freebooter and army intelligence. Stefan Löfving, or ‘the Löfving’ as he was often called, was born in Narva … Continue reading

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Spruce it up

This article is not about the 18th century per se, but rather about general woodsmanship.   I generally prefer doing my reenacting outdoors in the forests. Sweden is about 80% forested area so there is a lot of space to … Continue reading

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Swedish commoner of 18th Century.

I never had much interest in recreating nobles and macaronis. I always found the common man more interesting. I don’t really have a reason for this… maybe it is because I see to many aristocrats and I want to be … Continue reading

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Succariebread, Fieldprovisions of the 1718 campaign

The most tactical bread ever King Charles XII tried to invade Norway once before, in 1716. It did not go well, and part of this was that it was almost impossible to sustain the army. To succeed the King figured … Continue reading

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The Norwegian campaign of 1718 reenacted

In late October, early November 2015 we decided to reenact some up in the Jämtland mountains where the Carolean army staged the campaign of 1718 into Norway. One of our group has a little cabin in those mountains and we … Continue reading

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