Landsknecht Guild

July 19, 2009

Now mit categories!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Magda @ 10:37 pm

Right now we’re just getting started, but as the forum grows, we’re going to want to find old threads.  I’ve started creating a series of categories, and if you don’t tag your posts I’ll do it for you.  That way, if we want to go back and read all the costuming threads, or find a recipe, we can just look at clothing or food.

When you create a post, please select one or more categories from the list.  And if you think of a new category that you’d like to see added, just pop Julie an e-mail and she’ll create it for you.

Landsknecht Library (Reading List)

Filed under: Uncategorized — Magda @ 10:30 pm

Military History in English

Landsknecht Soldier 1486 – 1560 – Osprey Warrior Series (ISBN 978-1-84176-243-2) $17.95

The Landsknechts – Osprey Men at Arms Series (ISBN 0-85045-258-9) $15.95

Pavia: The Climax of the Italian Wars - Osprey Campaign Series (ISBN  1-85532-504-7) $18.95

German Medieval Armies 1300 – 1500 – Osprey Men at Arms Series (ISBN 0-85045-614-2) $15.95

Armies of the German Peasants’ War 1524-26 - Osprey Men at Arms Series (ISBN 978-1-84176-507-5) $17.95 


General German History

The Burgermeister’s Daughter by Steven Ozment (ISBN 978-0-06-097721-4) $13.00

A Mighty Fortress: A New History of the German People by Steven Ozment (ISBN 0-06-093483-2) $14.95


General Medieval/Renaissance History

A World Lit Only By Fire:The Medieval Mind adn The Renaissance, Portrait of an Age by William Manchester

Making a Living in the Middle Ages: The People of Britain, 850 – 1520 by Christopher Dyer


Food and Cooking

Food in History by Reay Tannahill

History of Food by Maguelonne Toussaint-Samat

The Medieval Kitchen: Recipes from France and Italy by Redon, Sabban, and Serventi.

The Medieval Cookbook by Maggie Black

Sallets, Hunbles, and Shrewsbery Cakes: A Collection of Elizabethan Recipes Adapted to the Modern Kitchen by Ruth Anne Beebe

Pleyn Delit: Medieval Cookery for Modern Cooks by Hieatt, Hostington, and Butler

(This is just a very small sampling of what I have in my own [Julie's] personal libary.  Feel free to drop me an e-mail at MsStickler at aol if you have something you want to research.)

July 7, 2009

Also found my way…amazing really!

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:19 pm

Hi Everyone! My name is Raven and I have been involved in productions with Stephan for 6 years. Most of you already know me & my love for history. We own a building company that specializes in historical renovations, I donate some of my time to local Historical Societies, restoring centuries old cemeteries, and researching our areas history through digs. I love all aspects of history and look forward to learning about this new world.

As I am cast this year at CTRF, I will not be joining you in camp, however, I see this as a long term commitment that I can give some quality time and resources to. I would like to specialize in herbs and their uses (as I have studied them and have had my own herb shop) . If anyone has any informative sources I can use, please let me know!

I look forward to meeting everyone again ….:)

June 27, 2009

Let us know you made it here!

Filed under: Uncategorized — Gustav @ 3:57 pm

Once you log in, please let us know you made it and do a short intro so people know who you are. I’ll start :)

I’m Stephen (pronounced “stefin”) and the Guild Director. I’ve been doing faires since I was 18 and this marks my second time being involved in a Landsknecht guild. I have, obviously, a strong interest in history and love to present that interest to the public. My hope is you all enjoy it as well!

Currently I live in New Hampshire, but I’ve lived up and down the east coast and was born in Hawaii, so travel to CT and beyond is nothing new to me. :)

OK, enough about me. tell us about you!

Stephen (AKA Gustav)

May 28, 2009

A Landsknecht Photo

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:44 pm

Landsknecht Guild spokesman, he's not just the president, he's also a client

Eine gute landsknecht. Der Hauptmann!

New format

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:39 pm

In the interest of more user interactive content, we’re trying a wordpress based web presence. If this doesn’t work out well, I will soon replace it with a smouldering crater.

Sincerely, the guy who used to be in IT but still wants to have his own servers (and does) and still help out friends in the process. -john

Mercenaries needed!

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 10:35 pm

Mercenaries Needed!

Announcing the Formation of the Guild of Saint Maurice

March 24, 2009 – Have you ever wanted to be a part of the Connecticut Renaissance Faire but were uncertain about auditioning for the cast? Maybe you don’t have as much time as the commitment requires, or you’re not comfortable memorizing lines and performing on stage but still want to dress up and play a part. Or, quite possibly, you just want to carry around large weapons, cook over a fire, and tell the patrons a little something about the history of the time. Well, now there’s a place for you!

CTRF is pleased to announce the formation of a historical guild modeled off those seen at renaissance faires throughout the US. This group will recreate a military encampment from the early 16th century and will display the skills and life of a Landsknecht unit, soldiers of the Holy Roman Empire. Both men and women are welcome as there are many roles to be filled and a variety of demonstrations to be provided. Each guild member will develop a character based off those historically associated with these daring men and women.

Daily activities will include drilling with the weapons of the time, cooking demonstrations, displays of medical skills, fight training, and camp life. Each member will be aided in the construction of a costume appropriate to their character and shall have the opportunity to portray the same character year after year. The guild itself shall function as a reenactment group tied to the faire but able to make its own decisions under the leadership of the Guild Director.

Rehearsals will be required but are limited to 6 rehearsal days spread throughout the weekends before the faire opens plus an organizational meeting in May. Faire day attendance is also flexible with a minimum requirement of 2 days attendance, though guild members are encouraged to attend each day they can. This being the first year of the guild members will have a real opportunity to help it grow with their research, enthusiasm, and participation. The guild shall be directed by Stephen Pasker, Guild Director for CTRF. Stephen has been the Executive Director for the Performance Cast for the past 7 years and is eager to build this exciting addition to CTRF’s educational offerings.

Our first organization meeting took place on, Sunday May 10th, 2009. Our first rehearsal is scheduled for July 19 at the Hebron Fairgrounds, Hebron, CT. Contact the Hauptmann for more info: stephen at ctfaire dot com (spelled out to avoid spam)

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