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Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:29 pm
by Bluebear
Regarding bagpipers . . . you could possibly have them in some of the Dutch Regiments since they were a popular instrument in the Low Countries.

Indeed, bagpipes have been popular for centuries all over the world. As for the Dutch, artist Pieter Bruegel the Eldar had a number of paintings featuring pipers. Probably "The Peasant Wedding" and "The Peasant Dance" are the best known (see links): ... c01965.jpg ... 4._014.jpg

As you may notice, these bagpipes are of a slightly different style. Indeed, the bagpipes of many nations vary considerably. Here is a link to a website that has 30 different styles of bagpipes (with sound bites). Just use the link at the bottom of the page to move on to the next bagpipe:

And now you know more about bagpipes than you ever thought possible.

-- Jeff

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 2:03 pm
by Captain of Dragoons
Of course the pipes were invented by the IRISH :twisted: . They gave them to the Scots and they still have not figured out the joke. :lol:

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 3:32 pm
by barr7430
Spoken like a true Irishman Ed :roll:

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:51 pm
by theoldschool
A man leaves his bagpipes in his car. He remembers he forgot to lock the door and rushes back to his car ... too late, someone has left another set :lol:

At the moment my collection includes English Border pipes, Leicestershire small pipes, English medieval Great Pipes and German Hummelschen. All played, none very well :(


Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:16 pm
by parkinspieces
not sure Dave Imrie will be to impressed about the above comments :wink:

Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:25 pm
by Bluebear

A friend of mine here in Canada makes bagpipes. He specializes in re-creating old pipes. This webpage hasn't been updated in a while, but has some bagpipes he's made: ... dwind.html

One thing that he has mentioned in passing is that it is often hard to get proper measurements of various pipes. I don't know if you have any of the types of pipes that might interest him . . . OR if you'd be interested in making the measurements he might need . . . but if you are so minded, contact me off-list at . . . . . . and I'll pass your email address on to him.

-- Jeff

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:05 am
by Bluebear

I did get your email (and passed it on to Stuart), even though my email program filtered it out as SPAM (which it definitely isn't). But, just in case my email back to you is filtered out as spam as well, I thought I'd let you know that your email got through.

Thank you for your response. Unfortunately, Stu won't respond immediately since he's currently sleeping according to his wife.

-- Jeff

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:59 am
by barr7430
Well, this has developed into a very interesting thread!!

Mr Imrie piped for a HIGHLAND regiment Stuart... so that's all ok!! :wink:

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 4:35 pm
by parkinspieces
Interesting thread, hmmm, not half :lol:

I take it there's another Stuart out there as this Stuart new all about Dave's "other" hobby :oops: just didn't think he wanted the rest of the world to know about it........ :twisted:

May be we could combine these 2 threads on this post, what about if at second Kelham, to promote BLB, you did Killiecrankie as a demo game with your rules with Dave in attendence piping the Highladers when you moved them to charge :lol:

On a more serious note, I got an email from Amazon the other day saying that the Osprey Vienna 1683 book would not be out till late March :x

Thank goodness that I've just received an email saying it's now been posted :P

Oh and going back to Pipes, we here in Derby often see a lone Piper in the City centre, busking, I say LONE 'cause as soon as he starts playing every one moves away from him :twisted:

We remember the 45 :wink:

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 6:24 pm
by barr7430
More like Stars on '45 :lol:

I actually flicked through the Vienna book today in a shop in Glasgow... very nice with lovely colur plates.. almost bought it but opted for a FoW supplement instead :oops:

Posted: Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:56 pm
by Captain of Dragoons
Continuing on the 45 theme, I recieved from Chapters Canada last week and am currently reading Duffy's 'the 45'.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 9:52 pm
by parkinspieces
Dam fine new vignette Barry :D

Great news about the rules going to the printers, really looking forward to using them and looking for the odd "pinched idea" vignette's in the pics :twisted: (in-joke :wink: )

Glad to see your using FR figures again, great figures, just wished they were more compatible with Foundry/Dixon. However, we have found that they are compatible with Mus. Mins. GNW stuff, my mate has used FR command with his Russian's.

Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 10:40 pm
by barr7430
Thanks for that Stuart!!! :D

Yup rules are there now that God :roll:

Hopefully on the circuit for the main shows of the year

New Vignette

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 2:45 pm
by Churchill
Well done Barry, the new vignette taken from Clarance's fine art work of the front cover of the new rules "Beneath The Lily Banner's" is excellent and spot-on :D
Thinking of driving upto Falkirk for "Cannonade" in May it will be my first visit, and should be worth the trip just to see the Gentlemen's Ligny game.
What size table are you using for this? Something Huge I bet!!! :shock:
Usually Claymore is as far north as I go...........



Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 3:22 pm
by barr7430
Ray, Falkirk won't really take you any longer unless you're coming up the A1.

I think we're going for 16 feet by 6 or 8 can't remember what I asked for :oops:

Glad you like the vignette - some nice pics of it in the rules 8)