Hey there, firstly sorry for the English, my German is terrible (all I can do is order beer).
I’m Chris, and me and my partner Jessica are looking to come to the Drachenfest Landsknechtlager in 2024. We both currently live in the UK (she is German and I’m British) and we are both re-enactors and historical larpers. Previously she has played in the Norrelag and I am in the Pilgrims Camp at Epic Empires (Sir Lambert Payne for those who I may have met).
We are looking to play a simple Knecht and Tross couple, I haven’t played a simple soldier in years, so really looking forward to that. She is intending to play an actual seamstress (so for those soldiers who require actual costume repairs IT, bring them and your coin!). I will be playing a professional English soldier who previously served the Tudor Crown, but has left its service to become a mercenary soldier. Due to a love of cooking in re-enactment, I will also have some play as a cook, and depending on several factors (availability/expense of ingredients locally mainly) may look to offer up IT food to hungry Knechts, with coppers in their pockets in the evenings. I normally cook late 15th century recipes, but I’m sure I can find some suitable ones. I don’t know if anyone else in the camp enjoys IT cooking, but I have a reasonable setup and really enjoying doing it with other people.
My costume is mainly inspired from 1540’s (I believe, but Landsknechts fashionistas may correct me), but the colours are themed to regions of the Empire, because I am a big Warhammer geek. Whilst my partners dress she believes is from the 1520’s. The armour is slightly earlier, being a 1510 Winchester plate breastplate, with tassets and almain rivet arms (based on a set from the Royal Armouries, Leeds) and is supposed to represent an older “munitions” armament.
Whilst some of the pictures show me with an arquebus, I’ve been told the camp doesn’t really use them, so it will be staying at home and I will be bringing the trusty halberd.
Any feedback or recommendations are welcomed. Hopefully we will see you there, if accepted.