This board is a place to read about important developments here on the reenactor.Net Living History and Reenacting Forums. New features, new rules, problems ? read about it here! And yeah, if you do see that something has been posted in this area, you should make the effort to read it!! We post stuff here for a reason!
If you're a reenactor, then it's almost a sure thing you like to read. How about helping out your fellows by posting a review? You can even set up a link to the book on amazon by hitting the Amazon button in the toolbar and then inserting the ISBN number between the brackets. :-)
Greeks and Romans go here! (actually clicking here will redirect you to our good friends at RomanArmyTalk -- they are doing an EXCELLENT job there and why would we want to compete with them?). Have fun and look around HERE too! :-)
The Colonial Era covers the French and Indian War (usually referred to as: F&I) (Seven Year's War to Europeans), the American Revolution and the 30 Year's War. This area also includes the Pyrate Life too... arrrggghhhh!
What does "Frontier Period" mean? Well, in reality, it covers quite a lot... In fact, the Frontier Period covers so much time in history, we just HAD to make a separate area for it. Ideally, all this we have listed in this section should be in their respective time periods, F&I in the 1600-1800 Time/Area, Fur Traders/Trappers in 1800-1860, Trekking in both. However, to us, it just seems logical to put "like-stuff" with like-stuff!
The 1800 to 1860 Time/Area... What is that exactly? Well, a lot really: the Napoleonic War, the War of 1812, the Mexican-American War and the Crimean War. Quite a lot to cover, but quite important wars, as wars go. All in all, a pretty exciting time period.
From Manassas to Appomattox, for four years, this was the most bloody war in the history of the United States. In this defining war, more men died than any in other war in our history. What started as "Damyankees" and "Johhny Rebs" ended as simply "Americans!"
A long period with a lot of history and many different impressions. From Old West reenacting, to SASS competition to the Boer War and the Spanish American War, this time period is chock full of interesting things to reenact. If you do one of these, please post about it.
The "War to End All Wars" -- The Great War... the reenactor's Reenactment. WWI is the most awesome of the time periods (okay, I'm biased) and it has something to offer everyone. From the historians to the poets, the arms junkies, to the militaria collector, WWI will give back at least as much as you give to it!
World War II; the last "good war." And yeah, it's reenacted. Mostly ETO (the European Theater of Operations after D-Day), but there are more and more Eastern Front events with a few Afrikakorps and Italian events being done. There are even some fledgling Pacific War events happening. It's an exciting time to be in the hobby!! You can now actually FIND repro uniforms and kit pretty easily, so why not give it a try?
Discuss "OT" stuff. NO Religion and all modern politics will cease when ordered to do so. No racist crap either (your ass will be booted instantly if we catch you doing that!). Have fun. Oh yeah, guest don't get to view this area... sorry -- tell 'em to join the FORUMS if they wanna see what's here.