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Middle Ages / Longbowmen
« Last post by Karl Helweg on May 07, 2016, 12:49:18 PM »
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1870-1900 / Re: Firearms Class
« Last post by Karl Helweg on May 03, 2016, 05:30:10 PM »
If you enjoyed the firearms video above you might also like: http://www.historypundit.webs.com/
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Frontier Period / Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Last post by Le Loup on April 24, 2016, 11:06:23 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Really? Everything I have read says you have strict gun control down there. Or do you mean muzzleloaders??

Semi-autos are strictly controlled. All pistols including replica muzzle-loading pistols are strictly controlled & require registration, an "H" class license, & can only be used on an approved pistol club range. Different states have different legislation, but this is the case in NSW.
Regards, Keith.
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Frontier Period / Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Last post by Sturmkatze on April 24, 2016, 10:47:14 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Really? Everything I have read says you have strict gun control down there. Or do you mean muzzleloaders??
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Frontier Period / Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Last post by Le Loup on April 24, 2016, 10:30:39 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Keith.
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Frontier Period / Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Last post by Sturmkatze on April 24, 2016, 10:11:31 PM »
I thought you couldn't have guns down under??
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American Area / Re: Officers or not?
« Last post by Sturmkatze on April 24, 2016, 10:10:36 PM »
Some guys feel they should be an occifer. It's all ego... Most of them "just don't get it." Like dorks who wear modern glasses... especially in ancient impressions. I know a couple of Roman reenactors who just don't get that wearing glasses, ESPECIALLY modern glasses is wrongW@W
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American Area / Re: Officers or not?
« Last post by Viking1 on April 21, 2016, 04:23:18 PM »
I was more or less looking at the reenactor who plays a LT or Captain, and only wears the uniform of "X" unit, once a year for a city's parade, Veterans, or Memorial day.  And as a group they would put on a small presentation on how the unit operated....
 
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American Area / Re: Officers or not?
« Last post by Karl Helweg on April 21, 2016, 12:44:39 PM »
I like where you are going with that thought.  I met one Major/Colonel/General reenactor who was an E-4 kicked out due to morbid obesity and only got bigger.  He could not look or act like an officer.  He had to ride an ATV to the battles since he could not walk that far.  Just a worse case example.  Met a green beret MSG who portrayed an officer almost too well.

Oddly the question gets a little circular in some states like North Carolina: http://www.ncleg.net/EnactedLegislation/Statutes/PDF/ByChapter/Chapter_127A.pdf where some reenactor units are legally recognized as part of the state militia and, when possible, maintain their same ranks and chain of command.  One of my past "colonels" (nicest guy you ever met) was tickled to death when his governor recognized him formally as a colonel then was a little surprised to find out that he and his unit had effectively been "drafted" and the governor could call him in the event of a disaster that needed more volunteers.  So someone could potentially become a "real" officer by reenacting as one....

If any reenactor would feel more comfortable portraying an officer by becoming an officer first (I can see this) there are several paths open including http://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/ where any active adult member who serves can be awarded the rank of 2nd Lt in six months if they complete some basic course work.   Even these folks are serving more than many of our politicians. 
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Frontier Period / Re: test
« Last post by Karl Helweg on April 21, 2016, 12:22:05 PM »
Testing for what? 
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