774Re: Mission Statement Rough Draft
- Sep 23, 2000I know I'm late in replying to this post, but my computer has been down
since late July, and I just got the new one hooked up. I have been wading
through the 900+ e-mails (most from this list) and have been most interested
by the various threads involving the Period Archry Company (they've kind of
braided themselves into a bowstring).
I belong to a Revolutionary War Unit, and the required level of
to field is very high. The most inauthentic objects I have seen on the field
have been modern pattern shoes, and these are hidden under canvas
half-leggings. Any modern items are hidden away in campboxes, haversacks,
etc. All visable seams are hand sewn, buttons are of a period pattern, etc.
The cost is rather high by our standards, rangeing from a few hundred
dollars for a militia unit ( most of the cost being the musket, and units
frequently have members with spare gear to loan newcomers) to a few thousand
for the well dressed British Grenedier or Fusilier ( fussy uniform details
and those impressive bearskin hats!)
As I can attest to, this level of commitment to period detail is not
for everyone. However, the SCA is a very inclusive orginization, as it
should be. This is what makes it a great place to play, learn, teach and do.
However, I feel this proposed Company should require a higher level of
authenticity, not to be a snobbish, exclusive club within the SCA, but
because that can be fun and rewarding also. Ancel
----- Original Message -----
From: James W. Pratt Jr. <cunning@...>
Sent: Monday, September 13, 1999 12:32 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Archery] Mission Statement Rough Draft
> From: "James W. Pratt Jr." <cunning@...>
> How do other authenticity groups handle this? Is anybody out there a
> war or revoltionary War reenactor?
> James Cunningham
> >You know, every time (this has happened in other groups)
> >when you discuss authenticity, one of the complaints is
> >the _cost_ of being authentic. Yes, it's going to cost to
> >be authentic. The amount that it costs is going to vary
> >with the time period that you're interested in. I would
> >doubt that anyone who is brand new to the SCA will be
> >joining the company in their first month, or maybe even in
> >their first year. There are lots of archery activities
> >out there for new people which won't require the level of
> >re-enactment that some of us are striving for. By it's nature,
> >a company of authentic bowmen will not be all-inclusive.
> >My guess is that we won't be dressing up and shooting in full
> >kit except at larger events.
> > -----Gille
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