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  • Jim Pierce
    Mar 1 7:07 PM
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      You can "deprogram" the USN guys? Wow...send me the recipe would you please :7) !!!

      As far as the "other periods" argument goes, the reality here in the states is not that the 1812 period is attracting the "flotsam and jetsam" from other "time period" portrayals, but that it is attracting the "best and the brightest" from the other time periods. That is, I'm sure everyone here would agree, not a BAD thing for the hobby.

      The real issue is that those same "best and brightest" come with a package of ideas at the very baseline is/or could be controversial when viewed from a position of, umm, long standing authority. The Bicentennial will offer some "excitement" and additional "troops" to the normal and traditional schedule of activities. If I were y'all, I'd be worried not whether they can do the proper drill for the period....but whether they already can do it "better". People are coming to this period because they see it has enormous potential...and it does. To close your minds to their ideas would be a potentially tragic mistake for our beloved hobby.

      PS: Most of these "new groups" have very few "gray hairs" amongst them.

      Fair Winds,

      Jim Pierce
      HM Ship Dragon

      "A Drop of Nelson's Blood wouldn't do us any Harm"
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Todd Post<mailto:todd.post2@...>
      To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com<mailto:WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Saturday, March 01, 2008 9:38 PM
      Subject: Re: [War Of 1812] other periods

      Actually, the one soldier I had who had the biggest problem in mixing
      up drill wasn't into other time periods but could not "deprogram"
      himself from his service in the U.S. Navy decades ago.

      Todd Post
      12th US Infantry Regiment

      On Mar 1, 2008, at 2:19 AM, JGIL1812@...<mailto:JGIL1812@...> wrote:

      > <<Other people do just two time periods and get screwed up with the
      > drill to the point where they end up in a sort of "twilight zone' -
      > their drill is a mixture of both time periods, thus infuriating their
      > comrades in each time zone...>>
      > Jim,
      > I have seen this to. That is why I am encouraging "cross dressers"
      > to start
      > joining our hobby now. Hopefully, by the time of the bi centennial the
      > "twilight zone" will become the "reality zone" of 1812 in drill and
      > appearance.
      > It also gives them plenty of time to begin getting their kit
      > together instead
      > of trying to put together something at the last minute that may or
      > may not
      > fit the time period.
      > JG/RE

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