Re: [WarOf1812] Digest Number 1368
- Calvin, Re: your Plume dilemma
The first thing you must realize is that Light's were not the only flank
company. The light company on the left, the Grenadier Com'y on the right ,
the centre companies in the middle. as for the Lincoln Militia, I don't know
what their Battalion layout was, I'm sure someone out there does. They may
have been Flank Co's. on paper only, to give them a better sense of esprite
de corp's, but this is only a re-enactorism, ( ie: speculation ). Now as for
doing Light's, you have to walk before you can run, I don't know you, and I
don't think I've "shot" at you yet, but take this from a 20 + year veteran
of this time period. Learn your Battilion drill first, then if you want,
learn the light drill.The light company was the "smartest" per say, ( I can
say this because I'm a Grenadier when I play Brit ), I've taught light for
many years, to many people. The only problem anyone has ever had, is that
they didn;t know the basics, ie: Battalion Drill.
If you can't establish what plume to wear, either don't wear one, or just
make one in battalion to start with, they are not hard to make. Didn't mean
for this one to be a long one, but too many people have gone down the
dreaded path : re-enactorism, if you are new to this, your going to want to
do it right, or don't do it at all.My humble opinion only, you take it for
what you will.
Regards John Harris
From: "cl_1873" <arnt@...>
Subject: Re: Officer's Plume
Thank you for writing this Larry, but it is still limited in what it
tells me. If we are a flank company, then we would probably act like
Light Infantry I would guess. Therefore we need the green. Does that
sound reasonable to you? Anyone else with an opinion?
--- In WarOf1812@y..., "Larry Lozon" <lalozon@n...> wrote:
> Grenadier Company 'white'
> Light Company 'green'
> Line Company 'red and white'