Re: [WarOf1812] Grand Tactical
- I was told by one of the site people that since the river had been so high
they hadn't been able to get down to prep the ground any, and the pot holes
(some very large) were full of water. To avoid risking broken body parts in
the high grass they opted to keep it in front of the fort. As you say,
perhaps next time. I've worked the flood plain at F&I events and it's a
nice playground, if rather irregular.
Glengarry LI Fencibles/95th Rifles last weekend
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>Subject: Re: [WarOf1812] Grand Tactical
>Date: Thu, 3 Jun 2004 09:39:52 EDT
>On the whole I thought it was an excellent weekend, with lots of
>for Battalion Drill. (Something we don't often get a chance to do on the US
>side.) The Artillery was also very impressive. We don't usually get a
>to see that many guns at most 1812 events.
>My only complaint was that the area used for the tacticals was too small.
>While the ground was wide enough to easily accommodate all the forces
>it was not deep enough (except for the drainage ditch, which we were
>though several times) to allow much in the way of maneuvers beyond of
>deployment into line. It is too bad that we could not make use of all that
>ground at the bottom of the bluff between the Fort & the Maumee River.
>enough room there for all the maneuvering one could want, plus the crowd
>could be kept up on the hill slopes giving them an excellent view of the
>proceedings. Maybe next time.
> Ed Bolla
> Ship's Coy. Brig Niagara
> & 17th US Inf.
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>The War of 1812: In Europe, thousands fought over the fate of hundreds of
>square miles: in North America, hundreds determined the fate of THOUSANDS
>of square miles...
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- On behalf of the British Indian Dept. I would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all
the volunteers and staff of Fanshawe village for all their hard work.
Thanks to the commanders on both ends of the field for keeping things running smoothly.
Thanks to Andre and the crew of the Nancy for allowing us the chance to dance, and last
but not least, my boys, who dance very well.
p.s. would someone please return our cannon?
Roy Winders, Capt. B.I.D.
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