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From: "Ed Bolla" <Armchairadm@...>
" ... it was an excellent weekend, ...
My only complaint was that the area used for the tacticals was too small...
It is too bad that we could not make use of all that lovely ground at the
bottom of the bluff between the Fort & the Maumee River... "
Ed et al
As Michael Mathews has stated, "since the river had been so high
they hadn't been able to get down to prep the ground".
As part of the Grand Tactical Planning Group, I must comment that
it is very hard to choose the ideal site for the Grand Tactical. Some sites
too small, others too far away. It would be nice to have it in our back yard
but this always causes some units a two day drive! The fact that Infantry,
Cavalry and Artillery need room to manoeuvre are constant concerns.
Another item, which can only be overcome by you the attending
re-enactors is "REGISTRATION". Some re-enactors register and don't attend,
others don't register and show up and others just never register. If you
wood and straw you 'MUST' pre register. Some sites offer food and depend on
registration in order to have enough food on hand. Should we not offer all
events this courtesy?
The 2005 Grand Tactical plans have been underway for a few
and all have been informed of the dates, July 23-24 (2nd last weekend in
This should be enough notice for all USA and Crown units to choose it as an
Official "Must Attend" Unit Event, but again, only if you want a really big
The Fort Meigs, Maumee River problems caused the Navy presence
cancelled this year. The Niagara area site or sites are being investigated
ships, boats, etc. to also be involved in the 2005 Annual Grand Tactical.
to be announced as plans come to fruition.
Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, Navy ... porta-potties ... all
Crown Forces Events
July 2-4 Lundy's Lane/Chippawa - Niagara Falls. Ontario
Aug 7-8 Fort Erie - Ontario
2005 Annual 1812 Grand Tactical ~ July 23-24 Niagara area
- 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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