Re: 5.1. my worst reenacting experience
- --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, Michael Drouillard
>Peoples History" I never did see the finished product but I
> Hey Jim I remember that! oh man.... that was for the "Canada A
remember more then once rolling my eyes at what they wanted to
happen. But hey, it more then paid for the gas and powder for the
>Michael, you deserved an Oscar or something for that hit!
> Michael Drouillard - Glens
I've discovered that I just can't watch that episode without tears
coming to my eyes. I like to think this reaction arises from
contemplating your sad on-screen fate, and not from the sight of all
the baloney that preceeds it... ;>)
p.s. drop by next time you're home and I'll run it for you...
Bring either a hankerchief, or a barf-bag...
On second thought, to be on the safe side, better bring both... ;>)
- After getting back from Ft Louisbourg, I have to say "WOW", and not in the
greatest sense either. I must say it was not the worst experience, but it
wasn't the greatest, by far.
I have always felt pretty positive about our own 1812 time period, but after
experiencing the Seven Years War (F & I for others) time period, I must say
1812 is far superior in my opinion.
Positives: The fort and the surrounding village are both spectacular. I
would go again just for the ambiance.
Shuttles to the parking area
Negatives: Dealing with Parks Canada at the Louisbourg site- Nobody was
allowed to bring their own cartridges. So PC made everything and dispensed
20 rounds per person after we got onto the battlefield. Then after each
battle, we had to return them. I like not paying for powder, but standing
there while 2 PC employees dispensed 20 rounds to hundreds of re-enactors
took a while.
Safety- There were times that I felt safety was severely lacking. At our
first safety inspection the PC guy came along and asked our CO "you guys
look safe. You're ok to go"...no inspection at all. Also the battle
involved charging with fixed bayonets, uphill, at a run, while taking
Command staff- Did not exactly instill much confidence in me. They
frequently seemed so be confused as to how the maneuver numerous troops, and
yelled at anybody for taking any intiative or following the overall
commander's orders( which seemed odd to me).
So in my opinion, we in 1812 have much to be proud of!
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- You know it's been a head-bashing couple of weeks (Master and
Commander and now authenticity debates) for Mark to try to steer the
conversation towards safety. (Five minute rule, anyone?)
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Mark Dickerson" <mdickerson1@...>
> Safety- There were times that I felt safety was severely lacking.
> first safety inspection the PC guy came along and asked our CO "youguys
> look safe. You're ok to go"...no inspection at all. Also thebattle
> involved charging with fixed bayonets, uphill, at a run, whiletaking
> So in my opinion, we in 1812 have much to be proud of!
> Mark Dickerson