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1812 vs Napoleonic

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  • Larry Lozon
    You Play Hardball, You Play Softball, It is all Baseball. Ya do 1812 American War ya do Napoleonic Euro War it is all Re-enacting. You can t come to my site,
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 1999
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      You Play Hardball,
      You Play Softball,
      It is all Baseball.

      Ya do 1812 American War
      ya do Napoleonic Euro War
      it is all Re-enacting.

      You can't come to my site,
      You can come to my site,
      Ever play Hardball on a
      Softball diamond? I have.

      Who won the War,
      I did,
      no I did,
      does it matter?!?!?

      We are one of the
      only peoples who can look
      back on our history
      and relive it for others
      to see.

      They can't do that in Africa,
      Iraq, Iran, China.......
      get the point?!?!?

      quit yur bitchin'
      and let's find out
      bout 1812 UNDERWEAR!

      Love Yas all
      ya fightin' bastards!

      Larry Lozon
      "Home Sick with the Flu"

      -----Original Message-----
      From: probably Lynda and maybe Derek Leopold <leopold@...>
      To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
      Date: Tuesday, March 02, 1999 8:08 PM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: 1812 vs Napoleonic events

      >From: probably Lynda and maybe Derek Leopold <leopold@...>
      >Hi List,
      > Methinks the worms have escaped from the can I opened....
      > Perhaps I should add that I don't actually disrespect ANYONE in the
      >re-enactment hobby for doing something that I PERSONALLY think isn't
      >"appropriate". My nose is not so long that I feel ONLY North Am. wars
      >should be portrayed on NA soil....it's just that, as Rob H put it, too, War
      >of 1812 needs all the help it can get and I think a large group of
      >accurately-uniformed soldiers makes for a much better public impression.
      >Call it an inferiority complex if you will. I still feel that somehow,
      >Napoleonic guys or groups feel "their" war should automatically be OK and
      >accepted at War of 1812 sites because it was bigger and "more important" in
      >a global perspective. Also, although I can claim experience at only two
      >Napoleonic events in N.A. (mea culpa---our unit DID go as
      >themselves...RNR---nowhere near Wellington at anytime...but these ones were
      >billed as Napoleonic-era events as opposed to actual recreations of
      >Napoleonic War battles), it seems people who do Napoleonic usually portray
      >officers and the like--all very glamourous when you get to put on all that
      >gold trim and feathers, etc. It just doesn't seem to FIT at a War of 1812
      >event to have all those officer-types wandering around, where, IMHO, things
      >should be a little "grimier" or "less flamboyant" for a good overall
      >picture. North America was, at the time, afterall akin to the MOON.
      > OK---I would also like to make clear that I did not mean to *ruffle*
      >of those feathers, either!!! I put my thoughts on the subject out into the
      >ether and certainly meant no offense to any person out there. This list
      >contains one hell of a lot of pride...and I think we need to tone that down
      >a little if any discussions of thoughts or ideals is to take place. We can
      >all joke, but then, when an opinion comes across that you don't like, and
      >you spray sarcasm across the screen like caustic acid, it's a big turn-off.
      >TIme and time again, it's been said...we are all FRIENDS here----the 1812
      >hobby needs as much support as it can get and cutting off our own noses
      >nothing for us. I myself promise to read a posting and then breathe
      >once or twice, read it again, breathe some more, and TRY not to reply in a
      >manner that is overly insulting to anyone. People's ideas and opinions AND
      >pride in their own hobbies/units should be welcome here, but the petty
      >sarcasm isn't really necessary to get that across, is it? Maybe the long
      >winter away from gunpowder has gotten us ALL a little edgy...
      > BTW---I DID know about the tens of thousands of Canucks who fought
      >and died for the US armies during ACW. I just added the thought because it
      >is the same symptom of the "War of When???" disease we have here in Canada.
      >I'd wager more people up here would recognize Lee or Sherman or Grant
      >the venerable Sir Brock.
      >Alright, that's enough outta me....
      >Lynda Leopold
      >aka Scrubbietta,
      >following the drum of the
      >Royal Newfoundland Regiment, Lt Coy,
      >Harrow Ontario
      >To unsubscribe from this mailing list, or to change your subscription
      >to digest, go to the ONElist web site, at http://www.onelist.com and
      >select the Member Center link from the menu bar on the left.
      >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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