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Re: what to do when there's an "accident"

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  • Steve Hartwick
    I like your add on Jim but lets not forget the great quality of wood chippers available for rent now and really who could use a little more chum to get the
    Message 1 of 2 , Nov 7, 1998
      I like your add on Jim but lets not forget the great quality of wood
      chippers available for rent now and really who could use a little more chum
      to get the fish biting.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: yawors1@... <yawors1@...>
      To: WarOf1812@onelist.com <WarOf1812@onelist.com>
      Date: Friday, November 06, 1998 3:59 PM
      Subject: [WarOf1812] what to do when there's an "accident"

      >From: yawors1@...
      >Occurred to me that these rules could use a slight addendum:
      >From: stein@... (Stein)
      >Dear 1812's,
      >- we have
      >found that there are a couple of small things that ease over awkward spots
      >on the field.
      > It seems inevitable that someone is going to be shot. I mean -
      >haven't we all done it at some time or other. You take aim at the enemy,
      >pull the trigger, and get that solid thump in the shoulder that tells you
      >there was a ball in the barrel rather than just a blank charge. At this
      >point there are several things to do.
      >1. Apply Dencorub to the shgoulder to prevent a bruise forming. Heparin
      >also works but it spreads the bruise. Consider getting one of those plastic
      >shoulder pads that the shotgunners use and sewing it into your uniform.
      >2. Remove the shooting victim from the field using a period stretcher.
      >Nothing looks farbier than a gurney bouncing over a poughed field. When in
      >doubt - drag.
      >3. Remove the outer clothing near the wound carefully.
      >4. Prop up the victim carefully on a pile of newspapers.
      >5. Remove the ball carefully with a pair of long-nose pliers. They
      > do forensic tests on it if they can't find it. You may be able to
      > the whole thing off as an insect bite that was ignored.
      >6. If anyone asks who did it say Benton Jennings. And point vaguely
      > to where the troops are milling.
      >7. Ease on back to the car and quietly drive away.
      > Of course you will have to apologise to the organisers of the event

      >for leaving early but you can do this the next day with a bread-and-butter
      >letter and they seem to take it with a fair degree of philosophy. As a side
      >note I see that Benton Jennings is now wanted in 2 states of Australia - I
      >don't think the pictures in the post office do him justice, though.
      >All of the above points are excellent, just excellent! The following
      comments are intended as a hopefully useful gloss on this subject:
      >Also, check on the medical state of the victim. From a legal point of
      view, if he's a "gonner", it's probably going to cost you less in a civil
      suit if they ever do find you.
      >Also important to note, if victim is likely to survive: can he "i.d." you.
      This is where authenticity issue of prohibition of facial hair really puts
      the brit units at a disadvantage.
      >But you can smear mud, gunpowder goop, etc., over your face and hope for
      the best.
      >On the whole, from a legal point of view, might be best to "make sure"
      victim doesn't recover. This means one less Frenchie to shoot at at future
      events, but: 1) he might be scared off the hobby & quit anyway & 2) if he
      voluntarily chose to be a Frenchie when he could have been a brit, what
      good, in the vast scales of the universe, is he, anyway???
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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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