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  1. kama

    My reenactment

    cant do that. if i get dirt onto the floor, my mom will kill me.
  2. kama

    My reenactment

    i dont, the older guys do tho.
  3. kama

    My reenactment

    Nope, Im a Johnny reb. Uniforms we'rent really regulated until the middle of the war. Which was, tan/grey for confederate and navy blue for the union. and green for the berdan union sharpshooters. Even until late in the war, a vetern who still had the same coat (was possible) since the beginning wouldnt have been issued a new one. Friendly fire was going wild. The First Manassas had the worst friendly fire accidents because of the wide variety of uniforms. There we're even regiments who we're dressed up like the French foreign legions and even turkish soldiers. Even then, if you lost your jacket, fell into pieces or just plain got stolen, and you we're fortunate enough to survive another battle, you would steal one from one of your fallen comrades or one of the enemy. Everything was stripped off your enemy because if you didnt, you'd have to spend a months wages to buy a new one from the quartermaster. Unfortuneately right now is a dead period, when there are no events scheduled for a month or so. Next event is Hill Hold New York which isnt a real big one, only a few hundred. Then comes the anniversary of Gettysburg which will have around 5000 people, July 2,3,4.
  4. kama

    Simon Scarrow

    I have read the first 2 books of his 5 part series So far, Under The Eagle and The Eagles Conquest. Pretty neat book but its a historical fiction novel or around 300 pages each. I like it, simple to read, lots of cursing from illiterate and mad people. Battle scenes nicely done. I dont know as much as you guys about rome but i think its pretty close.
  5. kama

    "Golden Age"

    Depending on who you talk to, rome had quite a few golden ages.
  6. kama

    Warrior - Gibson goes Boudica

    I thought france was already united but just had no willpower or any enthusiastic leaders except god but to them, he seemed to be absent.
  7. kama

    Warrior - Gibson goes Boudica

    Gibson should make it. Gibson sorta has the image of being a great medieval director. Whereas Tom Hanks has the ww2 scene. Good luck to him.
  8. kama

    My reenactment

    Indeed it is. But after holding a 12 pound musket for 8 hours over 2 days and sleeping on the ground doesnt make you feel like typing up a long report right after it. However, today im feeling pretty good! Ok, there we're about 1200 confederates (including me) and 1800 federals on saturday. At first, there was whats called a tactical, more close quarters combat. Anywhere from 100 yards away to 30 feet away. with alot of maneauvering and flanking involved. Mainly for our enjoyment. Then comes the climax of the battle, the spectators part, which involves something of a charge and mass casualties. On saturdays battle (mind you, the outcome of the battle is scripted), my battalion lead this charge while the federals we're behind some breastworks with canons. After a double quick run to a small hump, we went prone and we're shooting from there. after a little bit of messing around in prone, some reinforcements came up but got canistered. then shortly after, i kinda got tired of shooting prone and eating gunpowder so i kneeled up for a sec and waited for a canon to shoot and i just fell over. Then, the federals moved out from their works and captured what was left of us. Just then, the main part of the army came up but stayed at a distance firing volleys. On sunday after the tactical, the confederates we're behind the breastworks and the federals charged us twice and got pushed back. Not much excitement on sunday. I ended up buying a gum blanket, a tin plate, a tin cup, and some silverware. All in all, a fun day.
  9. kama

    My reenactment

    Yeah, i'll have a bunch this weekend. Have a big event in Nashaminy state park in Pennsylvania. Thousands of people will be there, along with fife and drum concerts, book signings from authors, living histories, a speech by Mary Todd Lincoln, demonstrations of cavalry and artillery, 2 battles (battle of bethesda church and cold harbor), hospitol scenes, parades and an honor ceremony. The battles are about 2 hours long. No 'foreign food' is allowed in camp, meaning no food beyond this period is allowed. I cant wait!
  10. maybe im talking about a different find but got them confused? http://www.netlondon.com/news/1999-45/EDF2...F52D931802.html So, im not crazy!
  11. kama

    My reenactment

    Went to gettysburg PA the past weekend. First went to harpers Ferry and bought a defarbed enfield tower musket-rifle. picked up 25 .577 minie's. Also picked up my bayonet and a belt. Got full uniform now so i hope to get some pictures up on here.
  12. I recently did a speech on the history of hotdogs in english class. Turns out that the early roman catholic church made eating a sausage a sin and so Constantine banned its consumption.
  13. Thats supposedly how the pyramids we're built to such exact specifications to true north, south, east, and west. Either that or aliens helped them.
  14. kama

    My reenactment

    I hope so.... Well, I think so. But there is an ex navy seal in the group with us.....
  15. kama

    My reenactment

    Well, i had my first drill today. Learned 7 or 8 gun movements and positions. Marching in ranks, turning; wheel turns and about face turns, runing in ranks, loading and shooting, fixing bayonets and how to use them. All in all, a fun but exhausting day. Very well worth the 14 hours.
  16. kama

    My reenactment

    Yeah, the cat kinda snuck in there on me. I'll try maybe this weekend to put it on.
  17. kama

    My reenactment

    Rifle is a little more expensive.... But thats coming soon. Probably getting an enfield when i go to gettysburg in 2 weeks! And i dont think my mom would like the idea of me having a gun ready in my hands when shes not home NOTE: there is a ghost in the picture. last one in the top right corner. The ghost comes around every once in a while and eats all the food.
  18. kama

    My reenactment

    Ok, pictures are sent to moonlapse. Now just a little more time and all you people can feast your eyes on my equipment
  19. kama

    My reenactment

    FTP? BTW, i went to the first sergeants house today and about 8 of us rolled cartridges and packed them up. Was pretty neat. He showed me his springfield and told me more about the history of the 6th new jersey. I rolled about 100 rounds by myself in about 3 and 1/2 hours. Pretty fun.
  20. kama

    My reenactment

    Thats the problem. Hotmail only supports a 2mb size limit and takes forever to upload them. damn bill gates and his hundreds of billions of dollars
  21. kama

    My reenactment

    Ok, i got the pictures. I showed them to PP and because they seem to be a bit fuzzy, pp said moon can do something with the background to help it out.
  22. kama

    Billy the Kid

    There was a program on TV about him. Legends say he died in 3 different places and at different times.
  23. Viggen must have posted alot to be able to get the non roman rank of 'The Overlord'. Why did you choose that anyways?
  24. kama

    My reenactment

    Ok i'll take the pictures tomorrow. Ill have 4 of them. one of uniform alone, one with equipment alone, a picture from the front and one from the back. Sound good?
  25. kama

    Leap Day

    The romans realised it the same way the mayans, incas, and aztecs could predict what exact time an eclipse would happen 20,000 years into the future. All about astrology and recognizing patterns. First useful, and 100% always on the right time, clock was invented to make it possible to keep track of how long and how fast ships we're going. Also lead to being able to find their direction on north and south. Nobody really kept track of time except nobility. In medieval times, barely anybody knew the day of their birth except royalty and nobility. Nobody really cared what day they we're born, there was no celebration of their birth until much later. Only way to keep track of time was to make an estimated guess on the suns position in the sky. Or a sun dial.
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