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Code Of Conduct For Re-enactors

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We have recently come across some impersonators of Roman Legionnaries who do not know the history of the Roman Legions and do not wear the authentic uniform of the day. I was wondering if any other re-enactors out there have a code of conduct between them and other groups or is it everyone for themselves? Do you think that there should be some form of rules that everyone should obey? I really need some answers because our group and several others in the area are being threatened by these guys.

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as a sort of re-enactor myself i can tell you that i personally wish people would be more historically accurate. if there were some sort of international re-enactor guidlines that individual groups could go by. that would help alot i belive. but unfortunatly there is no such thing short of the SCA, and even in the SCA its really a sort of "do what you think is right" attitude on how you do it. also i think the problem is, since people re-enact things from cenuries ago, few people REALLY know how things actually were. ya know?

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Yeah thanks for that but how do you think that we could persuade other people to come around to the idea?

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What sort of standards would you expect to see from someone who is portraying a Roman soldier. Which do you consider most important: Visual Impact, Knowledge of History or the whole presentation that they put on?

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well, as with any new idea, a good campaign is the key. getting your word out. try to make the people your trying to reach see your point of view. make them also feel the need for a unified code of conduct.

 

i suggest talking it over with your group first. then just spread through word of mouth for a while. once you have 3-4 groups with you, make up some flyers or pamplets or something... maybe hold a meeting sometime and invite as many re-enactors from different groups as you can.

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Well thanks for that it is much appreciated, does anyone have any suggestions what could be included in the code of conduct.

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I think reanactors should allways look authentic.L

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roman re-enacting isnt well organized yet. american civil war re-enacting has a huge organization call the ANV for confederate re-enactors on the east coast. they set regulations and solve problems that occur. i estimate less than 1,000 roman re-enactors in the USA but with the civil war, there are easily 150,000+. once rome becomes more popular, they will make a "union"

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(mod note: merged two similar topics)

 

I'd want something that is both more or less historically accurate, and something that impresses and entertains on a visual level.

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Maximus, whatever rules you decide on - you have to call the document "the twelve tablets" , give it some instrinsic authority.

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