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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 09:26:54 AM »
Captain Blood does panto so would this count?

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 09:27:06 AM »
For my own part I confess to bouts of reenactment - what can I say, I like dressing up  ;)

I shall refrain from the oh so obvious balaclava comment  ;D

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 09:30:33 AM »
I shall refrain from the oh so obvious balaclava comment  ;D

I will too.

I will just point out that dressing up as an oddball with a balaclava does not count as re-enactment.

It just makes you a weirdo!
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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2014, 09:51:35 AM »


I will just point out that dressing up as an oddball with a balaclava does not count as re-enactment.

It just makes you a weirdo!
 :D




And carrying a claw hammer and hand axe makes you a...?

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2014, 09:53:59 AM »
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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2014, 09:58:35 AM »
And carrying a claw hammer and hand axe makes you a...?

 :D

.....A weirdo to avoid!
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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2014, 11:54:46 AM »
Captain Blood does panto so would this count?

I've certainly worn a lot of historical costume in my time.
(And I'm not talking about the 1970s)

Acting gives one all the satisfaction of periodically dressing up in fine historical gear from all sorts of eras, and swaggering about with swords and firearms - only with none of the mud, weirdos with dubious political views, and tiresome attention to absolute accuracy.

The women are generally a lot better looking too.

;)

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2014, 12:34:37 PM »

The women are generally a lot better looking too.

;)



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Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2014, 01:25:52 PM »
I see Captain Blood has gone quite grey since this photo was taken....

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2014, 01:59:21 PM »
I see Captain Blood has gone quite grey since this photo was taken....

That will be the Grecian 2000 he used. I'm surprised he didn't continue with it after the production ;) lol

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2014, 02:49:32 PM »
You certainly have good taste!  :D

A bit stalker-like that mate, were you wearing your wooly helmet whilst looking for it  ;D

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2014, 03:23:25 PM »
A bit stalker-like that mate, were you wearing your wooly helmet whilst looking for it  ;D


He may not have had to look for it.
 ;)

Now THAT is even scarier!


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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2014, 04:10:33 PM »
That will be the Grecian 2000 he used. I'm surprised he didn't continue with it after the production ;) lol

The things I have to suffer for my art, luvvies...

BACK TO THE TOPIC...

When I was at university, a very good friend of mine tried to recruit me into re-enactment. His brother was a Lord High Poo-Bah in the Sealed Knot, and he used to disappear off every weekend to play 'the horse'. This entailed him and a few mates who could ride, urging some knackered old hired nags around in circles in a middle of a muddy field, while the pikemen knocked seven bells out of each other and got carted off by St Johns Ambulance vans... I went along a few times. It all seemed utterly chaotic to me. And probably not very historical for the most part - to judge by the number of small, bespectacled women lurking underneath outsized morions.

On the whole, whilst I can completely see the appeal, I'm quite glad I never got into it... Way too time-consuming... :)

I did have a minor theatrical sideline in doing fight shows at medieval banquets for a couple of years though - that was good fun...


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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2014, 04:59:30 PM »
Well, seem after all, that some wargamers here are or were re-enactors too ;)

and what type of re-enactors are you?

Here the categories I found in the web ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historical_reenactment )
I could consider myself a mainstream/progressive re-enactor, a little above the mainstream but not so extreme as a progressive ;)

Farbs

Some, called "Farbs" or "polyester soldiers",are reenactors who spend relatively little of their time or money maintaining authenticity with regard to uniforms, accessories, or even period behavior. Anachronistic clothing, fabrics, fasteners (such as velcro), snoods, footwear, vehicles, and modern cigarettes are common issues.

Mainstream

Mainstream reenactors make an effort to appear authentic, but may come out of character in the absence of an audience. Visible stitches are likely to be sewn in a period-correct manner, but hidden stitches and undergarments may not be period-appropriate. Food consumed before an audience is likely to be generally appropriate to the period, but it may not be seasonally and locally appropriate. Modern items are sometimes used "after hours" or in a hidden fashion. The common attitude is to put on a good show, but that accuracy need only go as far as others can see.

Progressive

At the other extreme from farbs are "hard-core authentics", or "progressives," as they sometimes prefer to be called. Sometimes derisively called "stitch counters", hardcore reenactors are sometimes misunderstood by observers.

Hard-core reenactors generally value thorough research, and sometimes deride mainstream reenactors for perpetuating inaccurate "reenactorisms". They generally seek an "immersive" reenacting experience, trying to live, as much as possible, as someone of the period might have done. This includes eating seasonally and regionally appropriate food, sewing inside seams and undergarments in a period-appropriate manner, and staying in character throughout an event. The desire for an immersive experience often leads hard-core reenactors to smaller events, or to setting up separate camps at larger events.
« Last Edit: June 19, 2014, 05:01:32 PM by Katsuhiko JiNNai »

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Re: Wargamer & Re-enactor?
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2014, 07:48:22 PM »
Well, seem after all, that some wargamers here are or were re-enactors too ;)

and what type of re-enactors are you?


<snip>
 The desire for an immersive experience often leads hard-core reenactors to smaller events, or to setting up separate camps at larger events.

I see that re-enactors have the same 'issues' that war gamers have - factionalism.

Sigh, human nature is so predictable...

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