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Offline 39th_Landon

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Hello I am a Reenactor for the F&I and Revolutionary War. and I am here to ask some dying questions about reenacting anyone has to ask that guy in the red coat. (I have 3-4 Years Experience with it)

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2017, 04:40:23 am »
To get it out of the Way here are some general costs to be concerned about when starting off for any real regiment

For a typical reenactment kit. I do F&I Rev. War Reenacting and let me give you a price range of all the stuff

Bear (Big Hat with hair what modern people call it) $150
Glasses (If needed) $125 (Actual Glass plastic ones will get pitted and will shell out money for $75 replacments)
Shirts (50-75)
Waistcoat($100)
Regimental (Red Coat) (300-400)
Breaches W Socks ($175)
Shoes ($150)
Tent With Everything ($750)
Odds and Ends for Military Grade Reenacting ($600-750)
Driving Costs (100 Each W eating at a join on the way)
Dues each year (20)
Insurance Costs (20)
Eating Costs Each time ($15)(All you can eat)(Good Food tbh)

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2017, 12:36:04 pm »
I'm sorry but what does "F&I" mean..?

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2017, 08:08:29 pm »
French and Indian; the American side of the Seven Years War.

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2017, 09:42:36 pm »
French and Indian; the American side of the Seven Years War.

Oh alright! Thanks for help :p

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2017, 10:24:42 pm »
its a a pretty small community

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« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2017, 10:36:12 pm »
Yeah It is pretty small community. But, we are always looking for some more members. The only generation actually keeping it steady is some of the reenactors children or grandchildren. I was part of the 20-25% of the enlistee's

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« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2017, 10:37:07 pm »
where does all this take place ?

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« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2017, 10:43:55 pm »
Takes place in all of the 13 colony locations all over the east coast of America. I do the His Majesy's 42nd Black Watch Grenadiers. and the 77th Motgomery's Highlanders. And out main station is masted in Pennsylvania. So,  Occasionally we will do one far down south in South Carolina or North Carolina. But, most of the HUGE HUGE ones are in the North. Like Brandywine, Monomouth, Bunker Hill, We also do Bushy run for F&I. But it's all in the north. My Personal favorite one to go to is Mt. Vernon Virginia Washington's Homestead. It's just all way beautiful location to go to as it is right on the mouth of a huge river. Also that one gets a lot of reenactors to it and you can meet new people.

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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2017, 10:47:28 pm »
Also the Red Coat and the Kilt do get the ladies. They don't think of us as nerds or weird people. I got like 50+ Selfies from girls. At the time I was single and ready to mingle. But, it's also really great to talk to other school's history teachers and their pupils because I always teach them a little something new every time about the uniforms and such.

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Re: Wanna Get Started on Reenacting? Ask a real reenactor on questions
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2017, 03:48:56 am »
i would have to be french

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« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2017, 03:54:19 am »
i would have to be french

Thats the spirit.

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« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2017, 04:00:39 am »
i would have to be french

Thats the spirit.

my family had been in New France for a while so thats why

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« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 05:40:27 am »
Pretty Cool

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« Reply #14 on: September 13, 2017, 01:45:46 pm »
Booped