10.26.2008

How Not to Re-enact a Battle ...

Clue - don't use bullets.

[Obviously this wouldn't be a problem with re-enacting one of Marius' battles, since he didn't use bullets ... now if only someone would lend me an army ...]

Civil War re-enactor's injury shakes die-hards - AP:

By STEVE SZKOTAK

RICHMOND, Va. – In the passionate world of Civil War re-enactors, authenticity is everything — from uniforms with historically correct stitching to hardtack made from scratch

A battle re-enactment last month pushed realism to the limits: a retired New York City police officer portraying a Union soldier for a documentary film was shot in the shoulder, possibly by a Confederate re-enactor. [continue reading]

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