Well, it’s been an eventful season so far this year! Sadly, the weather has certainly ruined a number of otherwise great events. With pictures of soggy re-enactors and flooded tents, it’s an absolute shame that this year we don’t seem to have had much luck when it comes to sunny, dry weekends. But we’re not an easy community to drag down. It has been great to hear of the many examples of people coming together to help out others in need. They may take our dry weather, but they will never take out enthusiasm…to relive history… Battle of “Water” loo anyone?
It’s been most exciting to note that a number of groups and societies are really striving to improve their authenticity, this ties in with some of our features this issue. From looking at the kit of a particular time period and the preparations of a particular campaign, to the thoughts of the public who we so often interact with, we have a great line up of articles inside!
Furthermore, there are numerous interesting event reports covering a range of periods from the Roman period through to Vietnam, including a ten page special report from the 150th anniversary re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh. I was lucky enough to attend this event and roam around with my camera…it was a fantastic experience.
That’s it for this issue; I’m a lucky girl and I’m off Stateside to participate in five different re-enactments, including the 150th Civil War event, Maryland My Maryland. Do let the team know what you have been up to; we always want to hear from our readers!
Until next time…