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Default You Know You’re a Reenactor when:

Sleeping outside in the rain and mud is your idea of a fun at weekends.

You can identify a regiment by the curses heard from their camp.

You can’t sing without a mug of something in your hand.

You have ever spent over £300 on clothes that went out of style over 135 years ago.

You’ve ever uttered the phrase “only 68 more days ‘til (pick an event)!”

You’ve ever fondled your musket lovingly.

Your employer says: “Oh are you going out to play that war crap again?”

Your dinner guests see one of your uniforms and exclaim “Are you in a theatre production”

Your neighbor’s dog is barking due to the high frequency pitch of the fifes playing in your back yard.

You’ve stockpiled lots of candles by the back door as a reminder not to forget them.

You travel over 100 miles to sleep in a hole in the ground.

You’ve driven by some open land and thought “What a great place for a battle!”

You’ve worn wool when the temperature tops 100 degrees Fahrenheit, repeatedly.

You’ve received cuts, burns, pulled off ticks, been infested by creepy crawlies, gotten poison ivy, and still look forward to camping out every time.

You have three weapons (or more) stacked in the parlor corner.

You’ve made a career decision based on its impact on your weekends

You’ve made a vehicle purchase decision based on how well it accommodates your kit and gets into and out of fields

On Monday your business associates comment on the funny tan/sunburn line that ends at the hat line

No one will attend a war movie/historical costume drama with you

Your car sits out in the weather so your tent can stay in the garage

You spend more on a pair of reenacting shoes than on your “dress” shoes

You earn a good salary, but are always broke

Your Mailman stays confused (what the heck rank are you in the TA Anyway?)

Your kids can correct their history teachers

You fly strange flags

In the middle of summer, you dread wearing a short sleeved shirt in your air conditioned office, while you can’t wait to get to the next event, where you can dress in a long sleeved shirt, with a vest, wool coat and hat, while firing away with your musket, and then relaxing next to your cookfire.

You say "we" and "they" when discussing the political issues of the era

You forget family's and friend's birthdays and anniversaries, but you remember every weekend there is a reenactment.

You irritate a park ranger at a battlefield because you know more about the battle than they do

You have to choose between a friend's wedding or a reenactment, and you don't understand why the event isn't the right choice


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When you have five or six uncomplete projects hiding in your attic; awaitng the finishing touches.

When you learn multiple accents to be "Historically Accurate"

When you spend more time at the firing range perfecting that Black Powder weapon than time loving your girlfriend/wife.

When you eat raw leaves from tree's, shit in the woods, and sleep with 3 guys in a tent design for only one.

When you own a "Active Replica Cannon" in your backyard.....and fire it on a regular occasion.



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When you simulate famous battles from the past
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Good posts guys


Incidentally, the first thing my manager says to me whenever I get back from work is "Did you win....?"


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Been there done that. Waterloo in 2015 time to save up and get wet and muddy in Belgium!
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Our society (SK) is putting together a regiment for Waterloo.

I believe it's the 4th (Kings Own) Regiment of Foote. Officers and NCO's are being supplied by the NA, and any of our guys attending will all be Privates.
I imagine a few noses out of joint there!


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When you have to warn your new girlfriend, who is coming to visit for the 1st time, that there is a reason why there are 2 swords and an axe in the back room.

When your shed gets broken into, and you have to report to the police that you are missing 3 swords, 1 axe, an M16 and a MP5. Never seen a CSI person dusting for prints so fast - and they found the missing blades screwed into the thieves living room wall.

When you get together with old battle mates and all wish you were 20 again and enjoying the battle high. But because your nowhere near it you all want to Glamp the events.
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Explaining to a German security guard at Frankfurt airport that the hobnails in my boots are used to stomp on the French with! That said, most of the security staff there were fascinated at having some bloke stomping through their airport in British Napoleonic uniform.
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Been there done that. Waterloo in 2015 time to save up and get wet and muddy in Belgium!
With what unit mate? I was with the Allies... the 44th East Essex

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You know you're a Reenactor when:

A family holiday in the Maldives is boring compared to a weekend on a muddy patch of field in some backwater with four or five smelly, overweight, middle-aged men with muskets!

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"Death occurs when a lethal projectile comes together in time and space with a suitable target, in the absence of appropriate armour or protection”


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