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    Sorry Ross, my impression from the original post...

    Sorry Ross, my impression from the original post was that he was posting on behalf of his friend because they weren't able to make contact and hoped someone could provide a path to such. I obviously...
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    If you (and his actual customer) have already...

    If you (and his actual customer) have already been in contact with him several times why post on here?
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    I think it's "balderdash". :cool:

    I think it's "balderdash". :cool:
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    Silas It's evil hardkewls like you that sit...

    Silas

    It's evil hardkewls like you that sit around at events comparing button holes and stitch counts and bragging about the new kewl stuff you just bought that's destroying the hobby. You should...
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    Oh that clears it up, thanks. :rolleyes:

    Oh that clears it up, thanks. :rolleyes:
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    Even without a lot of research I'm pretty sure...

    Even without a lot of research I'm pretty sure they didn't have cell phones during the CW (or at least they would have been much larger than present day and would have had lower pixel cameras).
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    Oh good grief, he didn't try and strong arm rob...

    Oh good grief, he didn't try and strong arm rob the gentleman. If I say give me your wallet or I'll shoot then the law gets involved. Give me your wallet or get out of my living room they don't.
  8. I don't think folks need to apologize, you don't...

    I don't think folks need to apologize, you don't go in a liquor store wearing a ski mask and then complain about being profiled. Mr. Smith hasn't defrauded anyone and is probably a great person but...
  9. and it's equally famous cousin "they could have...

    and it's equally famous cousin "they could have picked it up on the battlefield"
  10. Thread: surrender

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    all that spellin an sich is just for sity folk.

    all that spellin an sich is just for sity folk.
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    Sounds great Dan, sign me up! :D

    Sounds great Dan, sign me up! :D
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    I owned two of Mr Houde's high end knives he made...

    I owned two of Mr Houde's high end knives he made until I unfortunately became poor and had to sell them. They were works of art.
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    Exactly, considering they had steamboats,...

    Exactly, considering they had steamboats, telegraphs, observation balloons, torpedoes, etc how can anyone reasonably object to drones, cell phones or Uzis. If they'd a had it they'd a used it to...
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    Hmmm, that would explain why units wearing forage...

    Hmmm, that would explain why units wearing forage caps were so ineffective in wet weather. :cool:
  15. Well, again, it's how much of the original...

    Well, again, it's how much of the original experience you want to experience. Go to your own comfort level. I have no doubt many of the original gentlemen would have thrown in the towel pretty often...
  16. I'm not sure what this is saying - stay in a...

    I'm not sure what this is saying - stay in a motel, sleeping bags & nylon tent, etc? It's simple really, if you want the period experience use period methods (which is what I believe the original...
  17. Thread: Hunting

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    Don't let Braxton Bragg catch you hunting.

    Don't let Braxton Bragg catch you hunting.
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    Already been tried Schnapps, back in 2005. ...

    Already been tried Schnapps, back in 2005. Unfortunately the otter portraying the Tennessee broke scenario and sank the Hartford and two monitors. Good luck to you but I won't be doing it again.
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    "What would be the possible outcomes of such an...

    "What would be the possible outcomes of such an act of vandalism? The loss of at least several hundred dollars worth of video equipment. Depending on what the shooter used for projectiles, damaging...
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    Who makes the best period anti aircraft gun? :D

    Who makes the best period anti aircraft gun? :D
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    Not sure if by "formation" you mean parade or...

    Not sure if by "formation" you mean parade or lined up to hear what time the afternoon battle is starting but I'm assuming you're building a case to prove you can smoke when you want to. The Drill...
  22. Thread: Drill

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    I can't recall where I've seen it (and it may be...

    I can't recall where I've seen it (and it may be a British thing) but there's period use of a plummet which is a musket ball on a string with different lengths for different paces.
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    A somewhat useful exercise for the enthusiastic...

    A somewhat useful exercise for the enthusiastic officer or nco is to get a metronome and mark off paces to get a feel for what is supposed to be happening and transferring that into what you do in...
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    "My own observation is we spend very little time...

    "My own observation is we spend very little time actually learning how to march."


    And that hits the proverbial nail on the head. One of the basic building blocks of drill was everyone learning...
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    From Macdougall’s 1866 "THE THEORY OF WAR" ...

    From Macdougall’s 1866 "THE THEORY OF WAR"

    As a general rule no manoeuvers can be too complicated for the practice of parade drill, to exercise the intelligence and self-reliance of the...
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