I'm going to be moving to Southern Arkansas (near Hope, Magnolia, and Camden) in the next month or so and will be looking for a unit or a small group of like minded folks with similar ideas and goals in the hobby. I'm looking for progressives and authentics that I can learn from and who will help me expand my knowledge and develop my impression. I AM new to the hobby, but I am full of fire and willing to do what it takes to do it right. I'm not looking for weekend powder burners -- in fact, I'd be content to never fire my weapon or do battle if I could find the right group of people and some decent living history events.
I am mostly interested in the living history aspects of the hobby and look forward to taking part in different types of events that will allow me to educate the public on this important time in our history. I'd be interested in groups that do mostly living history, as well as immersion or semi-immersion events. My ideal group will have some sort of uniform guidelines for impressions to keep the things that don't belong out (we all know what those things are).
Again, I'm new, but eager to learn and improve my impression, knowledge and skills.
I'll be at my new home in Arkansas towards the middle of July, and hopefully settled not too long after that. I'd be willing to travel up to about 3 hours for meetings, drill, etc., which puts my area of interest in the Southern to Central Arkansas, Northern Texas, and Northern Louisiana.
Any help would be very much appreciated.
Your most obedient servant,
Pvt. Eric C. Stuart