Quote Originally Posted by Curt-Heinrich Schmidt View Post
IMHO, "reenacting" can sometimes lead to just the opposite- where the lack or absence of the threat of Real Wounding or Real Death can lead reenacted soldiers as well as civillians to "behave" or "react" differently to life and limb threatening situations and engage in theatrical risk-taking and John Wayne/Rambo type movie heroicsl
I've always thought that the simple solution is to make consequences permanent for the duration of an event. If a person is wounded, they need to portray that through the end of the event. If they're killed, they leave.

The latter only works, though, if there's a fair chance for everyone to avoid death. Otherwise it seems unfair to have a certain percentage of reenactors get only a portion of an event, if they're the unlucky percentage that would be killed in a battle.

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