I had a shotgun, not a pistol. And the folks on the Home Guard are knowledgeable and veteran reenactors who would not "shove a pistol" into someone's chest. Especially when said pistol was capped.
As to the soldier who was threatened to be removed. That would be me. Said soldier did not want to listen to us and do as requested for our scenario. He was insistent he was going to ignore our rules and continue to walk through town as opposed to going 30 feet around the Town. Said young man wanted to be, in my terms, "froggy" and thought he was above the rules of the event. When he continued to want to push his way thorugh me, as the "provost" of the Town, I let him know that I could get one of the Park personnel to remove him from the event. We were told by Park personnel that anyone not wanting to follow the rules should be reported to them and they would handle it.
Please reread Ms. Lawson's previous post. The real problem is "scenario-busting" by individuals that think they are above the rules and regulations of a reenactment. I have always requested someone to go around Town by starting out " Excuse me. we are closed to military. Please go around the Town." Some comply, some want to get mouthy. Again as has been said - we civilians don't come to Military camps and insist on doing what we want. We are merely trying to get the Military to recognize we have scenarios in place and to respect our game as we respect theirs.
I can be a quite pleasant "grumpy old man" when people will listen to polite requests. I had several fun and interesting "playtimes" over the weekend. I will increasingly become less pleasant when confronted with reenactors who feel entitled to do whatever they want. And when push comes to shove, I will get very insistent. As Ms. Lawson has stated - these scenarios will be played out in future BGA events. Please come into Town and respect the scenarios we have in place. And as Dalton says in Road House - be nice.
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