Not to start a row. But....for you numbers count. Others, obviously by your post, don't care about numbers, ergo, the federals had some where else to go that more suited what they wanted out of their hobby. In plane words, folks have stopped buying a product they don't like. And, I think the GAC/BGA Gettysburg numbers will bear that out. We'll see who buys which product. And, we'll see what's more important, where you spend your money on your hobby; or, "numbers" at an event. And, I think one might conclude, since the GAC has done the same old same old for years on end, there is obviously a demand for a different product. "Better," should be reserved until mid July, 2013 when all of the G-150's are over.
Originally Posted by Jubilo
And, on a side note, from what I'm seeing one or both of the G-150th's could be termed "international" if one were wanting to split hairs.
I picked one on the living histories, it's what I want out of my hobby. And, I'm quite certain, the re-'nactor police aren't going to put me in re-'nacter jail because of what I've chosen. Not to increase "numbers," at an event.
In the lyrics of Bob Dylan, "times they are a changin'."
Last edited by lincolnsguard; 11-21-2012 at 04:08 PM.
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The 137th NY performed way, way better than the 20th Maine at Gettysburg. They just didn't have a self promoting blow hard of a Col. leading them. Maybe you should look up the history of the 83rd Pennsylvania too, they make the 20th Maine look like the rookies they were.
There are some very good books out there about the fighting on Culps and Lower Culps Hill. Vincent's Brigade had nothing on those boys at the other end of the line.