Where is the realism?
I see very little of it at events.
What I mean is that I hear constantly that reenactors "Do this/that for the public". DO YOU?
Because with today's technology and "the public's" expectations - you would expect more out of today's reenacting community.
Look at the way most battle reenactments go... most 'soldiers' are way too stiff and you act like you are at a reenactment.
My question is... if you are doing this for the public... why are you acting like reenactors and not CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS???
Maybe this should be taught along with the Manual of Arms.
Some of you may be offended by this. I want to let you know that I am not saying this as a "I am better than you" type of comment.
I ask that you sit back and start thinking about putting yourself IN the moment. Duck. Cover. Look scared/pissed/mad/sad/exhausted/etc.... ALL of the feelings that YOU would feel if you were about to face screaming lead aimed right at your heart.
This is the end of a cycle of posing. Start acting as if...