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Proposal: The Reenactor Ethos
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baker wrote:
leecas wrote:
I did some cleanup a while ago... so all units that are listed are active in some form or another. Not all do Living history and or Airsoft.

But yes each section needs more info... unit History, aim of the re-enacting unit, requirements, etc. I would also like to see a profile page for each member of the unit. Click on a name and their profile page opens.

I'll most likely set it up for easy in the next couple of weeks and if others like it I can do the same for the rest of the units that wish to have it.



if we do something like that shouldnt we also update the photos on there as well?

or remove that all together?


Each Profile Page would have a Picture of the person like you would have on your ID Card.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant this Lee

http://www.ontarioairsoftwwiireenactors.com/photographs.html

*edit*

you could change that spot to a alphabetical list of the members with all the info on it. Also when you go to the units you would be able to click there name that would link them to the same spot (probably already your idea)



but back on track...I like what I have read so far. I cant see anything that pops right out to change.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, any other suggestions? Haven't heard from some people yet and I want to make sure everyone has their say.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We briefly (sorta kinda) touched on this at Foy, I'm all for it. We all have some nails to smack down, perhaps a few to pop off if this is the direction individuals want to achieve.
Some are just happy being where they are, no disrespect to them at all.
For the newer folks who jump on our lovely ship, we can always point them in the higher directions, see if it's something they wish to reach one day.

As we continue to grow (and boy, have we ever grown so much in the past year) we can continue to prosper. Hell, we have a huge level 1 event coming up.
When I started 3 nearly 4 years ago, I did not imagine that happening until a very very long time.

As we grow, we can surely start to prosper further and dive into the level of authenticity present at FIG, all in due time.

Regarding a 'uniformed' unit... You do realize you are the odd ball FJ guy right, and the 9th is going strong? Wink
Guess that means you're joining us soon! Hah.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forever_Kaos wrote:
Regarding a 'uniformed' unit... You do realize you are the odd ball FJ guy right, and the 9th is going strong? Wink
Guess that means you're joining us soon! Hah.


Everywhere I go, people try to get me to join the Waffen-SS. #Thirdreichproblems

I hate to do it, but I have to bring out the big guns now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hate to do it, but I have to bring out the big guns now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU[/quote]


LOL.... Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

consume wrote:
Forever_Kaos wrote:
Regarding a 'uniformed' unit... You do realize you are the odd ball FJ guy right, and the 9th is going strong? Wink
Guess that means you're joining us soon! Hah.


Everywhere I go, people try to get me to join the Waffen-SS. #Thirdreichproblems

I hate to do it, but I have to bring out the big guns now...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU


That is f*n awsome.... I love it.

Found a couple more...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pje5ROe5Y_w

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yOVRKNskcU
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guiding Documents, and clear expressions of expectations are important.

A balance must be struck between expressing principles and stacking up barriers to participation.

Participation, growth and development must be our primary goal, Refinement and aspirations to excellence have to come second.

When you forge a sword, you start off with rusty rocks

Jamie, your document is good, and it can serve as a overall "mission" document.

Personally, I have a long way to go with getting my kit, dress , deportment and ability up to standard, but I am comitted to the project, Incrimental inprovements over time is what I am going for and it's what we need to encourage others to as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 15, 2014 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is kind of reviving a dormant thread, and it's sort of touched on but not directly and that is deportment and grooming.

One thing that has irked me more than anything is facial hair at public events. If you were American you shaved. You follow the grooming standard laid out by the Department of the Army of the United States.
Brits got away with tidy mustaches and from what I've seen of most German soldiers in WWII is they were extremely clean shaven.

If it's an airsoft game, shaving isn't as critical, but if you're appearing in public take the time, clean your face with a razor. Facial hair grows back. I'm coming at this as a guy who is bearded, very bearded. But for public events that beard says good-bye. If you're able, style your hair similar to the fashion of the day. Men back in the day were big on their deportment and it was common to see pomade as part of a soldier's personal affects kit. It's the little bit of effort that goes a long way to making your impression seem that much more real.

It's about immersion, respect for the uniform you wear and accuracy of your impression.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oF0XYRhRvA
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:03 am    Post subject: I see i missed this whole convo about physical condition Reply with quote

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:19 pm i guess if i had read this first i wouldn't have come out to make a fool of myself and be carried off the field or walked off the field...hmmm what to do now. I'll have to think this out.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:16 pm    Post subject: Re: I see i missed this whole convo about physical condition Reply with quote

Hans Sutter wrote:
Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:19 pm i guess if i had read this first i wouldn't have come out to make a fool of myself and be carried off the field or walked off the field...hmmm what to do now. I'll have to think this out.


John, most likely healthier to think about what you can offer the group as opposed to what you cannot. Given that you are a Feldgendarme (sp?) couldn't you do these functions that would add to the immersion (even at a contact tactical aka airsoft) given that your commanding officer gave you permission?

1) Be an escort for your commanding officer in camp or at a field post (make sure Brian doesn't get snatched going to the crapper haha)

2) Assist with communications and control functions (make sure there are runners / information gets to where it has to go / make sure reinforcements are sufficient) - help battle the lone wolf / good idea fairy

3) Work with the field NCO's and help them with their needs

4) Organize camp / forward post security

5) Interrogate any POW's

6) inform soldiers of changes in orders / locations of whereabouts of soldiers still in the field and their activities

7) Organize reconnaissance reports from different sources into a coherent report for commanding officer and nco's

Cool In charge of first aid for reenactors

9) Act as an H & S officer to be sure reenactors are following any H & S (e.g goggles in the field)

10) Act as a Liason for 9th SS with FJR 5.

11) Watch for authenticity standards (e.g be sure that distractions such as modern items - food - drink - etc when used are done inconspicuously ) and minimize the use of modern equipment when in the field and in the re-enactment camp so it isn't a distraction

The scope of immersion is much more than being that fit guy that can run circles in the field for hours on end. Ultimately if you want to be a part of immersion, there are countless tasks that can be undertaken and be appreciated by others. Even from an old fart like you Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well said!!!
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