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Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:56:00 pm »
It's really weird once you think about it; The state of the French groups in the Netherlands is abysmal. There's just the Douane and the 85e, who altogether have maybe 25-30 people, half of which I'd consider active. The Equipage is technically French-allied, but at every larger event they are with the Dutch 1815 forces. Which, let me just state again, is completely retarded (No offence Yoeri, I know you don't really agree with this policy). There were more British France re-enactors than Dutch at Quatre-Bras this year.

Orangistic bias. The Orange dynasty won, brought the Netherlands into the Coalition and fought Napoleon at Waterloo. SO what you get after that is almost 200 years of us conveniently 'forgetting' everything that was achieved during the 'French' period in our history, which leads to somewhat of a bias towards Orange-aligned troops among Dutch reenactors. And of course the whole issue that most people just want to reenact something closer to home. ie A Dutchman is more inclined to portray a Dutch regiment than a French because the latter often feels foreign to him.

As for the topic of the Equipage, yeah I dislike us being with the Allied army at every major event. And funnily enough, at Quatre Bras the Dutch brigade also told us they rather not have us with them. Which makes perfect sense if you ask me, we aren't an 1815 unit and even then, marines never were in the Bylandt brigade to start with. I understand and completely agree with their reasoning for it. As for what that will mean for the future, I have absolutely no idea and I'd rather not prod anyone. I'll see what happens.

Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: June 23, 2018, 05:52:57 pm »
Anybody here happen to have a good English translation of the Bardin uniform regulations? I feel my competence in French should be enough to get through it eventually but it'd be nice to have a version that doesn't require me to focus so much in order to read it and not accidentally miss small details.

Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« on: June 20, 2018, 10:40:02 pm »
Most of these children are too young to understand what is happening. On top of that, its just bad for a child's development to seperate it from a parent unless that parent has shown itself to neglect it. What is being done now is an issue that the US Government has with the parents and use their children to punish them. Its a low blow and if you really want to enforce this zero tolerance policy, then do it fairly. Evict the whole family out of the country but don't break up families. Don't punish the children for what their parents did.

Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:27:52 pm »
Out of interest, do we have any info if they wore those on campaign as well? I've worn one of those wigs once and it was uncomfortable as hell. I don't even wanna imagine how annoying it must have been to wear that on campaign in Italy, Malta or Egypt.

Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:06:13 pm »
Coopers Choice is retardly expensive though.

He's not that expensive. About the same prices as every other retailer that sells Paki premade stuff. His custom tailored stuff is also fine, it's more that he tends to take forever to finish an order and has a tendency to get measurements wrong.

I think it's also fair to say, and I mean no disrespect by this, that the equipage has fairly low authenticty standards in regards to their marines. I'm not surprised nobody told you what to get because I don't think anyone really cares.
It has improved the past few years but yes, it was really bad around the time I joined. For a while now, me and a few others have been pushing for more authenticity and we made some progress. I was the first to buy the correct model bicorne that we should have (although I still think it isn't perfect and I want to replace it with something even better, it's still vastly better than what we had) and got other members to join on that. Everyone finally has the correct black leather crossbelts for the 1806-1810 impression and are currently in the process of discovering if we should also use black for the 1790s kit, which we do highly suspect was the case. On top of that, I am slowly ditching my breadbag during battles and seeing where we can get some correct buttons made.

We're improving but yeah, we're not exactly employing high standards when it comes to authenticity.

Like, Nico was the person buying all the 85e buttons for the Dutch 85e (I think even for Joeri's coat?)
Correct, I received my habit-veste aout two weeks ago and have fitted Nico's correct buttons on it.

Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:23:29 pm »
For the timeframe the 85e is potraying, their trousers are completely wrong though. For a Bardin Regulation impression 1813/14-15 you should either have long woolen trousers made out of tricot wool, or long linen trousers.
Their trousers are made from cotton and are high bleached.

Out of curiosity, do have any recommendations on where to get the correct linen trousers? Most suppliers I know of in the Netherlands and Germany can only get me cotton ones.

To play the devil's advocate a bit, a lot of people walk around with incorrect gear not because they don't care, but because they don't know any better. A lot of Reenactment units (and this goes for almost every unit not just the 85e) are really vague on what you need to get and from where. You get general directions and thats it, or even worse information that is so old its no longer useable (happened to me, I was instructed to buy a bicorne off a place that stopped making them years ago). The result is most people just buying things blindly and hoping its alright. When I joined the Equipage I was barely given instructions on what types of gear were acceptable and what where not. The result is that my trousers are also cotton because I was directed to buy 'white trousers' from Cooper's Choice and naturally he made me a pair of the cheapest and most common fabric he could find, because he didn't get any other instructions.

You could argue people should do their research better. Yeah, they could. But the reality is, is that some people have busy jobs. Working 9 to 5 every day in the week and having young kids means you don't always get time to do your own research and find the rights texts that instruct you on what gear to get. That's the point where the unit's main researcher (c'mon, every unit has one of those, most of us here are probbaly that guy) should step in and help people out. But often they don't, for whatever reason.

Reenactment would be improved a lot if people helped each other more to get started. Because way too often, people that just started out are completely lost and overwhelmed and sadly make the wrong decisions in those situations.

Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« on: April 27, 2018, 07:24:52 pm »
I don't get the European disdain for militias, personally. (Militias in this case referring to SDFs, or proper organizations that have actual entry requirements; not Bob and his buddies running around backwoods Tennessee pretending to be operators and calling themselves a militia)

For a start, most European countries do not have a strong tradition of a federalized form of government. Germany is perhaps the most decentralized and federal of all western European nations and even they are considered pretty centralized compared to the US. As such, there is no local authority to set up militia units. The only authority that could are national governments and they have no reason at all to raise a militia. They'll just raise another professional military unit if they need more men.

Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« on: April 25, 2018, 07:43:53 pm »
My weapon will be the cleanest of all.

Bitch please

Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: April 23, 2018, 11:28:44 pm »
Nvidia is slowly dropping SLI support all across the board and very few games actually support it nowadays. You get far better performance with a single, strong card than two in SLI config.

Off Topic / Re: Gaming PC Builds
« on: April 23, 2018, 08:49:20 pm »
I personally would have adviced against buying a new build right at this moment unless you absolutely have to. According to some rumours, Nvidia will reveal and launch their new 1100 series this year. Even if you don't want an 1100 series, its release would push the prices of the 1000 series down.

Besides that, the cryptocurrency bubble is still going on. Will it pop? I dunno, but I don't need to upgrade my build right now which allows me to wait and see what happens. Who knows what might happen the next few months.

Off Topic / Re: The General Political Thread - Brexit poll (#FSEXIT)
« on: March 24, 2018, 08:50:54 pm »
your biggest concern should be why 5/7 Of your life is devoted to working for another man and why you have to work until you die.

Yeah, you're right. Let's all live out the rest of our lives in our mother's basements! Take that corporations, I won't be your slave!

Other Games / Re: Sea of Thieves
« on: March 21, 2018, 12:28:05 am »
If only it wasn't a windows store exclusive. If they release it on Steam, I might consider.

I reckon you playing on Mac/Linux?

Nope, I'm a Windows 10 user. I just dislike the Windows store in general and the fact I need about five different launchers these days instead of everything being on Steam where I can easily access everything.

Other Games / Re: Sea of Thieves
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:08:40 pm »
If only it wasn't a windows store exclusive. If they release it on Steam, I might consider.

resurrect Rod Steiger

Historical Reenactment / Re: Let's discuss: Reenacting!
« on: March 08, 2018, 04:17:39 pm »
Out of curiousity, where did you order the habit-veste?

Valerie Richards from Reenacting Wardrobe.

I gave Willem a set of 85e buttons for you. For the Bardin habit.
22 small 8 large.

I can order more.

I heard. I don't need anymore right now, but for future reference, how long does it usually take to get them and for how much apiece?

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