But east europe is quite closed towards west europe
Distance, cultural differences and of course language barriers. Plus, while civil war is between two sides in a period of 4,5 years, the Napoleonic is over a period of two decades with a dozen different nations, many of whom switched sides at least once.
But you see the difference between our generation and that of the previous ones. More people speak English, and it gets more and more easier to re-enact in other countries (with regards to gun laws). It's up to us to seize this momentum, to be fair. The old generation is not going to do it.
at least in the topic of progressive Napoleonics it seems, generally there are simply no progressive groups. at least I know only 22e from germany, 33eme from Poland and? nothing else
But there are plenty of progressive re-enactors. We don't need to get five or six groups together, we just need to recruit anyone wanting to do a progressive unit for Waterloo 2020. I mean, no, the Dutch 85e is not a progressive unit, but I know that at least three of their members would be willing to join us for such a thing. Yes, it will be a uniform mismatch, but who the Hell cares?
. I'm not saying 'oh, let's do a full batallion, 400 men, let's go.'. I'm saying that we should plan and organize a realistic set-up and contact groups close to us, to get the ball rolling. Marc Middleton's organization can also help with that.