Kings of the Wild Frontier.....

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Just hoping there may be some others out there interested in the American Colonial Frontier....I'm not talking cowboys & indians in Tricorns, or the conventional style of Reenactment that NFOE does..something closer to the US trekking/rendezvous is what I'm looking for, where period correct is for the participant,not the public........
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Well now I've got that song running round in my head...!
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Kate, frankly there are a lot of things running round your head :lol:

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I know :D

And I've been in touch...

And there is something potentially on the horizon.



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Andy,you're being positively..............irritating!..go tell me,go on,go on,go on........oh,all right then,don't........
Steve
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Send me up in Grand River
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Depends what period we're talking about. I'd be VERY interested in doing something based on the late 17th/early 18thC colonists, Nathaniel Bacon, Benjamin Church et al.

Along similar lines, I'm very interested in doing the same kind of thing as proper 17thC Caribbean buccaneers.


Have you come across the American group of Snowshoe men?

http://www.snowshoemen.com
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One of the reasons I've gone low status working dress...at the moment, I reckon I could start about 1720(if I could afford an earlier musket)...yes,the snowshoemen site is excellent,as are a couple of the US forums...when they are good,they are very good,'tho there are a lot of generic hawkeye wannabees' about.
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Send me up in Grand River
Steering by star and sun".
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An old member of NFOE still runs F&IW tacticals from his secret woodland location in Wales (Usk).

I mailed him last October as I only ever did one vent with him but it was quite frankly the best c18h event I have ever done (the Rgt De la Reine were there also as one of their first outings - it was that long ago)

I'm trying to get something organised for something soon - there will no doubt be a shortage of Milice if you are interested.....

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Steve, I think 1720-30 is about as late as I'm really interested in going (1690-1700 is my preferred choice), so if there's any advances in that sort of era then please keep me informed.

I think F&I war is just too modern for my tastes (plus, I can't afford a later musket...), but I might change my mind in time.

Personally, with a potential project like this, I'd be keen on exploring the whole spectrum of activities, from authenti-camping, trekking, canoeing, tracking etc to fighting and shooting. With that in mind are there any Indi... I mean Native American groups who might be interested in that earlier period?
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Andy,for this I would even serve the cursed Bourbons.......
Foxe,You're talking much as I'm thinking on activities...maybe Lovell's rangers of '24-'25 could be a compromise....there's a couple of ex-NFOE natives who may be interested...their kit doesn't change so much!..I've got an open mind on going earlier...might just take a while to back-date kit......
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Hmmm, Lovell's (or Lovewell's) does sound interesting... three or four more folks and it becomes a viable proposition.

Last year I was thinking along the lines of Nathaniel Bacon (1670s), but I could definitely go for early 18thC. Now, is there anyone else?
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I'll put some feelers out in 17th & 18thcent circles....see if I get a response..
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I also have my 1680's kit (Government this time)
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There is a little bit of interest from some of the maritimey types I hang around on street corners with in doing something in the years either side of 1700ish. Maybe as late as Lovell, maybe as early as Bacon.
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OK..large number of e-mails sent out....now waiting in extreme agony with wisdom tooth infection for replies (rant time....tooth I've been on waiting list for two years for Hospital to deal with)...so, not neglecting topic,just not on-line as much as usual 'til antibiotics kick in......
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Foxe wrote:Steve, I think 1720-30 is about as late as I'm really interested in going (1690-1700 is my preferred choice), so if there's any advances in that sort of era then please keep me informed.
Foxe [edit, apologies I think you are interested purely in the Colonial side of the period, anyway I'll leave the remainder of my post intact for what it's worth]

this is a time period that is beginning to be be picked up in Ireland with hopefully a big bash being organised at the Boyne in Ireland next year (1690). Still very much in the negotiation stages but I would suggest you contact Boyd Rankin at Irish Arms if you have an interest in attending.

info at irisharms dot ie


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Wiblick, I'm interested in all sorts!

Got me curious now...
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Foxe

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Andy R wrote:An old member of NFOE still runs F&IW tacticals from his secret woodland location in Wales (Usk).

I mailed him last October as I only ever did one vent with him but it was quite frankly the best c18h event I have ever done (the Rgt De la Reine were there also as one of their first outings - it was that long ago)

I'm trying to get something organised for something soon - there will no doubt be a shortage of Milice if you are interested.....
Count me in for that one as well Andy!
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Special plea(staggering from sick bed)...if anything looks likely to come off, Let's try to avoid May,as I'm in the U.S. for most of it.....(collapses back onto settee)
Steve
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Anyone interested in Colonial ranger living history might like to join the new yahoo group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ColonialRangers/

It's basically a forum for discussing events, kit, history etc.
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