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Hello
My name is Richard Craig, i'm a 34 year old male who left re enactment some 14 years ago in order to join the armed forces. I am now looking to start up again, my main interest is the Jacobite risings i live in Leicester. Any advice would be appreciated

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Have a look athttp://www.lacewars.co.uk decide if you fancy joining a regiment and contact the relevant one.

We have members from all over (from Norway to Dorset) who will be able to help out.
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Post by Neil Johnston »

Rich
I can only echo Steve's comment.
If you fancy doing Jacobite re-enactment and are based in England then I would say Rose and Thistle in Lace Wars, who portray John Roy Stewart's Edinburgh Regiment, is your best choice. Accurate depictions of 18thC Highlanders, Lowlanders, Picquets etc. Lots of members to advise and help you get started.

Charles Edward Stewart Society based in Derby area may also be of interest to you as well. Arran Johnston who posts on this site is a contact for them.

Disclaimer: I am also a member of RaT so am obviously biased :)

Hope that helps
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Time to add some RedCoat to the offerings.

Lace Wars also has 3 Redcoat Regts:
Pulteney's 13th Foote
Flemings 36th Foots
Cobhams 10th Dragoons.

As well as the Jacobite forces mentioned above, the government forces are always seeking new members.
The bigger the line, the bigger the bang!

We (Pulteney's) have loads of spare kit so if you ever wished to come along and release your 'inner Redcoat', please do.

I'd recommend contacting Gerry or Mark P. via our forum http://lacewars.freeforums.org
They can arrannge for you to be guested and the appropriate kit to be made available.

Look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
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Hello Richard, here is my sales pitch for Pulteney's Regt 13th Foot.

We have been going for about 15 years now and probably have about a dozen active members, all age ranges and a friendly and helpful bunch. Membership is spread all over the country from Glasgow down to Brighton. Our officer is based near Coventry which is fairly near to you and Redders is Midlands based as well. We do about 6-8 shows a year with Lace Wars again spread all over the country and then a couple of extra events as guests such as Derby in December for CESS, we have the occasional foray to Europe for events such as Fontenoy and Minden as well. We are always looking for recruits (same as most groups) and over the years we have built up a fair stock of spare kit and can generally kit out a new recruit completely.
We have an event at Avoncroft Museum of Historic Buildings, West Midlands on 4th - 5th May, an ideal opportunity for an introduction to the gentle world of C18th reenactment.

pm me if you are interested.
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No longer doing Jacobite,as I've moved to the American campaigns with New France & Old England...BUT...I live in Leicester & still have lots of stuff on the period so may be of help..(& I know all those above trying to recruit you,so can tell you where the bodies are buried...... :) :) )
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Redders and Mark, please note I only gave the link for lace wars and not RaT ( http://www.18thcentury.org to allow for choice, though some of RaT are kitting out for loyalist highland
can tell you where the bodies are buried.

One's at Staffs Museum belonging to S---- Or-- :lol:

You would be made welcome though on either camp, and in the evening we normally congregate round the largest fire.
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Steve of RaT wrote:
One's at Staffs Museum belonging to S---- Or-- :lol:

You would be made welcome though on either camp, and in the evening we normally congregate round the largest fire.
No,I'm sure I poured enough acid over the rema...oh b**ger!
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Thanks for the excellent response, I must admit my interests lie with the good guys in tartan and not the bad guys in red coats lol. Looks like Rose and thistle seems to be the way ahead, Tod can you pm me with the relevant info please. Steve where abouts in this good forsaken city of Leicester are you.

Thanks again
Rich

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Glen Parva....If you fancy coming down to the trader's fair with us drop me a pm...we're going on sat 15/3....You can trust Tod 100%...I have often followed him out of sheer curiosity!
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steve stanley wrote:I have often followed him out of sheer curiosity!
We all do! :lol:
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Steve,Thanks for the offer of going down to the traders fair but i'm on nights that week so i'll have to give it a miss. I'm a bit of a grumpy b**ger when i'm on nights, thankfully they only come round every 18 weeks. But i'm sure i'll be pertering you for advice shortly.

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rich25034328 wrote: I'm a bit of a grumpy b**ger when i'm on nights,
So Am I.......And mine's every other week!
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Steve of RaT wrote:
steve stanley wrote:I have often followed him out of sheer curiosity!
We all do! :lol:
You're all just easily led
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Andy R wrote:
Steve of RaT wrote:
steve stanley wrote:I have often followed him out of sheer curiosity!
We all do! :lol:
You're all just easily led
I'd agee they are a easy bunch to lead. :wink:

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Tod wrote:
Andy R wrote:
Steve of RaT wrote: We all do! :lol:
You're all just easily led
I'd agree they are a easy bunch to lead. :wink:

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