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Fulda 2006

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I've just made my first venture into European re-enactment and thought I'd give a short report on Fulda 2006.

After overnighting at Ashford I made an early morning run to Le Shuttle for a quick journey under the channel. The security people seemed more concerned about any camping gas bottles I might have rather than the shotgun in the boot.
After being deposited at Calais it was a simple matter of a 10 hour drive to Schloss Fasanerie near Fulda, directions courtesy of the AA website.
I actually arrived 8.00pm Friday evening, which is better than I do for most UK events! and as part of my cunning plan my tent had gone ahead and was already pitched in the company lines.
Saturday morning started with a one and a half hour officers breifing in German and English. The briefing finished at 11.15 with the first event due to commence at 11.00 so no time to waste. A quick manuoerve and firing display, forming line from column and then into square, luckly I had a translator next to me to give me prod.
The afternoon was folllowed by a formal parade in front of the Schloss for the Landgraf Moritz von Hessen.
The afternoon was finished off with a skirmish and as the event drew together groups from mid to late C18th this was set in AWI (sometimes you just have to relax your principles and join in the fun). Numbers were about 40 on each side which is probably tiny compared to most other periods but you can't have everything.
For the evening the event hosts its own tavern with beer and sausage on the menu (tried the beer but didn't bother with the sausage!).
Sunday followed the same programme as Saturday with the addition of some heavy showers and dramatic thunder to accompany the battle.
The run back to Calais on Monday was through some attrocious weather but no real problems apart from being stopped by both French and English customs. I think the chaotic jumble of rubbish in the boot put them off delving too deeply and they seemed satisfied with my sheaf of paperwork and licences. Arrived back in UK before I set off due to the time difference.
All in all a very enjoyable event and well worth the effort.

The are some photos posted at the following links, you may have to cut and past the URL into the address bar.


http://www.osthessen-news.de/beitrag_C.php?id=1127102

http://www.osthessen-news.de/beitrag_C.php?id=1127107

http://www.kircher-photographics.com/bi ... reise2006/


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Choice stuff mark.

Were there many white-coats there?

I thought in the third set of pictures it looked like there were a few Marines there in one shot.

Gerry was saying at Bath that there is also a forthcoming trip over to Minden to test the water for the up and coming 250th anniversary events.

I look forward to seeing what's going to happen.

It's probably one of the most underrated periods in the re-enactment fraternity.
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Some good stuff there - what are the different regiments?
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Regiments present to the best of my memory were as follows:

Blue with Yellow Facings Regiment von Ditfurth

Green with Red Facings Hessian Jager mounted and foot

Blue with Red facings buff small clothes Inf Regt Nr12 Erbprinz von Hessen-Darmstadt.

Artillery
Hesse-Kassel 3pdr battalion gun. 73mm calibre and quite loud.

Blue with Red facings blue breeches red waist coats Garde Francais (from Turin).

The Continentals

5th? Maryland Regiment blue coats red lapels and cuff white turn backs.

Continental Marines Green Faced white

Miscellaneous others that I may have missed, not to mention some very fine civilians and traders.

The unit with white coats faced light blue had red waist coats so I dont think they were La Marine.

Minden is set for 7th to 10th of June 2007 as a trial event hopefully leading to the big one in 2009. I can pm contact details of the organiser if you are interested. I think currenty the French are represented by Royal Ecossois and Garde Francais so some white coats should be welcome.

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Andy, I have sent a pm with some Minden details for you and will bring a couple of leaflets to Gunpowder Mills for any NFOE people who are interested.

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Hello!
My Name ist Udo, I'm from Germany and I was member of the Group who invited the "Pulteney's" to Fulda.

First I've met them at the 260th Anniversary of Fontenoy
( http://www.f-l-g.org/Galerie/2005/Fonte ... y_05_0.htm ), where our group participated.

I give you the actual Link to the Fulda-pictures with many new pics:
http://www.kerstenkircher.de/eichenzell/

I hope you'll enjoy it.

Best regards from Cologne,

Udo
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Musketier

P.S.:
I'm the guy who organise the Minden-Event in June.
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Mark P. wrote:The unit with white coats faced light blue had red waist coats so I dont think they were La Marine.MP
The white ones are the "french" group "Regiment La Sarre" from Germany. They are only three or four guys.
Andy R wrote:It's probably one of the most underrated periods in the re-enactment fraternity.
We've had some nice SYW-Events in the past:
Kesselsdorf, 2005
http://www.f-l-g.org/Galerie/2005-3/Kes ... f_05_0.htm

and some not really nice SYW-Events:
Hochkirch, 2003
http://www.f-l-g.org/Galerie/Bilderarch ... 2003_0.htm

For 2007 there are plannend some good Events in Germany, in Poland and in the Czech Republik:

- Minden, D/1759, 7./10. June 2007
- Kolin, CZ/1757, 15./18. June 2007
- Hastenbeck, D/1757, 29. July 2007
- Roßbach, D/1757, Date at the Moment unknown
- Leuthen, PL/1757, 15./16. September 2007

But the SYW-Scene in Germany and East Europe is quiet in the Beginning.
There you can find everything: Good groups, and such where you think: "OK, let's talk about something else!"

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Post by Musketier »

Dear Friends,

today I've heard, that the Hastenbeck-Event is delayed for unknown reasons. I think, the main-events for the (german) SWY-Scene are

Kolin, CZ/1757, 15./18. June 2007

and

Leuthen, PL/1757, 15./16. September 2007
Und kommt der große Friederich und klopft sich auf die Hosen...dann rennt die ganze Reichsarmee, Panduren und Franzosen!

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