DomT wrote:Craig> Depends on what you mean by popular.
medieval is small spuds whichever way you cut it.
ECW has more re-enactors (by several orders of magnitude)
Dark Ages has bigger crowds (and more re-enactors than Medieval)
'Modern' (WW I&II) has more toys and more popular displays.
With the exception of events like Joust and Tewksbury we Medievalists hardely even show on the radar and those events are eclipsed by some Hastings gigs.
Medieval is very much a re-enactors re-enactment. We're very loud and vocal but get a lot more press than perhaps we deserve given the number of MOPs we attract and our own membership.
Do you think D/A has more reenactors than Muddyevil??? I would question that. you regulalrly get more on the field than and i would say that the MOPS have a bigger interest in Muddyevil because of hollywood and all the flash plate you wear.
The Hastings gigs are few and far between. And if you look at the people attending they attend from all over the world and all periods. But on a regular year by year basis we field maybe 150 warriors, 2000 and 2006 and the previous wones before are excepetional.