Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Prince Rupert's Blew Regiment of Foot

Last weekend I finally took the leap and went along to a Sealed Knot training day. I had looked at all the regiments in the society and tried to find the one closest to me, I was delighted to find it was Prince Rupert's. It must be one of the most famous civil war regiments and its strange geometric patterned banner is legendary.


I had great fun and the best thing about the day was just how nice the other members were. I didn't really know what to expect but found the day brilliant fun. The amount of concentration on my face says it all, I was so determined to get all the maneuvers right.

13 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Nice to see you enjoying yourself, will you be moving on to the cavalry element?

Ian said...

You need to took your pike more into your nuts!!! Well you joined the right side, just look out for the Guard, real bunch of barstooles the lot of them :-)

I had fantastic fun in the Knot, wait till your first muster, no looking back after that

Ian

DeanM said...

Cool! Nice way to spend the day. Dean

Scott B. Lesch said...

I was looking at ECW era reenacting here in Massachusetts. Plimouth Plantation and all. But I really like wearing "real pants."

Looks like fun over where you are.

Secundus said...

I think it's the armour that calls to me personally.

PanzerKaput said...

What out as some of those fellas are members of Milton Keynes Wargamers, lol. Have a great time

Rodger said...

Very cool.

Ray Rousell said...

Looks like a lot of fun and games!!!

Bedford said...

Great that you've got involved with a re-enactment society. I've always wanted to get into something Late Medieval but wargaming seems to actually keep me away in terms of time.

Maybe I should finally buy that selfbow!! But then i'd need a re-enactment bow and all the garb too :O))))

Darrell.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

That would be great to take part in something like that.

Christopher

Docsmith said...

Now what could be more fun than climbing into the right clobber and mucking around with fellow enthusiasts - firing off a musket of course! Any reason you chose a giant pig-sticker or is this just the first step to greater things? Either way it looks like a real hoot!

Cheers,
Doc

Jason said...

I better not mention that I used to be in Col. John Pickering's Regiment on the other side (...whoops I just did!). It was ten years of great fun and it really got me into black powder shooting, which in the end took over for me and weekends went thus the way of chucking real lead balls! Have lots of fun!

Secundus said...

@ Jason just looked up your old regiment,they look like a nice bunch. I learnt so much on the training day, looking forward to using it on the field.