Jack Roberts

Military Through the Ages 2011

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1st place in Camp Cooking

3rd place in Camp Impression.

Congrats to everyone who helped organize this event and make it a great one!

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Congratulations to all.

2011 RE-ENACTOR’S CHOICE AWARD

British 24th Regiment of Foot and Zulu Warriors, Anglo-Zulu War, 1879

2011 VISITOR’S CHOICE AWARD

British 24th Regiment of Foot and Zulu Warriors, Anglo-Zulu War, 1879

BEST UNIFORM/CLOTHING IMPRESSION – Early Period Pre-1879

First Place – Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein (The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment), 1529

Second Place – La Belle Compagnie, 1380s

Third Place – Nancy Hart Militia, 1862-65

BEST UNIFORM/CLOTHING IMPRESSION – Modern Period

First Place – British Army and NAAFI Canteen, 1941

Second Place – British 24th Regiment of Foot and Zulu Warriors, Anglo-Zulu War, 1879

Third Place – West Cork Flying Column, 1919-21

BEST CAMP COOKING – Early Period Pre-1879

First Place – Crewe of the Archangel, 1680-1730

Second Place – Tidewater Maritime Living History Associates, U.S.S. Aroostook and U.S.S. Galena, 1862

Third Place – His Majesty’s Detached Hospital in North America, 1781, and La Belle Compagnie, 1380s

BEST CAMP COOKING – Modern Period

First Place – The British Guards Division, 1918

Second Place – Grenadier Regiment 226, 1944

Third Place – West Cork Flying Column, 1919-21

BEST CAMP (Material Culture and Interpretation)

First Place – La Belle Compagnie, 1380s

Second Place – Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein(The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment), 1529

Third Place – Crewe of the Archangel, 1680-1730

BEST UNIT DEMONSTRATION

First Place – Grenadier Regiment 226, 1944

Second Place – 3rd U.S. Regular Infantry, 1864

Third Place – The Appin Regiment, 1745

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Here here! Congratulations!

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Well done! Details, please?

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Good job with that! i recognize that tavern sign from somewhere too. :P looks better than it did when I was thinking about making a target out of it for a Shutzen match!

Bo

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Details? This year's competition was broken down into two time frames... early (all units up till the year 1879) and Modern (all units after the year 1879). Previously the categories had been Cold Steel (all units prior to Black Powder or that relied more on steel than the few guns they had), then Black Powder, then Modern Warfare.

So folks were being judged against more units than in the past and I was told that if the categories had been broken down as they were last year, we would have won the Black Powder, **great big happy grin. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this crewe, they worked their arses off and made it happen better than we ever had**. As t'were, we were beat by two of the most impressive groups out there – La Belle Compagnie, 1380s & Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein(The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment), 1529...both units are amazing...but we are already hatching schemes for next year.

This year we did a recruiting party back in England after the Great Storm of 1703. The Silkie's Hyde was in full swing (it has walls now), Grace and Leigh KICKED butt with a phenomenal tavern meal made completely with items that had been stored for the winter and had survived the storm. Made for slim pickings in a lot of cases during that time, even a lot of the cows weren't producing as the grass had been damaged by the salt water... but they made the most fantastic salted brisket of beef or Corned beef with pickled veggies that would have been stored away...

the judges arrived and sat down to eat in the tavern with our Quartermaster(Jack Roberts) and Sailing Master(Dutch) who discussed the current events, (we had been blown off course during the storm and ended up off the coast of St. Malo, some of the crewe had been lost when the prize they were escorting back to England for condemning had sunk, the entire crewe was in mourning, the captain in full mourning,privateering, the war, etc,) Jack Roberts producing an Original London Gazette reporting on two prizes that were up for auction the date of which was actually one week prior to the actual date of the MTA event and and one prize from St. Malo.

Lily Alexander than came and argued over collecting the monies for the bill from the judges and Jack said to put the meal on Captain Sterling's tab. Where upon Silkie came over to discuss Sterling's rather outstanding bills... Grace had her Kitchen completely laid out with all the spices, tools, ingredients etc and taught on each item and how it was used to make the meal. The medieval group down the road from us, ran over twenty minutes after the judges left us to tell us they overheard the judges saying that it was the best corned beef they had ever had! So congrats to our lovely ladies working in the tavern serving and keeping folks abreast of the "latest news", their long hours over the fire and all their amazing research and Mr. Roberts' hand written menu.

ack more to come...just got a call from the High School nurse, snottie #1 needs to go home...

Right then back to details... the third place was for Best Camp Competition which involves activities in the camp that are authentic to the time period and appropriate for the scenario of the camp; appropriate material culture items, such as weaponry, cooking utensils, foodstuffs, clothing etc.; Unit members interacting with visitors on a consistent basis and activities in the camp involve a high level of visitor participation, encouraging them to handle and try objects or activities in the camp; Degree of difficulty which includes 1st or 3rd person interpretation (we do both, but mostly, 1st person) uniforms, clothing, demonstrations, etc..;

and last but not least, is the camp and what we do safe for us and the spectators. Yeah they have safety officers checking everything and everyone out.

One of the best compliments from one of the judges is "Group continues to grow and evolve and is a real asset to MTA."

So hat's off to the crewe!

Edited by Capt. Sterling

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Awesome! Setting the bar high for the rest of though :P

Can't wait to hear more about it and see the pictures.. there are pictures?

Edited by MajorChaos

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Good job with that! i recognize that tavern sign from somewhere too. ;) looks better than it did when I was thinking about making a target out of it for a Shutzen match!

Bo

Only took me HOW long to get the blasted thing painted.

P.S. The other side is the front of the sealchie emerging from her hide. Her legs are folded infront of her to the left and her left arm hides anything up top that would make her rated "R". :P

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It's great to see shots from this event. Thank you.

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Awesome! Setting the bar high for the rest of though :P

The bar would be higher if we had more cash and didn't have to work. Yes....Captain obvious is here again.

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Huzzah! Congrats mate!

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Thank ye all for all the mighty kind congratulations. The crewe really pulled together and did a fantastic job.

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Details? This year's competition was broken down into two time frames... early (all units up till the year 1879) and Modern (all units after the year 1879). Previously the categories had been Cold Steel (all units prior to Black Powder or that relied more on steel than the few guns they had), then Black Powder, then Modern Warfare.

So folks were being judged against more units than in the past and I was told that if the categories had been broken down as they were last year, we would have won the Black Powder, **great big happy grin. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this crewe, they worked their arses off and made it happen better than we ever had**. As t'were, we were beat by two of the most impressive groups out there – La Belle Compagnie, 1380s & Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein(The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment), 1529...both units are amazing...but we are already hatching schemes for next year.

This year we did a recruiting party back in England after the Great Storm of 1703. The Silkie's Hyde was in full swing (it has walls now), Grace and Leigh KICKED butt with a phenomenal tavern meal made completely with items that had been stored for the winter and had survived the storm. Made for slim pickings in a lot of cases during that time, even a lot of the cows weren't producing as the grass had been damaged by the salt water... but they made the most fantastic salted brisket of beef or Corned beef with pickled veggies that would have been stored away...

the judges arrived and sat down to eat in the tavern with our Quartermaster(Jack Roberts) and Sailing Master(Dutch) who discussed the current events, (we had been blown off course during the storm and ended up off the coast of St. Malo, some of the crewe had been lost when the prize they were escorting back to England for condemning had sunk, the entire crewe was in mourning, the captain in full mourning,privateering, the war, etc,) Jack Roberts producing an Original London Gazette reporting on two prizes that were up for auction the date of which was actually one week prior to the actual date of the MTA event and and one prize from St. Malo.

Lily Alexander than came and argued over collecting the monies for the bill from the judges and Jack said to put the meal on Captain Sterling's tab. Where upon Silkie came over to discuss Sterling's rather outstanding bills... Grace had her Kitchen completely laid out with all the spices, tools, ingredients etc and taught on each item and how it was used to make the meal. The medieval group down the road from us, ran over twenty minutes after the judges left us to tell us they overheard the judges saying that it was the best corned beef they had ever had! So congrats to our lovely ladies working in the tavern serving and keeping folks abreast of the "latest news", their long hours over the fire and all their amazing research and Mr. Roberts' hand written menu.

ack more to come...just got a call from the High School nurse, snottie #1 needs to go home...

Right then back to details... the third place was for Best Camp Competition which involves activities in the camp that are authentic to the time period and appropriate for the scenario of the camp; appropriate material culture items, such as weaponry, cooking utensils, foodstuffs, clothing etc.; Unit members interacting with visitors on a consistent basis and activities in the camp involve a high level of visitor participation, encouraging them to handle and try objects or activities in the camp; Degree of difficulty which includes 1st or 3rd person interpretation (we do both, but mostly, 1st person) uniforms, clothing, demonstrations, etc..;

and last but not least, is the camp and what we do safe for us and the spectators. Yeah they have safety officers checking everything and everyone out.

One of the best compliments from one of the judges is "Group continues to grow and evolve and is a real asset to MTA."

So hat's off to the crewe!

La Belle Compagnie, 1380s & The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment have been coming for decades and have their presentations down pat. They are tough competition. They are also showy groups with lots of armor and weapons.

I liked the previous breakdowns. It is hard for the black powder era groups to compete with the groups that have full armor. Maybe I can have a word with the organizers.

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Very, very impressive!

Details? This year's competition was broken down into two time frames... early (all units up till the year 1879) and Modern (all units after the year 1879). Previously the categories had been Cold Steel (all units prior to Black Powder or that relied more on steel than the few guns they had), then Black Powder, then Modern Warfare.

So folks were being judged against more units than in the past and I was told that if the categories had been broken down as they were last year, we would have won the Black Powder, **great big happy grin. I cannot tell you how proud I am of this crewe, they worked their arses off and made it happen better than we ever had**. As t'were, we were beat by two of the most impressive groups out there – La Belle Compagnie, 1380s & Das TeufelsAlpdrücken Fähnlein(The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment), 1529...both units are amazing...but we are already hatching schemes for next year.

This year we did a recruiting party back in England after the Great Storm of 1703. The Silkie's Hyde was in full swing (it has walls now), Grace and Leigh KICKED butt with a phenomenal tavern meal made completely with items that had been stored for the winter and had survived the storm. Made for slim pickings in a lot of cases during that time, even a lot of the cows weren't producing as the grass had been damaged by the salt water... but they made the most fantastic salted brisket of beef or Corned beef with pickled veggies that would have been stored away...

the judges arrived and sat down to eat in the tavern with our Quartermaster(Jack Roberts) and Sailing Master(Dutch) who discussed the current events, (we had been blown off course during the storm and ended up off the coast of St. Malo, some of the crewe had been lost when the prize they were escorting back to England for condemning had sunk, the entire crewe was in mourning, the captain in full mourning,privateering, the war, etc,) Jack Roberts producing an Original London Gazette reporting on two prizes that were up for auction the date of which was actually one week prior to the actual date of the MTA event and and one prize from St. Malo.

Lily Alexander than came and argued over collecting the monies for the bill from the judges and Jack said to put the meal on Captain Sterling's tab. Where upon Silkie came over to discuss Sterling's rather outstanding bills... Grace had her Kitchen completely laid out with all the spices, tools, ingredients etc and taught on each item and how it was used to make the meal. The medieval group down the road from us, ran over twenty minutes after the judges left us to tell us they overheard the judges saying that it was the best corned beef they had ever had! So congrats to our lovely ladies working in the tavern serving and keeping folks abreast of the "latest news", their long hours over the fire and all their amazing research and Mr. Roberts' hand written menu.

ack more to come...just got a call from the High School nurse, snottie #1 needs to go home...

Right then back to details... the third place was for Best Camp Competition which involves activities in the camp that are authentic to the time period and appropriate for the scenario of the camp; appropriate material culture items, such as weaponry, cooking utensils, foodstuffs, clothing etc.; Unit members interacting with visitors on a consistent basis and activities in the camp involve a high level of visitor participation, encouraging them to handle and try objects or activities in the camp; Degree of difficulty which includes 1st or 3rd person interpretation (we do both, but mostly, 1st person) uniforms, clothing, demonstrations, etc..;

and last but not least, is the camp and what we do safe for us and the spectators. Yeah they have safety officers checking everything and everyone out.

One of the best compliments from one of the judges is "Group continues to grow and evolve and is a real asset to MTA."

So hat's off to the crewe!

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La Belle Compagnie, 1380s & The Devil’s Nightmare Regiment have been coming for decades and have their presentations down pat. They are tough competition. They are also showy groups with lots of armor and weapons.

I liked the previous breakdowns. It is hard for the black powder era groups to compete with the groups that have full armor. Maybe I can have a word with the organizers.

Well it makes one wonder if they are somewhat comparing oranges to apples, especially if they are having that armor machined made... :rolleyes:

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i am in accord with my captain...not just for us, but everyone else in the former black powder category......i don't look nearly as formidable and impressive ( that's with disgusting french pox, bad teeth, and a black mans attitude) as a man in full plate armor........there is just no comparison really...in my humble opinion.....

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Aye but ye just have to admit that La Belle's armour is absolutely amazing... I mean how many Pig-face Bascinets do ye see outside of museums? Just brilliant...

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i meant no comparison in a good way....i feel it takes away from both to try too.....and mmmmaaaaaannnnn plate armor look good....hot....but freaking fantastic!

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