Weighing in on the Progressive Community

I consider myself a “progressive” reenactor. The units I belong to generally label themselves as such, as do the majority of the reenactors that […]

How to Make Unit Standards that Work

I recently wrote a post about the importance of unit standards and how they can really help to improve the quality of both your unit […]

The Importance of Unit Standards

It’s my personal opinion that one of the best things a unit can do to improve its overall quality, ease of participation, and professionalism […]

A Labor of Love: Frente Rojo

Three years ago, Marc and I and another friend started up a Spanish Civil War reenacting group that at the time we called La […]

Help a new recruit find a unit!

As many of you know, this blog is not the only reenacting-related site that I run.  Along with a couple sites for units I […]

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The Hobby


Living History

  • Photos from Fort Frederick Market Faire
  • Photos from Fort Ward
  • Photos from Battle of the Hook
  • Shots from Gunston Hall
  • Shots from Under The Redcoat
  • A First-Timer’s Experience of Under The Redcoat


  • How To Survive Your First Tactical
  • What to Expect at a Tactical Reenactment
  • Time Travel Tuesday: Lineup
  • Time-Travel Tuesdays: Suicide Corner
  • After Action Report: Newville Ostfront 2012
  • See you all at Newville!


For Recruits