Hot! New Feature: Unit Profiles

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There’s soon going to be a new feature here at Historically Speaking:  Unit Profiles.

Is your unit established but unappreciated?  Is it new and needs new recruits?  Just want some attention?  Consider writing up a unit profile and I’ll post it here for all to see!  This blog averages close to 1000 hits a day, and many of those come from people hoping to get into the hobby – take advantage of the readership here to grow some awareness of your unit!

Your unit’s profile should include:

  • Name:
  • What period(s) you represent:
  • General location you pull most of your members from:
  • Whether or not you have loaner gear:
  • Your views on authenticity:
  • How many events per year you do on average:
  • Something about the general feel, personality and makeup of your unit:

Feel free to be as verbose as you want. Remember, this is intended to give people a good feel for your unit.

If you’re interested in having your unit featured, please submit the information to my Contact Page.

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  1. Not to be critical but “Unit” is a military term (or carries a military connotation at the least) and might be a bit disenfranchising to those of us who do civilian or entire life reenactment.

    • It’s the most commonly used term out there, and I did not want to have to write out “unit/group/organization/etc” each time. I believe most of the folks out there are capable of reading between the lines. It’s also not a term that exclusively applies to military units – I know of civilian-based units, including some that I belong to, which use the term.

      • Oh, okay. I was just about to ask if you were including non-military groups as well.

        I’m part of a group that I wouldn’t exactly call re-enactors as we’re more about hanging about in historical dress than actually re-enacting anything – does/can that count as well?

        • Absolutely! If anything, I’d like to use this feature to draw attention to units that are atypical in the hobby, whom other folks may not have heard of or even thought of before.

      • Having had our group be the ‘odd man out’ from “reading between the lines” in the past I no longer automatically assume that references to “units” includes non-military reenactors. And given Cassidy’s comment I guess I’m not the only one.

        Reenacting is rapidly growing and evolving and personally I hope we continue to include more non-military portrayals and develop vocabulary to accurately describe who we are and what we do.