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Detling Military Odyssey

From a Fairfax point of view this was a small do, there being four pike, twelve musket, two sergeants, one drummer and one officer. It was an ECWS major though and there were probably a couple of hundred on the field, certainly one of the opposing pike divisions I saw over 30 pike in it. There were also hordes of other re-enactors, including a disturbing number of SS and Hitler Youth. The Saturday saw some rain and a very boring battle (we were in reserve and it was a billiard table relieved only by someone's very small shed, a couple of loose fences and some bales of hay). All round us were lots of wigwams and we attempted bravely to follow the script but in the end gave up and took a cannon before the KA retreated from the field.…
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Well Alexander isn't running yet, but he is a lot better at walking. It has been a busy few weeks with not a lot of time to do anything more than play with Alexander, sort myself out for work, eat, sleep and go to and from the office. Tracy has also been working both weekends which has meant that I've not managed to do anything those days either as Alexander and I have been having fun and he has been having his sleeps when we've been out thus reducing the little time I get to use a computer (and by implication post to this blog). Anyway we're gearing up to go to Detling this weekend for the annual multi-period historical re-enactment event run by Kent County Council. It is one of the biggest going in the country, perhaps only the English Heritage Festival of History comes close to it in terms…
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