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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian27 Oct 2008 1:04 p.m. PST

A battle re-enactment last month pushed realism to the limits: a retired New York City police officer portraying a Union soldier for a documentary film was shot in the shoulder, possibly by a Confederate re-enactor.


Personal logo Pictors Studio Sponsoring Member of TMP27 Oct 2008 2:29 p.m. PST

So would that be the ACWRW?

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Jan 2009 6:05 p.m. PST

SOrry it's taken me so long to get to this.
Yeah, from what it seems it looks like it was done by a "walk on"…

Second incident like this in a year…


Daffy Doug Inactive Member08 Jan 2009 11:25 a.m. PST

It's why I don't go to realistic spook alleys: perfect place for some psycho to really cut somebody up, get away with it, and disappear.

At Hastings 2006, I saw the safety check officers going over each arrow in each quiver of each archer before letting them on the field: the camp merchants were selling sharps to the visitors, and the officers sure didn't want to see any of that getting into the battle!

But how in heck can you check for a long gun with a roundball loaded up? All it will take is this sort of thing happening a mite too often, and that will put the kibosh on reenacting with guns, I'm guessing.

There was an episode of "Psych" where a guy was shot during an ACW reenactment event. It was funny, but not, when you think about it as RL….

Greyalexis09 Jan 2009 5:04 p.m. PST

No matter how many times we inspect our equipment. there is always some group that does not care about safety. Strangely enough all the accidents I saw were cauesed by cavalry men.

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