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How do I choose?

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How do I choose?

Postby jtemple507 on 23 Feb 2013 13:33

Hello fellow reenactors/future ones: I am looking at different sites to narrow down my choices for a supplier to pick so I may be able to reenact within the next few years, maybe sooner. However, I am not sure which side to portray, Allied or German, and if Allied, which country to portray. Could I have some suggestions please?
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Re: How do I choose?

Postby MG42sForAll on 23 Feb 2013 15:43

Well what side do you like studying most? I liked the Axis and more specifically the Germans so I started from there and narrowed it down further by finding a reenacting unit that appealed to me. With that I ended up portraying Waffen SS. As I continue to flesh out this impression I'm already thinking about starting up another one to give myself a wider range of opportunities to study history in the field.

So if you enjoy watching documentaries or reading about the Allied side start there and decide which country/branch you want to really get down in the weeds with. It's a great way to get perspective on how it felt and to turn your hobby into an outdoor activity. :D Also if there are any reenactments in your area I'd suggest checking them out and talking to various units.
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Re: How do I choose?

Postby dixiedrummer on 23 Feb 2013 19:07

Flip a coin...
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Re: How do I choose?

Postby Schwen on 27 Feb 2013 05:46

Come to the dark sieeede, hehe.
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Re: How do I choose?

Postby eldar1 on 25 Mar 2013 07:08

Go to a reenactment and talk to members on both sides of the coin before you decide.With info from both sides go home and decide later what to do .Wiegh the pro's and con's and you will make the best decission.
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