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Going Clubbing

Musketeers of the Royalist Army move into close combat at Shugborough Hall.Once their weapon has been discharged the practice was to reverse it and then hit the other side for six with the butt end. Could give a nasty blow I suppose.

Obiously the re-enactors enjoy this, provides an opportunity to over act and generally cause mayhem.

I'm not sure what regiment this is as I have not been able to find it in any of my books, if anyone does know I would appreciate the information.

Going Clubbing

Musketeers of the Royalist Army move into close combat at Shugborough Hall.Once their weapon has been discharged the practice was to reverse it and then hit the other side for six with the butt end. Could give a nasty blow I suppose.

Obiously the re-enactors enjoy this, provides an opportunity to over act and generally cause mayhem.

I'm not sure what regiment this is as I have not been able to find it in any of my books, if anyone does know I would appreciate the information.

comments (5)

I have to repeat myself: The costumes look just real enough to make the smiling combatants look absurd.
Les Auld: Thanks Martin, they do take great care to make the costumes as authentic as possible.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 19 Jul 2007, 08:35
So that is how cricket started smile Hit another guy's noggin for a 6. Nice action in the picture, in the background there are some cotton wads flying from a weapon just discharged. I like how the woman at the right (with the sword) is pushing the guy forward - must be her husband - go get yourself killed. She must have discovered there is no expiry date on a marriage certificate. tongue

Great picture I believe - even if they are smiling.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, appreciate the comment.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 19 Jul 2007, 10:36
LOL at Louis (again). I love these re-enactments, Les. You've done a great job of capturing them!
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, appreciate the comment.
Yet another cracker. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thankd dave, appreciate the comment.
Very interresting serie ! Bravo !!
Les Auld: It was interesting to photograph as well, thanks Zeb.

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