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xTHRUDx
09-06-2005, 07:31 PM
http://www.sdsmt.edu/services/upr/Web%20Post%20Sprng%2003/Battle%20Reenactment.jpg

http://www.usd243ks.org/Potter/Civil%20War%20Reinactment.jpg

http://www.robertsarmory.com/rock01.jpg

http://www.robertsarmory.com/york298.jpg


The spirit that brings those people to do those events is the reason i only fly online. I see flying online as our own version of reinactments. I prefer servers that have this reinactment feel to them.
Imagine if one of those guys went out in a field and did the same stuff, only all of his buddies where cardboard cutouts. If you haven't flown online before, please start.

Someday i'll try to have more serious reinactments in a LAN environment with pilot briefings in a summer camp type environment. i've seen some successful attempts at this with the Falcon 4.0 guys and there maybe others. i'll have to do more research or someone here can post a link to one they've attended. It's just a small goal of mine and i might get support from the local flight museum to hold such an event/workshop/LAN party/ reinactment there. i'll have to do research on how the civil war guys organize their events.

To recap;
fly online more often.
and look for the possibilty to do this localy.

thanks for your time, i was just thinking out loud.

xTHRUDx
09-06-2005, 07:31 PM
http://www.sdsmt.edu/services/upr/Web%20Post%20Sprng%2003/Battle%20Reenactment.jpg

http://www.usd243ks.org/Potter/Civil%20War%20Reinactment.jpg

http://www.robertsarmory.com/rock01.jpg

http://www.robertsarmory.com/york298.jpg


The spirit that brings those people to do those events is the reason i only fly online. I see flying online as our own version of reinactments. I prefer servers that have this reinactment feel to them.
Imagine if one of those guys went out in a field and did the same stuff, only all of his buddies where cardboard cutouts. If you haven't flown online before, please start.

Someday i'll try to have more serious reinactments in a LAN environment with pilot briefings in a summer camp type environment. i've seen some successful attempts at this with the Falcon 4.0 guys and there maybe others. i'll have to do more research or someone here can post a link to one they've attended. It's just a small goal of mine and i might get support from the local flight museum to hold such an event/workshop/LAN party/ reinactment there. i'll have to do research on how the civil war guys organize their events.

To recap;
fly online more often.
and look for the possibilty to do this localy.

thanks for your time, i was just thinking out loud.

VFS-214_Hawk
09-06-2005, 08:32 PM
Thier horses are overmodeled http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

StkNRdr
09-06-2005, 09:09 PM
I think I see me in the middle photo. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have been in Civil War re-enacting since 1998. There are the units that do it right, right down to the type of thread used and the other end of the spectrum called "farbs" (you might see them in sleeping bags at night or with coolers in camp). You will see both kinds on-line too, I imagine.

Our CW unit tries to come as close as possible to what they had and used. One will never know what they truly went through, but it sure does help when reading about it.

My first night of flying on-line was tonight. The intensity caught me off guard. Thinking of joining a squadron, if they will have me, and if it fits within what I can do.

Good luck!

fordfan25
09-06-2005, 09:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by StkNRdr:
I think I see me in the middle photo. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I have been in Civil War re-enacting since 1998. There are the units that do it right, right down to the type of thread used and the other end of the spectrum called "farbs" (you might see them in sleeping bags at night or with coolers in camp). You will see both kinds on-line too, I imagine.

Our CW unit tries to come as close as possible to what they had and used. One will never know what they truly went through, but it sure does help when reading about it.

My first night of flying on-line was tonight. The intensity caught me off guard. Thinking of joining a squadron, if they will have me, and if it fits within what I can do.

Good luck! </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


" Thinking of joining a squadron, if they will have me, and if it fits within what I can do."

if your on HL and see CIA_MEAN or CIA_FlynRoo talk to them. im sure thad give you a shot. i my self wish we had a few more members. specaily in my time zone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif. its a good squad just not a large one. Roo is a blast to fly with as long as you can stand the smell http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/mockface.gif and i hate to admite it but mean is a good leader. but what ever you diside there are always squads looking for new recruits.

p1ngu666
09-06-2005, 10:37 PM
they get out more http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

more than me anyways http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

TAGERT.
09-06-2005, 10:56 PM
reinactment is top shelf nerding! In that only a nerd would NOT care to be seen dressed up like that as he walks into a 7-11! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Neat thing about flight simulations.. When a chick comes over to the house all I have to do is hide the joystick! Done!

No, not that joystick!

Well, not right away!

Well, you know what I mean!

LeadSpitter_
09-07-2005, 03:09 AM
.50 cal can bounce off them all?

carguy_
09-07-2005, 03:14 AM
Too bad we don`t have any Kursk reinactments heheh

Ankanor
09-07-2005, 05:21 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Why not Stalingrad? or Omaha, for that matter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

F19_Ob
09-07-2005, 05:39 AM
Reinactment? Why not. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif
No other game or event has made me think about how people may have thought and felt in different situations in war the way this game has done. For me little insights have opened many doors that probably would have remained closed.
This sim makes me recognize the sentiments and situations of the pilots from their own accounts (all nationalities) and get an insight how it is to be the hunter or the hunted.
Simply put there are many levels to re-act.

Made me rethink many things in a way I wouldn't been able by just reading about wars.

Perhaps acting and playing will get more interest as a learningtool in the future?
All animals and human children learns the most important aspects of life this way and it is their only tool to get an understanding how things work.
I'll contemplate this matter some more. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

BSS_Goat
09-07-2005, 05:40 AM
What do these guys have in common with online pilots?

Their wives hate them?

BSS_Goat
09-07-2005, 05:41 AM
What do these guys have in common with online pilots?

They have too much time on their hands?

BSS_Goat
09-07-2005, 05:42 AM
What do these guys have in common with online pilots?

They spent all their money on dumb stuff and are trying to justify it?

BSS_Goat
09-07-2005, 05:42 AM
When geeks hang out with other geeks they dont feel so "GEEKY"?

Low_Flyer_MkII
09-07-2005, 05:44 AM
Like some online pilots there are re-enactors that will tell you in all seriousness that they should be the ones publishers and game-makers should listen to as they've been doing this for years, whereas their real life counterparts only did it for weeks or months in some cases, so who's the more experienced? "Ya, strange as it may sound, I am actually more authentic than period literature."

Capt.LoneRanger
09-07-2005, 05:44 AM
Only partially true for me.

Doing this sword-fighting-stuff myself, I can tell you that most of these people are not reinacting it for a historic purpose, but for a sense of adventure, comradeship and to flee from todays life for a few hours. Nothing glorious.

But then, that is also, what I seek online: A fair fight, competition and teamplay.

georgeo76
09-07-2005, 05:58 AM
The difference is that these people attempt recreation. Mostly we just air-quake.

Imagine how stupid a reenactment would be if every solider decided he would win the battle individually. How many times have you taken a dive just because your side lost that battle in real life?

If you want to see an example of what we do represented in real life I would suggest paint-ball.

F19_Ob
09-07-2005, 06:10 AM
What Loneranger said about reinacting.
I see the historical thing as an extra gain.
Although I sometimes just crashfly for fun the historical aspect is always in the back of my mind.
Before simming I plowed through historical material fairly soulless but now I do it with more enthusiasm and more purpose because re-living or re-acting makes atleast me more connected to history and not only a distant cool viewer.
There is a big difference in these two ways of seeing things, and I'm glad I found this way.

ploughman
09-07-2005, 06:22 AM
Strangely enough I was sat in the gallery doodling breasts of sumut the other day and as I looked up and out of the window a half-track went by.

Low_Flyer_MkII
09-07-2005, 06:24 AM
That half-track with breasts sketch will be worth a fortune in years to come....put it somewhere safe.

triggerhappyfin
09-07-2005, 10:29 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by BSS_Goat:
What do these guys have in common with online pilots?

They spent all their money on dumb stuff and are trying to justify it? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Dont tell this to my wife...she´ll bang my head with the fryinpan... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

JG52Karaya-X
09-07-2005, 10:55 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Ankanor:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif Why not Stalingrad? or Omaha, for that matter http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Stalingrad... bah... too boring - 2 sides striking each other to death with Klappspaten/Spades

xTHRUDx
09-07-2005, 02:50 PM
can you guys see yourself playing a flight sim, any flight sim, at that level of immersion or reenactment?

T_O_A_D
09-07-2005, 03:45 PM
Thrud

I agree as you know but the UBI Zoo is not a very good fishing hole. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

LeadSpitter_
09-07-2005, 06:06 PM
if you call this place ubi zoo what do you call cwos?

T_O_A_D
09-07-2005, 06:54 PM
"Complete Waste of Space"

Seems appropriate to me.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LeadSpitter_:
if you call this place ubi zoo what do you call cwos? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

LeadSpitter_
09-07-2005, 08:43 PM
its funny how the mods bash this place so much, you ivan targ etc.