Monthly Archives: May 2012

A Successful Armed Forces Day

Thanks to everyone who came out to Armed Forces Day at JBLM on Saturday. It was a grand time and, as usual, we played harder and engaged the public more than pretty much any other group there. We got in some pike practice, shot in folks’ general direction, and drove the (admittedly laconic) Union forces from the field and quietly claimed Joint Base Lewis-McChord in the name of Her Majesty Elizabeth, Queen of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Let’s hope they don’t notice.

We had a couple inquiries from folks who liked what we do, and one of the Romans has invited us to an event in September. I’ll look into it. Speaking of Romans, they marched with us as a first rank during the Grand Melee, deflecting Union cannonballs with their scuta and dying gallantly with the rest of us when ordered.

All in all, quite a successful outing. Thanks to Brian Houdyshell & Sendi Houdyshell for transporting pikes and pavilion, John Clough and Emily Bullard for bringing their table, Gordon Frye for targeteering with us in spite of the lamentable dearth of horses, and to everyone else for making the early morning trek.