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Company "G" can put YOU in the Action

If you're interested in joining us for an event on a trial basis, we can outfit you from head to toe and give you enough training to get you started.

If you're ready to experience history first-hand, contact us today.

Rally!

Who Can Join?

You! Anyone is welcome to join us for an event. If you like it, you fit in, and you want to join up, ask about becoming a regular member. We have no restrictions based on age, gender, heritage or creed. Just be aware of the following:

  • Most events require you be at least 14 years old to carry a rifle.
  • Most events require minors to be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Reenacting is somewhat physical. The equipment is heavy, the wool uniforms get hot, and we march around a lot.
  • While we're not a real army, be prepared to obey the orders of your commanders. This is for safety as well as authenticity.

Is It Safe?

Very. We're sticklers for safety. Reenactors are trained in safety rules and are required to demonstrate their understanding prior to participation. Yes, there will be a test! But don't worry, we're patient, diligent instructors with a lot of experience bringing new members up to speed. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Black powder is inherently dangerous. Always handle it with care and follow all safety instructions.
  • Handle your musket like you would any other firearm.
  • We often march over pitted or uneven ground. Be careful.
  • There will be many other soldiers around you, some on horseback. Be aware.

What's It Cost?

Company "G" doesn't charge membership dues and we can get you through your first event without spending a dime on uniform or equipment. Here are some other costs to consider:

  • Black powder & primers (about $20/event)
  • Event registration fee (usually $5)
  • Food (bring your own or purchase from vendors)
  • Transportation

Are Uniforms Expensive?

While reenacting isn't exactly cheap, it can be done on even a tight budget. "All-in" for a complete, battle-ready outfit (uniform, shoes, hat, rifle & accoutrements) will cost at least $1,000 and probably more.

The good news is, you don't have to do it all at once. The Legion can outfit you for your first couple of events. That way, you can try before you buy. Typically, new members spread purchases out, being "mostly there" at the end of their first season, and complete sometime in year two. In this way, reenacting ends up no more expensive than most hobbies.

More good news is that there's always used gear for sale. Nothing goes to waste in this hobby as many reenactors often prefer used items for that authentic, battle-worn look. Many frugal members of the Legion have saved hundreds while acquiring top quality used gear.