Waterloo 2009

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Waterloo 2009

Postby lordedward on Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:09 pm

Here are a few teasers from this years Waterloo battle re-enactment, which the 86th Leinsters attended.

This year we had 120 muskets in our Division with the Irish Italian Brigade being the biggest. But we were only one of five allied Divisions with the 88th attached to the Scots Division.

Highlights and lowlights this year were:

Hordes of French Cavalry making us dizzy
A French horse dying in front of our Division
Fighting in the rain on the Sunday
The Cornwall Regiment
Teaching Irish Dancing in the Beer Tent


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More to come when I get a chance together with our amphibious landing later this month in Holland.

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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby bannerman on Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:42 pm

And as James Conolly said in a speach in 1915

"I see the gentlemen of the Dublin Metropolitan Police are taking note of my every word. So I am telling you all that it is your duty to join the army - now Im not going to say which army... But if I am taken to court and I am tried for making this speach then you can all tell the judge that I was making an appeal for you all to join the army!"

Well done to all involved the pictures look great.
See you in the next day or two.
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby Malo on Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:14 pm

the last picture reminds of:"another bites the dust..."


it also puts the term of "mock-savage" to a new level :lol:

only joking guys. wish I'd been there!!!

shoot yous all next year!
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby Sgt. Buckingham on Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:53 pm

Well done, lads!

:D :D :D
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby screamingeagle on Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:04 am

Very nice pics guys...looks like a ...blast..!! :D
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby jackboot on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:18 pm

Hi Barry,
Had a ball out there and am looking forward to Holland next week.
One question though 'Does Mock bribe the photographers as he is always in all the photos no matter where we go in Europe'? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Only messing Mock I know you are going to say its because you are the prettiest. :D :D
Ross and Mock will be in big demand to teach more Irish dancing in Holland. :lol:
See you all in Ballincollig.
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby lordedward on Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:25 pm

Its the fact that he looks like a half starved soldier of centuries past. :D
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby Nerva on Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:52 pm

Salve Barry!

What happened to the horse?
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby lordedward on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:13 pm

Well the horse was about 26 and may not have been well before the battle because it threw his rider close to our square (you can see this in a number of YouTube videos) early on. The other members of the unit could not catch it and it looked distressed. About two or three minutes later it stopped and went down on its knees to the front of our line.

The vet was with it in seconds and declared it had died of the horse equivalent of a heart attack. Very sad for the owner but it does sometimes happen although every effort is made to make the battles as safe as possible. All the cavalry are fully certified riders at quite a high level and on our side we learn how to safely deal with horses and riders regarding shooting and close combat.

I think it was well dealt with for the audience as well, the announcer didn't draw huge attention to it or stop the battle. Things happen its how they are dealt with that decides how bad the incident is.
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Re: Waterloo 2009

Postby Malo on Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:30 pm

I can understand the poor horse...i also get a fright everytime I see James ;) :lol:
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