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 13th January, 1810; Prelude to a Busy Day (Training Day), Winter quarters
Thomas Newcombe
 Posted: Sep 25 2016, 02:45 PM
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This promised to be an interesting day. The Rifles company attached to their regiment were holding a training day, in which there was to be target shooting and skirmishing displays and other such things. Being a Light Company man, Thomas reckoned he knew at least a little about skirmishing but it could still be worth going along to observe. The Baker rifle did, after all, have a longer effective range than the India pattern muskets carried by the rest of the army.

Several men of the Light Company were straggling toward the Rifles' bivoauc, drawn much as Thomas was by the prospect of some free entertainment. He took care to keep clear of the lads, though, aware that officers hanging about too near was not always welcome. Besides. He had an idea that descriptions of what would be happening today were best gotten from the Rifles officers themselves.

He spied these fellows standing around a roaring campfire and headed toward them. They seemed to be deep in conversation about something - probably the day's events, if he had to guess - so Thomas slowed his stride that he might not interrupt too rudely. There was a fellow in a blue coat present as well but he was the engineer assigned to the Rifles company. Some manner of lordling or other, as he recalled.

"Good morning, sirs," Thomas said presently, judging a natural pause to have entered the other officers' conversation.

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Karl von Clausen
 Posted: Sep 26 2016, 11:10 AM
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Karl hadn't really said much to his other officers, he dosesn't normally and he was still trying to form an opinion of the engineer assigned to the rifles. He didn't particle approve of people likely not experienced in the way the rifles work joining but if he was competent Karl wouldn't mind.

Karl was looking forward to today, he enjoyed showing off his skills, not that he'd ever actually admit it. He wondered how much the people here would know about skirmishing and how good a shot they were.

As a Redshirt approached the rifles officers, Karl introduced himself with his thick German accent, "I am Leutnant von Clausen of the 60th Rifles, pleased to meet you," he said extending his hand to the newcomer.
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Thomas Newcombe
 Posted: Sep 30 2016, 03:31 PM
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Thomas offered a salute to the two captains in deference to their ranks, though netiher seemed inclined to address him immediately.

"Lieutenant Newcombe, Light Company of the Fiftieth," he said in reply, accepting the offered hand. "Goin' to be an exhibition day, eh?"

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