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 Training Day plot?
Sharpie
 Posted: Aug 30 2016, 10:47 PM
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As the Army is in winter quarters, it's the perfect opportunity to hold something like a training day. We've done something similar in the past, but as we currently have fewer characters now than we did then, I don't think the same format would work. The one thing it should encompass is some sort of target-shooting contest, and Captain Vickery would definitely take the opportunity, if offered, of making his men practise skirmishing in their pairs.

Anyone have any ideas about format or other things we could incorporate?

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 Posted: Aug 31 2016, 04:17 PM
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I think some training would be a good idea http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c139/Sharpiefan/Smileys/foreafserious.png~original

My characters, such as they are at the moment, would all participate. As for changed format, since there seem to be more officers around now, how about some training for them, too? I would love to see them study new rules and regulations that are bound to appear, or some new publications and try to make sense from them.

They could also have a boxing match or something.
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 Posted: Aug 31 2016, 05:24 PM
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Boxing match - d'you mean the officers or the soldiers? Because that'd be something Cotton could join in with, and I'm sure Vickery or one of the officers would be willing to referee... (Though in this period it'd be bare-knuckle boxing rather than the modern-day type with gloves &c...)

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Marashar
 Posted: Aug 31 2016, 07:19 PM
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I would say soldiers, although any officers feeling particularly rakish or Corinthian might probably box as well. It certainly would lift the morale!

If the companies each name a champion perhaps?
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 Posted: Sep 4 2016, 11:33 AM
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I'd be interested in doing a training plot with my Lieutenant von Clausen. He's a true blue Prussian so he could probably do some rigorous and fancy drill training.

On another note I'm glad to see this open again and I will try and post more now that its reopned.
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 Posted: Sep 4 2016, 12:20 PM
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Freddie is quaking in his boots! smile.gif

Those Prussians have that funny thought that drills mean actually doing everything at the same time as others and standing to attention without fidgeting...
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 Posted: Sep 6 2016, 12:47 PM
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The Rifles were much freer in their ideas and methods and didn't adhere to rigid drills like the Prussians and the Guards regiments - they eliminated all unnecessary words of command from their drill (such that a simple 'Rifles!' meant they came to attention, whereas in regiments such as the Guards the full 'Guards! Atten...TION!' order was used).

I had in mind something more along the lines of a day or half-day to hone the men's fighting and skirmishing skills but practising he skills they use in battle. The last time we had such an event in RP, we had a target-shooting competition (to practise and demonstrate the rifle's accuracy over a musket) and a 'capture the flag' event where a group of riflemen demonstrated the pairs 'fire and manoeuvre' technique they would use against an enemy, capturing a mock French tricolor.

With fewer players and therefore fewer characters in play (and the loss of characters in the 95th), I am not quite sure what sort of thing we could do - although a target competition would be easily run along similar lines to how it has previously been done.

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Private Tom Oxley, Royal Marines drummer
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 Posted: Sep 6 2016, 01:04 PM
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Torrington could easily construct a barricade or something. They could also train to attack and overcome something like that - it would only need a few people to "defend". Perhaps even something the senior officers could do?

They also could do some kind of cross county run, preferably in pairs? That would be something that could be easily played, I think.
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 Posted: Sep 6 2016, 02:05 PM
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Something that we used to do at drill was 'hip-pocket training', wherein somebody who was (ideally) familiar with a certain subject would give a twenty/thirty minute class on whatever that subject was. Then we'd break and do practical application of what we were just taught.

So... in this instance, it could be a Rifleman offering instruction in marksmanship or whatever, and then keeping an eye on his 'class' as they try their hand at it.

Or something.

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 Posted: Sep 6 2016, 02:31 PM
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That would be a very neat idea!

Is one of those ex-Navy guys still around? He could do knots.

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 Posted: Sep 6 2016, 04:14 PM
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Physical training as such was only adopted in the Victorian era... We could have one of the Riflemen give a class on tracking or something - it'd have pretty much an immediate application too. Vickery would want to sharpen his men's practical skills, in whatever way, before the next campaign season. A games afternoon could work too, of course - leapfrog or cricket or something similar.

In the earlier days, I know the 95th were so confident in their skills that it wasn't unknown for one man to hold the target for another man to shoot at, though it'd give Certain Officers absolute conniptions.

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Private Tom Oxley, Royal Marines drummer
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Private Finch Robinson, Royal Marines
Corporal George Thompson, Royal Marines
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Captain John Vickery, 5/60th Rifles
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 Posted: Sep 8 2016, 04:06 PM
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Jonthan will be happy to participate. I think it was suggested before that he can be an 'unbiased judge', especially in as far as the officers are concerned if they want their own little shooting match. They don't come much more unbiased than Padstowe.
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 Posted: Sep 8 2016, 05:37 PM
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If they are going to shoot with rifles, Torry would prefer being a judge as well. Unless you are willing to wait the quarter hour it takes him each time to line his shot up. tongue.gif
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 Posted: Sep 8 2016, 05:42 PM
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Would be terribly amusing, though. biggrin.gif Vickery could endeavour to give him some tuition.
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 Posted: Sep 8 2016, 06:00 PM
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Vickery is actually the one responsible for all the rifle training Torry has. tongue.gif
And just because Torry wants something, it does not need to happen. I agree, it might be very amusing. Especially as he is not such a bad shot when it comes to hitting the target. But stamp the ground next to him and he has to re-aim. Carefully.
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