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GWA Event Dates / Aftermath of the Somme December 2016
« Last post by FR90 on April 04, 2016, 12:30:15 PM »
Members of the Great War Association,

We will once again be hosting a third WW1 event. This year to go along with the centennial, it will be a 1916 themed event on the weekend of December 2-4, 2016.
The event will be based upon the events that followed the battle of Somme that lasted from July 1st - November 18, 1916.

French, German, British, and Commonwealth unit impressions that are correct for mid to late 1916, will be the scenario correct impressions for this event.

Units and individual re-enactors with period correct kits are encouraged to attend; individuals will be brigaded with other attending units for the event.

Uniform and equipment standards will be posted soon.

Questions can also be forwarded to the following event coordinators:

French units - Carter Bertone - hatrick19@verizon.net

German units - Joe Murray - ct1407@msn.com

This event will begin early on Friday evening, continue through the night, and end late in the afternoon on Saturday. There will be activities that will simulate trench life for the common soldier and there will be several combat scenarios.

Consider attending this event as it will be exploring some different facets of WWI re-enacting; which we believe will make for an interesting and exciting experience for those who attend.
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GWA Event Dates / Early War Event - December 2015
« Last post by FR90 on April 27, 2015, 08:03:49 AM »
Members of the Great War Association,

We will once again be hosting a 1915 themed event on the weekend of December 4-6, 2015.
The event will again be based upon the events that followed the battle of Loos that lasted from September 25 - October 14, 1915.

French, German, British, and Commonwealth unit impression,s that are correct for mid to late 1915, will be the scenario correct impressions for this event.

Units and individual re-enactors with period correct kits are encouraged to attend; individuals will be brigaded with other attending units for the event.

Uniform and equipment standards will be posted soon; via this e-mail group list.

Questions can also be forwarded to the following event coordinators:

French units - Carter Bertone - hatrick19@verizon.net

German units - Joe Murray - ct1407@msn.com

This event will begin early on Friday evening, continue through the night, and end late in the afternoon on Saturday. There will be activities that will simulate trench life for the common soldier and there will be several combat scenarios.

Consider attending this event as it will be exploring some different facets of WWI re-enacting; which we believe will make for an interesting and exciting experience for those who attend.
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GWA Event Dates / Immersion Event: Aftermath: The Battle of Loos
« Last post by Chargebayonets on August 10, 2014, 01:21:20 PM »
FR 90 (German) and the 18th RI (French) would like to extend to all members of the GWA an invitation to attend the first GWA endorsed immersion event of the 2014-2018 Centennial series of re-enacting events.

The theme is; "Aftermath: The Battle of Loos" (5-7 December 2014 in Newville PA). The event scenario will focus on the chaotic aftermath of the battles of Loos; in the fall of 1915.

 This is a 24 hour immersion event that will start Friday night at approximately 6:00PM and will continue until 4:00PM on Saturday afternoon. The tactical portion of the event will be followed by a social event hosted by the sponsors.
Our goal for this event is to create a realistic "Immersion Style" event in which participants get to experience a full 24 hours in the trenches and conduct realistic trench activities; all set in a 1915 environment.

 WARNING: This will not be your average GWA style event. If your goal is to come out to the trenches, shop, socialize, and drink beer with your buddies, then this event may not the event for you.

 This event will focus on period activities such as wiring parties, trench raids, mail call, chow, relief in place, trench repair, etc, with an "after event social" following hostilities on Saturday night. The emphasis of the tactical portion of this event will be to employ and broaden each participant's "period personna" and to improve each unit's ability to act independently and in conjunction with other units in a period correct military manner.

Event contacts are:

French Forces: Carter Bertone (18th R.I) - hatrick19@verizon.net

German Forces: Bob Balfour (FR-90) - ct1407@msn.com

Allied Commander: Carter Bertone
Central Powers Commander: Robert Balfour

 This event will be open to all units / individuals (French, Commonwealth, German) who wish to attend and can meet the 1915 themed authenticity requirements. We have plenty of openings for support roles as well as combatants so if you have an alternate impression and can bring something new for this event, let us know. Additionally, if you are a member of a US or Russian unit who's participation would not be historically accurate, now is the time to put together an alternative impression. The French line will have a limited amount of loaner gear available for those who would like to participate and kit out as French.


 This is an excellent opportunity to explore other facets of our hobby that are not normally practiced at GWA events. For those concerned about safety and fatigue issues each side will have a unit rotation plan designed to ensure individuals get adequate rest as to be safe and effective.


Thank you for your time and attention. We hope to see you at the event.

Carter Bertone
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Site and Forum Rules / Great War Association Forum Rules
« Last post by GWAadmin on March 22, 2014, 10:55:47 AM »
Great War Association Forum Rules

The Internet is a great place to find information, to meet new friends and share ideas. However, and this is SO important: other people cannot see your face and so thus can't tell your emotions, so you need to think a bit before you post. Really, other viewers don't know when you're joking... Use the emoticons -- little smiley faces people put in text or just use the graphical "smileys" we have on the site  :)  They're located above the posting window in the Forum. So, use the smileys often, especially when you're joking  :P emoticon, or  :x serious , or whatever. Be a good "Netizen" and let others know how you're feeling.

All Caps
A note on this: Typing something in "ALL CAPS" is considered "yelling" on the Internet and is rude. All caps to emphasize something is one thing, ALL CAPS though... not cool. Of course, we have those who capitalize nothing -- almost as annoying to read (my brother is one of those)

Like Kindergarten
Think of it this way: the Internet (and this board) is like Kindergarten... everything you need to know in life, you learned while you were in Kindergarten:

  • Play nice
  • Don't hit
  • Drink your milk
  • Take a nap
  • If you hurt someone, say you're "sorry"
  • Ask permission.

Mainly just polite rules of society that seem to have been lost today. Of course, if you get ignorant with some folks in reenacting, they might get all "period" on you and actually challenge you to a duel...

So... Some RULES:
It would be great if we could all live in a world of sweetness and light, but we are all human and we all have a bad day once in a while and might even be nasty sometimes. Let's not be nasty here! Nobody is trying to kill posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish BS will NOT be tolerated!

What's not allowed:
  • No illegal topics (porn, how-to's on terrorism, hacking/phreaking, etc.).
  • No modern politics. Getting all worked up and arguing about current-events is not allowed here -- we are on this site to discuss Great War history and Historical REENACTING as WE DO it in the GWA -- it's not yahoo or CNN's forums... And NO, we don't wish to hear your theories on how it's a Government conspiracy... NO! There are plenty of places on the Internet to do that -- this ain't one of them.
  • No religion (discussion of period religion and religious things is okay, but NO proselytizing or attacking other religions). You know you won't convince them and they sure aren't gonna convince you and you'll both just end up hating each other.
  • Flames, especially blatant, threatening, offensive flames are grounds for being suppressed. What does that mean? We can, and will, restrict your right to post if you act like this... Don't be a dick! Nobody is trying to kill list posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish bullshit will NOT be tolerated!
  • No outright hostility or abusive conduct: this means flaming, spamming, zinging or flooding. Excess of malice -- just being a rude jerk or plain mean -- IS abuse. (remember, play nice from above...). Being on this forum, does not give you license to insult people or make fun of them either.
  • Keep on our topic: This is reenacting the GREAT WAR and not the Star Trek/Sci-Fi forum. It is understood that the vast majority of reenactors, however, are Trek/Sci-Fi fans -- so, a comment once in awhile (e.g. "Yahoo IS the Borg of the Internet!") is okay. Constant babbling about these things is not kosher. Again, there are plenty of sci-fi boards, forums and lists out there on the Internet.
  • Privacy and Dirty Laundry: If someone sends you a message OFFLIST, then by Gawd, KEEP IT THAT WAY, unless THEY say it's okay to share it with the list. This is one of those things that sticks a flaming stick up our asses (now that's a appealing picture, isn't it?) -- we do not want/need to hear all the dirty laundry. Manners people, Manners!
  • Swearing: We have always said it is okay -- this does NOT mean you that may go crazy and call someone a "dickhead," an "asshole" or other words to that effect. If you want to swear or call someone names, stop, don't. We don't need someone getting all pissy because you were ribbing them. BTW, the "F-Bomb" is not for use in polite company and anyway, we have a filter to remove it.

What this forum IS for:
This forum is meant to bring historical reenactors together AND to help the new person just discovering reenacting. It is NOT the permanent domain of those who would use it as a bully pulpit. Grow-up! Remember this is a #!@^#$!^$%$ H_O_B_B_Y !!!!!!!!!!!! Do not act like some geeky, 15 year old high school kid -- be an adult! Again, remember that the Internet is especially bad sometimes to converse in because others can't see when you're joking -- something we usually convey by facial expressions or tone of voice. If someone offends you, wait a day or so before replying
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GWA Forum Rules / Great War Association Forum Rules
« Last post by GWAadmin on March 09, 2014, 02:21:44 PM »
Great War Association Forum Rules

The Internet is a great place to find information, to meet new friends and share ideas. However, and this is SO important: other people cannot see your face and so thus can't tell your emotions, so you need to think a bit before you post. Really, other viewers don't know when you're joking... Use the emoticons -- little smiley faces people put in text or just use the graphical "smileys" we have on the site   :)   They're located above the posting window in the Forum. So, use the smileys often, especially when you're joking  :P   emoticon, or  ;) serious , or whatever. Be a good "Netizen" and let others know how you're feeling.

All Caps
A note on this: Typing something in "ALL CAPS" is considered "yelling" on the Internet and is rude. All caps to emphasize something is one thing, ALL CAPS though... not cool. Of course, we have those who capitalize nothing -- almost as annoying to read (my brother is one of those)

Like Kindergarten
Think of it this way: the Internet (and this board) is like Kindergarten... everything you need to know in life, you learned while you were in Kindergarten:
  • Play nice
  • Don't hit
  • Drink your milk
  • Take a nap
  • If you hurt someone, say you're "sorry"
  • Ask permission.
Mainly just polite rules of society that seem to have been lost today. Of course, if you get ignorant with some folks in reenacting, they might get all "period" on you and actually challenge you to a duel...

So... Some RULES:
It would be great if we could all live in a world of sweetness and light, but we are all human and we all have a bad day once in a while and might even be nasty sometimes. Let's not be nasty here! Nobody is trying to kill posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish BS will NOT be tolerated!

What's not allowed:
  • No illegal topics (porn, how-to's on terrorism, hacking/phreaking, etc.).
  • No modern politics. Getting all worked up and arguing about current-events is not allowed here -- we are on this site to discuss Great War history and Historical REENACTING as WE DO it in the GWA -- it's not Facebook or CNN's forums... And NO, we don't wish to hear your theories on how it's a Government conspiracy... NO! There are plenty of places on the Internet to do that -- this ain't one of them.
  • No religion (discussion of period religion and religious things is okay, but NO proselytizing or attacking other religions). You know you won't convince them and they sure aren't gonna convince you and you'll both just end up hating each other.
  • Flames, especially blatant, threatening, offensive flames are grounds for being suppressed. What does that mean? We can, and will, restrict your right to post if you act like this... Don't be a dick! Nobody is trying to kill list posts, but flames, threats, racist or sexist comments and other ignorant, childish bullshit will NOT be tolerated!
  • No outright hostility or abusive conduct: this means flaming, spamming, zinging or flooding. Excess of malice -- just being a rude jerk or plain mean -- IS abuse. (remember, play nice from above...). Being on this forum, does not give you license to insult people or make fun of them either.
  • Keep on our topic: This is reenacting the GREAT WAR and not the Star Trek/Sci-Fi forum. It is understood that the vast majority of reenactors, however, are Trek/Sci-Fi fans -- so, a comment once in awhile (e.g. "Yahoo IS the Borg of the Internet!") is okay. Constant babbling about these things is not kosher. Again, there are plenty of sci-fi boards, forums and lists out there on the Internet.
  • Privacy and Dirty Laundry: If someone sends you a message OFFLIST, then by Gawd, KEEP IT THAT WAY, unless THEY say it's okay to share it with the list. This is one of those things that sticks a flaming stick up our asses (now that's a appealing picture, isn't it?) -- we do not want/need to hear all the dirty laundry. Manners people, Manners!
  • Swearing: We have always said it is okay -- this does NOT mean you that may go crazy and call someone a "dickhead," an "asshole" or other words to that effect. If you want to swear or call someone names, stop, don't. We don't need someone getting all pissy because you were ribbing them. BTW, the "F-Bomb" is not for use in polite company and anyway, we have a filter to remove it.
What this forum IS for:
This forum is meant to bring historical reenactors together AND to help the new person just discovering reenacting. It is NOT the permanent domain of those who would use it as a bully pulpit. Grow-up! Remember this is a #!@^#$!^$%$ H_O_B_B_Y !!!!!!!!!!!! Do not act like some geeky, 15 year old high school kid -- be an adult! Again, remember that the Internet is especially bad sometimes to converse in because others can't see when you're joking -- something we usually convey by facial expressions or tone of voice. If someone offends you, wait a day or so before replying
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GWA Event Dates / Re: Official GWA Event Dates
« Last post by GWAadmin on December 17, 2013, 06:26:37 PM »
The G-8 board met on 12/15 and approved the changes to the web site so, we hope to have the dates on the web site updated soon.
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GWA Event Dates / Re: Official GWA Event Dates
« Last post by cjdaley on December 03, 2013, 07:21:37 PM »
Two requests for the webmaster:

1) Can you update the schedule page on the URL with these dates?

2) Can you add the dates for the other events at Newville this Winter?

I know being a webmaster for a hobby based group is a thankless job and I appreciate everything you do to make it happen. If there is anything I can do to help (as a former webmaster for a hobby based unit), please let me know. I'd love to help.
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GWA Event Dates / Official GWA Event Dates
« Last post by GWAadmin on November 04, 2013, 01:18:32 PM »
Here are the event dates posted

2015
Spring 2015 Tactical is April 17-19, 2015

Fall 2015 Tactical November 6-8, 2015

2016
Spring 2016 Tactical is April 15-17, 2016

Fall 2016 Tactical November 4-6, 2016

2017
Spring 2017 Tactical is April 21-23, 2017

Fall 2017 Tactical November 3-5, 2017

2018
Spring 2018 Tactical is April xx-xx, 2018

Fall 2018 Tactical November xx-xx, 2018
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