View Full Version : Toronto APUG August Meetup(s)

07-30-2012, 03:50 PM
OK, after July's series of great meet-ups(edit, guess they're weren't any, right?), maybe we can try for something this month. C'mon not everybody's at the bloody cottage or in London at the Olympics!

07-30-2012, 05:13 PM
Gary, my problem is not to attend but to find a place worth the effort. Count on me.

07-30-2012, 05:24 PM
Thanks, Mihai. I'm sure we can come up with something interesting.

08-02-2012, 02:43 PM
August 12th - the Seige of Fort Erie
All this takes place at Old Fort Erie ( http://goo.gl/maps/QH9VF ), 350 Lakeside Road, Fort Erie, ON

If you stay outside the fort, and just wander the camps/watch the demos, it's free! I'll be there, but shooting in a different capacity as a soldier in the Crown Forces (60th Regiment of the foot). Lots of see, and photograph, large format shooters (or even wet-plate) will probably be able to get some fantastic portraits of people in period dress.

10am - Fort and Camp open to the public
11am - Major Buck's Surrender - Stars and Strips Run Up (the 60th doesn't usually participate in this battle, but that could change this year, we usually just drill).
12 noon - Uniforms of the War of 1812 (Inside the Fort)
1pm - British Artillery demo
2pm - Battle - Tactical demonstration, using techniques from the Battle of Chippawa and Lundy's Lane
3pm - Camp Displays
4pm - US Artillery Demo
6pm - Fort and Camps closed to public
8pm - Battle - Drummond's Night Assault - this is the big one, lots of pyro and action. Mostly we'll die like dogs.