Roger, thanks for putting a mini up that made me laugh. I've known several re-enactors who could give this guy a run for his money! Reminds meof many an armchair quarterback/general: 'If I'd been there we would have won!' Good lord but I laughed, thank you much I needed it.
Well Roger, if you ever make it over here I owe you a black and tan... only good use I can think of for guiness I like to drink my beer not chew it but I think I'll buy you some good Bass or such and have my Cognac. Besides as a sailor you'd likely drink me under the table.
I did my college thesis on the Mongol Conquests and have been fascinated w/ 19th Century military warfare since I read the Sharpe's War series as a child. The Romans, Mongols, Wellington's "Cutthroats and guttersnipes" onto the US 15th Corps and the "Black Bastards" of WW1 fame that the French appreciated so much. I blame Louis LaMour and a College Professor, Mr Lybarger, for a passion for history and the fighting men who made civilization possible.
I enjoy a beer and a good chat, more talking than beer actually. I go for quality not quantity these days
I have an interest in the Napoleonic Wars also sparked by those Sharpe books and from it The War of 1812.
I've also done quite a bit of research into the soldiers commemorated on the war memorials in this area frm WWI