Post by indiosbravos on Dec 22, 2010 3:19:49 GMT -5
Special Reserved Unit in the Arm Forces of the Philippines- for Reenactors , Military history enthusiasts and collectors; including weapons and vehicles.
I chanced upon this in one of the discussions in Facebook.
I totally agree with this and it will help and legitimise the owning of weapons without fear of prosecution. ( in Philippine setting )
It goes to shows that the BNK and PSHS ( Philippines ) are doing a good job to be recognise and bring the hobby to people's attention, for that I'm impressed and nothing but praise for all of their efforts.
If I may, I would like to suggest to take into considerations and learn from the UK gun law ( including weapons and related legislations ) in helping to formulate relevant guidelines.
UK is one of the strictest country in terms of Arms and yet re-enacting was very big in the region.
Proper guidelines I believe is vital so as not to abuse the law and not ruin it for everyone and those really dedicated to the hobby.
Post by insurrectomad on Dec 31, 2010 23:23:15 GMT -5
Being a Brit Myself and having been a member of both the Sealed Knot Society (English Civil War) & the Napoleonic Ass., I wholeheartedly agree! it has at last been realized by Phil. officials and senior Military officers, that in addition to everything else, there are millions of Dollars to be made from living history events and all its spin-offs and souvenirs! Happy New Year! --David
Given the chance, Filipino youths would be a pretty cool with learning their country's history. I think that BnK's done wonders in promoting it and I really hope that eventually a legit unit or even a nationwide AFP sponsored CAT/ROTC based program would be put in place.
Maybe then we'd see a really good movie about Luna, del Pilar or Evangelista!
It is time to re awaken the nationalism among our youth and educate them through living history. Hopefully a unit will be earmarked for this purpose because it is so pitiful that we have minimal accounts of the descriptive uniforms or units until now. How I wish we had combat journalist during those early katipunan days so that they may share images viewed from their own eyes. Mabuhay BNK...
Being a bit older, I can sit back and laugh; as the Filipino youths all want to be their own characters from "Gears of War", or "Call of Duty". They all have the latest modification to the M-4, with every light, laser, or optics, and the all try to look like the baddest Navy Seal to every walk a gang plank. So for many of these kids, they seem to loose out on their own history, and not think that what they're playing would not be there for it not for the Afghanistan & Iraq War.
Well there are a few of us around, sadly our numbers are not growing lately. as manang says, everyone wants to be decked out in modern stuff. hopefully we can recruit more but we prefer playing among ourselves usually because the honor system of airsoft works so much better among friends.
I'll give you some examples; Anyone here every play Airsoft? If you look at the Philippines, The airsoft games they have is called "Speedball", where you take a team of 10-15 players, and storm numerous barricades that have defenders for "TIME". Everyone is dressed in whatever colorful camouflage pattern the think is great. No tactics, just mob run airsoft assault.
While here in the States, the Filipinos play their own version of speedball, where they just get together, dress in a uniform, or look like PMC (Private Military Contractors), and go out and storm a defense as a group. Usually there is wide-spread cheating... Most of the kids are under 40 years old.
But being a Re-enactor or Simulator gives you the chance to research a characater or unit, dress together, and work as a team on a specific battle w/o the kids trying to shoot you with their M-4's, and not understanding what it is they're doing. Its great fun using up a bag of BB's....
I"m not saying that there aren't Filipinos back home doing reenactors, or playing milsim. All I'm saying is that here in the states there seems to be more Filipinos putting teams together, calling them whatever hi-speed SF, Ranger, or SEAL team name....
No I'm only stating what I've seen at most Airsoft teams, and that also goes for the Americans. If it weren't for all of the online games, plus the exploits of the US Special Forces Community, not too many would be dressed out, buying PC, field gear, every hi-tech weapon they can find.
I used to play on a unconventional team; trained like the RECONDO's of Vietnam, and Special Forces team; but decided to do something else.