Post by indiosbravos on Sept 8, 2008 13:16:57 GMT -5
That's true...The War and Peace Show in particular had a sizeable groups of G.I.'s Vietnam Reenactors. I would say 90% of participants are representing US. I even met a group of US reenactors that are Germans....
US impressions seems to be popular in deed. In my short time searching the net for different reenactors group here in UK, I'ved notice that most of the one that have large numbers and organised and had a working site on the net are those of US reenactors. The only one that I think can rival it was Home Guard reenactors, which I think is more of a Nostalgia thing and seems to be a direct portrayal of Home Guards where they are. (seems to be local ). G.I.'s still draws a lot of appeal I think. The best and comprehensive Medic Site ( US WW2 med-dept.com ) is run by someone from UK.
In Airsoft, there is a surged of sales of Thompsons Airsoft that a chinese copy was produced. 101st seems to be the choice impressions.
Airsoft impressions are different though. Our NVA impressions are not for reenacting... it's airsoft gun driven. Basically we just want an impression to go with the airsoft gun that we're taking to the game that day. We have no emotional or historical affinity with the NVA. In that sense, it's not reenacting. We're just the OpFor at the game for that day
Drunkpunk, that wasn't really a serious impression. We were just playing airsoft that day and I had an AK47 and was in the OpFor group. I wore my repro NVA pith helmet and I needed something green to wear along with it. So I wore my father in law's old Philippine Army OD fatigues which had the furry thing on the shoulder for attaching a velcro patch.