|"C" Company, 27th Regt.
25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army
"WOLFHOUNDS" in VIETNAM, 1966 to 1971
|RULES FOR RE-ENACTING
The less than comprehensive, yet important, quick guide for reenacting a G.I. in Vietnam.
The 27th Regiment Reenactorâ€™s goals are to be as authentic as possible with the
minimal costs, inconvenience, and mistakes regarding our equipment, food, clothing, and
mannerisms/dialogues. The reward for this hard work is having a good time and
experiencing the â€œmoment in timeâ€�.
HERE ARE THE RULES FOR AUTHENTIC PLAY
1. Arrive in uniform or period civilian attire, or if not â€“ Get in uniform ASAP
2. Pre-prepare your gear, clothes, and foodstuffs, pack them so that they are accessible
when you arrive. HINT: Take a day off from work, ARRIVE EARLY!
3. Use appropriate canvas duffel bags, or other suitable container to stow your gear &
uniforms. NO PLASTIC BOXES, NO PLASTIC HANGERS.
4. Have the correct bedding for camp: wool blankets or a G.I. cold weather sleeping bag.
5. When arriving to an event, get yourself/bedding/gear done right away; that means set
up your tent, gear, and get in uniform! When notified of an event that goes active at
arrival; put on your rucksack, sling your rifle; be ready for the road march to the camp!
6. Uniforms: Only authorized clothing, socks, boots, gloves, coats, undershirts/shirts, and
if possible â€“ underwear (they make repro long johns).
7. NO POST-1970's JEWELRY, WRISTWATCHES, OR EYEGLASSES!
8. Food must be wrapped in period appropriate containers - think C-ration cans!
9. No modern snacks, gatorade/punch must be in period container, Coca-Cola/Pepsi in
bottles is Ok. SODAS should be in limited quantities, WATER stowed in water cans &
plain wrapped 2 gallon jugs is the preferred drink! All brands of beers and wines are Ok
for after-battle hours at night (exception: 24-hour scenarios).
11. When in a field event or in camp, stay in character throughout. Practice your 60's G.
I. slang; Youâ€™re re-enacting an American Soldier!
12. Act like a soldier, LEARN your commands, know the basic skills of a soldier.
13. Learn the nomenclature of your weapon and how to field strip and operate it!
14. We will have a period lantern or candle burning in the camp. It is called the â
€œSMOKING LAMPâ€� (authentic lamp). When it is lit it means NO FARB
15. FINALLY, come out to the battle with a â€œcan-doâ€� attitude, make the best time
|This website last updated
July 28, 2012
|Rules for Reenacting