Thank you for all your kind words! I found a few more photos of our group if you are interested. The first is of our group informally standing about at Upper Canada Village
I didn't have any larger photos of our group in the first photo I uploaded, but I do have a photo of two of our soldiers in their uniform from around the same time:
Another Shot of our soldiers: You may note that they are mostly female: for some reason the club at our school attracts mostly female students, not sure why:
We also have some bell tents, 3 for now but we are also soon going to have access to two more after this summer. It is our goal to put on a fairly accurate/period camp. My father has agreed to make up some period ammo boxes (I have one in my collection from 1868), and I might get some appropriate camp chairs as well:
In regard to specific questions / requests:
Dixie: I hope these photos are what you were looking for, please let me know if you would like additional ones.
Mark: We do not yet have our own webpage, but that is something to look into soon.
We are a work in progress. I am embarrassed to say that my troops are wearing black jeans in these photos: I am looking into getting proper trousers for them, complete with the red welt. It is a toss up between black, dark grey, and green trousers at this point. I also have to decide if I have the energy to make them all myself, or to approach a sutler.
I would also like to acquire more realistic looking Enfields for our portrayal. Right now we use guns made up by my father. They are good, but there is always room for improvement.
I have based the uniforms on that of the 5th company of Brockville Rifles, I came across a picture of a fellow from that unit in an Osprey book a few years ago. The picture is already on the forum, but here it is again so you can compare our soldiers to the real deal:
Our fellows have little cap pouches, I based this on the images of the 3rd Victoria Rifles I found on the McCord Website, taken prior to the issuing of Snider Enfield Rifles. I really like the look (and the simplicity in construction) of the Wool jumpers, although I would love to make up the more dressy versions of the uniform, I'm still researching possible material sources for that. I have really enjoyed this shift from just doing 1812, considering the pioneer village type locales in our immediate area, it has given us more variety in the types of events we can do!
E.N.S.S. Student Drill Team