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Post  Marc on Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:29 pm

Morning all,

For information, it will not be possible to have the wagon train or the percherons back this year. This is mainly because the owner of the former wasn't best pleased that his wagon was broken when Cyrano fell and the latter is naturally coming to terms with the lost of Cyrano.

However, a local association has been contacted to supply a substitute: A team of donkeys with packs! Very Happy

Now this will make us more manoeuvrable but will definately put limits to what we can carry. At the moment, I am thinking about using them to carry the sutler-women's goodies and perhaps so of the officer's camp kit.

The cost of hiring would be included with your participation...and we'd also need to get some civilian clothing for the person (woman) accompanying the donkeys (any offers)?

Marc


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Post  Nanny on Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:23 pm

Hi Marc,

Please, ask this woman for her clothes size and I'll bring a chemise and a dress for her with me.

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Post  Marc on Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:08 pm

Hello all,

Well, I've just received the quotes for the hiring of a waggon + 2 men + 2 horses for LBE 2010.
The gentleman is offering 2 different sort of waggons.

1) It's a waggon much like the one we had in the past.
Price = 1.500 € + 5.5% VAT.



2) It's a flat-top waggon for transportation of barrels of wine.
Price = 1.800 € + 5.5% VAT.



The prices, as you can see are high...alot higher than I had expected before fixing the 15 € participation fee per participant. Now what are your thoughts and reactions?

I'm trying to bring the price down abit but let's work with these prices for the moment (to be honest, I doubt he'll come down much if he should do so). Are you willling to pay (upon calculations, it would mean jumping from 15 € to 25 € per participant to be able to cover the waggon and the rest) more for a waggon or do you prefer to just forget the idea?

Amicalement,

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Re: The Logistic Train

Post  Andrew Robertson on Thu Apr 01, 2010 2:31 pm

Hi Marc,

last time it was of no use to us in the cavalry. As everything we carry is on our saddles, the only items we had on the cart was our rations - which we then had to carry back with us to the stables thus negating the point in putting them on the cart in the first place. I think we may have even lost the wine as we were unable to carry that back.

I certainly won't cry if it is not there.

That said, it did make th eevent that little bit more special, as well as giving a very real objective for the French and something for the allies to defend.

Making a road thorugh the woods for it was also a new experience..!


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Post  Ben Townsend on Thu Apr 01, 2010 3:45 pm

I prefer the hay waggon, looks more agricultural and better able to handle those small tracks. Given the option, I would always plump for having the waggon, as a focal point. The price does seem a bit steep, perhaps bite the bullet this year and keep looking for an alternative. How are we going to dress the waggoneers? Don't want them fouling it up with rubber soles..

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Post  CorpEvans on Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:32 pm

Hey Marc,

If donkeys are not available, then I think the hay cart for sure. E10 more for a more immersive experience... its a "no brainer".

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Re: The Logistic Train

Post  Marc on Wed Apr 14, 2010 6:36 pm

Good day to you all,

I'd like to thank everyone who participated in the wagon debat and I've taken all your answers (which were pretty positive) into account.

I am very much happy to advise you that the owner of our normal wagon has offered to let us make use of his wagon for 2010...However, he did insist that a fee of 1.000 € be the price for his service (this would include the wagon, the wagon-owner and a horse from his stable) for the weekend. Having taken into account the general feeling of the participants and considered the other quotes, I've accepted his offer.

As such, I can now confirm that the participation subscription per participant for LBE 2010 is fixed at 20 €.

Regards,

Marc
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Post  Marc on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:31 pm

Regarding the proposed scenario of the canteen...I think that we can now look in greater detail what our waggon corps will be carrying:

- Water (need your help on this)
- Canteen goodies (I will need everyone's help on this one as we would need period-friendly containers to be able to put the food and bottles that our sutleresses will have the pleasure of selling to you).
- Officer's bell tent and luggage (1x small box per officer)

Can you think of anything else?....

I think that we would also need some form of big rope to be able to put on the side of the waggon to avoid things flying out.
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Re: The Logistic Train

Post  Andrew Robertson on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:44 pm

move along, nothing to see here. All traces of hamster have been removed


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Post  Marc on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:46 pm

Mr. Robertson,

I think you have just posted in the wrong topic. albino

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Re: The Logistic Train

Post  Andrew Robertson on Tue Jul 13, 2010 2:47 pm

D'ohh..!
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