If you want to wear the proud uniform of a cuirassiers' trooper...
If you want to learn more about the french heavy cavalry history of the First Empire...
If you want to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of the Napoleonic era...
Or, if you simply wish to learn more about this captivating hobby...
Continue reading!! We include much more information about joining our unit, the equipment required and the costs involved, and period impressions on this page. Of course, there is far more to reenacting than we could hope to include on this page. If you want even more information, Contact:
Jose A. Torres, Marechal de Logis
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The 3eme Regiment de Cuirassiers helps prospective new members by having more experienced reenactors show them the ropes. They teach practical aspects of reenacting, equipment procurement, and the organization's authenticity standards. We have several meetings throughout the year and gather around the campfire during the evenings at reenactment events to discuss regimental issues as well as just have general friendly conversation. We welcome any and all new members at any time.
We understand that not everybody has been to a Napoleonic Reenactment before. If you haven't, we encourage you to visit our Events page in order to find a reenactment near you to visit. Even if you have visited reenactments as a spectator before, you might not know what else the reenactors do outside of the hours the camp is open. So, if you think you might be interested in joining us, or just want to know more about what Napoleonic Reenactment is like, please click on the link below.
What We Do at Reenactments
We are a family organization and most events that we attend have activities for all members of the family. If you are interested in reenacting as a hobby, it is important to understand that the cost can be a factor. While it is not out of line with many forms of recreation, and is a lot less expensive than many other hobbies, there is the financial aspect to consider. The members of the 3eme understand this and will do all that we can to help those interested to put their kit (uniform and accoutrements) together.
This hobby requires an initial expense for you to get yourself equipped, but it is relatively inexpensive from then on. The only additional major cost would be the horse rental for the events, if you do not own one. Once you are equipped, all you have to do is get to the event; you sleep in a tent and you bring your own food. The process of equipping can take as long as one year to complete, unless you can afford the entire cost all at once. It is perfectly acceptable to spread purchases out, many members acquire extra gear over time that can be loaned on a temporary basis to newer members. There are a number of sutlers (period merchants to the military) who can supply all of the items that are needed. It is highly advisable to contact us directly before purchasing anything. The last thing you want to do when equipping yourself is to have to purchase an item twice because it is the wrong style or from the wrong time period. Let the buyer beware!!
We have included, for reference, an equipment page in order to give you an idea of the equipment involved.
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