March 7, 2018 by brennon
There’s a neat event happening at Ebrington Square in Londonderry this weekend, Napoleon Crossing The Foyle…
You can find out more about the event on Facebook HERE but here’s a rundown of what you can expect…
“Napoleon Crossing the Foyle is a multi-modal outreach project, funded by Ulster University’s Provosts’ Offices that engages cultural groups who have a shared interest in Napoleonic History.
This free, one-day event will combine elements of Historical Re-enactment, Conflict Simulation Games, Academic Lectures and Traditional Singing all connected to the theme of Napoleon.
Expect to see Historical Re-enactors in Period Uniforms, a large-scale Battle played as a Tabletop Wargame with detailed Miniatures and Terrain. Expect to hear martial music on Fife and Drum, Traditional Ballads; sympathetic and unsympathetic to Napoleonic themes and academic talks on historical context and cultural significance.”
It sounds like a rather awesome experience and there is going to be a dose of tabletop wargaming there at the event to so it might spark your interest in that regard beyond just the historical knowledge that you’ll gain by going.
Are you going to be giving this a look?
"This free, one-day event will combine elements of Historical Re-enactment, Conflict Simulation Games, Academic Lectures and Traditional Singing all connected to the theme of Napoleon..."