Post by rangerriggs on Sept 23, 2014 2:13:39 GMT -5
8 to twelve men drilling as dismounted Cav.
The basic drills of right/left/about face, forward march, halt, right/left turn...
The intermediate drills are fancy but not impossible: deploy skirmishers (spreading out), right/left wheel (two advancing ranks rotating slowly)
The Drills that send our Sergeant / Lieutenant / Captain / Major / Corporal / Trooper into chaos are the following:
On the Right - into line - March (I think this means that a marching double column of soldiers with a Sergeant and trooper at the front will quickly rotate right and stop, sending the next soldier ahead to rotate right so that the entire double column previously heading north like Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana (marching North) becomes Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota facing East. When people are settled they start to march forward together.)
By the Right Flank, March ( I think this means that once again two columns of soldiers marching will rotate right, but instead of the previous drill, this time Missouri just turns to face East and Arkansas turns to face East and Louisiana turns to face east and everyone keeps marching)
Front into line March ( I think this means that Missouri stays on course while Arkansas whips around to become either Illinois or Kansas and Louisiana whips around to become Indiana or Colorado)
To the Right, March (I have no idea)
Yes, we re-enact and our numbers seem to be increasing. But, the troopers want drill they will actually use in battle and the Commanding officers want to quote the manuals.
With All Due Respect, I seek some advice about Discussion C initially, and I welcome tips to improve Discussion A and B when you get a chance.