How do I choose what role to take?

Talk to us! Having a chat with different members of the regiment will give you a ‘feel’ for most of the roles. You do not have to be super fit to join; for most there is a lot of standing around as well as periods of intense activity. Pikeman and musketeer are the most physically active roles, but in a controlled environment. Musketeers will eventually have to buy their own musket and must acquire the appropriate licences from their local police. Sixteen foot pikes are provided by the regiment, with an occasional levy on the pikemen to buy more.  To be a drummer you do not need any musical ability, and again the drums are provided by the regiment, but you will be expected to transport your drum to and from each muster yourself.  The artillery crew usually operates on the periphery of the battle action, but can and do sometimes end up in the middle of the battle.  This role may not suit you if you prefer to be part of ‘the big scene’. To be a water carrier (called Pioneers in the Western Association) or a member of the baggage train might suit those who are less able or willing to take part in the more ‘physical’ side of battling, but still wish to be on the battlefield. 

If you’d like to try out different roles we can help you to find the one best suited to you.

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