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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2006, 10:25:00 am »
Mid September.  The Weekend of the 17th.
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2006, 10:31:33 am »
Bvt Col and Maj Robson (aka Rattlesnake Jack) and Acting Master at Arms and Sgt Drydock are hereby volunteered to help judge the Uniform Competition by virtue of winning in the Dress and Field awards at the 2005 Grand Muster. 

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2006, 10:35:40 am »
Well,

That's one way to get volunteers....
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2006, 10:49:32 am »
It is indeed.  However, they "volunteered" by having won the Uniform Competition. 

Policy is that if you win, you have to be a judge once before you can compete again. 

I haven't seen anything on who won at the 2006 Muster, but I know Jack didn't judge at that one, so he still has to pay up. 

If Drydock judged at the 2006, he is discharged from this duty.  If not, he is volunteered to be a judge.

Policy is also that you can't wear the winning uniform in any other Grand Muster uniform competion, though you can always enter in another uniform after you've served the following year as a judge. 

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2006, 11:20:48 am »
Guns Garrett won best outfit for his Missisippi Marine Brigade Outfit.  I forget who won Best Working. 
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2006, 12:07:30 pm »
Bvt Col and Maj Robson (aka Rattlesnake Jack) and Acting Master at Arms and Sgt Drydock are hereby volunteered to help judge the Uniform Competition by virtue of winning in the Dress and Field awards at the 2005 Grand Muster...
Hmmm .... was that the sound of one step backward by all of the other Troops Assembled?     ::)   :D   ;D

Major Matt:  I'll endeavor to get a draft scenario done up fairly quickly, and submit it for review.
(Let's see if I have the basic criteria straight from past experience ... one rifle, one pistol, and - within reason - lots of both reloading on the clock and movement within the stage.  Does that have it covered?   ;)  )
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2006, 12:21:48 pm »
Along with special instructions for the kilted-impaired. ;D
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #32 on: December 17, 2006, 06:03:50 pm »
Will the uniform judging include checking under kilts for appropriate undergarments (or period-correct lack thereof)? Perhaps the "Scottish Moon" would be sufficient to ensure compliance with period practice?
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #33 on: December 17, 2006, 07:43:40 pm »
I talked to Kayleen and the range has NRA insurance so we can run the GAF Rifle classes without issue.  The Widow Barlows will be catering the food and banquet, as always included in the price of admission.  Now that I know the price point and the categories, I can build the application....for all those who were wondering, the price is the same as last year...$85....
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #34 on: December 17, 2006, 09:23:48 pm »
Will the uniform judging include checking under kilts for appropriate undergarments (or period-correct lack thereof)? Perhaps the "Scottish Moon" would be sufficient to ensure compliance with period practice?
Och!  Are ye trottin' out that tired old mare yet again?   ;)

In actual fact, the so-called tradition of "nae nether garments 'neath the kilt" is a relatively modern development.  Earlier British Army dress regulations actually specified that underwear would be issued to only two types of units: Highland Infantry and Cavalry.  (Regretably, I have lost the reference, and really must do my best to re-locate it ....)
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2006, 09:30:47 pm »
We'll take your word that you should be wearing it....LOL

That is something I am prepaired to take soley on faith....No need to have Franks and beans siting.... :o
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #36 on: December 18, 2006, 09:33:57 am »
I can do the score keeping, I already have what I need on my compuyer. I can do photographs as well. I will bring an extra digital camera for the other Posse.

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #37 on: December 18, 2006, 08:14:46 pm »
Come on folks we still need volunteers to step up.
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #38 on: December 19, 2006, 06:44:34 pm »
I'm wouldn't qualify myself as an expert at anything, but I'll volunteer to help out in whatever position is required - with so many postings, it's hard keeping track of what's still vacant.  I am a SASS RO 1 and formerly a USMC Range Coach.  I can carry a clipboard for someone.  I am adept at multi-tasking - I can talk and annoy people at the same time. I could help out with check-in/registration (don't remember anyone else doing that).  My calendar shows the Muster to be on the 15-16 (Sat/Sun.)  I should make it up there the late afternoon of Friday the 14th, but will probably be leaving Sunday soon after the awards ceremony.   

- BTW: Sep 15, 2007 , my wife and I will celebrate our 28th wedding Anniversary

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #39 on: December 19, 2006, 07:44:50 pm »
Guns,

As the winner of the Dress Uniform competition at the 2006 Grand Muster, you are automatically volunteered to help judge the uniform competion at the 2007 Grand Muster.  Congratulations!

Sgt Drydock and Rattlesnake Jack appreciate you joining the team. 

If we can figure out who won the field uniform competion this year, that will give us five judges which should help considerably in breaking ties. 

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #40 on: December 19, 2006, 08:19:50 pm »
Guns,

As the winner of the Dress Uniform competition at the 2006 Grand Muster, you are automatically volunteered to help judge the uniform competion at the 2007 Grand Muster.  Congratulations!

Sgt Drydock and Rattlesnake Jack appreciate you joining the team. 

If we can figure out who won the field uniform competion this year, that will give us five judges which should help considerably in breaking ties. 

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Actually.....Mel Kent aka Last Cigar won the working uniform.  So, it will be Guns and Last Cigar by your direction.  We should have a third...either Dry Dock or Rattlesnake. 

Guns,

Since you won the Dress Uniform, can you please put together the Criteria that you will be judging others by.  Both Formal and Working. 

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #41 on: December 19, 2006, 11:16:17 pm »
Small correction here, Major Matt:

I was on duty during the last 2 GAF Musters. That is why I was not able to attend.
It was not that I don't care to shoot under NCOWS rules.  I do have some other CAS guns than my RBV's.

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #42 on: December 20, 2006, 06:23:19 am »
Guns,
Since you won the Dress Uniform, can you please put together the Criteria that you will be judging others by.  Both Formal and Working. 


I've already drafted something (we used it at the 2005 Muster), so I'll take care of that and send it to all of the Uniform Judges for coordination before we post.

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #43 on: December 20, 2006, 08:29:19 am »
Small correction here, Major Matt:

I was on duty during the last 2 GAF Musters. That is why I was not able to attend.
It was not that I don't care to shoot under NCOWS rules.  I do have some other CAS guns than my RBV's.

Respectfully,
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OK,

I do have a mission for you if you choose to accept it.  I was thinking that we could run a 4 stage CAS Match on Friday as a side match.  If you are willing, I would like you to build it and run it.  If you are running it, you determine weather it is a 2 or a 4 gun match.  I don't feel that it will be required to offer all the catagories that you would find at a normal match.  Go with 3 or 4 and let me know what they are so I can have medals for them. 

I would like to keep this match an NCOWS event.  I have talked with Grizzle Bear and will be talking with Kayleen on the subject of filing for an exception on behalf of the GAF with the NCOWS Exec Committee to allow the use of period correct bolt action rifles and to rename our shooting catagories based on the rifle/pistol combinations.  Griz seems to think it should not be an issue.

Thank you MG for volunteering.  Could you also Command the Color Guard for Opening Ceremonies?
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #44 on: December 20, 2006, 09:40:28 am »
Major:

Side match stage writing & running would be fine.   That way we could get in a 4-gun.  Which we really like.  I have an idea for a stage that would use a shotgun involving a tent, blankets and a snake in the AO.
I would probably decline being the OIC of the Color Guard, though.  I'd rather march with flags or rifles.   ::)

I'll PM you about how we would work military rifles into main match stage.  [ie: Reduced cast load or DISTANT targets with real ball ammo?]

One thing we are working on here in NE (CAS at the State Games) is for each stage to be sponsored by a different SASS club or posse.  They would furnish props, targets, stage instructions, maybe a posse marshal.

Is NCOWS membership necessary?  I am not a member anymore.

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PS:  Are you shooting at Topeka on Christmas Eve?  We will be in KCK for Christmas.
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2006, 05:14:00 pm »
Unfortunately CCC will not be shooting on Christmas Eve...

Didn't you have access to flag slings?
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #46 on: December 20, 2006, 06:02:10 pm »
...I'll PM you about how we would work military rifles into main match stage.  [ie: Reduced cast load or DISTANT targets with real ball ammo?]

Those who were present at Muster 2005 will have a good idea how this can be done ...  without significantly reduced loads or other special preparations .... ::)   ;)

I was prevailed upon (only after much arm-twisting, of course) to shoot through the Zulu War Defence of Rorke's Drift  scenario using a very appropriate rifle: my .577/450 Martini-Henry.  As indicated by that experience, the solution is quite simple really: you just need to ensure that there is at least one target which cannot  be knocked down (or destroyed) by hits from such a rifle, coupled with a rule that if a rifle target gets "killed", the shooter moves on to the next - at least until that one also disappears - and so on ....   ;D

Major Matt and others will attest that in the Rorke's Drift  event, the Martini-Henry demonstrated its vaunted "hard-hitting" reputation very well - I only managed one hit (or at most two) on each of the close in targets before they went down, and accordingly ended up taking most of my shots at the final one (which was a big-bore rifle gong, anyway)  8)



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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #47 on: December 20, 2006, 09:07:06 pm »
MML:

Yes, I have acess to 4 ODG harness' & sockets.  Also 3 sets of white ones.
I have to sign them out from supply.  They ain't mine.
I might be able to get some brown leather ones from our Legion post too.  But they are in poor shape.  :o

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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #48 on: December 20, 2006, 09:22:03 pm »
As I have been voluteered to be a Uniform Judge I will be happy to serve as such.  Will we be judging camps also?  Happy to help with that also if needed or if its automatically part of the job.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with. 
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Re: GAF Call for Volunteers
« Reply #49 on: December 21, 2006, 04:49:13 pm »
As I have been voluteered to be a Uniform Judge I will be happy to serve as such.  Will we be judging camps also?  Happy to help with that also if needed or if its automatically part of the job.  Please let me know if there is anything else I can help with. 
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I would prefer whoever won best camp last year to judge the camps this year, but we can certainly help out.  Its not an easy job deciding which camp or which uniform is the best.  We have some very competitive and authentically minded folks in the GAF. 

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