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Attention to Orders!
« on: June 29, 2017, 12:47:16 pm »
Effective this 29th day of June, the Year of or Lord 2017, Private Michael Schroeder of Norman OK is hereby promoted to (Bvt.)Lt. Col. and appointed commander of the Division of Oklahoma.

Please join me in extending to him your congratulations.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2017, 01:07:13 pm »
Heck of a jump there.  Congratulations.  Drinks are on the new Lt Col.!
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 01:29:11 pm »
Yep, I think he outdid even Pershing on that one!
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 01:31:19 pm »
E1 to O5 hope you can handle the pay increase.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 03:14:44 pm »
Congratulations, Lt. Col. See ya at next year's Muster.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #5 on: June 30, 2017, 07:01:49 am »
Thank you Gentlemen VERY much.  I hope your confidence in putting me in this position is well founded.

Mike Schroeder


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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2017, 07:22:11 am »
Congratulations, that is quite the jump!
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #7 on: September 07, 2017, 10:21:28 am »
Effective retroactively to the 22th day of August, the Year of or Lord 2017, Private Good Troy of Houston TX is hereby promoted to (Bvt.)Lt. Col. and appointed commander of the Division of Texas.

Please join me in extending to him your congratulations.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2017, 08:44:48 pm »
Congratulations Lt. Col. Good Troy.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2017, 09:07:24 am »
Congratulations, but....If you keep doing your Apache character, folks might think you are a spy.   ;D
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2017, 10:11:46 am »
Congratulations!
Win with ability, not with numbers.- Alexander Suvorov, Russian Field Marshal, 1729-1800

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2017, 02:12:34 pm »
Congratulations to both!  :)
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 03:28:47 pm »
Thanks folks!  Somehow, amongst all the confusion with Harvey, I missed seeing these posts.

Joe....yeah...I'm going to have to work on a military uniform.  My other characters are a Mexican Peasant, and a Plains Indian!
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 06:15:13 pm »
Troy, have you ever found any period photos of the "classic" white shirt and pants for a peasant outfit? Maybe I'm not searching right, all I can find is some of reenactments of the revolution, with all identical shirts, pants, hats and red bandannas. I doubt they really were all that uniform. In period pictures from the Mexican Revolution, I rarely see that outfit-mostly cowboy/vaquero outfits, or "townies" standard period pants, shirt, sack coat.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 06:39:40 pm »
You're implying the costuming in "The Magnificent Seven" may not be historically accurate?!!  How DARE you?!!

I'd love to see photos of that outfit on actual combatants.  Should be an easy one to do if the research supports it.
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« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2017, 09:16:09 pm »
Okay...so my characters are NCOWS  originals approved!  I modeled the white shirt and pants after the "Magnificent Seven"...it was the theme for the first annual match that I attended at Thunder River Renegades.

Here's one photo of the classic white shirt and drawers...

https://es.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Archivo:Insurrectos_%26_their_women,_Mexico_(LOC).jpg

And some others here

http://mexicanhistory.org/revolution.htm
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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2017, 09:17:45 pm »
I'm not sayin' nobody wore it-but there's sure not many pictures on the web! I was searching a few months ago, and found 1(one)period photo of the "Mexican peasant revolutionary", but didn't save it, and can't find it again! Was and older guy, outfit was pretty worn and torn, posed pic with a Mauser rifle, If I remember correctly.

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2017, 09:25:29 pm »
The mexicanhistory.org link had some good photos.  There is a video, which I'll watch later (it is bed time!)  on there called the Storm that Swept Mexico.  I did a scroll though it, and there were even some motion pictures w/ Zapta and Pancho!!
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« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2017, 09:30:33 pm »
I haven't seen the video yet. Maybe I should modify my statement, not that there's NO pictures wearing that outfit, but there's not many, and most don't show much detail, like the "insurrectos" picture. Details like :collar? No collar? pullover vs button up? Or maybe some of each?

But on the other hand....since I'm 6'1" and fair skin and green eyes, maybe I shouldn't try for the "Mexican Peasant" look....

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Re: Attention to Orders!
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2017, 09:54:51 pm »
Good Troy,
Congratulations!
if you'll send me your email, I have some color illustrations of Mexican peasantry from an 1876 book printed in Mexico showing typical dress of different social levels, plus some pics of Mexican paper currency from second quarter of 19th century.
I would post here but when Photobucket wanted to charge for third party hosting I told them "Adios!"
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