Burgundian Wars Of Charles The Bold Reenactments
Reenactments of the Burgundian Wars of Charles the Bold are not as popular as other Wars!
But they still have a devote group of reenactors. They take their hobby very seriously, and at the same time has a lot of fun! Burgundian Wars of Charles the Bold Reenactments groups are located in France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and England.
The Company of Saynt George is a living history association that focuses on the period of Charles the Bold. They portray a small artillery company from 1460 to 1480. The company urges those who are interesting in buying costumes to make sure you check they are accurate! Hats, linen shirts, linen underpants called braies, doublets, jackets, red or off white hoods are part of the proper dress for men. Women should wear off white linen head cloth, a woolen dress and overdress, and stockings (only woolen or linen). A knife and proper time period eating utensils are also needed. A dagger or sword is the minimum weapon you can use, unless you have training.
Another living history group is The Company of the Wolfe Argent, which portrays the members of the Second Chambre of the Third Escadre of the Tenth Company of the Ordonnances of Charles the Bold, Duke of Burgundy. Full members should have a soft kit, which consists of clothing. The clothing requirements are almost identical to the requirements of The Company of Saynt George. Horses are also important, since most of the lances were very equestrian oriented. Reenactors practice weapons skills with lances, swords, maces, and more. Items used for training include quintain and rings for the lance, fruit on posts to demonstrate sword skills and a 3D fallow deer target for hunting skills and skills that involve a spear or javelin.
Since Burgundian Wars of Charles the Bold Reenactments are not as popular as other wars or time periods, it may be hard to find a group in your area. If you can't find a reenactment group specific to the Burgundian Wars, you may also be interested in the Napoleonic Wars reenactments. There are very few Burgundian Wars reenactment groups in the US, so unless you?re willing to travel, try starting your own group!