Hello there. Quick update folks. I met with Army G7 (civil relations) and staff today regarding the reenactment. We are now most definitely holding the thing at the Army parade ground in Fort Bonifacio (better reenactment ground, better audience position, easy access to Army equipment, access to Army museum etc.) The gist of the meeting was that our requirements and expectations were handed out to various officers who will now take care of the requirement. Among these are 30 Garands and Springfields with 5 rounds each of Ammo! This is far better than the 1 squibb each we had at the battle of manila show. We have also requested for blank firing adapters for the garlands. We also requested for 2 tubes 75mm pack artillery, with 5 rounds each as well of blanks. all this new firepower combined with the pyro will certainly add a new dimension to the show. Also considering issuing the IJA guys with some springfields as well so we have realistic fire coming from the Japanese side. The Army personnel we are dealing with are very enthusiastic about the event.
Wow, another big show. I wonder if I can make it? BTW Albert, that museum in Bonifacio does have a Japanese artillery piece (47mm gun?) . If it's not permanently cemented or bolted in place then you might want to ask for it to be wheeled into the show. You might also try to ask if you guys can paint it with accurate IJA camoflage pattern.
Now the possiblity of two 75s firing blank shells is nice as it will add to the war noise but take note that if these will be made available by the AFP, they will most likely be positioned far and away from the reenactment itself because the blast may be too powerful to be any closer to the reenactors and audience, so they will hardly be seen and might have to be operated by actual AFP personel, plus these will not be the types the IJA actually used so it wont look so good in the photos/videos if to be seen and recorded anyway. Whereas the real jap gun will be more suitable for the reenactment scene as it is a much lighter gun and you might even be able to simulate firing with some pyrotech, plus it will look great when paired with those two type 92 japanese machineguns you already have.
Secondly, to make the PS and PA forces appear more "valiant" and "heroic", I think there should be a preponderance (1.5 is to 1) of IJA troops over both PS and PA combined in the reenactment if it is at all possible, to give the impression of overwhelming enemy numbers, again preferrably all with dummy bayonets as was fashionable with the IJA.
Take note mate, these are but suggestions meant for a nicer show. If it's "can do" then great. If "no can do" then it's prefectly fine, he, he, good luck.
the howitzers will be placed in the corners of the field pointed 30% away from the battlefield. Will ask the museum if it will be at all possible. We have script parts in store to make the stand more valiant. specially featured will be ortillano's stand at his 30 cal MG and possibly one of nininger or wermuth's forays to hunt for japanese snipers.
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