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Post by Mal wright » Wed Sep 05, 2012 12:25 am

With the financial assistance of Local and State Government and Corporate sponsors, HISTORYCON SOUTH AUSTRALIA (inc) will be staging a huge wargames and historical festival will take place in the lovely Fleurieu Peninsular district of South Australia, just 30 minutes drive south of the capital ADELAIDE.

I would like to invite all Aussie Wargames and indeed any from anywhere to attend this event which will take up an entire town and promises to be the biggest of its kind ever held in Australia.

2013 is the 200th anniversary of the BATTLE OF LEIPZIG. Also known as THE BATTLE OF THE NATIONS. It took place after the disastrous retreat from Russia in 1812 and was fought by the FRENCH of Napoleon on one side against the combined armies of RUSSIA, AUSTRIA, PRUSSIA, SWEDEN and BRITAIN.
Across Australia we have many people involved in the hobby of war-games, which involves fighting battles on a tabletop scenery, using model soldiers. There are also many groups that dress up in uniforms of many era’s of history...even science fiction and hold parades etc.

Major parade down the main street by military History re-enactment SA and other groups with uniforms and historic vehicles including pre 1919 cars.

Massive model Soldier re-fight of the Battle of LEIPZIG 1813 (The Battle of the Nations) (Old Reynella Community Hall busy room)
Other model soldier battles as well as science fiction games (Old Reynella Community Hall)

Warhammer hobby model battles (Old Reynella Community Hall)

Restored Old Cobb and Co building Blacksmith demonstration & display

Restored Alexander house open for viewing.

Noarlunga Model Railway club. Facilities open for public view. (Premises near the bus exchange)

The SA Vintage Car club will change its annual veteran run to ADELAIDE to OLD REYNELLA on Sunday the 10th and will provide a static display of old vehicles for the public to view.

The Australian Light Horse Association will have fully uniformed, mounted members present for the festival and also put on a static display covering the battle history of the Light Horse in WW1.

SA POLICE History Association. To celebrate the 175th year of the founding of the SA police there will be a display of old motorcycles, uniforms and photographs.

FORT Glanville 1836 Marines will attend the History Festival with a team of 6 1880 dressed re-enactors with 2 pounder black powder firing canon. They are looking at bringing their 16 pounder canon as well for a static display.

Art exhibition. Local artists. Maritime and other art plus a well known war artist will be present.

Mock battles by Military re-enactors with old black powder muskets and cannon

Mock battles by Military re-enactors using WW2 equipment and vehicles.

Nine Mile Snipers club demonstrate the firing of 25pdr guns from WW2. Noisy, fast and fun to watch.

Reenactors old military camp site in area yet to be designated, but true to history.

Sword Play. Reenactors will show how sword drill and fighting was taught.

Dress dinner in the costume of 1813 at St.Francis winery. (Adults only) We have a coordinator who will be able to advise on uniform hire.

Local School displays showing the History of the region and its pioneers.

Period costume competition (open to shopkeepers and public)
Lions Club arts and craft stalls

STATIC DISPLAYS include the following 3 x Krupp WW1 77mm guns and limber (1 fires gas/oxygen and is spectacular) 1 x 25 pounder WW11 gun (black powder firing) 2 x 4 pounder guns (Napoleonic era), 1 x Hotchkiss 3 pounder, German WW1 Minenwerfer ( type of bomb thrower) , German WW1 MG08 machinegun and WW1-WW2 British/Australian Vickers machinegun.

Historical re-enactment groups from all over Australia to attend.

Military Vehicles from the Military Vehicle Preservation Society SA Inc. and National Military Vehicle Museum will parade down the main street with reenactors

Ambassadors and dignitaries would take the salute of the march past of vehicles and reenactors.

Southern Vales wine tasting. Not only can you visit the largest wine growing region in Australia, we are making it easy for you by having a wine tasting right there at the festival.

THE AMBASSADORS of the countries involved in the Battle of the Nations have been invited to attend the event and the costume dinner.

The festival will take up the whole of the main street of Old Reynella and many of the buildings. Government will arrange road closure for the parade etc.

Camping and Accommodation deals are available.

Salus populi suprema lex

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