2 Meetup Groups match “Reenactment” near Reston, VA
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We are an affiliate of the Cateran Society that focuses on the martial arts of 18th century Scotland including Smallsword, Backsword, Broadsword & Targe, Dagger/Dirk, Loosehold Wresting, and Bareknuckle Boxing/Pugilism. We follow the historical sources closely and strive for authenticity as well as effectiveness. We are not an SCA or reenactment group. We are an Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) group.
Vintage base ball is a reenactment of base ball the way it was played in the 19th century. The most familiar style played in the Mid-Atlantic region is 1860s (Civil-War era) base ball. The game back then was largely similar to the way it is played now—90-foot bases, 9 players in the field, 3 outs per inning, etc. There are, however, several differences that make the game fun and distinct: (1) players don’t use gloves; (2) the ball is just a tad larger than a modern day baseball and a tad softer; …
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