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They concentrate on the Trained Bands (or "Trayned Bandes" if you prefer) of [[London]] during the period of the [[English Civil War]]. Even more specifically, the Second Captain's Company of the Green Band. The Society's aim is for as much historical accuracy as is practicable. [[Clothing]], [[weapon]]s and accoutrements are carefully reconstructed, based on historical [[research]], preferably using [[primary source|primary (period) sources]].
 
They concentrate on the Trained Bands (or "Trayned Bandes" if you prefer) of [[London]] during the period of the [[English Civil War]]. Even more specifically, the Second Captain's Company of the Green Band. The Society's aim is for as much historical accuracy as is practicable. [[Clothing]], [[weapon]]s and accoutrements are carefully reconstructed, based on historical [[research]], preferably using [[primary source|primary (period) sources]].
   
Their reasoning is "to take historical [[re-enactment]] seriously, and ourselves seriously not at all!" - the opposite tack to some other organizations.
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Their reasoning is "to take historical [[re-enactment]] seriously, and ourselves seriously not at all!" - the opposite tack to some other organisations.
   
 
Website: http://www.theroutiers.org/
 
Website: http://www.theroutiers.org/

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The Pike and Musket Society or the Routiers are a living history organisation whose focus is on the military aspects of 17th century Europe. It was formed in Australia but has international associations.

They concentrate on the Trained Bands (or "Trayned Bandes" if you prefer) of London during the period of the English Civil War. Even more specifically, the Second Captain's Company of the Green Band. The Society's aim is for as much historical accuracy as is practicable. Clothing, weapons and accoutrements are carefully reconstructed, based on historical research, preferably using primary (period) sources.

Their reasoning is "to take historical re-enactment seriously, and ourselves seriously not at all!" - the opposite tack to some other organisations.

Website: http://www.theroutiers.org/

The above description is based on the content of http://www.theroutiers.org/whatis.htm

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