Walter McIntyre has requested that we could use some ideas on how to improve the scenarios in Williamsburg that can keep the event interesting, and keep the reenactors coming in. We had only 80 muskets at the last Williamsburg, the trend appears to be decreasing in the number of reenactors.
Here are some ideas I came up with:
The Spies: 2-3 reenactors or Williamsburg players who have good civilian clothes and can play the part, will be Loyalists collecting information on the Army to bring to Cornwallis. The idea is to have the Williamsburg people let the tourists know to be on the lookout for "suspicious activities" and to report it to the guards. The Guards will also have to be on the lookout for these people-which may mean a roving patrol along with the normal guard postings. This will be a catch and release program so it can go all day.
Rounders Game: Have Pat and the 2nd NC sponsor a rounders game to demonstrate how the Army relaxed
Drill Competition: Have the units really demonstrate the drill, and be judged by the crowd and a panel of military judges (Reenactors and/or Williamsburg Players)
Trial: Perhaps encourage the Williamsburg people to bring back the murder/drama trial.
Unit Drama: Courts martial, pay, etc in the camp.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. We need them soon though, so the
planning can begin. So I need ideas or confirmation of what I came up with
no later than January.