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The Big Battalions Project aims to make co-operation between British Napoleonic Units around the world much easier. The purpose is to encourage and enable co-operation and camerarderie at all levels.

The "Battalions" consist of a number of divisions, made up of regiments and other units who wish to serve together. Listings of the units in each division are available here and each unit also has its own page to provide more detailed information.

Big BattalionsThe 'Big Battalions Crest' is...

• A Naval Crown. Because our units come from all parts of the Globe.

• A Blue shield with George III cipher. The shield is taken from a shako plate and is blue to represent the Ocean.

• The Lion support represents the King.

• The Fox support represents the people.

The Motto translates as..'First do no harm'.
Because we are Re-enactors and are drawn from all countries and races around the world. We are united by our hobby.

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OF PASTIMES, POLITICS AND SERVANTS

 

PASTIMES

ARCHERY.
...though an excersise not much heard of, yet is not out of use. There are some men of fashion who still amuse themselves this way.
The World.

BATHING.
''Twas a glorious sight to behold the fair sex
All wading with gentlemen up to their necks,
And view them so prettily tumble and sprawl
In a great smoaking kettle as big as our hall;
And to-day many persons of rank and condition
We.re boil'd by command of an able physician.

Of People on People and the Nicknames they used.

PEOPLE ON PEOPLE.

Fredrick Hervey on the singing voice of Prince Augustus.
''This may be very fine braying, but it is intolerable singing.''

Hester Stanhope on William Austin.[Willikin].
''A nasty vulgar looking little brat.''

George Prince of Wales on Barrymore.
''I was very much shocked at the account of Barrymore' death. Though he was a great rogue, yet to be sure it must be confessed that when he pleased he could be exceedingly good company.''