Demonstration at Arisia ’12

The Salem Trayned Band will demonstrate pike drill at Arisia’12, on Saturday, January 14, 2012 at 10:00am. From the Arisia’12 Schedule:

Massachusetts Bay Colony 1630 Pike Drill
When the first English colonists came to America, they expected to have to fight. Muskets and pikes dominated the battlefields of Europe, and would soon decide Britain’s fate in the English Civil Wars. See the Salem Trayned Band, a re-enactment unit portraying the militia of the Massachusetts Bay Colony in its earliest years, and the HASG demonstrate how the colonists brought this military technology including sixteen-foot pikes to the New World.

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