"The Mill" was a WONDERFUL event. If you didn't experience it, then you did miss out.
But I must admit, I was looking forward to the "taking hits"thing. I heard during the event that the whole idea didn't materialize due to the fact most (not all) people weren't taking hits on their own and it became a moot point.
Not a problem, but I feel it adds to the challenge of all when commanders/NCOs/fellow privates and units get atritted of bodies and have to compensate real-time for such manpower loss.
Kabuki referees (Reapers??? ) in period dress on each side (perhaps more than one on each side and all calls final) could call losses as the battle progressed. The 'wounded or killed' would have to go to the 'dead platoon' and march-in later as 'reinforcements' after the alotted time was up.
If this has been done at past events, I admit ignorance of it in advance-mea maxima culpa.
Most events, both mainstream and progressive, just don't seem to bother with this detail.
The closest thing I have seen as official was at an old 'streamer event in Bentonville, NC in 1999. But they had the 'wound cards' that were modern Army and looked totally un-period and it disturbed the mood worse than the crowd watching the darn thing.
Hence, yet another reason why most 'streamer events really stink...
Son, any thoughts from the group as a whole... ? I'd like this to be more "how to" and less opinionated as most threads on this topic usually go.
Thanks for your time -Johnny Lloyd