Tactical event

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A tactical event (Also known as a "Private Battle" in the United Kingdom and elsewhere) is a type of historical reenactment, not usually open to the public,[1] which is fought like a real battle with each side devising strategies and tactics to defeat their opponent(s). Tactical events have no script, a basic set of agreed-upon rules (physical boundaries, time limit, victory conditions, etc.), and onsite judges or referees,[2] and so could be considered a form of live action role-playing game. Tactical battles might also be considered a form of experimental archaeology.[3]


  1. ^ Hadden p 224 "Sometimes they are closed events, in which the public is not invited to observe."
  2. ^ Hadden. p 23
  3. ^ Hadden. p 23 "By living like the soldiers did, even for just a short time, the reenactors gain better understanding of how to wear the uniform and use the equipment."