Schedule of events at Academy of the Soldier

Wednesday October 6
  • 5:00pm to 9:00pm -- Register/Check-in (at the Omni Southpark Hotel in Austin)
Thursday October 7
  • 8:30am - Registration and Check-in begin on-site
  • 9:00am - Activities begin
  • 9:30am - General info and *Required* safety briefing. +++
  • 10:00am - Introduction to 17th C. Warefare
  • 11:00am - Marching and Pike instruction.
  • 12:00noon - Lunch
  • 1:00pm - An hour with the Barber Surgeon: A Demonstration of the Barber Surgeon's various tools and techniques.
  • 2:00pm - The Blacksmith: Demonstration and explanation of Period Blacksmithing techniques by professional blacksmith John Crouchet.
  • 3:00pm - Live Fire!: Instruction in loading, firing and cleaning matchlock muskets. Demonstrations of cannon fire, highlighting the destructive power of round shot and cannister.
  • 5:00pm - Closing words, return to Austin.

+++ If you miss this briefing you MUST be get our safety officer to go over the briefing before you can participate in any weapons activities!

There will also be a model English Civil War era camp onsite.