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"Preobrazhensky Life Guards", 1709
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Multi-period Festival "The Seven Epochs", 20-21 May, 2006.

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This was the first ever multi-period festival in St.Petersburg with groups ranging from Ancient Rome to WW2.
Great Northern War forces presented training of a platoon according to 1700 Regulation, with arms drill, formation evolutions and various methods of fire.

The platoon in 3 ranks (having doubled ranks) Volley from 3 ranks
Fire by ranks (countermarch) in 6 ranks Men in ranks waiting for their turn to give fire
Fire by ranks (nederfallen) in 6 ranks Nederfallen - a system where front ranks knee and rear ranks stand up and fire 
3 ranks are prepared to withstand cavalry charge with pike and bayonet
Russian dragoon with musket on bandolierRussian dragoon   French Dragoons
  

(c) Photos by Daria Nagornaya and Gennady Kazak.

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Living History Group "Preobrazhensky Life Guards"  (c) 2006