It's Friday evening in Oudenaarde and the eve of the great battle. The field where we had intended walking Woody is now covered in an 18th century camping site. There are hundreds of cavalry with their horses beautifully turned out and even more hundreds of infantrymen.
The officers are planning their strategies. How they can do anything in these outfits we can't imagine.
Cannons are polished, muskets cleaned and wigs carefully combed.
We meet the English contingent who immediately invite us to take part and provide the necessary costume.