As well as a battlefield presence, the regiment has a thriving Living History section. This usually involves portraying campaign life in a soldiers' camp with civilian as well as military roles. Authentic foods are prepared and eaten, weapons are displayed and 17th century arts and crafts are practised. This gives members of the regiment a chance to interact with the public, either by simply demonstrating their weapons or skills or by taking it a step further with cameo performances in pre-planned scenarios. Living History can also form part of the battles, either along the crowd-line as wounded veterans, beggars and ranting malcontents among the roles portrayed, or in the midst of the fighting as preachers, surgeons or fleeing villagers forced from their homes by the imminent hostilities.