…and of course, you should never discharge your weapon at anyone in the opposing tactical line, but off to one side, or well above. My organization (Parks Canada) has been very leery of opposed tacticals in this region since a volunteer got shot in the butt with a ramrod a few years back at a certain fur trade fort which shall remain nameless coughFort Langleycough. Not life-threatening–fortunately–although it could easily have been much, much worse.
Reminds me of a story told to me by a old-time re-enactor (sorry, “living historian”) of a War of 1812 event years ago in Ontario, when an unpopular supervisor (playing a British officer) led a dozen or so redcoats against an American line. At the first American volley, all the redcoats fell dead (by pre-arrangement), leaving the officer waving his sword and looking foolish.