After twenty-five years of living history experience on two continents, the author has put together a booklet that gives the reader the most complete guide to developing a Ukrainian Kozaky character for re-enactment, living history, role-playing, and war games, available in the English language. There are sections on setting up a living history group and rules for the increasingly popular sport of live blade dueling and battles for mid-seventeenth century Eastern Europe. Other areas covered in this painstakingly researched booklet include just about every facet of Kozak costume, life, history, faith, food, drink, and more. There are glossaries, and even a section on war games. If you have any interest in the beginnings of the Ukrainian State, real heroes, or just want to immerse yourself in a different and heroic culture, this is a great read.