Historic Combat Series at Pennsic XXXII

Baron Asbjorn Johansen has announced that this year's Pennsic War will once again feature a series of authentic tourneys and melees to capture the feel of historic combat. Baron Asbjorn writes:
In the interest of providing a venue for those who wish to focus on more authentic forms of tourney and melee combat in the SCA, we created the Historic Combat Series. First offered at Pennsic XXXI, the Historic Combat Series is up and running again at Pennsic XXXII.

The focus of the Historic Combat Series is to attempt to capture the feel and flow of combat from particular times and places by using specific adaptations of the standard SCA rules (counted blows and different assumed armour standards for example).

Excepting the Plate and Mail Tourney, there is no appearance requirement for participating in the various combats. We simply seek willing participants for our combat. All are welcome.

The Schedule for Pennsic XXXII

Wednesday August 6
Pas du Dragon Noir (15th century Passage of Arms)
12:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Thursday August 7
As Real Men Fought (Tourney fought using methods of victory taken from period texts)
1:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Friday August 8
Counted Blow Melees (Melees using counted blows and other methods to more closely simulate armoured combat)
2:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Saturday August 9
Company of St. Michael Passage at Arms (not an HCS event, but one of the most impressive events in the SCA)
1:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Sunday August 10
Company of St. Michael Passage of Arms II (not an HCS event, but one of the most impressive events in the SCA)
1:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Monday August 11
Pas du Dragon Noir (15th century Passage of Arms)
2:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Tuesday August 12
Plate and Mail tournament (Steel clad combatants only)
12:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Wednesday August 13
Sword and Buckler Tournament
Noon Red Tourney Field

Thursday August 14
"As Real Men Fought" Tourney (Tourney fought using methods of victory taken from period texts)
12:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Friday August 15
Pas du Dragon Noir (15th century Passage of Arms)
12:00 pm Red Tourney Field

Feel free to forward to interested lists.

Contact for any Questions:

Baron Asbjorn Johansen
asbjorneh@hotmail.com
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