Zack reports that he has begun collecting armor for use by those stationed in Afghanistan who would like to begin SCA-style armored combat training.
Now that I have all of your attention I am looking for some help. I am in contact with several good people that are serving in Afghanistan. Currently they have the ability to do Rapier Fighting and would like to start Heavy soon the only problem is the armour. So in order to help do my part...
I will be collecting any new or used armour that people are willing to part with. Yes armorers, that means I will take anything from you too, it doesn't have to be old. It doesn't need to be pretty it just needs to be safe. If you have a piece that is in need of a little TLC don't worry. I'm planning on doing a lot of re-strapping and getting things as ready as I can for the folks that are over there giving so much of themselves for us. And as soon as I have a box full it will get fixed (if need be) and shipped over.
Now I know everyone is chomping at the bit to mail me every little thing they have from the lone elbow cop that has been sitting in the bottom of their armour bag, to that old helm that's ugly as hell but tough as a tank.
Please don't. I would hate for your contribution to end up sitting on my porch for several weeks while I'm off saving the world. The way this will work out best for everyone is if you can get that piece of armour to Gulf Wars. Once there, anyone can look me up or drop it by my tent at the war. Go to the Oldenfeld encampment (I believe it's next to the Trimarian Royal Encampment), and as for Zack. Also in the same encampment anyone can look for Sir Cedric of Dorchester, (AKA Cedric the Just).
I'm trying to put together 3 or 4 full sets for the folks over there and anything you have would be greatly appreciated.
Also I know a lot of people aren't going to be able to support this request. I completely understand. However everyone has the ability to at least put pen to paper and write a little note of support for the men and women over there doing what too few people are willing to do so that we may live free. These notes will get delivered same as everything else.
If you have never been there you just can't possibly know how much it will mean to them.
Now here is the hard part. This word needs to get spread. So please pass this on to every list where you haven't seen it. I know the economic times have hit a lot of us and many people out there who would love the opportunity to support the troops over there with Armour will not be able to attend the War. Also many of them are not members of the Archive and we need to reach them with the word.
Thanks for you time and your support.