Historic Combat Series at Pennsic XXXIII

Asbjorn Johansen has announced that the third annual Historic Combat Series, featuring authentic forms of combat, will take place at Pennsic XXXIII.

Asbjorn Johansen writes:

There has been a change in schedule from the Pennsic Handbook - the Plate and Mail Tourney will take place on Friday August 20th at 2 pm in the Red list.

In the interest of providing a venue for those who wish to focus on more authentic forms of combat in the SCA, we created the Historic Combat Series. First offered at Pennsic XXXI, the Historic Combat Series will be running for its third year at Pennsic XXXIII.

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). All authorized fighters are welcome to come and participate. The goal is to provide a competitive environment which fosters learning about pre 1600 combat.

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

Wednesday, August 11
Noon - 2:00 pm Red List Pas du Dragon Noir A 15th Century Passage of Arms in the style of Jaques de Lalaing's pas "The Passage of the Fountain of Tears." There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Thursday, August 12
Noon - 2:00 pm Red List As Real Men Fought Single combats using methods of victory described in period texts and held in either a round robin or single elimination format. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Friday, August 13
Noon - 2:00 pm Red List Combats with Longswords Single combats with long sword (matched weapons provided) using rules derived from 14th and 15th century fighting manuals and held in either a round robin or single elimination format. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Saturday, August 14
Noon - 2:00 pm Red List Judicial Combats Combats will be held in the style of a 15th century German judicial duel. Combatants will begin with spear, longsword and dagger. Combat will be held in either a round robin or single elimination format. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Sunday, August 15
10:00 - 11:00 am Red List Pas du Dragon Noir A 15th Century Passage of Arms in the style of Jaques de Lalaing's pas "The Passage of the Fountain of Tears." There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Monday, August 16
2:00 - 3:00 pm Red List Combats with Pollaxes Single combats with pollaxe (matched weapons provided) using rules derived from 14th and 15th century fighting manuals and held in either a round robin or single elimination format. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Tuesday, August 17
3:00 - 4:00 pm Red List As Real Men Fought Single combats using methods of victory described in period texts and held in either a round robin or single elimination format. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Wednesday, August 18
3:00 - 4:00 pm Red List Sword & Buckler Combats Combats using sword and buckler held in either a round robin or single elimination format. Matched pairs of bucklers will be available. There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Thursday, August 19
4:00 - 5:00 pm Pas du Dragon Noir A 15th Century Passage of Arms in the style of Jaques de Lalaing's pas "The Passage of the Fountain of Tears." There is no appearance requirement for this combat

Friday, August 20
2:00 - 4:00 pm Red List Plate and Mail Combats held between predominantly steel clad combatants using counted blows in either a round robin or single elimination format. The number of blows will be based upon the armour a combatant is wearing.

Please feel free to forward this announcement.

Asbjorn