Shooting with bow or crossbow
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-05 18:45
Though he doesn't look a day over 500, Swiss hero William Tell has just passed the 700th anniversary of standing up to the cruel vogt by not bowing to a hat on a pole. The rest is history.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-12-04 19:22
Robert Nydahl of the Kingdom of Drachenwald chronicled activities at September's Crossroads at Canterbury event in a photo album.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-11-03 16:20
British bowyer and fletcher Richard Head has posted a series of short videos on YouTube dealing with the creation and care of medieval arrows.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-10-20 10:24
On Sun. 11/4/07 the Maya Archers of Roseville will present the 17th Annual Awesome Stickbow Classic.
Only longbows and recurves allowed. No compound bows. 28 3-D animal targets at unmarked yardages. 8 targets shot at from a moving canoe! a flying goose! a raffle. Breakfast and lunch will be sold.
You can wear your period garb if you so desire. There
will also be Mountain Men and American Indians.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-18 17:52
Gregor Von Leipzig has posted a video introduction to SCA life including heavy fighting, archery and A&S on YouTube.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-16 15:12
Come out Western archers! Join us on the eastern side of beautiful Mt. Diablo at the Diablo Bowmen Archery Club to hunt and have fun shooting things! We will have 14 3-D animal targets along a wooded trail. There will also be several moving targets including a walking black bear (on wheels), a flying Canada goose (on a wire) and a rabbit (pop-up).
Bring your flu-flu
arrows if you have any. Loaner gear will be available.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-10-04 09:40
Science meets the martial arts in the Stortford Archery Club's online article The Physics of Medieval Archery. The piece was written by Gareth Rees.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-10-02 17:08
Happy All Hallows Eve! Come and join the fun! Fun, food and prizes for all! We are planning a GREAT SCA Event. Come and help us celebrate All Hallows Eve!!!
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-30 15:32
Lord Collwyn O'Snowdon reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Defender of the Fort XXV event which took place in the Kingdom of Ansteorra.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-25 13:49
SCA members at the recent Corvaria Harvest Tournament in central Oregon "study history by acting it out." The event was sponsored by the Shire of Corvaria. Katie Brauns of the (Bend, Oregon) Bulletin has the story.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-10 15:34
Come one, come all, to the... Regional Fighter's Practice featuring Combat Archery Practice with the Cheshire Archers and the Jararvellir Archer's Brunch
Where: The home of John Bartholomew of Flanders (called Jack) 1110 Colby St, Madison, Wisconsin. (See notes below for directions and important parking information)
On Sunday, September 16th, the Cheshire Archers and the Barony of
Jararvellir will be hosting a Regional Fighting Practice.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 22:28
A new website "dedicated to the revival of the great English warbow" offers articles, photos and links for those interested in the art of English archery.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 20:03
The Damp Dragon Inn has moved! The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the new Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 8, 2007. This event will be held at Camp Amahami, Page Pond Road (no number), in Sanford NY. Gentles who attended the Spring Crown Tournament in May will remember this beautiful site. The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 10:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 15:49
Insurrection is the first event to be held in the Tooele, Utah area in a very long time if not ever. You can look forward to 9 acres of a well maintained park with a very large building for indoor activities.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 09:45
The Canton of Steltonwald invites one and all to come and fling your arrows and other sharp pointy objects at this year's Archers to the Wald. Many of the well-known marshals of our kingdom including many Scarlet Guard members will be running various ranges throughout the day, including several roving, novelty and long distance ranges. There will even be some archery classes offered. Several of the Scarlet Guard members have also agreed to make themselves available for one-on-one coaching, tips and techniques throughout the day. Location:
Canton of Steltonwald (New Brighton, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-31 14:19
Tatiana of Varena of the Shire of Vilku Urvas has posted photos from B.Y.O.M. V which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield August 17-19, 2007.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 16:30
Last fall, the forces of Aethelmearc met the Atlantian hordes led by the Barony of Highland Foorde on the field of battle in a grand quest to retrieve the Sylver Apple of Sylvan Glen, the talisman that bestows bounty and prosperity on our shire. Led by our mighty King Christopher, fierce Queen Morgen, and the brave Defenders of the Glen, we emerged from the fray victorious.
Having settled this property dispute, the populace of Sylvan Glen had hoped for peaceful respite from the long years of uncertainty and war. For an all too brief moment, it looked as if tat peace might be realized, but that peace was placed in grave jeopardy as reports of bandits attacking Highland Foorde’s Western Road began to trickle in. As these attacks have become more brazen and frequent, the hope for peace between Sylvan Glen and Highland Foorde has become much dimmer.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-16 19:31
Southern Region Fighter, Archery and Equestrian Practice Sept 29 - 30 2007
Site opens Friday at noon and closes Sunday at noon
Site Fee: $7 plus $3 non-member surcharge when applicable Children 5 and up $2 Sorry, no Reservations
Classes on the different weapon styles and a tournament to show your skill.
Submitted by Racaire on Mon, 2007-08-13 08:25
The photos of the event 'Hunting Season', held July 13-15, are online now. The event took place at Reichenau an der Rax in the beautiful mountains of Austria (Europe) and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.
Submitted by Russell Fitzpatrick on Mon, 2007-07-16 17:23
Midsummer is a time to celebrate the bounty of the warm season and all of its pleasures. The Shire of Crystal Crags invites you to our inaugural summer event, RAVEN'S FAIRE! Come play with us as we enjoy a weekend of lighthearted games and competition. Keep cool in the summer sun with our water balloon melee and the soothing Wall O' Mist. Camping sites are available for the weekend.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-13 11:29
As the war drums fade in the distance we look to the return of the ice dragon and find our larders empty. Come help us fill them. Bend your bow and raise your spear and help fell the wild beasts amongst the rocks.
Troll opens at 9 am and closes at 5 pm on August 25
Site fee is $ 8 for adults and $ 5 for children and under 5 free as usual the nonmember surcharge of $ 3 will apply
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-21 19:33
The South will rise again! This time the challenge is to HAVE FUN! The first annual Southern Atlantian Archery Day (SAAD) will be a weekend filled with archery, atlatl and thrown weapons stations.
In keeping with the "Southern" traditions, we will have a wide variety of targets for your shooting and throwing pleasure in the very best tongue-in-cheek-Southern style.
Remember, "Bubba" is both a Southern and Period name! The stations will
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-18 19:49
On the military history blog Wapenshaw, there is a discussion of the "myth of the longbow," the belief that swords and armor were the stuff of knights while a bow was the weapon of the peasant.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-12 14:46
This weekend will be a fun-filled event with a three-person team competition. Each team will be a random draw and consist of an archer, a heavy fighter, and a fencer.
Fees: Whole weekend: $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for children (15 and
under), Kids 5 and under are free. Day-Trippers $10.00 per day. The
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-08 09:07
Come join the Barony of Unser Hafen in finding the new champions who will take up the challenge of representing their arts in the year to come.
Equestrian Competition: Saturday June 2nd, 9:00 to Noon
Archery Warden Competition: Sunday May 27th, 11:00am to 1:00pm
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 19:21
The Barony of Delftwood is happy to invite one and all to attend our Shoote in the Wildwoods and Archery extravaganza. The gates will open at 5:00PM on Friday August 31, 2007, and the site closes at 12:00 noon on Monday September 3, 2007.
At this event we will choose our new Baronial archery
champion, as well as hold a tournament to decide the Seven Pearls archery
champion. There will be Royal Rounds, Advancing man, Clout and Novelty
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 14:07
Castle Fever XVIII It is all fun and games until someone loses an ....
Friday June 15 to Sunday June 17, 2007
The Archer / Heavy Warlord is back with a twist!! On this day the
Warlord is only the beginning! The competing sides will be chosen via
the Warlord Tourney; then the fun will begin. War points will be
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 10:23
Dirk Edward of Frisia, Northern Oaken Regional Archery Marshal, discusses changes to archery at this year's War.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-23 14:08
Reports of an abundance of game feeding off the fertile fields and pastures of our kingdom will have our band of intrepid archers returning to the same area we hunted last year.
August 10-12, 2007
The shoot-master is contemplating new and entertaining shoots, and of
course we will be having the Traditional St Sabs Flaming Arrow Night
Shoot. Shooting will begin Saturday morning at 10:00 am. There will be
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-19 07:31
Ianuk has posted a slideshow of photos from the Tir Ysgithr Archery Championships on the Kodak Easy Share website.