Siege Engines

Combat using ballistae, trebuchets, catapults, and similar machinery

Cabbage Hurling goes global

Prepare yourslef for the newest global sensation: Cabbage Hurling. Nothing like America's Punkin' Chunkin', Cabbage Hurling consists of a smallish trebuchet and lots of rotten cabbage. Simon Spark reports for the BBC. (video)

Ron Hay visits the Kingdom of Osgoode

The life of a photographer and videographer for a travel blog can be exotic, as exemplified by Ron Hay of the MegaPixel Travel blog who spent a day at the Kingdom of Osgoode Medieval Festival. (photos and video)

xkcd: Drop Those Pounds

The online comic xkcd offers advice for "dropping pounds" in a recent cartoon.

Atlantia creates two new Pelicans for service in Archery, Siege, and Webminister areas

At Highland River Melees, in the Barony of Highland Foorde, in the Kingdom of Atlantia, on June 1, 2012, AS XLVII, Atlantian Monarchs King Bryan and Queen Brianna elevated Siegfried Sebastian Faust and Jonathas Reinisch to the noble Order of the Pelican.

[LOC] 1st Krae Glas Baronial Anniversary

Come and join in the pageantry for the celebration of Krae Glas becoming a Barony. This auspicious event will include the final of the Winter Rapier series, A Heavy Tournament, entertainment and delights to satisfy all your senses. 

[WES] See the Sea

Join the Shire of Pavlok Gorod as we celebrate summer at See the Sea!

Medieval festival to feature trebuchet building contest

On Saturday June 9, 2012, the Upper Canada Village Medieval Festival will host a Trebuchet Building Contest. Entry forms must be submitted in advance NO LATER THAN Friday, June 1, 2012.

[OUT] Caerthe 12th Night

Start the new year in Scotland and Ireland! This year Caerthe’s premiere event will highlight both the Scottish and Irish people, but you will also be able to come and enjoy all the aspects of Caerthe’s 12th Night that you have come to love over the years including merchants, friends, entertainment, and good tidings on the new year.

[ATL] Siege of Glengary XVI

Word has been carried in the wind. Atlantia will once again lay siege to the Shire of Sylvan Glen on September 23th – 25th, 2011 for the Silver Apple.

Trebuchets for schoolrooms

Michael Woods of Mountain View, California, has a vision: School children learn science by constructing and using desktop trebuchets. To that end, he has created a trebuchet project open to public support. (video & photos)

[NOR] Midsumar

Shire of Orlova Dolina presents Midsumar, July 22-24, 2011.

Backyard catapult

Instructables website offers parents the chance to be heroes to their kids by building a small, functional catapult in three hours from materials at the hardware store.

Medieval siege in Cairo?

The recent political protests in Egypt have brought together strange bedfellows, some of whom must have included engineers, according to photographer David Degner, who caught a group of protesters using a siege engine.

[MID] Spring Training - CANCELLED

Due to an electrical power outage at the event location combined with excessive rain, Spring Training in
Rivenvale for this weekend has been CANCELED. We hope to see you all in the fall at Saxon Summer!

[LOC] Great Northern War XIII

It is time for war so pack your armour! Ready your horns for drinking and your bellies for eating! Great Northern War XIII promises to be everything you expect and a whole lot more!

Cannabis catapult hurls pot over the Mexican border

U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agents and Mexican authorities have joined forces to intercept a catapult used by drug smugglers to hurl pot from Mexico into Arizona.

[NOR] Regional Fighter Practice and Moot

Inner Sea will be holding their annual fighter practice and moot. Come and enjoy a day in the park with us on the St Louis River.

[ART] Castle Siege

Greetings unto the populace of our great Kingdom of Artemisia!  The Shire of Silver Keep would like to welcome you to Castle Siege 2010!

[LOC] Festival of St. John

Come enjoy the hospitality of the Canton of Cluain. A weekend of much fun, merriment and entertainment of all kinds to delight, amuse and challenge.

Set in the green Waikato countryside at the Pirongia Forest Park Lodge.

For first time attendees, GPS co-ordinates S37º 58.119' E175º 8.961'.

[WES] Mad Science Madness

It's westermark Madness!- it's time for fun!

Human catapult stunt ends in injury

A day of adventure at the Dangerous Sports Club near Bridgewater in Somerset, England, turned into near-tragedy when Stella Young was launched from a medieval-style catapult made by her boyfriend.

Build your own trebuchet

On the Instructables website, visitors can learn how to build a trebuchet capable of throwing a softball 50-60 feet from cardboard. (video)

[AET] Combat Symposium III

Brace your selves for a combat extravaganza of heavy combat and fencing that will blow your mind. Bring your sword and armor for a day of teaching and learning. Classes will be hands on and catered to the students in attendance. Those without armor, fear not: there will be a place for hands-on help building armor, hopefully with enough time to finish before Sunday's regional fight practice. There will also be an armor garage sale, so bring the extra armor you have just lying around, slap a price tag on it and see if you can get someone else to take it home!

"Lost Fort" discusses use of siege engines in fiction

Author Gabriele Campbell has created The Lost Fort, a blog designed to discuss historical fiction, especially of the medieval era. One page is devoted to the discussion of using trebuchets in historical fiction.

[NOR] Siege the Day

Shattered Oak Shire's Fifth Siege the Day Event is coming soon! Saturday will be an open demonstration open to the public. Help us replicate a Medieval Siege. You'll see Siege Weapons demonstrations & contests, engage in Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Archery & Thrown Weapon competitions, Artisans Row,

Great Pumpkin Siege Festival 2009

The CORN MAZE at Cearfoss presents a day long Pumpkin Festival - Sat, Oct 10, 2009

[WES] La Fiesta de los Ojos de Marzo

Oye! Oye! Oye! Come and join the populace of Bestwode Shire for our Spring Feast. There will be merriment a plenty as contests of skill, Archery, Weapon Throwing and Heavy Fighting commence throughout the day. There will also be entertainment, an auction, and a table top siege engine competition.

Breakfast under siege!

Does your morning repast need a little more excitement? Perhaps you should consider Ivo Vos's Trebuchet Toaster which will launch "the finished product to your plate."

SCA members win Aurora Jack-o-Launch

Forrester reports that five valiant SCAdians took first place in the Trebuchet Division at the Aurora, Colorado Jack-o-launch. The competition was documented by Channel 4, the CBS affiliate, which provides a video of the event.

Twelve-ton ballista fails to sell on e-Bay

Just in time for Christmas, but no buyers! eBay had listed a full-size Roman ballista created in 2002 for the BBC program Building the Impossible. No buyer met the reserve starting bid of UK£25,000.00!