Siege Engines

Combat using ballistae, trebuchets, catapults, and similar machinery

[AET] Have Fun Storming the Castle

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Come one, come all to our castle! Hang your banner high in the great hall at the Hael's castle! Our event is to be held at Tonawanda Castle, 69 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, New York, 14150. Yes this is a new site, a must see.

The site is open at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The autocrat is Mistress Gillian Llywellyn of Ravenspur gillianhartner@hotmail.com). Our new and upcoming feastocrat is Lord Constantine Blackhart. If you have dietary questions please email him at sginter@roadrunner.com Location:
Barony of the Rhydderich Hael (Tonawanda, New York)

Air Trebuchet

Members of the Trebuchet Transport Cooperative of Albany (TTCA) in Albany, New York, feel they have an answer to rising fuel costs using medieval technology: Trebuchet Transport!

[MER] Arabian Nights

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Come one come all to the 30th anniversary of the Shire of Arenal celebrated at Arabian Nights this July 4th and 5th, in Pensacola FL. This year's theme is A Mongol's Paradise XXXanadu! We are focusing on the melding of cultures resulting from the Mongol invasion of the Arabs in the 13th century.

The traditional Lion of the Desert double elimination tourney and Lord Malcolm Mcphee light weapons Rose Tourney will be held on Saturday. Location:
Shire of Arenal (Pensacola, Florida)

[OUT] Jester's Folly

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Want a chance to bring out the big toys? The rapidly approaching Jester's Folly has just such a reason; Breach or Defend the Caerthen Fortress Wall. Any and all Combat Approved Siege equipment will find a place in the Siege Battle on Saturday, June 21st.The heavy troops on all sides will be counting on the Siege Engineers to make an opening in that wall.

Imagine... a beautiful wooded encampment where we can relax and enjoy Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Lupton, Colorado)

Onager Catapult Kits

Onager offers replicas of ancient catapults as used by the Romans and other cultures up until the medieval period. These are fully functional wooden kits. Makes a great display piece, science project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.

Trebuchet Model Kits

Build a working model trebuchet! Many sizes and styles are available, all fully functional. Makes a great display piece, educational project or gift for anyone with an interest in history, engineering or physics.

Trebuchet

Questioning the relevance of your hobby to the real world? Then this comic from XKCD will give you a chuckle.

Modern siege engine throws bowling ball 80 feet

The modern meets the medieval when some bored engineers from Harcos, Inc. decided to turn an industrial robot into a catapult capable of bashing a car with a bowling ball 80 feet away.

Estrella War XXIV: Important Heavy Combat/Siege Announcements

Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan reports the latest martial and siege weapon announcements for the upcoming Estrella War XXIV.

Treubuchet flings old cars

Really hate your old car? Perhaps you should offer it up to the "Crazy Farmers" for use as trebuchet ammunition?

Siege the Day

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Shattered Oak Shire’s third Siege the Day Event is coming soon! Help us replicate a Medieval Siege. You’ll see Siege Weapons demonstrations & contests, engage in Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat, Archery & Thrown Weapon competitions, Blacksmithing Demonstrations, and much, much more!

FREE! Site fee is DONATION ONLY, and will be split between Event Costs and Northshield Endowment Fund. Location:
Shire of Shattered Oak (Hixton, Wisconsin)

Englishman flings pianos with his trebuchet

What do rich - and somewhat eccentric - Englishmen do with their money? Why, they build giant trebuchets and fling flaming pianos to their doom, of course! Watch the YouTube video.

Otto Langhorn von Baden Atenveldt's first Commander of the Order of the Siege Engineers

Alianora da Lyshåret reports that Baron Otto Langhorn von Baden has been created the Premiere Commander of the Order of Atenveldt's Siege Engineer in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

Baronial Muster

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Our theme is “Have a Summer Fling” – Trebuchets and Catapults are all welcome (when accompanied by responsible adult). Please bring your own or use our very limited supplies (branches, rope, advice). A largish Traction Trebuchet (see websites) that uses human power teams that haul down ropes will be provided so TRACTION TREBUCHET

The Canton of Greyfells presents:
Baronial Muster
R R #3 Napanee, ON Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Napanee, Ontario)

Wright State University trebuchet competition held

Master Phillip the Pilgrim reports that Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio recently held a trebuchet competition as a way to get high school students interested in science.

Siege Engine Tourney

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The call has gone out far and wide; bring all your BIG toys to see who can shoot the furthest, the most accurately and make the most destruction!

Come and take part in the Incipient Shire of Radburne’s first siege engine tourney! This is a camping event with tourney and feast!

The site will open Friday to Sunday. Friday night will be a soup kitchen, breakfast and lunch will be provided Saturday and Sunday and don’t forget Location:
Incipient Shire of Radburne (Wellington, New South Wales)

"The 300" Chronicles Spartans Battle at Thermopylae

In March 2007, 300 will open in theatres. The movie, based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), chronicles the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans led an army of 5,000 against the Persian army of two million and held them off for a week.

Smashing Pumpkins: SCA-Style

Wes Poulin knows how to have fun at Halloween time: he drags out the trebuchet and hurls a few pumpkins! Kathyrn Mayer of the Aurora Sentinel & Daily Sun has the story.

Fiat Lux campaign urges SCA to reinstate non-contact combat roles

In Lochac, a web-based public action campaign has been launched to preserve non-contact combatant in the SCA, after a new edition of the SCA Marshal's Handbook began requiring standard heavy-combat armour for siege crews and combat archers society-wide.

Flying pianos and more from English trebuchet

Several years ago, Glynn Mapes of the Wall Street Journal wrote this wonderful article about Hew Kennedy, a wealthy eccentric in Shropshire, England, who entertains himself and his guests by hurling everthing from grand pianos to automobiles hundreds of meters through the air, using a trebuchet he and a friend built.

Tyger Hunt XXIV

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Hosted by Riding of Hawklandmoor and Incipient Canton of Weald Lake, Barony of Northwoods

Official site: http://www.midrealm.org/hawklandmoor/tygerhunt/

Mostly Heavy Weapons Fighting. Archery, some A&S classes, GREAT Children/Youth Activities, Haflah, and m Location:
Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI 48843

Kiwis have World's Largest Trebuchet

It's official: The world's largest trebuchet is in New Zealand. It's large enough to throw an automobile and is painted in camouflage for secrecy.

Three Events Added to Estrella Schedule

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Estrella War XXII Internal Publicity Deputy, has announced three additional special events at the War: a Progressive Weapons Rapier Tourney, sponsored by the Kingdom of Caid, a siege engine competition, sponsored by Atenveldt, and Defenders of the White Scarf Tourney, sponsored by the Southern Academy of Rapier.

The Fellowship of the Catapult [Rated PG-13 for Language]

Maximumawesom.com wonders how much time could have been saved if the Fellowship of the Ring had just used a catapult....

Fast food, 14th-century style: WIU team hurls burgers, learns about teamwork

The Peoria Journal Star reports on a trebuchet built by Western Illinois University senior Steve Catania, and teammates Jake Hoerdeman and Patrick Szczypinski.

Village of Sundkøbing Re-Creates Medieval Danish Life

The Medieval Centre in Denmark re-creates life in the 14th century village of Sundkøbing, complete with trebuchet and artillery demonstrations, a market and craftsmen.

More Power! Medieval Machinery

Think modern society has a monopoly on power tools? Think again! For the mechanically-inclined, this week's edition of Aoife's Links is chock full of serious drool-bait: medieval machines.

SCAdian trebuchet engineer hurls veggies for a good cause

The Minot Daily News reports on an SCA-inspired siege engine demonstration that destroyed vegetables by the dozens to raise funds for the North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities.

Punkin' Chunkin'

To arms! To Arms! The enemy is upon us! Now is the time for War!!! The terrible, evil, stinky, nasty "bad guys" seek to thwart our valiant populace and raid them of their bounteous harvest. The enemy has brought their siege weapons and warriors but we shall prevail behind our strong castle walls. Siege is the theme. Polish your armor, pack up your pavilions, banners, war drums and camp followers and prepare for a week-end of battles most noble and more fun than you can shake a sword at. Come one, come all to our aid and help us defend our lands and celebrate the harvest. The more the merrier!

Northshield Academy of Swordless Martial Arts

NASMA is an event dedicated to teaching and learning in all the martial arts except armored and rapier - so it's all about archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, and seige weapons.