Martial, Military, and Combat

Period history of warfare and personal combat, as well as re-creation or re-enactment of same

History of the Helmet

While the word helmet dates to the 15th century, military headgear has been around for much longer. This article traces the history of the helmet from ancient warfare to modern sports.

[DRA] Winchester Pilgrimage

Come all ye pilgrims and travellers, and join the Shire of West Dragonshire for a pilgrimage at the Hospital of St Cross and Almshouse of Noble Poverty. 

[MER] Kingdom Arts and Sciences Fair

The Shire of Crimson River invites you to join us for a day of wondrous art display, unequaled talent, delicious food and fun camaraderie as we host the Kingdom Arts and Sciences Fair!

[MER] Iris Faire

We of the Shire of Glaedenfeld invite everyone to attend Iris Faire - April 20-22, 2012!  This event will be a grand collection of fighting, arts, sciences, feasting and much more!  Merchants are welcomed and encouraged.

[MER] Black Axe

Come join the fun at a new site! We'll have lots of heavy & rapier fighting, live weapons, children's activities, and more! Lady Genevieve will be preparing a delicious feast (limited to 56)! Merchants welcome - please contact the event stewards.

ACTIVITIES

Come join the fight at a new (DISCREETLY WET) site!

[ANS] Wiesenfeuer Baronial

Is your cup 'o blam lacking? Well we are here to make it runeth over! Wiesenfeuer Baronial will be unlike any event you have attended in a long time!

April 13-15th @ Camp Cimarron (east of Guthrie/south of Stillwater/north of OKC/west of New York City...)

[ANT] Glymm Mere Marshal Warranting Day

Please join us Saturday April 7, 2012 at the Deschutes River Ranch Campground starting at 11 AM for our Marshal Warranting Day!

[MID] Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense

The Shire of Ravenslake Presents MKAoD 15: The Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense August 31-September 2, 2012

[AET] Æthelmearc Æcademy

The Shire of Misty Highlands is proud to host a day long of learning at the Æthelmearc Æcademy on June 16, 2012 at Salem International University, 234 West Main Street, Salem, WV 26426.

Pennsic 2006 photo albums updated.

Eirik Andersen, of the Kingdom of Ealdormere, reports that he has restored his albums of photos from Pennsic War 2006 on his new website.

More Gulf wars photos

Ursus of Anglesey has posted more photos from Gulf Wars from Wednesday.

[EAS] Southern Region Spring War Practice

Come, all soldiers, to the fields of Owlsherst to hone our armies' battle skills and prepare for War!  Come, all artisans and scholars, to our fields and halls to share your knowledge and learn new skills.  Come celebrate and join in a full weekend of activities and camaraderie!

[ATL] Highland River Melees

It is the year 1485. The Battle of Bosworth is about to begin. Richard III (York) and Henry Tudor (Lancaster) have drawn their battle plans and the sides are marching into position.

[AET] Return to Ian’s Inn

Greetings from the Shire of Ballachlagan!  We would like to invite you to our event “Return to Ian’s Inn ” which will be held on May 4-6, 2012.

[ANT] Boar's Hunt / AllChampions

Come join the Barony of Aquaterra as we combine two of our events for the price of one! We are combining our annual Boar's Hunt with the first Championship competition for our new Coronets, fierce Steinolf and graceful Sinedin.

[EAS] Middleground IV

The Shire of Lyndhaven would like to once again invite everyone to join us for Middleground! The event will take place on the western marches of the shire, at the South Carleton Elementary School, located in Bedell New Brunswick on Saturday May 19, 2012.

[MER] Dreamstone XXXIII

The Barony of Bryn Madoc would like to cordially invite you to join us for Dreamstone XXXIII on April 20-22, 2012 to celebrate the battle of Agincourt and our Heroic Inspirations in a day of tournaments and fun.

[EAL] Lady Mary Memorial Tourney 2012

Lady Mary Memorial Tourney 2012. Hosted by the Barony of Rising Waters. Saturday June 23, 2012

The wonders of Canterbury Faire

For those not lucky enough to attend the Barony of Southron Gaard's signature event, Canterbury Faire, David Hannay has posted a wonderfully-produced, 36-minute long video showcasing the event and the SCA.

Gulf Wars photos from Monday and Tuesday online for browsing

Ursus of Anglesey has posted over 300 pictures from the first two days at Gulf Wars, with many more coming over the next couple of weeks.

[OUT] Crossroads

Welcome to Dublin, crossroads of the Irish and Dane. Yes Crossroads is still happening this year, May 25-28, 2012. And with no increase in site fee.

[WES] Newcomer's & Warlord's Tourney Day

Greetings to the Populace of the West from the Misty Lands of its Southern Shores! We would like to invite all gentle folk to come share our company and/or demonstrate their fighting prowess at this year's Newcomer's and Warlord's Prize Tourney!!

[ART] Uprising XXVI

Uprising XXVI June 12 - 17, 2012 In the glorious Barony of One Thousand Eyes

[ATL] Steppingstone Medieval Days & Melee Practice

Venture to the top of the Chesapeake Bay and join the Barony of Bright Hills for a Lovely Event, Lots of Fighting, - and a Demo

[AET] Spring Coronation

The Shire of Sylvan Glen proudly invites one and to all the Spring Coronation of Andreas and Kallista to be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds (1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV) April 13-15, 2012.

[CAL] Layli al-Waqud

Welcome to Layli al-Waqud! Night of the Bonfires and Bardic Bedlam! Join the Shire of Crystal Mynes and the Shire March of the Grimfells for Layli al-Waqud, the Night of the Bonfires!  Featuring Bardic Bedlam!

[LOC] Tocal Token Tourney& Feast

Mordenvale presents Tocal Token Tourney&  Feast July 7, 2012 at the Tocal Agricultural College, Paterson, NSW

[LOC] 30th Anniversary Foundation Day Picnic

Come and help celebrate Innilgard's 30th year. There will be tourneys, both rapier and heavy, dancing, games, etc. in a relaxed atmosphere where you can catch up with old friends at a picnic style event. 

[MER] Regional Fighter Practice

The shire of Crimson River invites you to attend a regional fighter practice Sunday, April 8, 2012, from noon-6pm. We'll be meeting at McGregor Park, downtown, along the Cumberland River in Clarksville, TN.

[OUT] Grand Outlandish

You are cordially invited to join their Excellencies Otto and Elisee at Grand Outlandish 39. Days full of tournaments, competitions, arts and sciences, archery, and classes will lead to nights of bardics and revelry.