Martial, Military, and Combat

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

Fools' War Draws Crowds and Press

The Kingdom of Meridies' Fools' War event drew some interest from the local media in the form of Macon (Georgia) Telegraph reporter Liz Fabian.

Aphar Faire XIV

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Mark your calendars - May 5-7 Formosa, AR...Aphar Faire XIV...theme is Tales from Apar!

Middle Eastern Miscellany! Fighting, archery, rapier, food, A & S competition, classes, food, children's classes, food, coffee house fundraiser, food, Merchants, fun (you thought I was going to say food didn't you :-)...dancing, hafla, and a chance to visit with old friends and make new ones! Remember it is MAY 5-7, 2006 (yes, May!) Location:
Shire Lagerdamm (Formosa, Arkansas)

Shadow of the Wolf

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The Shire of Glaedenfeld and the incipient Shire of Redewolfden proudly present Shadow of the Wolf, April 21-23, 2006 at the Cumberland Centre in Columbia, Tennessee.

$15 weekend/feast ($7 child), $10 weekend/no feast ($5 child), $10 daytrip/feast ($5 child), $5 daytrip/no feast ($2 child) Non-members add $3. Make checks payable to SCA Inc./Shire of Glaedenfeld.

We proudly welcome His Royal Majesty Radu of Gleann Abhann to Shadow of the Wolf II! Location:
Shire of Glaedenfeld (Columbia, Tennessee)

Egil Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament XXXII

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The Barony of Adiantum presents the Egil Skallagrimsson Memorial Tournament XXXII May 26-29, 2006 in Eugene, Oregon.

Location:
Lynx Hollow Park
Barony of Adiantum
Eugene, Oregon.

Dates:
Memorial weekend, May 26-29th 2006

Contact:
egils32@yahoogroups.com

http Location:
Barony of Adiantum (Eugene, Oregon)

Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation

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Gleann Abhann Spring Coronation of Count Havordh Aetarbani and Countess Mary-Grace of Gatland hosted by The Barony of Grey Niche.

The weekend of May 19- 21 The Kingdom of Gleann Abhan celebrates the reign of Radu and Broinnfinn and invites all to witness the ascension of Havordh and Mary Grace. Please join us at the West Tennessee Woodman of the World Camp in Beech Bluff Tennessee for a weekend of feasting, contests and revelery as we celebrate all the virtues of our Society. Location:
Barony of Grey Niche (Beech Bluff Tennessee)

Cudgel War IV

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Cudgel War is back once again! Still not as bloody as the historical original, but surely as rich in events also this time!

The honourable Canton of Humalasalo offers you again a wonderful possibility to participate in an Aarnimetsän tent camp. During this 10 day event you have a lot of activities to choose from: there is heavy fighting in tourneys (Nordic 1000 on Tuesday, July 25) and three days of war, fencing, archery, arts and sciences lectures and competitions, dancing, games... And, of course, you get to enjoy the Finnish summer, sauna and socializing round the fire! Location:
Canton of Humalasalo (Kavalahti Scout Camp, Finland)

Dandelion Festival VI

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The Stronghold of TorBrant cordially invites you to the 6th Annual Festival of the Dandelion. The warm weather has returned and it's time to celebrate!

Location:
Pembroke Curling Club
428 Herbert St.
Pembroke, Ontario

Site fees:
$8 for Adults
$4 for Students 12 to 17
$3 for 4 to 11
4 and under free
A $4 NMS fee will be charged without proof of membership Location:
Stronghold of TorBrant (Pembroke, Ontario)

Border Raids XXXIV

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This year's Border Raids will be hosted by the Barony of the Flame. It will take place June 23-25, 2006 at Camp Carlson in Grahamton, Kentucky.

Activities Include:

  • Torchlight Tourney
  • Field Battles
  • Fencing
  • Boffer ActivtiesOrganized 
  • Children’s Activities
  • A & S Competition (War point)
  • Partying!!!

***Note***
There will be NO coursing hounds this year and there will be NO archery. Location:
Barony of the Flame (Grahamton, Kentucky)

Grand Outlandish XXXIII

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Greetings, Welcome to Grand Outlandish XXXIII. This year we will again be holding the event at our beautiful site at the Founders Ranch. Be sure to check out the pictures and talk to people who went last year.

http://al-barran.org/grandoutlandish/

Fees for Outlandish Arriving Wednesday (Must Pre-register)
Adults-$33
Children 17 and under- $19 Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Edgewood, New Mexico)

Rowany Festival

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The largest SCA event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Rowany Festival is held at Yass, New South Wales, organised by the Barony of Rowany.

http://www.sca.org.au/rowany/festival/index.html Location:
Barony of Rowany (Yass, New South Wales)

Ceilidh

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The Shire of Dun Ard brings you a day of FUN with Archery, Armored Combat - with Live Chess, Tri-Level A&S Competition, and test your Performance Skills in "Entertain Us or Be a Pell" Bardic all day. The Highland Games will once again be played this year. And finally but Not Least Important, Children's games and Activities.

Where: Hunt Lodge, Ft Leavenworth KS

When: April 15th (Easter Weekend), Site Opens at 8am and closes at 8am Sunday the 16th. Location:
Shire of Dun Ard (Ft Leavenworth Kansas)

Tournament of Hope

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The Shire of Cathanar invites you to the Coast for a day of fun and the opportunity to help us rescue a damsel in distress.

On April 22, 2006, we will be holding a Tournament of Hope, in order to raise funds for Amy Holliday, a local woman who is desperately in need of a lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis.

(More information about Amy and the fund-raising efforts being undertaken on her behalf may be found at: http://www.kintera.org/FAF/home/default.asp?ievent=130665. If you are unable to attend but would still like to send a donation, there are instructions on this website.) Location:
Shire of Cathanar (New Bern, North Carolina)

Atlantia June University

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As the warm breezes of late spring blow gently through the beautiful hills of Isenfir, scholars and students, teachers and pupils, purveyors and seekers of wisdom and knowledge, will gather together from across the Kingdom and beyond to immerse themselves in the erudite environs of the University of Atlantia.

Site: University of Virginia, New Cabell Hall, 1605 Jefferson Park Ave., Charlottesville, VA 22901 Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Chalice of Equus

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The Shire of Bois d' Arc of the Great Kingdom of Calontir presents the Chalice of Equus. Come join us in a Mongolian themed event.

Equestrian activities will include a Quest in the afternoon and authorizations in the morning from 10:00 to 12:00. Health certificates for out of state horses and negative Coggins required. To reserve covered stalls, anyone bringing a horse please contact Lady Rhiannon, call preferred (417)529-1221 or e-mail rhiannonocm@jscomm.net Location:
Shire of Bois d' Arc (Girard Kansas)

Uprising XX

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A Long time ago in a land not then a kingdom It all began with: 'The Shires' Uprising The Shires of Artemisia, having suffered long under the cruel oppression of the Great Barony of Loch Salann, have determined to crush it in rebellion!!! His Royal Highness Crown Prince Duke Brian Tarragon, has vowed to squelch this insolent uprising. He is mustering the forces of the Barony, which are mighty and great in number!!! All Knights errant and itinerant men-at-arms from beyond the far marches of Artemisia (yes, even Atenveldt itself) are welcome to join in this cataclysmic conflagration!!!' Location:
Kingdom of Artemisia (Ririe, Idaho)

Middle Eastern War VII

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The smell of battle covers the ancient battlefield like the clock of Chiron, and bitter metal smell of death permeates the cold dark. Upon this battlefield where a crooked flag hangs askew on top a lone hill, a long lost voice whispers of valor and victories long past.

A knight comes into view, dressed in well-used armor; he crests the hill and stands for a moment silent in the refreshing wind. He reaches out to the banner, and straightens it before setting it more deeply in to the moist earth, where the wind catches the edge of the flag pulling it taunt in the breeze, revealing the three purple arrows upon a field of gold. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Provo, Utah)

May Revel

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It's the LUSTY MONTH OF MAY. Come a-Maying, practice the arts of chivalry; share in the festivities of sports, fighting and courtly love; enjoy music and gaiety and feasting. There will be a Defenders of the Heirs tourney, for both rapier and heavy, where fighters will fight for a child (not their own) for the title of Defender of the Heirs. An armoured 3 legged race and an obstacle course.

Location:
Barony of Eskalya (Anchorage, Alaska)

Stags Bloodbath & al-Barran Baronial Investiture

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The sounds of War are fading but the watch at our borders is ever vigilant. Our troops are always at the ready for the battle cry may reach our ears at any time. To help keep our fighters at their peek, we have called for training, training and more training. The Stag must always prepare to defend our borders or come to the aid of His cousins in need.

Come join those in al-Barran for a day of fighter training and War Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Moriarty New Mexico)

A Grand Thing

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The Barony of Stromgard and the Village of Bjorgvin would like the invite you all to A Grand Thing. This will be a period event, focusing on Norse and Irish traditions of the Viking Era, with fighting, contests, games, and a grand feast! There will be a multi-weapons tournament, A Viking raiders tournament of ships, and a monastery raid where you get to keep all the booty you can escape with.

Location:
Barony of Stromgard (Stevenson, Washington)

Three Stags: Autumn Battle and Faire

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Horns sound and drums roll, banners dance on the breeze, Chevaliers parade in armor shining and merchants call their wares. Mummers prance, jesters grin, laughter swells like the seas, Archers shoulder their quivers full and music fills the air. Juggler's entrance, food delights, excitement buzzes like the bees, Fencers flash their blades dazzling and little children stare. Come one, come all, Gather for the opening of the greatest event of the fall days; Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Elizabeth Colorado)

Brot, Wurst und Spiele

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The Shire of Aventiure would like to invite you to our summer event in Lübeck-Kücknitz.

Brot Wurst und Spiele 23.06-25.06.06 Lübeck

Site: Bau-und Geschichtsspielplatz Roter Hahn, Pommernring 58, 23569 Lübeck-Kücknitz, Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00. Restrictions: no parking on Site, fire off the ground, the Site is a little medieval village so there are animals living goats, sheep, horses Location:
Shire of Aventiure (Lübeck, Germany)

Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen

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Come join the Canton of Falcon Cree as we venture to Germany between the years 1098 and 1457 to celebrate the accomplishments of two great Germans: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Hans Talhoffer.

The Feast of St. Hildegard will be held at the verdant Camp Wabak, (36 Camp WaBak Rd. Marietta, SC 29661). The site features a lovely, shaded field with plenty of space for period pavilions and merchants. Gentles interested in merchanting should contact Lord Gospodin Pavel Rurik Chyorni Lebedov in advance for details (Ryan Matthews, anoanar@yahoo.com or 864-232-4310 no calls after 9pm please - baby in house). Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Marietta, South Carolina)

A Midsummer's Twilight Tourney

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A Ghost walks at midnight, there's treachery afoot and suspicion is in the air. Join the Canton of Buckston-on-Eno for a tribute to Shakespeare?s Hamlet around the eve of Midsummer. In this non-traditional event there will be fighting in the twilight hours, a feast at mid-day and many activities sure to delight all ages.

Martial Activities: There will be Heavy and Rapier Tournaments in the twilight hours beginning in the late afternoon. Atlantian heavy fighters will also have the benefit of an afternoon martial class in Western Martial Arts. His Excellency, Baron Geoffrey Athos von Ulm, has decreed that the Baronial fighter practice will take place at the event site on Sunday, June 18th and all visiting fighters are welcome to stay for the additional fighting. Location:
Canton of Buckston-on-Eno (Leasburg, North Carolina)

Kampfen und Schmausen

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We're having an event in the Shire of Canale (come to canale) on the weekend of (you know you want to) April 7-9. The event is called Kampfen und Schmausen (canale is fun) and is a Landsknecht inspired weekend (bring your lederhosen?). We'll be at the George J Hatfield SRA (grass, shade, flush privies) in Hilmar. Sir Gemini and Herrin Else have designed the heavy and rapier scenarios (fight, fight, fight), Lady Ayloara is heading up our children's activities (fight, craft, fight), Lady Melanie will feed us sausages till we pop (chew, chew, swallow), and Lord Phillip has made the beer (you already know what beer does). Location:
Shire of Canale (Hilmar, California)

All Things Middle Eastern VIII

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Come join us as we celebrate the eighth anniversary of All Things!!! Classes covering numerous topics (to be announced) Fighting -You bet!!! We'll be holding 3 lists and some group tactics practice to sharpen our skills for Border Raids. Dancers and drummers -bring your music and plan to share with the populace at our Saturday night Hafla and bardic circle. What about food?? Prepare your stomachs for a feast of monumental proportions as Lady Caitilin serves up a feast fit for a Sultan. There are 52 beds with showers between cabins. Cabins and feast hall heated and cooled. Location:
Shire Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

War of the Clans II

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Bring ye Clan, Friends and Foes alike, and share in the fun with Rivermarch and the War of the Clans II. There's something for everyone with even a wee bit of Scottish in them. And we KNOW ye do.

Activities include:

  • Scottish Games for the Young and More than Young Alike: Caber Toss, Stone Toss, Tossing the Sheaf, Tug of War
  • Adult and Kids divisions
  • There will be a 22 pound hammer toss for the Elders Location:
    Shire of Rivermarch (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

King's Assessment

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Wham! The ground shakes as another projectile impacts the castle wall. There it comes, the enemy army approaches. Several walls of shields merging - right here, archers shooting overhead...and right there - The King himself assessing his armies.

Welcome to the King's Assessment! Grand melees will be held, including siege warfare, castle attack, open field, town, and possibly even woods battles. Combat Archery will make an impression and there will be lots Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Vinton, Virginia)

Candlelight Camp 2006 - POSTPONED

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Those that die with great bravery on the battle fields, hold a special place in Norse cosmology. They are the Einherjar, those that are chosen by Odin to fight on the sides of the Gods at Ragnorak. Every day they are awakened and march out to the great field to fight against each other in merry combat. At dusk they are all miraculously healed and march back to the hall of Valhalla, where they are served a great feast and enjoy merriment into the night. Location:
Barony of Small Gray Bear (Arkadelphia, Arkansas)

Sir Thorbjorn Osis Memorial Fighter Day II

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Come join us for a day of combat and socializing, in memory of our friend, Sir Thorbjorn Osis, who was killed in a car accident in the spring of 1999, during his reign as King of Ealdormere.

Saturday, June 10, 2006
Markham Village Community Centre
6041 Highway 7, Markham, Ontario L3P 3A7

Site opens at 10am, closes at 9:30pm. Site is WET. No BYOB as per Ontario Law.

Site fee: $25 Cdn (includes supper, see below) Location:
Canton of Skeldergate (Markham, Ontario)

Eskalyan Cherry Blossom

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The Temperatures are rising and the birds are singing.....The sweet smell of the cherry Blossoms are here.... Come out and enjoy the Company of friends at the Eskalyan Cherry Blossom viewing.

Sunday April 9, 2006 at the IBEW building , in Anchorage.... 3333 Denali Street (Catty corner from the Century 21 theater parking)

Site opens : 11am
closes:7pm

Fight in a Tourney, make your best guess at what the fighters are Location:
Eskalyan (Anchorage, Alaska)