Armoured Combat

Combat wearing varying degrees of replica or reproduction armor simulating "heavy infantry" warfare or tournaments.

[ATL] Last Chance Authorization Day

Back by popular demand, Highland Foorde will be hosting a "Last Chance Authorization" day in Highland Foorde just before Pennsic, on July 22nd - A Sunday.

[OUT] Drygestan SCA Village & Fall Melee

The Shire of Drygestan welcomes Outlanders near and far and thanks the populace for their
help in past years.

[MER] Regional Fighter Practice

I would like to invite all my good friends out...

[OUT] Pageantry in the Hills

Their Excellencies of Fontaine dans Sable, Estevan and Emily, cordially invite one and all to join them for a day of heavy weapons fighting and fun on July 14, 2012.

SCA demo at Phoenix Comicon

Lord Alystyr (Yoshi), Kingdom Media Officer for the Kingdom of Atenveldt, reports on SCA participation at the recent ComicCon in Phoenix, Arizona.

Fighters prepare for West - An Tir War

On weekends, armored fighters from the An Tir have gathered to prepare for the annual West-An Tir War in Gold Beach, Oregon. Theresa Novak of the Corvallis Gazette-Times caught up with some of them recently in a local park.

Cateline la broderesse's photos from War of the Roses

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from War of the Roses which took place recently in the Kingdom of the East. The photos are available on PicasaWeb.

Pennsic Hastings Battle 2012

The year 1066 was a turning point in history, and for the last two years at the Pennsic Hastings Battle, the Saxons managed to turn the tides of history back upon themselves, defending the Saxon lands from the Norman invaders!

Oertha armored combat and rapier videos online

Merewyn of Ynys reports that she has posted video of bear pit and rapier tourneys from the recent Eskalyan Changeover in Anchorage, Alaska, Principality of Oertha, Kingdom of the West. The videos are available on YouTube.

Annual Tuchux Charity Tournament

Each year during war week, the Tuchux tribe gathers to sponsor a tournament to raise money for charity. This year the tournament is scheduled to take place on the Tuesday of war week immediately following the bridge battles.

[LOC] Eric & Enid Tourney

Come All true men of worth to this once in a decade tourney. The winner of the prize for the day will be the noble combatant who brings the fairest maid to the tourney and proves it by right of arms.

Team USA: Their hobby is an art

For SCA member Edward Lindey of Mobile, Alabama, joining Team USA and traveling to Poland gave him a chance to learn and use grappling techniques, something he can't do in the SCA. Roy Hoffman of the Press-Register has the story. (photos)

Team USA: What lies ahead?

Sir Gaston de Clermont, General of the Army of Ansteorra, reports on his return from the recent Battle of the Nations in Warsaw, Poland, and discusses the future of the SCA's Team USA.

Battle of the Nations

Battle of the Nations is an annual athletic competition that pits national teams and individuals against one another in historically-based simulated armoured combat, using swords, polearms, and related medieval weaponry.

Kickstarter Campaign for Realistic Sword Combat Games

Neal Stephenson and the members of Subutai Corporation want your support to make a martial combat game that doesn't rely on pulling a plastic trigger to simulate sword strokes. The goal for the first iteration of the project will be to realistically simulate two-handed longsword combat.

Pikeman's Pleasure photos online

Eirik Andersen reports that he has posted an albom of photos from Pikeman's Pleasure which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available on SmugMug.

Battle of Poitiers

Every year, Castle Tintagel commemorates a single battle of the 100  Years War between England and France. This year our theme is the Battle of Poitiers, and we fight it at a beautiful event site near Lake ...Motosu (Motosuko).

[GLE] Regional Fighter Practice and A&S Day

Small Gray Bear will be hosting a Regional Fighter Practice, A&S day, and TOC qualifier tourney on Saturday, June 30, 2012.

Lunch will be a Pot Luck! bring some sides, something to grill, and drink! Grills, Water and Gatorade will be available.

Small Gray Bear A&S will also be held at the Park:

[LOC] Newcomers' Feast

Please join the good gentles of Bordescros in promoting the many and varied activities of the SCA to Newcomers in the Shire. Heavy tourney commences at 3pm followed by A&S activities, pot-luck feast and entertainments.

[WES] Oertha Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Taran and Heleyne, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to Their Coronet Tournament and the selection of Their heirs by right of combat on July 21st and Their Investiture on July 22nd.

[ANS] Commander's Crucible

On June 15-17, 2012, the Stronghold of Hellsgate will be holding it's Premier Champion's event, Commander's Crucible. The site is Camp Mabry in Austin, TX.

[CAL] Raid or Trade 2012

Raid or Trade 2012 July 21, AS XLVII

[WES] Duchess War

Fighting, free food and PRIZES!! Come, enjoy the fresh air and good company. Bring table top games or projects to work on, sit-in on classes.

[WES] Knights Errant

I don't usually post the Knight Errant outings quite so far in advance, but I would like to really promote having MANY knights and their retinue ride to Allyshia and make the Baronies efforts to garner our attention a success.

[EAL] Mini-event/Mega Practice

Rising Waters extends an invitation to the Kingdom!! Save the date! June 10, 2012 - Mini-event/Mega Practice at Finally Oaks from 12:00 noon to 5:00PM

[OUT] Stag's Bloodbath

Heavy Fighters, this is your event. The only fighting event not shared with anyone else. So no whining about not being able to shoot archery or fence or take a class, you just get to suck it up and fight till you drop.

SCA as "exercise in experimental archaeology"

Medieval military historian Kevin Reid sees the SCA as an "exercise in experimental archaeology," and happily participates as Sir Ragnarr in the Evansville, Indiana chapter. Mark Wilson of the Courier-Press spoke with Reid and others at the annual Medieval Fair demo. (photos)

Sir Mari Alexander victor of Cynagua Coronet

Saionji Shonagon reports that Sir Mari Alexander was the victor of the May 26, 2012 Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua, Kingdom of the West. Sir Mari was inspired by Master Brocc of Alderden.

AEthelmearc Spring 2012 Crown Tournament photos and video online

Edmund of Worcester and Thorp have produced an albums of photos from Spring 2012 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The albums are available on Flickr and PhotoBucket. Dragos Pelicanos also adds video of the event.

Cateline la broderesse's photos from East Kingdom Crown

Cateline la broderesse reports that she has posted an album of photos from Crown Tournament which took place recently in Halifax, NS in the East Kingdom. The photos are available to view on PicasaWeb.