Armoured Combat

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

Weapons stolen from British re-enactor

History buff and medieval re-enactor Michael St Omer of Hadlow, England is devastated by the recent theft of swords, archery gear and other equipment from his parents' garage. "I can replace the weapons but they were the first ones I ever had and they meant a lot to me," he said.

Shava's photos from Northshield's Fall 2013 Crown Tourney

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of the Kingdom of Northshield reports that she has created an album of photos from the kingdom's recent Crown Tournament. The photos are available on Flickr.

Dagorhir rules at SMC

“This is the poor man’s SCA,” said Rob Nugent about the Dagorhir chapter at Southwestern Michigan College. “They fight in steel armor,” he said. “Foam is cheaper." The recent article appeared on the college's website. (photo)

Adhemar and Sorcha new Heirs to Throne of Meridies

Jerusha reports that Lord Adhemar was the winner of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Meridies. The new prince was inspired by His new princess Sorcha.

Northern Horde invades New Zealand

Usually Tauranga, New Zealand's Northern Horde can be found on Sunday afternoons at Memorial Park, but for one Sunday, they opened their practice to the public and let everyone play. The Horde’s Captain Charlie Tapsell has participated on New Zealand's team in the international Battle of the Nations. (photo and video)

Duke Martino Michele Veneri wins Calontir Fall 2013 Crown

Catrijn reports that Duke Martino Michele Veneri, fighting for Duchess Ariel of Glastonbury Tor, was the victor of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir.

Siegfried and Elizabeth new Northshield Heirs

Gwen reports that Duke Siegfried von Kalmbach was the victor of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Elizabeth von Kulmbach.

New sources on the Battle of Crécy

The October 2013 issue of History Today magazine features an article by Richard Barber which looks at recently discovered sources on the Battle of Crécy (1346). An excerpt from Edward III and the Battle of Crécy is available free online. The entire article is reserved for subscribers to the magazine. (photo)

Professional combatants duke it out in Poland

Those familiar with armored combat in the SCA might want to take a look at a video posted on YouTube of professional tournament fighters Witold Kwiatosiński, of Poland, and Heinrich Stefan Wurzian, of Austria, at atournament in Ciechanów, Poland on 8 June 2013. Combatants use live steel and grappling techniques.

Baron to Knight to Prince in a Day

Brennan mac Fearghus started last Saturday as a Baron.  Before he’d fought his first bout in Crown Tourney, he was a knight. By evening he was a prince.

Tindal and Etain new AEthelmearc Heirs

Edward and Anastasie report that Sir Magnus Tindal was the victor of the October 12, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Lady Etain ingen Dalaig.

Cameron and Amalie new Heirs to Midrealm Throne

At Their recent Crown Tournament, Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin of the Middle Kingdom observed the victory of Sergeant Cameron Smyth over all opponents. His Highness was inspired by Lady Amalie.

Siegfried Brandboern new Prince of Ealdormere

Liadin Chu reports that Sir Siegfried Brandboern was the winner of the October 27, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Sir Siegfried was inspired in his endeavor by Mistress Ragni Dzintara.

SCA - not LARPing!

At a demo of SCA armored combat by the Iron Brigade, interviewer Homer learns the difference between medieval armored combat and LARPing. The interview took place at the 2013 San Diego ComicCon.

Introducing Hernán Cortés

Arguably, Hernán Cortés is the most famous - or infamous - of the Spanish explorers. Jessie Szalay, LiveScience Contributor, offers a biographical feature on the conqueror of the Aztec Empire and governor of New Spain.

500th anniversary of the Battle of Flodden marked

14,000 individuals -- 10,000 Scots and 4,000 English -- lost their lives in the Battle of Flodden which took place in 1513 in Northumberland, England. Among them was King James IV of Scotland. This year re-enactors and others are marking the 500th anniversary of the history-changing battle. (photo)

Konrad and Kortland new Heirs to Artemisia Thrones

Duke Alan reports that Duke Sir Konrad von Krixen was the victor of the October 5, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Kortland Stirling Mayfaire.

Duke Prothell Wolfbane wins Drachenwald Fall 2013 Crown Tournament

Pól ó Briain report that Duke Prothell Wolfbane was victorious in the Fall 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Cecilia Jonsdottir.

Thorfinn and Violante new Prince and Princess of the West

Baron Khevron reports that Thorfinn the Cruel, inspired by Violante Seraph, was the winner of the October 5, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

SCA: A good place to raise your kids

Prince Timothy of AEthelmearc has raised six children in the SCA. “It’s a good place to raise your kids and teach them a little something as time goes on,” he told Joan Mead-Matsui of the Abington Journal during the reporter's visit to Myrkfael Regional Melee Practice in the Barony of Endless Hills (Scott Township, Pennsylvania). (photos)

Medievalists invade the Ames Free Library

Patrons of the Ames Free Library in Easton, Massachusetts were transported back to the Middle Ages when members of the Society for Creative Anachronism offered them a history lesson, with the group demonstrating its skills in crafts and combat. A photographer from the Easton Journal was on hand to capture the activities.

Alrik and Salomea new Heirs to Outlands Thrones

THL Avram ibn Gabirol, Kingdom Minister of the Lists, reports that Duke Alrik Boleslavov was the victor of the September 14, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Eirik Andersen's 2013 War of the Trillium Photos

Eirik Andersen reports that he has created a large album of photos from War of the Trillium 2013, which took place recently in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos are available to view on SmugMug.

Sir Morgan Claymore winner of Atenveldt Fall 2013 Crown Tournament

Baroness Magdalen Venturosa reports that Sir Morgan Claymore was the victor in the September 7, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atenveldt. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Livia Alexandra Severa, the Countess Claymore.

Knights In Battle present Feast of Arms at Fort Paull Museum

"It has been an absolutely fantastic day, really excellent," said Fort Paull Museum manager Gavin Spencer about the recent Medieval Day. Lucy Leeson of the Hull Daily Mail has the story. (photo and video)

"Formal Combats in the Fourteenth Century" available for Kindle

Steven Muhlberger reports that his book Formal Combats in the Fourteenth Century in now available for the Kindle from Amazon.com in eBook format. Cost to download is US $3.99.

Combat and dance in Cascades Park

Lady Kestral likes to dance -- but also throw axes. Sgt. Eginolf is a fighter, who lets off stress through armored combat. Both spoke to reporter Sam Gause of the MLive (Jackson, Michigan) about the life in the SCA and the Shire of Talonvale. (slideshow)

Cross and Compass 2013 photos online

Mistress Sofya la Rus reports that Lord Sifrid von Eichelborn has created an album of photos from Cross & Compass 2013 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Calontir. The photos are available to view on Flickr.

South Kyme Festival showcases medieval re-enactors

A highlight of the year in Boston, Lincolnshire, England is the South Kyme Festival where medieval jousters compete and the proceeds go to charity. This year's festival featured two medieval re-enactment groups – The Woodvilles and The Knights of Skirbeck. (photo)

Battle of Bloodstock

Now this from the InterTubes... Battle of the Nations fighters in full armor battle each other - in bumper cars. Let's face it, you wish it were you!