Armoured Combat

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

Whacks and wenches at Three Barons Renaissance Faire

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism were on hand in early June for the 21st annual Three Barons Renaissance Fair in Anchorage, Alaska. Bill Roth of the Anchorage Daily News offers a photo album with highlights.

AEthelmearc fighters help kick off AC Celtic Festival

Participants in the first annual AC Celtic Festival in Wellsville, New York were treated to a demonstration of armored combat by members of the Society for Creative Anchronism. A representative of the Wellsville Daily Reporter was on hand to record the demo. (video)

Marc and Patricia new Heirs to West Kingdom Thrones

Baron Khevron reports that Marc d'Arundel was the victor of the Summer 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Patricia Blakethorne.

The catharsis of "killing" your friends

“Sometimes I feel like Wendy, and these are my Lost Boys,” said Sandy McBride of Columbus, Ohio at a recent fighter practice in Griggs Reservoir Park by members of Fight Columbus (Barony of Blackfire Pass). Ken Gordon of the Columbus Dispatch has the story. (photos and video)

A&S stressed at Rockland demo

Residents of the Penobscot Bay area of Maine were treated to the sight of knights in armor and ladies in fine gowns when the Shire of Hadchester (Rockland) held a Renaissance Faire/demo in Harbor Park. Chris Wolf of The Pilot spoke with members. (photos)

Crown Tournament of AEthelmearc's Maynard and Liadain photos online

Alaxandair reports that he has created an album of photos from AEthelmearc's Spring Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Shire of Gryffyns Keep. The photos are available on his public Facebook page.

Pictures from Aethelmearc War Practice

Lady Isabel Fleuretan and Augusto G report that they have posted albums of photos from AEthelmearc War Practice which took place May 16-19, 2013 at Cooper's Lake Campground in Pennsylvania. The photos are available to view on PhotoBucket.

AEthelmearc Spring 2013 Crown Tournament photos

Joe reports that he has created an album of photos from Spring 2013 Crown Tournament which took place May 4, 2013 in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. The photos are available to view on Photobucket.

Rose Tournament at Pennsic 42

Duchesses Anna and Seonaid are pleased and proud to announce that this Pennsic will feature the return of the Knowne Worlde Ladies of the Rose Tourney. The official date and time of the Tourney is Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 12:00 noon at the East Kingdom Pavilion.

Sir Cellach MacCormach wins Midrealm Crown

Mistress Gwyneth Banfhidhleir reports that Sir Cellach MacCormach was the victor of the May 26, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Middle. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Lady Vukasin of Lozengia.

Count Sir Hiromoto victor of Gleann Abhann Spring 2013 Crown Tournament

Reporting Herald Rory reports that Count Sir Hiromoto was the winner of the May 18, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Countess Kimiko.

Equality at Last -- Queen An Tir: “I Am So Proud!”

In the An Tir Crown list processional on Saturday, May 18 XLVII (2013), seven fighters proudly presented their same sex inspirations to the court and fought for them that day upon the fields of honor.

Nigel and Adrielle new Heirs to Ealdormere Thrones

Marion reports that Sir Nigel MacFarlane was victorious in the May 18, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Sir Nigel was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Adrielle Kerrec.

Ragnarr Blackhammer new Prince of Atlantia

Her Majesty Ysabella reports that Duke Ragnarr Blackhammer, inspired by Baroness Lynette Semere, was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Timothy and Gabrielle new AEthelmearc Heirs

THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie reports that Timothy of Arindale was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of AEthelmearc. Duke Timothy was inspired in his endeavor by Duchess Gabrielle van Nijenrode.

Damien MacGavin victor of Calontir Spring 2013 Crown Tourney

Yesungge reports that Damien MacGavin was the winner of the Spring 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Calontir. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Issabell St. Charles.

Duke Hrodir Toreson new Heir to Northshield Throne

Master Andrixos reports that Duke Hrodir Toreson was the victor of the May 11, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. His Grace was inspired in his endeavor by Countess Ann of Warrick.

[DRA] News from the Renaissance

Oyez, Oyez, are you interested in renaissance techniques of war? Do you want to know how a noble household was organized? And how much it would cost? Do you like to taste good food of the period? Then come to the only late period event in Northern Frankmark!

[ANT] May Crown

As the wheel of time turns ever forward, Heirs to the Sable Thrones must be sought once more. To this end we invite all An Tirans to converge upon the great Barony of Vulcanfeldt this coming May to compete, inspire or bear witness to the Crown Tournament of An Tir.

[LOC] Mordenvale Household Tourney and Archery Day

Come one, come all, for a day of merriment and fine food with friends. It has come to Our attention that six months has already passed. So, to give others a chance to serve on Our Baronial Household we would like to make a new tradition to choose Our next guard, and also stand up new members of Our Household.

Niall inn Orkneyskii wins Lochac Fall 2013 Crown Tourney

Medb reports that Niall inn Orkneyskii was the winner of the May 4, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac. His Highness was inspired in His endeavor by Liadan ingen Fheradaig.

SCA members create "Medieval Day" at Bruce County Museum

On April 21, 2013, the Middle Ages came to the Bruce County Museum and Cultural Centre with the help of local members of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The demonstration was covered by the Saugeen Times (Saugeen, Ontario). (photos)

"Knights" bring history to California middle schoolers

It was a day when history came to life recently at Lompoc Valley Middle School when students were treated to a display of armored combat and other lessons from the Middle Ages courtesy of members of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. (photo)

[LOC] Axe and Sword Inn

On the 25th of May, the famous Axe and Sword Inn will be open again!

[WES] Oerthan Summer Coronet & Investiture

Their Highnesses Kennric and Tama, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right honorable combat at Their Coronet Tournament, July 20, 2013 and the Investiture of the victors on July 21st.  Additional opportunities for fighting include a rapier tournament and rapier and armored Roses Tournaments. 

[DRA] Informal gathering in Heidelberg

Spring has finally come to Frankmark!  The sun is out, the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming.  What better way to celebrate than with a picnic in the gardens of a medieval castle?

[ATE] Gawd Awful Grail

Avert your eyes!  The Grail will make its annual appearance on Saturday, April 27, 2013!  Please join us at Greenfields Country Day School as we watch unbelted fighters vie for the honor (some say punishment) of hosting this terrible relic within their home.

Film of the SCA "Second/Third Tournament" on YouTube

John Edgerton reports that video from the Second Tourney of the Society for Creative Anachronism, which took place June 25, 1966 in the park above Berkeley, California, is now available to view on YouTube. Transferred from Super 8 film, the video has no audio.

Heinrich and `Ijliyah new Lord and Lady of the Mists

Hirsch reports that Heinrich von Schwartzberg defeated Lucius Casius Maris in the final round of Spring 2013 Coronet in the Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by his lady wife `Ijliyah bint Rashid.

Robert le Raven Macleod new Prince of Artemisia

Dama Aurorain reports that Sir Robert le Raven Macleod was the victor of the April 6, 2013 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Artemisia. His Highness was inspired in his endeavor by Mistress Sajah al ish Shiraziyyah.