Armoured Combat

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

Flower of Battle: Knightly combat in Medieval Italy

On January 28, 2007, Prof. Rachel Fulton of the University of Chicago, The Chicago Swordplay Guild, and The Armour Research Society will present a seminar and workshop in Chicago, Illinois.

Viking swordplay in Iceland

Members of Rimmugýgur, a club dedicated to the research of Viking culture and sword fighting founded in 1997, show off their prowess with sword and shield for a reporter from the Iceland Review.

Shire of Arenals 2006 Shire Championship Slideshow

Domingos reports that a slideshow showing photos of the championship in the Shire of Arenal (Pensacola, Florida) is now available to view online. The group is located in the Kingdom of Meridies.

Feast of the Hare Photos Available to View Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Hare which took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere. The photos may be viewed on the Two Ravens website.

Estrella War to hold Roses Cancer Tourney

Countessa Mariana Vivia de Santiago of the Kingdom of Atenveldt has announced that she will host a Roses Cancer Tournament at Estrella War XXIII. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Shire of New Exeter demonstrates rebated steel combat

The Adrian Empire's Shire of New Exeter, in modern-day Jefferson City, Missouri, was the site of a live-steel combat demonstration that attracted the attention of Michelle Brooks, a reporter for the Jefferson City News Tribune.

Tournament of Love and Beauty II

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The time is 1471 in England... In honor of the Feast Day of Saint Aldobrandini, the Barony of Ponte Alto is holding a passage of arms that exemplifies chivalric love and honour, both on and off the field, as can be found in the ballads and tourneys of the 15th century, including King Rene of Anjou's Book of Love and The Book of the Tourney.

Let all knights, barons, lords, squires and men at arms of the baronies of Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Fairfax, Virginia)

Twilight Pas De Armes and Pot Luck Feast

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Come one, come all for a day off fun and frivolity in picturesque Fitzroy Gardens. Bring a plate of sumptuous food (for approximately 4-6 people) to share for the pot luck feast. Recline on a picnic blanket and wile away the hours. You are welcome to bring period games, sing songs or tell stories for your entertainment and that of the populace.

The tournament will be in the style of Pas de Armes. Combatants are Location:
Shire of Ynys Fawr (Hobart, Tasmania)

Twelfth Night

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As winter continues to tighten its grip on the mountain ranges of Gryphon's Lair, we gather together to end the season of winter festivities, and share good wishes with our friends and companions. Gryphon's Lair opens it gates once again to share its wealth and bounty at a joyous Twelfth Night celebration on January 6.

We will endeavor to explore and experience the varied traditions surrounding this close of the winter season. As all Twelfth Night celebrations must, there will be games, singing, story telling and, of course, for the children. In addition to some fighting fun for the heavy fighter, Terra Sylva will be hosting a Rose Tournament for the Duelists. A Lord and Lady of Misrule will be found amongst the populace to help guide and encourage the fun. Although the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion will have been newly chosen, Baroness Bianca continues to encourage all artisans to come share their works at an Arts & Sciences display. Location:
Barony of TwelfthGryphon's Lair (Layton, Utah)

Knight's Gambit

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Welcome one and all again to ALL the Fighting that you can stand! Come fight those elusive Knights that you have heard about, but haven't gotten a chance to meet. This again, will be a training session with the Knights - one on one with each Knight until you are too tired to do anything but sit down to a good feast and relax.

KNIGHTS GAMBIT
DEC. 8-10-2006
SHIRE BRANTESTONE
CAMP MEADOWBROOK Location:
Shire of Brantestone (Cullman, Alabama)

Caer Galen Midwinter

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Welcome to Rome, 1497. As you admire the wondrous art and high culture of this, the finest of cities, be sure to watch your back. Intrigue is at its height as noble families vie for prominence. Even the mightiest houses are rocked with scandal. Lucrezia Borgia has accused her husband, Giovanni Sforza, of impotence and is filing for a divorce. In retaliation, Giovanni claims that his young bride has indulged in incestuous affairs with both her brother and her father! But beware of whom you share gossip with. Spies are everywhere in the courts, and the assassin's blade is ever ready to avenge a perceived slight. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Boulder, Colorado)

Twelve Hour War

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Seventy-Two Open Field Battles held Over the Course of Twelve Hours

Come and fight in the entourage of your favorite Knight! The two Knights with the most powerful entourages will command each side. The sides will hopefully be balanced by skill or numbers. This is the last event to practice fighting under Gulf War rules!

Imagine a “Lay On!” almost once every ten minutes! A full day of fighting from sun up to sun down or until exhaustion, whichever comes first! Location:
Barony of the Steppes (Corsicana, TX)

Meridian Army Northern Cohort War Practice

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Come one come all to MERIDIAN ARMY NORTHERN COHORT WAR PRACTICE Saturday December 2nd Sponsored by MERIDIAN NORTHERN COHORT 1st CENTURY and The Shire of Easaraigh.

From 9 am to 5pm. To be held at Cane Creek Park in Cookeville, TN.

There will be a FUNDRAISER LUNCH served by the Shire of Easaraigh.

DIRECTIONS: The park is almost exactly 3 miles from I-40 at Exit #286. http://www.cookeville-tn.org/ls/canecreek.htm Location:
Shire of Easaraigh (Cookeville, Tennessee)

Virtual Armoring Exhibitions Online

The Higgins Armory Museum and the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have created a series of virtual exhibitions dealing with the martial arts in Medieval and Renaissance Europe with an emphasis on armor and fighting techniques.

Pesky Peasants

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This year’s event will be held at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in beautiful Berea, Ohio!

There will be two heated buildings, one for classes, food and merchants and another for combat. Although the buildings will be heated, the walk to and from will not be, so please dress for the weather. Unless it is snowing/raining, we will be having a winter archery range as well. We will be serving an ala carte breakfast, hot lunch and the feast will be Alsace theme based (French/German). Location:
Cleftlands (Berea, OH)

Feast of the Bear Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has announced that he has posted photos from the recent Feast of the Bear event on the Two Ravens website. Feast of the Bear took place November 4, 2006 in the Royal Citie of Eoforwic (Kingdom of Ealdormere).

More Atlantian Crown Tourney Photos Online

Lidia de Ragusa has posted photos from the recent Fall 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Cynagua Fall 2006 Coronet Photos Online

Esmeralda of the Lakes has posted photos from the recent Coronet Tournament in the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West.

Atlantia Fall 2006 Crown Tourney Photos Online

Kynnyth Pyke has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Atlantia.

Pitt Students Gather for "Medieval Experiences"

Sarah Kaufman of the Pitt News learned much about recreating the Middle Ages recently when she paid a visit to members of the Pitt Medieval Interest Group and the Society for Creative Anachronism as they gathered for a fighter practice on a November afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Swords Clash at Missouri Adrian Empire Demo

Lord Christopher Blackthorne, viceroy of the Shire of New Exeter, the Jefferson City, Missouri chapter of the Adrian Empire, helped bring the Middle Ages to life for a crowd of spectators recently at the Mark Twain National Forest near Guthrie, Missouri, recently. Michelle Brooks of the Jefferson City News Tribune had the story.

Calontir Crown Tourney Photos & Video Online

Shawn Kraft has posted a photo album from the recent Fall 2006 Crown Tourney in the Kingdom of Calontir.

"The 300" Chronicles Spartans Battle at Thermopylae

In March 2007, 300 will open in theatres. The movie, based on a graphic novel by Frank Miller (Sin City), chronicles the Spartans at the Battle of Thermopylae, when 300 Spartans led an army of 5,000 against the Persian army of two million and held them off for a week.

Drachenwald Crown Tournament Photos Online - Part III

More photos of the event 'Crown Tournament', held October 13-15, are online now. The event took place at Schloss Limberg, a late renaissance castle about 40 minutes drive south of Graz and was hosted by the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

West Kingdom Crown Video Online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted several videos to YouTube including one from the October 2006 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the West.

Castle Wars IV

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The Barony of the South Downs and the Shire of Owl's Nest present CASTLE WARS IV The Rock of Cashel: Cashel of the Kings, November 17-19, 2006, Lake Tobesofkee - Sandy Beach Park, 6600 Mosley Dixon Rd., Macon, Georgia.

The year is 1014. The Dublin Vikings have revolted against the King of munster, Brian Boru. Mael Morda, King of Leinster, allies himself with the Dublin Vikings and declares war! Location:
Barony of the South Downs & the Shire of Owl's Nest (Macon, Georgia)

Tavern at Kingdom's Edge

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The chill winds from the North are beginning to blow us on the Journey home and as ye travel from the far reaches of the Kingdom a rumor can be heard far and wide of the Tavern at Kingdom's Edge.

Again this year the Tavern opens its doors to visitors. Hosts Ian Duenbreck and Lord John MacPherson of Badenoch bid you all welcome. Renowned Chef Lord Bressil MacCulloch is heating his pots as we speak and a full menu will be Location:
Shire of Port Oasis (Barboursville, West Virginia)

Annual Armored Combat Collegium

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The Shire of Coldedernhale invites one and all to come learn the armored combat arts as we spend the afternoon hosting classes and learning from each other!

Come to the ARMORED COMBAT COLLEGIUM on November 18th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Pierre City Auditorium in Pierre SD.

Site fee is $5.00. Checks payable to Shire of Coldedernhale.
Hearty lunch provided, donations accepted. Location:
Shire of Coldedernhale (Pierre South Dakota)

Ealdormere Fall 2006 Crown Tourney Photos

Eirik Andersen has posted an album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the Two Ravens website.

Lochac Crown Photos Online

Katje has posted a large album of photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Lochac.