Armoured Combat

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

Straight and Narrow II

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The Outlands premier period combat collegium is returning for AS XLI. This year, by popular demand, we will be bringing back Puck and Mary Curtis to teach Spanish Rapier. On the armored side we are bringing in Roger Siggs who will do a workshop on Intermediate Fiore. If you've attended a few basic Fiore classes and feel you've learned as much as you can from them, you NEED to be here.

Both fighting workshops will be all day long affaires (6 hrs of instruction) so you should come away overstuffed with new knowledge with which to improve your fighting prowess. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Meridian Grand Tournament

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Meridians rally to your Crown, warriors don harness and helm, hoist your banners, put on your household livery, grab your list tree shield, hold close the honor of your inspiration and attend. At this illustrious event we ask all to display their heraldry, shire banners and wear your Meridian best to cheer these honored combatants in a full day devoted to heavy combat. Children's Activities will be held Location:
Kingdom of Meridies (Rutledge Georgia)

Toys for Tots

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Pray attend all who would relive or revise their childhood!!! Ered Sul presents Toys for Tots.

Upon the date of September 16, in the Year of Our Lord, 2006, beginning at 12 noon until 6pm; we shall gather on the mountain for fun games, fighting, sweets and toys. For entertainment and carousing, the fighting will be interspersed with games of skill and wit, prizes to be awarded to the victor. Feasting will be enhanced by wonderful sweet treats that shall be judged by popular vote and the best shall be rewarded handsomely. Extra points will be given for period authenticity. (Should you desire assistance with researching period recipes, please contact the Autocrat. Feast will be provided by our glorious and woolly Barony.) Just bring feast gear, a dessert to share and your inner child. Location:
Flagstaff, AZ

Gleann Abhann Crown Combatants Announced

Their Majesties of Gleann Abhann have announced the participants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Bergental's Crestfallen Tournament

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On September 16, 2006, the Baron and Baroness of Bergental invite all who may to join them in celebrating the coming of the fall. And to that end, they invite all valiant fighters to join in the Tournament at the Barriers for the honor of becoming the Baronial Champion at Arms. It is asked that those valiant fighters wear a crest upon their helms of most simple or most elegant faire.

Come and join us in the pageantry of our court, show your best black and gold if you wish or your best heraldic dress. It will be a relaxed day upon the field, pleasant conversations with friends old and new, working on or viewing of beautiful pieces of arts & sciences, lunch and a potluck and dinner. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Brendoken Baronial Championship

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The Barony of Brendoken will hold Baronial Championships at the Mill in Smithville, Ohio September 24, 2006.

Baronial champions for heavy weapons and archery will be chosen at this time.

A baronial meetings follows. Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Smithville, Ohio)

East Kingdom Fall Crown Tourney

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Pay heed good gentles of the realm, as you are cordially invited to attend Their Royal Majesties Lucan and Jana's Crown Tournament in the Barony of Stonemarche come Saturday, November 4th, 2006.

This event will take place on 146 acres of the Lone Tree Scout Reservation in Kingston, NH. There will be a large outdoor fighting area for the tournament and a 40'x60' shade/rain pavilion for the general populace. On site is an outdoor fort in which will be held a youth combat tournament. There is a dining hall with a fireplace to provide warmth, where a hearty luncheon banquet will be served for all from 12:00-4:00pm. Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Kingston, New Hampshire)

Emprise of the Black

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Thundering hooves, fluttery banners, pomp and ceremony! TWO equestrian tournaments, as well as a heavy counted blow pas and numerous other prizes to be vied for!

The Barony of Madrone is proud to be hosting the 6th annual Emprise of the Black Lion on Sept 8-10th at Reber Ranch in Kent, WA (with gracious permission from the Shire of Wyewood)

This event, one of the premier equestrian events of the year is one of Location:
Barony of Madrone (Kent, Washington)

Hunter's Moon

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On behalf of our Industrious Shire of Hartstone wish to invite one and all to join us for our annual "Hunter’s Moon" on October 21. Our site this year is the Wellsville Elementary School, 98 School Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, some may remember the site from last fall, when we were honored to host Crown Tournament there last year. The site will open from 9 am to 9 pm.

Among the activities planned for the day include an opportunity for instruction from the Order of the Chivalry, as we are honored to carry on the "Gold Chain" Series. For those who prefer the gentler arts, a regional scriptorium is being planned. Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Wellsville, New York)

Iron Rosebuds Discussion List Created

THL Grian Ruadh ingen Aed, Matriarch of House Ironrose, has announced the establishment of a new list for participants in Youth Combat called Iron Rosebuds.

Pennsic "Fight for Kids" 2007

Freiman the Minstrel is in the process of organizing a Fight For Kids at Pennsic 2007 heavy fighters' tournament for Pennsic XXXVI and is looking for volunteers to help with the project.

First Sword Tourney Photos Online

Martin of Rivenstar, Seneschal for the Shire of Esfenn in the West Kingdom, has posted photos from the First Sword Tourney which took place July 29, 2006.

Photos from Great Northeastern War 2006 Online

Lady Zaneta "Gavlinne" Angiolieri has posted photos from the 2006 Great Northeastern War which took place in the East Kingdom.

Photos from Melees & Mayhem X Online

Lord Kato has posted photos from Calontir's Melees & Mayhem X event which took place in May, 2006 in the Shire of the Crescent Moon.

Sir Lothar: Knight of the Outlands

Otagiri Tatsuzou has announced that Baron Lothar vom Bergenwald was elevated to the Knighthood by Their Majesties of the Outlands at the Twentieth Year Celebration.

Autumn Viceroy Tournament

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Come join the Shire of Flintheath as a new Viceregal couple will be chosen by the hand of the sword. Enjoy the sumptuous feast prepared in grand Tudor style.

Prices:
Event Fee: £16.00
All food: £10.00
Feast is limited to 50 people
Children under 6: Free

Site: Abington Scout Camp, Church Lane, Little Abington, Cambridge CB1 6BQ. Site opens at 5:00pm on Friday and closes at 11:00am on Sunday. Crash space Location:
Shire of Flintheath (LittleAbington, England)

View from the Helmet Cam

Ever wonder what it's like to take part in medieval combat without actually putting on armor? If so, the Medieval Combat Society may have your answer: a Helmet Cam.

Pennsic to Feature Laurels' Prize Tourney

Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon has announced that a Laurel's Prize Tourney will take place Friday August 18, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. on the Blue Tourney Field.

Photos from Cooks Creek Demo Online

Faerisa has posted photos from the recent demo hosted by the Barony of Castel Rouge in Northshield. The demo was part of a fundraiser for the Immaculate Conception Church and included participation by a jousting troupe from Calgary, Canada.

Trillium 2 Photos Online

Eirik Andersen has posted photos from the recent Trillium War 2 which took place in the Canton of Ardchreag (Whitby, Ontario) June 29-July 3, 2006.

A Great Warriors and Warlords!

Kitab Beg of Coille Stoirmiel, in the Kingdom of Northshield, shares his memories of fighting in his first melee, the recent Warriors and Warlords XIII (WW).

Horseradish War V

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It's time for Horseradish War again! This time we will fight and celebrate in the very heart of the Shire of Baerenau in the center of Berlin, where we welcome our friends and await our enemies, who will try to steal our just recaptured shrine again!!!

For the war we are planning: open field battles, a "steal the horseradish shrine" battle, a tourney and an A&S Competition. In the evening we will also have a torch light Rosetourney!  Our feast will be a big delicious barbeque!  Date: 8th to 10th September 2006  Site: The site is a former public pool area, so there are several showers for both genders. Location:
Shire of Baerenau (Berlin, Germany)

Fergus MacThomais New Prince of Oertha

Elizabeth has announced that Fergus MacThomais and Margarita de la Calviare are the new Lord and Lady Borealis in the Principality of Oertha (Alaska). Combatchris has posted photos of the Coronet.

AEthelmearc Group Featured in Radio Spot

Phiala of the Shire of Nithgaard (State College, Pennsylvania) reports that the group will be featured in an upcoming public radio spot as part of the "Sports that aren't football" series.

Harvest Captaincy Tourney

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Come one, come all to Winter's Gate Harvest Captaincy Tourney held Labor Day weekend September 2nd and 3rd. Activities will include the Heavy tournament for the Captain of Winter's Gate Militia. This list is open to all interested fighters but either the fighter or the consort must be a member of Winter's Gate Barony.

There will also be a Baroness' Rapier Champion tourney.and a flower tourny for both heavy and light. Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Wainwright, Alaska)

Murder Melee Photos Online

Eirek Andersen has posted photos from Ealdormere's recent Murder Melee event on the Two Ravens ebsite.

Returning Vet Finds Home in the SCA

John Groth of the Jackson County (Wisconsin) Chronicle learns about the SCA at Northshield's Warriors and Warlords. Groth interviews military veteran Marcus Virilus Germanicus (Mark Hoelscher) and others about life in the SCA.

Mons Tonitrus Baronial Anniversary/Mace & Greatsword Tournament

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In Anno Societatus XXIII, at the investiture of the Barony March of Mons Tonitrus' founding Baron & Baroness, Uchdred & Constance, a tournament named Mace & Greatsword was held. From that day forth, the victor is gifted with a beautiful French flanged mace, which stands today as a symbol of our barony.

As the name holds, it is a shieldless tournament, where the only weapons permitted are mace or greatsword. Grand fighters of Atenveldt, come Saturday and show us your skills as you do combat with single mace, mace Florentine, mace with inverted greatsword and greatsword. Who will take home the famed Mace of Thunder Mountain? Location:
Barony March of Mons Tonitrus (Sierra Vista, AZ)

Tyger Hunt XXIV

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Hosted by Riding of Hawklandmoor and Incipient Canton of Weald Lake, Barony of Northwoods

Official site: http://www.midrealm.org/hawklandmoor/tygerhunt/

Mostly Heavy Weapons Fighting. Archery, some A&S classes, GREAT Children/Youth Activities, Haflah, and m Location:
Brighton Recreation Area, 6360 Chilson Road, Howell, MI 48843

SCAdians Create a Child's Wonderland in South Carolina

SCA members from the Canton of Misty Marsh by the Sea helped to create "a child's wonderland, filled with games and events that appealed to all ages" July 4 when they presented a demo in Timrod Park in Florence, South Carolina.