Armoured Combat

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

Fighter's Collegium Photos

Gawin der Fuchs has posted photos from the recent Fighter's Collegium in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Fiat Lux campaign urges SCA to reinstate non-contact combat roles

In Lochac, a web-based public action campaign has been launched to preserve non-contact combatant in the SCA, after a new edition of the SCA Marshal's Handbook began requiring standard heavy-combat armour for siege crews and combat archers society-wide.

"BattleCam" Captures Fighting at Lochac's Spring War

Sven Grimsson has posted a video "BattleCam" from the first battle of the Kingdom of Lochac's Spring War AS-XLI on the Drakkar Website.

Today in the Middle Ages: October 10, 732

Charles Martel's forces won the Battle of Tours fought on October 10, 732. Gibbon and other traditional historians credit his victory with saving Christian Europe from Muslim domination.

Local ban on "fight clubs" may halt SCA practices in Michigan city

A local ban by the city of Warren, Michigan (USA) on teenage boxing "fight clubs" at city parks may halt long-standing SCA fighter practices parks in the area.

Uther and Kára New Heirs to the West Kingdom

Duke Uther Schieman der Hount and Kára Báreksdóttir are the new Prince and Princess of the Kingdom of the West.

New Royal Heirs in Ansteorra

Congratulations to the new Prince of Ansteorra, Sir Rominas, who was inspired to valor by his lady wife, Princess Deanna.

AEthelmearc Crown List Combatants Announced

Their Majesties Christopher and Morgen of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc have announced the list of combatants and their consorts for Their upcoming Crown Tournament.

Al-Barran Toys for Tots

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Greetings Generous Outlanders, Thier Excellencies Sir Gregor and Lady Monika and Myself welcome all to come to our glorious event and support a wonderful cause. We continue to support our Mighty King and his challenge to the Known world, Al-barran will be glorious in the hearts of children again this festive season and show the known world our grand generosity. There will be our traditional tourneys for our Toys for Tots champions both Heavy and Light. Lord Bolslav is our current Heavy weapons T4TChampion and he is planning a wonderful tourney for your entry and Lord Coinneach is our current light weapons T4Tchampion and he too is planning his tourney. We look forward to a wonderful day filled with genourosity and fun. Please also join us for a donation lunch of Stews. Location:
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)

AEthelmearc Crown Tournament

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The Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog is honored and pleased to announce that in the ancient traditions handed down from the distant and venerable Western Kingdom, a Grand Tournament will be held within the Barony's borders to secure the proper and rightful lineage of the Royal Sylvan AEthelmearc Crown.

A Grand Banquet to celebrate the day's victorious new Heirs to the Mighty Sylvan throne will be masterfully crafted by Don Iago Benetiz and Don Bastiano di Iacopo. Location:
Barony of St. Swithin’s Bog (Jennerstown, Pennsylvania)

New Ansteorran Crown

The new Prince and Princess Of Ansteorra are Prince Romanius Vesperianus and Princess Deanna.

List of contenders for the Drachenwald Fall Crown Tourney available

The list of contenders for Crown Tournament on October 13th - 15th, 2006, at Limberg Castle in Austria, is available now at the Fall Crown Tournament Homepage of the Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum.

More Photos from Outlands Fall 2006 Crown Tourney

Arwen has posted photos from the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Tourney of the Diamonds Photos Online

Antonio Felluci has posted photos from the Kingdom of Atlantia's Tournament of the Diamonds.

SCAdians Offer Fun and Educational Opprotunities at Pennsylvania Faire

The Middletown Grange Fairgrounds in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania were the seen of the recent seventh annual Village Renaissance Faire where the public was invited to learn about the Middle Ages, take part in activities and have a lot of fun. Aleea S. Slappy of the Bucks County Courier Times reports.

Outlands Crown Tournament Photos Online

Simon Drake has posted photos from the recnet Crown Tournament held in the Kingdom of the Outlands.

Photos from Lochac's Anealan Investiture

Andre de Montsegur has posted photos from the Kingdom of Lochac's Anealan Investiture which took place September 9, 2006 in the Barony of Aneala (Perth, Australia).

Padruig and Linnet New Heirs to Gleann Abhann

Earl Padruig, inspired by Linnet was victorious in the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

Gabriel Luvedey and Avin Wulfrun New Heirs to the Principality of the Summits

Finngall McKetterick reports that Gabriel Luvedey was victorious in the recent Coronet Tournament in An Tir's Principality of the Summits. The Tourney was held in Glyn Dwfn with a field of 33 fighters.

Pictures from 3 Stags Autumn Battle and Faire

Simon Drake has posted 170 photos from the Kingdom of the Outlands 3 Stags Autumn Battle and Faire which took place recently in the Barony of Caerthe.

Duke Edric Aaron Hartwood Winner of Caid Crown Tourney

Duke Edric Aaron Hartwood has won the recent Caid Crown Tournament. He was inspired by THL Faizeh al-Zarqa.

Battle of the Pines XXII

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Come one, come all and enjoy the company and fun of Battle of the Pines!

Graywood has changed sites and has had the joy of designing one tailored to your needs with shaded camping, plenty of room on the list fields, stalls and ready water for the horses, showers for you, and a stone fire pit for evening enjoyment. The site is still semi-primitive but with limited electricity and multiple water sources. Location:
Shire of Graywood (Kennard, TX)

Atlantia Fall Crown Tourney

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As our fair Kingdom's 25th Anniversary Year continues on, we embark on the beginnings of a new era as Their Royal Majesties Ragnarr and Anneke are holding a tournament to determine Their Royal Heirs. All Atlantians are invited to the Barony of Caer Mear to participate and celebrate this joyous occasion.

Martial Activities: The Heirs to their most Royal Majesties shall be determined by a grand double Location:
Barony of Caer Mear (Amelia Court House, Virginia)

Caerthe Fortress Benefit

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The Barony of Caerthe will be hosting its Fortress Benefit event this Saturday the 23rd of September in Aurora Co. The event is called the Fortress Defender and will include a full day of heavy fighting, fencing and archery as well as the traditional Fortress benefit auction/raffle. The day will be packed with scenarios, including battles to control the castle that will be constructed. Other details are included below in the flyer for the event. Location:
The Barony of Caerthe (Aurora, Colorado)

Road to Florence

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It is said that "all roads lead to Rome" but sometimes there are more interesting stops along the way, such as the wonderful Tuscan city of Florence; the home of Dante, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Galileo, and the Medici family.

The Marche of Gwyntarian is on the road again:

Saturday, November 4th, 10 am - 10 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Akron
3300 Morewood Road Location:
Gwyntarian (Akron, OH)

Harvest Moon

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Come join us as we celebrate the rise of the Harvest Moon. You won't want to miss feast, which will be created by some of the Meridian Grand Chefs. We will have plenty of activities for everyone, from heavy fighting and rapier (featuring the Toys for Tots Tourneys), youth combat, live weapons, and classes. We are also proud to present the Thorngill Thespians after feast cleanup with a masked ball to follow the show. (Masks shall be available for purchase. Masks are not required after the first set.) Location:
Shire of Thorngill (McKenzie , Alabama)

Vermont Youth Fighter Practice Draws Media Interest

"They are medieval enthusiasts, but you could also call them history buffs. You could also probably call them geeks or weirdoes, but it's hard to look someone in the face and say anything even remotely derogatory when they're holding a broadsword," says Jacob L. Grant, staff writer for Caledonian-Record in Concord, Vermont in a recent article.

Skeletons Tell Bloody Story

Skeletons bearing evidence of terrible injuries have been discovered beneath the floor of a dining hall in the North Yorkshire town of Towton, site of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England.

Duke Artan and Duchess Aziza New Outlands Heirs

Duke Artan, Inspired by Duchess Aziza, defeated Duke Maelgwn in the finals of the Kingdom of the Outlands Fall 2006 Crown Tournament.

Vikings Gather for Moot in Denmark

Richard Boyd, a network engineer living in Heidelberg, Germany, reported on a recent Viking Moot which took place in Denmark where reenactors from eleven countries met to cross swords and compare notes. The article appeared in Stars and Stripes.