Armoured Combat

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

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.

Siege of Talonvale Photos Online

Sivrid Brumbach reports that photos taken by Lady Dorothea of the Midrealm's recent Siege of Talonvale event are now available to view online.

Delftwood Championship Event

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It's time once again to choose among the battle hardened fighters to see who the fiercest, strongest, and most honorable of them may be. As Lord Conrad MacCallum wearily steps down from his appointed place, he searches for a worthy replacement. Who will it be? Will it be the savvy and deadly Sir Yngvar, Earl Aethelmearc or the good natured Olafr Thorvardarson? Perhaps our young Ulfar of the Sword will rise to the challenge. Above all, a strong protector of the baron must be found! Fighters are encouraged to bring an SCA list legal dagger. Join us for what looks like an extremely entertaining tournament. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Central Square, New York)

Outlands Fall Crown Tournament & Caerthen Baronial Investiture

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Their Royal Majesties Bela and Claudia though strong of heart and powerful of will, find it time to seek an heir to the thrown. A challenge has been sent to one and all, ready your armor and prepare for battle. The day has been chosen, the location set, come one come all to this fine event.

This day will also be the Investiture Ceremony for the new Baron and Baroness of Caerthe.  Come join us for the joy and ceremony of their Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado)

May Revel Photos

Ragn Solvi reports that photos taken by Adisa at Oertha's May Revel are now available to view online. The event was sponsored by the Barony of Eskalya.

Today in the Middle Ages: July 11, 1302

Insurgent Flemish peasants shocked the chivalry of Europe by defeating the occupying French cavalry at Courtrai (modern Kortrijk) on July 11, 1302.

SCA Woos Red Hat Hotties

Members of the Red Hat Hotties, a chapter of the Red Hat Society, surprised their new royalty recently by providing the ladies with real knights in the form of members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Summits Fall Coronet Tournament

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Come get away from the mundane world and witness epic deeds while relaxing lakeside, surrounded by natural beauty but served by civilized amenities. The site is only 35 miles off of I-5 up scenic Highway 62, on the way to Crater Lake, nestled in the heart of the Summit’s namesake mountains.

The site for Fall Coronet 2006 is Joseph Stewart State Park. The site has hot showers, indoor flush restrooms and fresh water taps. It also has curbside loading and unloading and paved paths for easy access, as well as spacious parking a short walk from the camping area. There is abundant, shady camping on level grass, including a “Period Village” with lots of room for period encampments around the large central list field. It also includes views of the lake and a playground and camp store a short drive or hike down a scenic walking path away. Multiple picnic tables may also be available. Location:
Glyn Dwfn, Summits, An Tir (Trail, OR)

SCA Helps Library Hold Renaissance Faire

The Canton of Attilium, in the Barony of Windmasters Hill, Atlantia, helped the Cliffdale Library hold a very successful demo, and Jarel Loveless of the Fayetteville Observer was on hand to cover the story.

Cheyenne Residents go "Medieval" at Superday

Becky Orr of the Wyoming Tribune-Eagle learned about the passion of SCA members when she visited a demo during "Superday" in Lions Park in Cheyenne, Wyoming June 24, 2006. The demo was staged by members of the Shire of Windkeep.

Video from Warriors & Warlords 8 Online

Baron Berwyn has posted video from Warriors and Warlords 8 in the Kingdom of Northshield on the Youtube website.

Annual 3 Day Event

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The Barony of St. Swithin's Bog proudly presents our annual THREE DAY EVENT! July 14, 15 & 16.

ATTENTION!!! NEW SITE, NEW SITE, NEW SITE! CAMBRIA COUNTY FAIR GROUNDS. THIS SITE IS COMPLETELY HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE.

Site opens on Friday July 14, at 4:00 P.M. and closes Sunday Noon sharp, anyone left on site after that time becomes the cleanup crew. Troll is open on Friday from 4:00-10:00 P.M. and will reopen on Saturday from 8:00- Location:
Barony of St. Swithin's Bog (Ebensburg, Pennsylvania)

An Exercise in Nobility?

The SCA as exercise? Why not? Scott McClure of the Russellville, Arkansas Courier caught members of the local group practicing some fighter moves.

Baroness' Champion

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Come! It is time once again to gather and make merry in the village of Houston, Alaska! Pitch your pavilion within the Selviergard encampment and partake of good fighting, good food, dancing and fireworks! The Barony's officers have combined their forces, knowledge and skills to make this a most memorable event!

On Saturday the lovely Baroness Katarzina invites one and all to vie by right of heavy weapon combat for the chance to become Her Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Houston, Alaska)

Leis or Kilts?

The 25th annual Hawaiian Scottish Festival and Highland Games at Kapi'olani Park in Honolulu, Hawaii featured demonstrations by the local SCA group.

"Camelot" Alive in Clarksville, Tennesee

Ann Wallace of the Clarksville, Tennessee Leaf-Chronicle "walked with knights and damsels" as she paid a visit to a recent chapter fighter practice hosted by members of the Shire of Crimson River.

Drachenwald Crown Tournament

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Polish your armour, climb aboard your steed, and canter down to Crown Tournament on October 13th - 15th, 2006, at Limberg Castle in Austria. Be one of the first to find out who will be rightwise King of this realm!

We invite all of You noble Lords and Ladies to display Your splendor in praise of Drachenwald. Join us in Jubilance on this glorious occasion and give cheers to Your future King and Queen. Location:
Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum (Austria)

Northshield Fall Crown Tournament 2006

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The Shire of Darkstone Presents The Kingdom of Northshield Fall Crown Tournament 2006

Date: October 14, 2005
Site: Gogebic Community College
Location: E4946 Jackson Rd, Ironwood, MI 49938
Site Information: Site is handicap accessible, dry, and non-smoking.

Site Directions:
From the East: Take best route to US2 about 2 miles short of Ironwood, MI; Turn right into Gogebic Community College. Location:
Shire of Darkstone (Ironwood, Michigan)