Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) ** Kingdom of Caid ** Great Western War XVII - Oct 8-13, 2014

Armored Combat (Heavy Weapons)

ThursdayFridaySaturdaySunday
Conventions of CombatAlden-style BattlesCombat Archery

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Combat Staff

Battlemaster: THLord Llewellyn Flinthaven, Deputies: THLord Fergal MacCome and THLord Ketill Olafsson, battlemaster@caid-gww.org

Armored Combat: Armored Combat: Sir Valrik MacIan, armored_combat@caid-gww.org

Armored Combat Schedule

There will be FOUR FULL DAYS of armored combat this year at Great Western War. Fighting will begin promptly at 10 AM each day.

Upon checking in at Gate any Armored Combat fighter can present their valid fighter card to receive a fighter authorization sticker for the weekend. Fighters still need to get their armor and weapons checked prior to fighting. If they have received a sticker at Gate, they will NOT need to bring their fighter cards down to armor/weapon inspection point prior to scenarios beginning. They must attach the sticker somewhere on their helmet so that the marshals can verify that a valid fighter card was checked earlier.

Armored Combat (plus Combat Archery): Battlefield
Time Thu Oct 9 Fri Oct 10 Sat Oct 11 Sun Oct 12
9-10 AM Fighter Authorizations (9 AM)
Armor/Weapon Inspections (9:30 AM)
Fighter Authorizations (9 AM)
Armor/Weapon Inspections (9:30 AM)
Fighter Authorizations (9 AM)
Armor/Weapon Inspections (9:30 AM)
Fighter Authorizations (9 AM)
Armor/Weapon Inspections (9:30 AM)
10-11 AM Alden-style Battles scenarios Alden-style Battles scenarios Alden-style Battles scenarios Ladies of the Rose Valkyrie Tournament;
and Alden-style Battles scenarios
11 AM-12 PM continued continued continued continued

12-1 PM continued continued continued continued

1-2 PM Pickup Fights Pickup Fights Pickup Fights continued

2-3 PM continued continued continued Clean-up Battlefield
3-4 PM continued continued continued continued

4-5 PM continued continued continued continued

5-6 PM    

Grand Court starts

 
6-7 PM     continued  

Schedule Overview

The Armored Combat battles will be held Thursday through Sunday. Armor and weapons inspection start at 9 AM each day. All battles start at 10 AM and run through 1 PM. On Sunday, the Ladies of the Rose Valkyrie tourney runs concurrent with the fighting. After 1 PM, the field will be open for challenges not to interfere with the Rapier Combat battles.

Upon checking in at Gate any Armored Combat fighter can present their valid fighter card to receive a fighter authorization sticker for the weekend. Fighters still need to get their armor and weapons checked prior to fighting. If they have received a sticker at Gate, they will NOT need to bring their fighter cards down to armor/weapon inspection point prior to scenarios beginning. They must attach the sticker somewhere on their helmet so that the marshals can verify that a valid fighter card was checked earlier.

Conventions of Combat

Weapon standards for the war follow Caidan regulations. Armor standards for the war follow the regulations of each fighter’s home kingdom. Combat Archery regulations will follow Society rules.

Armor/weapon inspection begins at 9:00am each day. Fighter authorizations will take place from 9 to 9:30 AM. If you miss this window and need to be authorized you will need to wait until the next day for an authorization, no exceptions.

Missile and thrown weapons will be inspected each day from 9 to 9:30 AM and between Combat Archery battles only. The first scenario of each day will begin with combat archery; combat archery will be allowed in every other scenario.

No inspections will be done during Combat Archery scenarios. Late arrivals will have to wait until the next inspection. Archers will retrieve arrows and bolts between scenarios and will have them inspected for use for the next scenario. There is no entry to the field with uninspected missile or thrown weapons.

To encourage camaraderie between rapier and heavy weapons combat, we will be running scenarios alongside of each other on the fighting field. To make this work, all rapier and heavy fighters need to keep their helms on while on the field to prevent accidental injury from archery fire. There will be safe zones for fighters and spectators to stand with helmets off and watch the fighting or to take breaks and drink water.

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Alden-style Battles

An Alden battle is 15 min of fighting, fought to the last man, 5 minute break, restart. Combat archery will be used every other round. There are brief/basic themes: Castle Battle, One-on-One, Bridge Battle, etc. There are no large time blocks for downtime. Fighters are welcome to sit out a scenario to take a 20-min break.

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Combat Archery

Inspections will start an hour before battles began and will end when combat begins. No archery or siege weapons will be inspected during battles. All late arrivals will be inspected between battles when possible.

Missile and thrown weapons will be inspected each day from 9-9:30 AM and between Combat Archery battles only. The first scenario of each day will begin with combat archery; combat archery will be allowed in every other scenario. No inspections will be done during Combat Archery scenarios; late arrivals will have to wait until the next inspection. Archers will retrieve arrows and bolts between scenarios and will have them inspected for use for the next scenario. There is no entry to the field with uninspected missile or thrown weapons.

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Combat Schedule

Thursday, Oct 9, 2014

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Friday, Oct 10, 2014

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Saturday, Oct 11, 2014

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Sunday, Oct 12, 2014

Location: Battlefield

10 AM: Ladies of the Rose Valkyrie Tourney: Fighters in this tournament are sponsored by a Lady of the Rose, who may sponsor a Knight, one un-belted armored combat fighter, a White Scarf, and an unscarved rapier fighter. If you don't have a sponsor and would like to fight please check in with the tournament steward who will be happy to introduce you to a lovely Lady of the Rose! This tournament, held in memory of Duchess Sir Kolfinna, displays the heraldry, pageantry, and chivalry of our society at its finest! Sponsored fighters will participate in a procession and speed tourney, fighting for the honor of the Lady of the Rose they are sponsored by. Prizes are given for the winner of the tournament and the most chivalrous fighter.

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