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 Danelaw XXVI

 

COMBAT

HEAVY / ARMORED COMBAT

10 a.m.
Sword and Shield in Formation
Instructors: Earl Wulfstan Thorhallsson, Earl Sebastianos Ionnides, and Duc Orlando Cavalcanti
Army intro. Sword and shield in a war, or close range, or in a line.

11 a.m.
Shield Wall Practice
Instructors: Sir Kynwric Gwent and Earl Sebastianos Ionnides
Shield wall training and practice.

Noon
Special Weapons
Instructors: Earl Brion ap Rhys and Duke Kenneth the Grey (spear), THLord Thorhall Wulfstansson and Lord Kikuchi Kazumitsu (great sword, glaive)
Intermediate length (great sword, glaive) and long (spear). Separate groups practice each weapon against shield wall, then fight together.

2 p.m.
Unit Movement
Instructors: Sir Kynwric Gwent, Sir Vasilii Dragomir, and Duke Kenneth the Grey
Commands. Reading and reacting to enemy formations.

3 p.m.
Unit Movement Practice
Instructor: Sir Vasilii Dragomir and Duke Kenneth the Grey
Flanking, small units, and dealing with archers. Putting it all together — scenarios with rotating teams and commanders.

4 p.m.
Historical Tactics and Weapon Use
Instructor: Earl Sir Brion ap Rhys

5 p.m.
Ironman — Rapier War Points for Heavy Fighters
Instructors: Master Wistric Oftun and Duc Orlando Cavalcanti
Heavy fighters — earn rapier war points for Meridies!
 

RAPIER COMBAT

10 a.m.
Melee Drills and Games
Instructors: Master Wistric Oftun and Master Davio de la Rouge
How to train melee at your practice with two or more fighters.

10 a.m.
Spear Demo / Cut and Thrust
Instructors: Earl Sir Brion ap Rhys and Master Davio de la Rouge

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Unit Movement Practice
Instructor: Master Wistric Oftun and Master Davio de la Rouge
Practicing the four things a unit can do when it contacts another unit, how to execute and defend against them, and how to train for them.

2 p.m.
Command and Communication
Instructor: Master Wistric Oftun
Building constant communication and field awareness among fighters.

3 p.m.
Putting It All Together
Instructor: Master Wistric Oftun
Short capture-the-flag, VIP, or last-man-standing; team vs. team melees, preferably in the woods. Rotating commander duties and team composition.

4 p.m.
Ironman — Heavy War Points for Rapier Fighters!
Instructors: Duke Kenneth the Grey and Duc Orlando Cavalcanti
Spear (armored) for Rapier fighters. Rapier fighters — earn armored combat war points for Meridies!

4 p.m.
Cut and Thrust
Instructor: Master Davio de la Rouge

5 p.m.
Spear for Rapier Combat
Instructors: Earl Sir Brion ap Rhys and Master Davio de la Rouge
Teaching and demonstrating the use of spear for rapier combat.
 

ARCHERY AND LIVE WEAPONS

10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thrown Weapons Challenge
Open to all any time the throwing range is open.
Four parts: A spear throw, an axe throw, a knife throw, and a final throw using thrower's choice of weapon. The winner will receive a prize of three throwing knives.

10 a.m.
Combat Archery Authorization Class
Instructors: Lady Satara al-Katiba and Lord Gunnar inn Hviti
Want to be on the fighting field, but can't fight sword and shield? Here's another option! We will cover guidelines and instruction on proper combat archery techniques.

11 a.m.
Live Weapons Class
Instructor: Lady Katarzyna of Saulia
Guidelines and instruction on live weapons practice.

1:30 p.m.
Period* Archery Tournament
(*as period as you are capable of being)
Hosted by: The Wardens of Madoc's Woods

3 parts, 6 shots per part. Highest score wins.

  1. Attack the Castle (clout shoot): 1 point for each arrow past the wall (pole on ground). 3 points for each arrow that hits the catapults (hula hoops on ground). 5 points for each arrow that hits a person (small circle on the ground).
  2. Breach the wall (window shoot): 3 points for each arrow in the window (cutout on target). 5 points for each arrow that hits the person (small circle in window).
  3. Final Kill (Norman): 1 point for each arrow on Norman. 3 points for each arrow in the gut. 5 points for each arrow in the head or heart.

Entrance Fee: Donation of your choosing. All funds raised will be donated to Disabled American Veterans.

Prize: The prize will be announced at a later date.

3 p.m.
Combat Archery
Instructor: Lady Satara al-Katiba
Practice with Armored/Heavy combat units.


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