Tournament Stud Review

The Society recently had a private event at Tournament Stud.This was two days of combat games in a woodland environment, plus archery and dagger tournaments.


Evening merriment was had in a Tavern the local Live Role Play group had left us. There was a communal fire pit and it was great to see the various MSS households all come together and have a great time as one. First memorable quote of the weekend “Goodness, this is a lot more riotous than a COTSA campfire!! Fun though!” – COTSA member.  

I think we’ll take that as a compliment!


Dagger Tournee

The Companye acquitted itself well.

Firstly, huge congratulations to ‘Ninja’ Pete, who won the dagger contest at first time of entry – a really impressive display.

Secondly, Mark S who won the living history craft competition.

And thirdly to the Harrington archers (Corin and Wibble) who managed extremely respectable scores and came in the 2nd and 3rd placings.

Woodland Skirmish was mixed, despite gaining most territory on the Saturday and the most “Take and Hold” victories we came up short in the final Team Deathmatch on the Sunday. Well, I suppose we are a pioneer Companye! Tactics will be improved for the next private event. Particularly around dealing with mad Cobham axemen wearing Harrington Colours.

The main news of the weekend was we managed to break Phil in the pub. For a man who is marrying an Irish lady you’d have thought he would have been acclimatised.


Figure 1. Phil, Sunday morning. Well, afternoon actually. Ah Didums..

“You fell victim to one of the classic blunders. The most famous is ‘Never get involved in a land war in Asia,’ but only slightly less well known is this: ‘Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line’; and most importantly of all – ‘Never go drinking with Welly‘”

And so, to Old Sarum.

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