Archive for September, 2019
The Companye men at arms training day took place at our Naseby training location. It was an action packed day, covering a variety of disciplines, and culminating in a classic woodland skirmish.
First, we spent some time looking at footwork, agility, stance, and how to read an opponents move from the pressure they apply during a technique – be it fisticuffs or full on weapons.
Then onto individual combat and for some a spot of Morris dancing ??!!
Then, onto group combat, where we train to fight as a unit of mixed weapons.
It was great to test out some new formations and ideas, as well as practising tried and tested ones. Then there was a short break for a fashion parade over lunch.
Then, it was SKIRMISH TIME BABY!!!
And, after a fantastic days woodland combat in the autumnal foliage at the Naseby location, here are the results and awarded titles. As mentioned it was a shorter than normal skirmish as we spent a full morning and some of the afternoon on general combat training and battlefield formation training. However, we managed to fit in a few games as the afternoon wore to a close!
Key Performance indicator: Accrued Tactical Points
Key Performance Indicator: Most Kills
For the first time we have a tie of five people at the top! So it must have been a very even day all round!
KILLING SPREE (Most Kills in one game)
Not awarded – Highest was two, which quite a few folks made so on balance we think unfair to award this this time around.
SURVIVALIST (longest continuous number of games survived)
Ant F. : 4 games.
Thanks to all those that took part, it was a great day, and in our opinion this stuff is the most difficult and authentic 15th C combat in re-enactment. Any kind of score on any of the Key Performance Indicators is something to be proud of🙂
A really enjoyable Sunday afternoon archery clout shoot at the Naseby Battlefield site.
Clout shooting is where the target is at the limit of your bow’s reach, and hence you are ‘arching’ and shooting at roughly 45 degrees in order to reach your target. The target is usually a flag, and scoring is obtained by an arrows distance from the flag,
The results, which will count towards the Archer of Wolfage Manor title, are:
BAYARD RANGE (Kids Target, 47 paces)
COBHAM RANGE ( Mid Range target, 84 paces)
DOUGLAS RANGE (Long range target, 112 paces)
1. Alex F.
2. Edward F.
1. Tom C.
2. Arthur T.
3. Ant F.
4. Steph B., Mark S.
5. Sam C.
6. Lenette W.
It was a really enjoyable day, some great shooting, and we were lucky with the weather until a downpour brought proceedings to a close.
Congratulations to our winners, and thanks to all those who took part.