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🙂