SCA Melee Skill Practice at Winter War Maneuvers
This was the moment he most loved about tourneying, that first glorious sortie with banners streaming, trumpets blaring, and the earth atremble with pounding hooves as hundreds of knights came together in a spectacular clash of sound and fury.
Have you ever seen Medieval-style fighting? Recently I saw SCA warriors preparing, so they could soon feel the spectacular clash as Penman describes. Calontir‘s army and guests thrash each other in melee skill practice, for the learning experience. This was at Mag Mor‘s Winter War Maneuvers.
|Listening to Instructions|
You see apparent mass mayhem punctuated by “ring-side” instruction.
|Knights Swear Fealty to HRM Matsu|
|Another Melee Round Supervised by the Marshall|
Followed by more inspiring (or perspiring) melee practice.
And adults playing as children.