ANST - Re: History Repeats Itself
thornsca at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 15 20:55:42 PDT 2001
I'm going to have to agree with Plachoya and Gilli on this one. As a AC
fighter, I helped Plachoya test new systems and arrow constructions to
defeat "bounce back". Funny thing is, of the 35-40 arrows (of various
construction) he shot at my Helm and Shield, not one completed this
mysterious bounce back. Nor have I ever seen this phenomenon occur.. in any
melee, to include Pennsic. Granted, my experiance is limited.
I have, however, taken sticks, twigs, sand, mud, and just about any other
organic particle through my grill at some point in time. I think we should
not cut off our nose to spite our face. I have plans already to prep my
helmet for melee combat in non-eye friendly terrain with the clear lexan
football players use for their helmets. EASY FIX. Really.
Combat archery is a HUGE force multiplier. Ansteorra is a powerhouse in the
CA community. We don't want to lose this decisive advantage on the
battlefield. Why render our archers ineffective in such a poor manner.
If it is simply safety we are concerned about, (and it should be) then
there are other, more viable solutions out there.
If a hockey player gets his teeth knocked out by a puck, do you make him
wear a mask or make the start making the pucks out of Nerf?
Just my ramblings, take them as you may.
Ld John Thorn
Kingdom of Ansteorra
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