[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
brandonsmcd at yahoo.com
Wed Jan 31 05:40:19 PST 2007
There are heavy combatants that use hardwood staves made to look like "real" broken lances in their off hand as a shield. They of course cannot strike with these, but do block repeated blows with them. I have not seen these here in Ansteorra, but have heard of the in other Kingdoms. To me it is no different that a ply wood shield, except possibly stronger.
Troop0341 at aol.com wrote:
In a message dated 1/31/2007 12:32:44 A.M. Central Standard Time,
james at crouchet.com writes:
Remember, we were talking about RAPIER marshal staves here. Let me point
out that I can -- and DO -- use a hardwood stick for parrying on the
rapier field. So, it is legal to fight with it but not to marshal with
it. Seems kinda pointless huh?
Beside, I already know the REAL reason for this rule...it provides the
armored fighters with a ready source of free rattan. ;-)
This would be possible IF we don't have marshals that work both sides --
marshal staffs are marked the same way for both heavy and rapier... or
should we write another "rule" so heavy staffs are marked one way, and rapier
another??? Just a thought,
With Respects to All, Iain
Faith, Honor and Kingdom
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