ARCH - Glaslyn's Defender of the Flame - Day Event

Wilim Penbras wilim.penbras at
Mon Apr 30 12:50:16 PDT 2001

Will there be static archery shot as well as Combat tag?  Might I borrow a sheaf of arrows?  Mine still need repairs.  Honestly I haven't even seen my Combat bow since a day or two after war. <G>  I will have my armor there and whatever CA gear I find/make in good repair by then.


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: ironwyrm at
Reply-To: ansteorra-archery at
Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 10:08:02 -0500

>Ld. Wilim,
>If you are planning to use the same area that was the list field it
>should work well as long as we can close off any stray paths and clear
>spots thru the woods (because you know as well as I no matter how well
>roped or marked off it is, someone is still going to insist on crossing
>that range down field).
>Sorry I missed the candle shoot, I didn't think judging the Bardic event
>would take that long (foolish me).  Maybe next time!  If you see Lord
>Karrick please thank him for allowing me to use his tent floor to rest
>Saturday night.  I did not see him before I left the site.
>See you at Burnnet Park, don't forget your combat archery gear!!!
>In service,
>On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:07:29 -0500 "Wilim Penbras"
><wilim.penbras at> writes:
>> Will,
>>      Thanks for your input.  When we tested the design at Karrick's 
>> it worked quite well.  In 18 arrows (the same total we shot) Karrick 
>> and I averaged about 4 touches with 2 splits each.  It really is 
>> more of a mental block for most archers I think.  They try to Hit 
>> the bullseye area and end up shooting a 2x4" target instead of just 
>> worrying about windage.  If you only worry about windage then the 
>> target are is 2x30".
>> The Buck was covering the majority of the target butt.  it was about 
>> 706 square inches with the kill zone being roughly 60 square inches. 
>>  The plate was roughly 57 square inches and the wand was 60 square 
>> inches.
>> All of the targets we're worth different amounts but the size of 
>> what you were trying to hit was almost identical in each case.
>> The Camping areas are open to modification by anyone.  No MAJOR 
>> cutting trees but anything 5" or less can go away.  The Site is an 
>> AMTGuard owned site and they don't really need the same kind of 
>> space we do.  You really don't think the main list area would work 
>> for war practice?  It's about 200 - 250 yds in both directions.  The 
>> trees around the road will be clear futher back in some of the tight 
>> spots.  The camp sites will probably be left to campers to deal 
>> with.  Water will be being run further into camp but probably not in 
>> time for AOB.  There is electricity in the merchanting area and with 
>> the tree cover people could probably set up gas powered generators 
>> in the woods without being loud enough to disturb most.
>> The port-a-lets will be better taken care of at future events 
>> included moving the handicap portalet to list area.  (for Chairs and 
>> Elizabethans. <G> )  There is a long list of improvments intended 
>> for this site and the more we use it the faster money will be 
>> available for them.  The short list is a Bath House and More 
>> electricity available.  Also a Proper Archery range.  (They 
>> consulted with us on how best to set one up as they currently don't 
>> do target archery.)
>> In Service,
>>      Wilim
>> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
>> From: ironwyrm at
>> Reply-To: ansteorra-archery at
>> Date: Sat, 28 Apr 2001 08:05:52 -0500
>> >Lord Wilim,
>> >
>> >That does have a nice ring to it doesn't it.  I have but three
>> >suggestions for that format should you wish to use it in the 
>> future. 
>> >1st, always keep the buck target in the huntsman tournament as it 
>> does
>> >lend nice feel to that match.  2nd, I would suggest thirty yards 
>> might be
>> >a more appropriate range for that format.  and third, raise the 
>> points
>> >value on the staff as it was the most difficult target to hit. 
>> >
>> >The site was very nice, however does need a bit more clearing out. 
>> >Little stumps, vines, and rocks were a bit of a problem but the 
>> more a
>> >site is used people will tend to clear those out themselves.
>> >
>> >Lights and sanitizers in the port-a-lets would have been nice,
>> >and a handicap port-a-let near the list field and range would have 
>> been
>> >convenient (I didn't see one).
>> >
>> >I did not see anywhere really suitable for large units, combat 
>> archers,
>> >or siege weapons without doing a lot of clearing of trees.
>> >
>> >Of course some areas with water and power for our good gentles who 
>> have
>> >medical problems would also be helpful.  I am concerned about this 
>> when
>> >having an event in mid-late summer
>> >(A lot of our good friends just can't take the heat!).
>> >
>> >But over all it is a very nice site that shows great promise.  
>> Thank you
>> >for all your efforts in procuring the new location for our SCA 
>> events.
>> >
>> >As for the AoB we had four new live marshals authorized in the 
>> Steppes
>> >and should you wish to do live steel at that event we will be at 
>> your
>> >service.
>> >
>> >In service of the Steppes and Ansteorra,
>> >
>> >Ironwyrm
>> >
>> >PS: To all have expressed concern about Guyjin San, he is OK and is 
>> now
>> >at home resting.  But he will have to undergo some lifestyle 
>> changes to
>> >remain in good health in the future.  We do pray this will not be 
>> too
>> >difficult a task for him!  Thank you for your concern and well 
>> wishes. 
>> >And thanks to the site Chirurgeons who did such a wonderful job 
>> when they
>> >were needed.
>> >
>> >
>> >On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 10:08:15 -0500 "Wilim Penbras"
>> ><wilim.penbras at> writes:
>> >> Greetings,
>> >>      I only help run the range but I came up with the shoot 
>> format.  
>> >> Was it a good shoot?  We have our first Crossbow winner, but 
>> since 
>> >> the lead between shooters was less than the average point value 
>> for 
>> >> a single good shot I think it was close.  We had a 3 way tie for 
>> >> second and the Huntsman was only 6 or 8 points ahead. 8 points 
>> was 
>> >> about the average value, given for hitting an 8" wreath at around 
>> >> 20yds.
>> >> 
>> >>      What do we think of AoB at that site.  We will be removing 
>> >> about 6 or 7 trees from around the roadway to open up navigation 
>> and 
>> >> help with larger, or trailered vehicles.  Parking will be marked 
>> off 
>> >> better and I will make sure everyone knows the site rules allow a 
>> >> certain amount of clearing in campsites.
>> >> 
>> >>      I will have a place for the heavy fighters I have asked to 
>> >> attend for war practice to play while waiting for the melee area 
>> to 
>> >> openup to war units/combat archer/siege training.
>> >> 
>> >>      Let me know what you think and would people that have 
>> expressed 
>> >> an interest in teaching contact me with a course description and 
>> if 
>> >> possible a brief outline.  Also I will need to know which 
>> >> instructors wish to compete in the next Royal Hunstman so we may 
>> >> plan classes around the Tourney.
>> >> 
>> >>      If people have topics they would like to see or would like 
>> to 
>> >> see, including live steel and/or siege.  Please let me know.
>> >> 
>> >> In Service,
>> >>      Wilim
>> >>
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