[Ansteorra-archery] Suggestions for next Years Gulf Wars-Combat Archery

Richard Threlkeld rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Tue Apr 30 10:27:42 PDT 2002

Primarily, we need to have sites where we can have fighter
practice with the stick fighters and the archers on the
same field. Most cities will not allow it in their parks
and many will not even allow it on private land within
their borders. They do not understand the difference
between target/hunting arrows and our combat arrows.

We have had some (but not a lot) of success where we
can show them what we do. Perhaps a video tape might
help. Show it to your city council person and then
send it in with an application for space or a permit
to shoot archery on private land.

We need to practice together.

In service,
Caelin on Andrede

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> Greetings Combat Archers of Ansteorra,
> I hope everyone is do well!  Next years Gulf Wars will be upon us
> before we
> realize it.  What I'm interested in is opinions and suggestions for
> recruiting, training and organizing Combat Archers for next year.
> *We all know that we need more archers,,, well,, how do we get
> them? and from
> were?  In years past, there was a great deal of interest in Combat archery
> from the Ladies of this fair kingdom.. many of them donned armor and
> purchased bows.. however, we have lost many of them.  Any
> suggestions to get
> them back?  Any other "pool" of gentles we can pool from?
> ( putting aside issues we cannot control,, ie,, ABD's, ect)
> *Training... or lack of.  It is very difficult to train to be a combat
> archer.  You can perfect your shooting technique in your backyard
> or archery
> range,, but that doesn't make one an effective combat archer.  Only
> experience in combat situations does that.. Working with other
> archers, with
> shield walls and spear"persons" :)   And of course,, being yelled
> at by your
> archery commander.
> So.. answer,, do we need to encourage more melee events with
> combat archery?
> Which events?
> *Organizing the Combat Archers of this kingdom.  Well,, that's
> kinda my job.
> I accepted the 2 year position of Ansteorra Archery Commander
> back in Jan of
> this year.  Organization for this past Gulf was a mute point,, couldn't be
> done in such a short time. Well, I've got a year and really want
> to give it a
> try.
> Any suggestions?
> We all know that to be a Combat Archer is a unique thing :).. a Love/Hate
> relationship with the rest of the fighting world... so be it.  We need to
> become a closer community.
> In Service to the Combat Archers of Ansteorra and Her Crown,
> Octavia de Verdon
> Countess of Ansteorra
> Archery Commander of the Army of Heroes
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