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

Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor (Anteon Corp) Charles.Dewart at hood.army.mil
Tue Apr 30 10:48:06 PDT 2002

Greetings and Hi There,

You're talking about an age old problem that event the U.S.Army hasn't come
up with a good answer.  And that problem is retention.  And that's for an
organization that provides everything to you.  For us, it's a bring your own
toys sort of thing.

Mickeal of the Fray had many good points.

I still think we need target practice too.


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

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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
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

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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