[Ansteorra-archery] Combat Archery
dianet_write at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 21 22:14:43 PDT 2008
Hrmmm. I've got the armor and all that. I may need to modify or slim down my forearm guard on my left side so the bow doesn't get caught *thinking*
I think the hard part is saving up for the combat arrows.... 600??? Oh joy.. *scribbling down list items again.* I may have to get them a dozen at a time. Sucks being on a Royalty style income... My books sell, I get paid. Ah well, It'll all come together.
I have a 30lb recurve that, suprisingly enough, I found in a trash bin. After fitting it with a string and having an archery marshall look it over, it was good to go. I think the quiver and the arrows are my next big money projects.
Sorry for thinking out loud people, knock me over hte head with something if I get too annoying.
--- On Mon, 4/21/08, Scott Mills <smills at scabrewer.com> wrote:
> From: Scott Mills <smills at scabrewer.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Combat Archery
> To: dianet_write at yahoo.com, "Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra" <ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Monday, April 21, 2008, 10:01 PM
> If you already have a valid combat authorization then you
> just need to
> learn the Combat Archery rules and be able to demonstrate
> to the
> authorizing marshal that you are familiar with them.
> You need to be able to demonstrate to the Authorizing
> Marshal that you
> are are familiar with your CA equipment. Know whats legal
> and whats
> not. If you don't have equipment they should be able
> to point you
> places you can acquire some.
> You need to be able to demonstrate the ability to function
> on the field
> as a Combat Archer.
> You should get in touch with your regional marshal and ask
> them who the
> closest CA Marshals and CA Authorizing Marshals are to
> you, and how you
> can get in touch with those people. Then talk to those
> folks and setup
> times and places to meet with them to work on your
> authorization. Those
> CA Marshals will be able to tell you what opportunities
> there are in the
> area for melee practices where you can demonstrate your
> Warning the hot summer is about to be here and Ansteorrans
> don't melee
> much in the summer so pickings may be slim. However as
> autumn comes
> around there should be opportunities for you.
> Warning, it's not cheap. If you you go with cheap
> equipment you are
> likely to have cheap performance. Bolts and arrows cost
> between $2 and
> $5 each depending on design and how much fabricating you do
> on your
> own. A combat archer who wants to be all that they can be
> will take
> 150 pieces of ammo or more for the Ravine and Fort Battles
> at Gulf War
> and for a number of the battles at Pennsic such as the
> Castle Battle or
> the River Crossing, Town, or Wall Battles. I only took
> about 600 pieces
> of ammo to Pennsic last year and in one battle the wife and
> I almost
> managed to go through them all. A good combat recurve
> will cost you
> from $30 to $150. Good combat crossbows start about $120
> and go up from
> Talk to your local Target Archery Marshals and ask if they
> can set up
> IKCAC equipment for you at local practices. Then talk to
> local combat
> archers and ask if they will bring their equipment out to
> practices so you can try various bow and ammo styles and
> combinations to
> see what you do best with. That type of experiential
> learning is always
> good before you start investing money in kit.
> You have heard the expression "It takes a village to
> raise a child."?
> Well raising a Combat Archer is sorta the same thing. You
> gotta have
> somebody to learn from and it takes a Village (or Shire or
> Barony) to
> raise a new Combat Archer. Ansteorra is a big place and
> you have to
> find the people in your local village to raise you up.
> Your local
> archery marshal should be able to help you find those
> people. With
> current gas prices the marshals aren't going to be able
> to come to you
> so you will have to work with the local folks or you will
> have to do the
> -Eadric Anstapa
> Diane Taylor wrote:
> > Sorry, Yahoo Mail is being a bit strange these days.
> > Sent it to Scott personally when it should have gone
> to the List:
> > Actually, I am already an authorized fighter, plus I
> have a target archery authorization. :D
> > I fight mostly in Wars, but I do know my way around a
> field. It's just getting to know the details of
> Authorization for Combat Archery.
> > Great Western War and Estrella were my biggest events.
> Now that I'm here in Texas, *chuckling* I have to get
> practice in for when I can get to Gulf Wars.
> > My room mate, Ulrike the Franke' has been
> twitching to get to at least one SCA event that's
> within our budget this year.
> > --- On Mon, 4/21/08, Scott Mills
> <smills at scabrewer.com> wrote:
> >> From: Scott Mills <smills at scabrewer.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Combat Archery
> >> To: dianet_write at yahoo.com, "Archery within
> the Kingdom of Ansteorra"
> <ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
> >> Date: Monday, April 21, 2008, 5:06 PM
> >> Diane Taylor wrote:
> >>> A question.
> >>> What are the requirements to get authorized as
> >> Combat Archer?
> >> Not much different than getting authorized as a
> >> with any other
> >> weapon. The exception is that you are showing
> >> with a missile
> >> weapons rather than with hand-held weapons.
> >> At a minimum what has to be covered is:
> >> a. Rules of the Lists of the SCA.
> >> b. The Armor and Weapons standards of the SCA.
> >> c. The Conventions of Combat for the SCA.
> >> d. Kingdom-of-residence–specific Conventions of
> >> e. Kingdom-of-residence–specific Armor and
> >> Standards.
> >> f. In addition to the above requirements,
> candidates must
> >> demonstrate
> >> the ability to function on the field in a manner
> that is
> >> safe both to
> >> themselves and their opponents.
> >> It is often the f. above that takes the most time.
> >> "demonstrate the
> >> ability to function on the field". That part
> can take
> >> some time for a
> >> complete newbie. To demonstrate that you pretty
> much have
> >> to be on the
> >> field, in armor, in a melee. If you are already an
> >> experienced fighter
> >> with an existing authorization then that process
> might not
> >> take very
> >> long at all.
> >> For a new combatant I believe the best place to
> start is at
> >> your local
> >> fighter practice, getting in armor, learning how
> to protect
> >> yourself,
> >> how to behave on the field, what it is like to get
> hit, and
> >> in general
> >> what it means to be a fighter. That along with a -
> d above
> >> is the stuff
> >> that everybody that goes on the field has to learn
> >> Then seek out
> >> a CA Marshal and learn the specifics of what it
> means to be
> >> a Combat Archer.
> >> Regards,
> >> Eadric Anstapa
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