[Ansteorra-archery] Combat Archery

Marlin and Amanda Stout ldcharles at sbcglobal.net
Tue Apr 22 05:23:12 PDT 2008

Diane Taylor wrote:
> 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.
If you're an authorized heavy (or rapier) fighter, the CA authorization 
is farily simple.

You need to be familiar with the rules on weapon and ammo construction, 
and on what armor is required for a missile combatant. mainly, which 
hand armor is required.

You need to know the rules of engagement for CA, as well as the minimum 
ranges (10' at Gulf War, 'clear the bow' here.)

Then you need to find some local melees where you can get practice, then 
get authorized at a melee event or official practice.

You already know the armor standards, rules of the list and general 
safety stuff from being an authorized fighter. Adding CA is kind of like 
adding fiberglass spear: You just need to learn the new stuff so you can 

The tricky part is finding an authorizing marshal: there aren't that 
many of us. What part of the kingdom do you live in? Maybe whoever's 
closest to you can contact you.

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