[Ansteorra-archery] Archery Discussion

Ken Theriot kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com
Wed Oct 1 13:14:17 PDT 2008

That's great info!  Thanks JP.


Caladin, you're on this list right?  We (Ansteorran plus allies) had 15
archers in the Ravine Archers-Only battle last year.  Yes, the Bridge was
happening at the same time, but still...





From: Paul Thorne [mailto:paul.v.thorne at gmail.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, October 01, 2008 7:41 AM
To: Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Archery Discussion


107 as of the last report.

HL Jean-Paul de Calmont

On 10/1/08, Jed Tressler <jed.tressler at gmail.com> wrote:

Out of curiosity, and because I think it would help commanders plan both
battle strategies and recruitment efforts, based on authorizations, how many
combat archers are there total in the kingdom.


Which is to say, what is our current maximum archer strength if everyone who
is legal to shoot did?


Bastian Eisengart



On Tue, Sep 30, 2008 at 11:58 PM, Eric Brown <caladin at io.com> wrote:

Hi all,

I'd like to talk about what we can do to encourage Combat Archery.

We in recent years have come to gulf with fewer Archers than Trimaris,

Add this to the big Morale hit the archers are taking with the new rule

And I'm afraid we're going to be in trouble.

For those of you who didn't experience it a fresh at Gothic, being

By archers is a really unhappy place to be :). So I'd like to discuss what
we can do

To share that experience with our enemies instead of keeping it all to
ourselves. :)

Here are some of the ideas I've heard so far.

- Start practicing with the archers included. Involve them in each maneuver.

This is to help them feel more included and build esprit de corps..

- Fundraisers for ammo upgrade costs.

- Build archers into plans specifically, as at the ravine battle at gulf
where they

Were supposed to all attack a specific point just before we charged it.

- Make sure not to schedule archer battles at Gulf at the same time as HW

(or so close there is no time to move from one to the other ie how it was
last year.)

Does anyone know who we should talk to about this one? Who's our liaison to

scheduling of Gulf?

- Buy all our significant others a crossbow & armor for Christmas. ( :) )

I know there are some folks who aren't the biggest fans of CA (although I'm
a fan), and I ask please

that we set that aside and support them for this Gulf War. It's a known fact
that the enemy

will have CA at Gulf, lets band together to make sure WE have more than the

Enemy, so that they experience far more suckage than we do.

Think of Archer Dominance, like Air Superiority in modern combat. If you
have it, its gives you near total freedom

To do what you want on the ground, and if you don't have it, you are
strongly inhibited from doing what YOU

Want to do on the ground. Do you want to be roaming the field hitting where
you want, or do you want to be

Huddled behind a shield waiting for a chance to do something?

More archers = More fun for everyone (on our side :)).

I'd like to set Archer dominance as one of our goals for next Gulfwar and
the Gulfwar after,

What do you think, how can we do it, and who's willing to step up to help
organize and lead?

Sir Kenneth has volunteered to step up as a Combat Archery Liason, to help
drive this effort,

But we need more than one man to make this happen.



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