[Ansteorra-archery] Good CA

Ken Theriot kentheriot at ravenboymusic.com
Tue Sep 15 10:08:45 PDT 2009

I agree with Pug.  One other reason I am not fond of open field battles is
the increased likelihood that someone being hit by an arrow "won't notice"
it.  I don't know if there is any hard data on this, but to me it is
palpable.  At GW last year, toward the end of the last field battle, there
were four fighters (spearmen and glaives) from the opposing side advancing
toward me after all semblance of organized grouping seemed to have vanished.
In the 60 seconds or so that ensued, I shot perhaps 7 or 8 arrows, hitting a
few of them multiple times.  One of them died (turns out he was a friend of
mine).  All 3 of the others just kept walking to me.  After the 3rd arrow
bounced off the chest of one spearman, and he just kept coming, I simply
threw my hands up.  It was very frustrating.

My assumption is that a combination of the increased movement and chaos of a
field battle, and the decreased likelihood that anyone else will notice if a
fighter "does not notice" being shot, make this more likely.  

My two pence.


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Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Good CA

> What are CA Archers favorite scenarios and
> in a rough way, why?

I think that the general reasons for this have been covered, but to put in
concise terms, the best CA scenarios are limited front resurrection
battles. Either of these alone is good, but combined they are nirvana.
This is why there are so many arrows after the ravine battle at Gulf War.
At Pennsic, the hold ressurection gap battles of one sort or another that
works as well.

I have to say, as a fighter, these are my favorite battles as well. I've
never been a big fan of field battles because they have neither of the
things that make it fun for me. Any battle that is over in less than a
minute or two is hardly worth putting my armor on for, but I do it anyway
because it's a melee. *grin*


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