[Ansteorra-rapier] melee practice

Charlie Ribron II landf at airmail.net
Tue Sep 4 21:15:06 PDT 2001

I agree with you on this point that's why it was just the basics, the main
thing is just working togather has a team. Last year (2000) we had 2 of our
members fight and they just walk through the bridge battle using each other
to cover and attack the other opp. to the side of the other it was a pretty
sight. Sorry about not fighting this year but we had unit things to work out
since we are growing, the unit has double the last three years with light,
hvy and archers joining the unit.
-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Backus <cbackus at peakonline.com>
To: ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 10:42 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-rapier] melee practice

>I think that bringing information from one martial discipline to
>another is always a bonus.
>but (you knew there was a but, didn't you?)
>I don't think all tactics and strategies carry over.  In fact, I
>believe that many of the best stuff won't carry over.  In my opinion,
>many ideas are going to turn out to be unique to chiv melees.  Using
>mass to break a shield wall works great for the heavies, but I don't
>think it will carry over well due to the nature of our weapons.
>Shield walls work well in heavy, I don't see them as being all that
>useful in rapier.
>I think the most basic stuff will.  For example, I fought as a spear
>this weekend at Gothic.  I learned that it was often easiest to get
>shots on someone at an angle to you who wasn't expecting to be thrust
>at from your position.  That has always worked for me in rapier and it
>carried over perfectly.  Basic situational awareness carries over,
>with some learning curve for the differences in vision, hearing, and
>Anyway, feel free to bring information over, I think that's great.
>What I worry about is that the real melee experts (in any style) will
>expect all their good stuff to carry over (to another style).  When
>they present their knowledge and don't see it used like they know it
>should be, they may not realize it is due to the differences inherent
>with what will work in each style.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Charlie Ribron II" <landf at airmail.net>
>To: <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
>Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 10:23 PM
>Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-rapier] melee practice
>> Some of us are also hvy. fight in a shieldwall unit (the fray) if
>you talk
>> with the leaders of the fray they could also help with basic
>tactics, they
>> work for both. If no one knew here we have 2 knights, 4 squires, 1
>don and 8
>> cadets in the fray. I'm one of the cadets.
>> Ld Carlos Ritchey
>> Cadet to Don Vald of Western Seas
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