[Hou-announce] Coastal Siege Practice

Mike Meyers michaelm at totalsem.com
Tue Feb 6 11:04:36 PST 2007

Hi All-

Sorry for the short notice but I literally just finished* the ballista and
GulfWar's a' coming!

*a siege engine is never truly finished

In order to help those wishing to be authorized for siege I'll be hosting a
siege practice on the Norhill Esplanade @ Bayland in the Houston Heights
this Saturday starting at 10AM and running till at least 2PM. Go to the
intersection of Studewood and Bayland then go one block east on Bayland -
look for siege weapons.

Anyway, it took a little jumpin' and hoppin' but this is an official SCA
practice. The Good Duke Ulsted will be out there to authorize those who show
they have the skills necessary to safely operate a siege engine. I will be
out there to teach you. 

Please read the siege engineer's handbook before Saturday:

Sample question: What is the minimum safe distance to attack with a direct
fire class B engine?

You need to show you can operate these weapons in armor but don't let lack
of armor stop you from coming! You do need to bring your own personal
protection - we'll help with the rest.

Heck, even if you don't want to authorize, come out and say Ooooo! Ahhhh! 

Miguel de la Trebuchet y dos Ballista y El Procrastinator Mas Magifico

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