[Loch-Ruadh] Battle of 3 Commanders ~ A Little More Info

Lady Eithne eithnethehealer at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 09:45:44 PDT 2010

Unto the Kingdom of Ansteorra, and to her Baronies, Shires and Cantons.
(Posting  to other groups encouraged)

The Shire of Rosenfeld announces the next chapter in the 3 Kings annual

The Battle of 3 Commanders. October 1-3  Hawkins RV Park, Hawkins Tx.

 *July to September 1588  *

The Spanish Armada, had attempted to rendezvous with its army and invade
England to depose the heretic Elizabeth I.

The Armada waited in vain for the Duke of Parma's army to arrive at Calais.
The English Navy using fireships

caused the Armada's ships to cut anchor and escape into the North Channel.
  Meanwhile in Ireland the Irish Pirate Queen Grainne

was losing her hold over the waters of Cley Bay to the English and traveled
to England for an audience with the Queen, hoping to regain her rights.

*What ifs ?*

What if the Duke of Medina Sidonia did not escape into the North Channel and
followed King Phillips plan to invade England, but the Privateer Sir Francis
Drake was there to try to stop him?

What if the Pirate Commander Grainne Ui Mhaille, seeking release of her
hostage son and her ships, came to present her case before, Elizabeth I, and
found herself in the middle of a war? (What could a pirate do?)

What if The 3 Commanders had been able to deploy the Grapple Hook and then
Rapier fighters from each ship fought on decks and gangplanks with the
treacherous ocean waiting to swallow them up?

What if the Spanish Armada and Grainne assaulted the English Castle from
their ships using archers and siege weapons ?

And what if they landed and all 3 commanders met in an Heavy field battle?

Then we could have the Battle of 3 commanders.

The English Privateer Commander ~ Sir Francis Drake ~ HE Don Robert
MacPharland, OP

The Irish Pirate Commander ~ Grainne Ui Mhaille ~ HE Druinne de Salesberie,

The Spanish Armada Commander ~ Duke Alonso Pérez de Guzmán ~ HE Don Iago
Cabrera de Cadiz

Prepare for battle with Rapier, Chivalric, Combat Archery, Siege Weapons,
Equestrian and targets for Archers.

Enough fighting for all to be had, pledge your allegiance to your chosen

Choose your commanders and prepare your Bardic and A&S entries, the theme is
Pirate, Privateers, the Sea, Irish, English and Spanish,

extra points may be given for adhering to themes

Documentation required for static display and encouraged for performance.

There will be a Pirate Quest for children 6-12, no limit on entrants.

You can help your Commander by volunteering for service.

All participants should donate to the War Chest which will be presented to
the winning Commander.

Merchants are welcome with a donation to the War Chest appreciated.

More detailed information coming soon.

In Service,

Co-Stewards for the Battle of 3 Commaanders.

Lord Ricciardo da Nicolosi ~  ricciardo_nicolosi at yahoo.com  and  Lady
Eithne ingen meic Cináeda   ~ eithnethehealer at gmail.com

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