[Namron] Your Baronial Guard Needs YOU!

Joe Whitt vikingjoe1963 at yahoo.com
Thu Jul 17 16:26:59 PDT 2008

Sign me up!!  My life sucks right now so it will give me something to do.

--- On Wed, 7/9/08, JOHN <variglog at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

From: JOHN <variglog at sbcglobal.net>
Subject: [Namron] Your Baronial Guard Needs YOU!
To: "'Barony of Namron Mailing List'" <namron at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008, 8:49 PM


Now that my tenure as Herald has come to a close, I wish to pick back up on another project, teaching ceremonial Pike and Halberd drill for the Baronial Guard or those simply interested in learning some basic techniques of handling these fascinating weapons.  Interestingly, to this very day, the Pike and Halberd are still used by 2 well known Guard organizations, the Swiss Vatican Guard and the English Queen's (King's) Body Guard of the Yeomen of the Guard, including the popular Yeomen Warders who keep watch over the Tower of London and its legendary Ravens.  Both these organizations boast over 500 years of proud service.  With a few basic maneuvers, our Namron Baronial Guard can stand just as proud in Court or before our guests and let all know we serve to protect our Crown and Nobles.
I would like to begin drill this coming Sunday, the 13th beginning 2 pm or so during Fighters’ Practice at Reaves Park .  I will teach a little basic history of these weapons and the 2 splendid bodyguards (perhaps the Ravens as well) and then show some of the basic maneuvers with an emphasis on safety, as we will be using "live" steel.  If we can get at least 6 people, I can over time teach a drill routine that is fun to execute and looks pretty damn impressive.  Just come out willing to have fun and since this is an ongoing learning process for me as well, be willing to put up with my likely stumbling through some of this.  Of course, military experience is not necessary, but if you served, I will likely call on you to help with some of the techniques.  Dress comfortably, and although armour is not required please wear closed shoes as sandals and pointy things sometimes don’t react to well.  Depending on how many people show up and how much
 fun we are having, let us plan on an hour or so.
If you do not have a Pole Arm, do not worry, as we can use the Baronial Spears and I have some loaner Pikes and Halberds as well.  Plus I’ll teach you how to make an easy and inexpensive “training staff.”
Have questions?  Please let me know.  Ring me at 360-4150 or fire an e-mail to wolfgangvonsachsenhausen at yahoo.com
Let us have fun while serving Namron and Ansteorra!
In Service
Herr Wolfgang von Sachsenhausen
Namron mailing list
Namron at lists.ansteorra.org

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