--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com
, agincort@j... wrote:
> > From: "Frederick Fenters" <padraig@c...>
> > Subject: Re: Authentic Looking Targets
> > This starts into a personal thing of mine about the competitions
> > SCA. Let's just say that I believe that the mindset we approach
> > things with is different than that of people in period. They
> > interested in meat on the table and safety in times of trouble.
> > Emphasis on numbers from concentric circles demonstrates that
> > difference in concern. Shooting a variety of "novelty" targets
> > reflects the medieval mindset better to me.
> > Note: I will willingly discuss this off list, but do not want to
> > rant further in public.
> > Padraig MacRaighne
> > Forester of the Greenwood
> Well, it's a good discussion topic, never the less. I don't know
> has seen it, but one of the few period targets known is in the
> Psalter. Not to disagree with your basic arguement, Padraig, which I
> agree with, but if they shot at targets for practice, it's one of
> realities. Round targets. We deliberately copied that target for the
> Winter Challenge. Point scores, or 'greater hits - lesser hits' as
> called them, I guess, matters less to me. Hitting what you aim at
> we strive to do. Keeping it interesting is good, and practicing is
> whether it be circles or wands, or MacKenzies. Even now, whether its
> winning the competition, or killing the deer, rather than watching
> run off wounded, that's the larger goal, eh?
> For the unfamiliar, here's an archery page that has the Luttrell
> Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe - OP, Midrealm Forester
> "Take thou no scorn to wear the horn; It was a crest ere thou wast
> - As You Like It
I would like to hear more about how you copied that target. And how
did you work it out in tournament?