Combat archery program - from the Kingdom Earl Marshal
- From the Kingdom Earl Marshal:
This program has been in place for a while, but thought I'd remind
everyone (as part of the March 2009 Pale letter as well):
To promote combat archery in the field, this summer, I will be
continuing a way for Gentles that wish, to make combat archery their
first authorization under the following Program.
This program is not compulsory on any Member of the Chivalry. If you
wish to take part in this program and you can't find a Member of the
Chivalry in your area, please feel free to contact me and I will
direct you to the nearest one that is available.
Program for Alternative Combat Archery Authorizations:
· To expand the number of combat archers while providing a
more "period" approach to the use of archery on the field of battle.
· To allow those who train directly under a member of the Chivalry,
the opportunity to authorize in CA without authorizing in weapon and
· To offer continued guidance to combat archers in the Rules and
Cultural Expectations for combat archery among the Heavy Weapons
· Any member of the Chivalry may undertake the training of Combat
· Anyone wishing to authorize CA as a first authorization may seek
out a member of the Chivalry for training. Members of the Chivalry
may also seek out gentles they feel would be interested in becoming
· Any member of the Chivalry that agrees to take on such
gentles also agrees to become responsible not only for their training
in CA, but also the agree to be responsible for their training in the
culture of the Heavy combat as practiced within the Midrealm. The
Chivalry sponsor must be present during the authorization!
The actual authorization must still take place at an SCA event during
a melee as per the rules in the Marshal's handbook
The purpose of this program is not to see how many new CA
authorizations can be generated, but rather to increase the awareness
of Combat Archery and to offer continued guidance to combat archers
in the Rules and Cultural Expectations for combat archery among the
Heavy Weapons Fighters. It is hoped that members of the Chivalry that
take part in this program will continue to oversee all of the combat
archers they trained.