2788Rapier Fighting @ Trillies
- May 29, 2013OK, here are the Rapier events so far. This is not written in stone and I
am more than willing to entertain other ideas. If people want to give a
thumbs up or down on any of the ideas, I'll plan accordingly. Please speak
The precise schedule is still TBA. But I'm aiming for a morning Tournament
and a late afternoon Tournament with a suitable break during the hot hours
of the afternoon. This will make a happy siesta or class time.
*1) By the Book*: Cut and Thrust. The fencers are to be armed and
armoured in accordance with a single period and place, with concessions to
safety equipment. The fencer must also fence in a style that matches the
garb and weaponry, if possible; with the new weapon rules I assume that I
might see a Viking and/or a Norman on the list. As the combatants are also
likely to those qualified to be judges, victory will be determined by
ballot of the combatants of the tournament.
*2) Torchlight Tourney*: Heavy Rapier. Round Robin evening tournament.
*3) Newbee Tourney*: Heavy Rapier. Double Elimination single sword
tournament for fencers who have been authorized for less than three years.
*4) Longsword Tournament*. Heavy Rapier. Round Robin tournament fought
with two handed weapons.
*5) Single Sword Tournament*: Heavy Rapier
*6) Sword and Buckler Tournament*: Cut and Thrust. Double elimination
tournament fought with Sword and Rigid Parry Device.
*7) Armour Counts Tournament*: Heavy Rapier. Any visible form of metal
plate armour will be considered impervious to cuts and thrusts. Any
visible metal chain mail armour will be impervious to cuts. Perf plate and
fencing grills are not considered to be armour.
*8) Close Quarters Tournament*: Heavy Rapier. All combatants must wield
at least one dagger.
*9) Dubious Kill Tournament*: Heavy Rapier. A combatant will have lost a
bout after taking one killing blow, they do not stop fighting until they
have received two killing hits.
*Belgian Rules Variation*: Not a tourney per see, but a variation that can
be used. Hand and forearm hits are ignored.
Aaron Miedema, B.F.A., B.A., M.A.
Historical Advisor for the Motion Picture *21 Brothers*
http://www.21brothers.com/* Guiness Book of World Records* Holder for
"Longest film shot in a single take."
Author of *Bayonets and Blobsticks, The Canadian Experience of Close Combat
1915-1918*, available from Legacy Books Press.
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