12554Re: Loose-headed arrows & Silk
- May 11, 2003--- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "jameswolfden" <jim.welch@c...>
> --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Kinjal of Moravia"Yes, of course -- and in playing the SCA game this is fine. But
> <gusarimagic@r...> wrote:
> > What will happen when a combatant tells a marshal he was
> not injured
> > beause he has a silk shirt and that the arrow head probably fell
> > off?
> In SCA combat, the marshall would tell him he was dead
> because he didn't have a silk shirt, he was wearing mail over a
> padded gambeson. You can wear whatever armour suits your
> persona but the SCA combat rules evens everything out and
> everybody is considered to be wearing the same.
> From the Rules of the List, Section V. Acknowledgment of
> 1. All "fully armored" fighters are presumed to be wearing a
> hauberk over a padded gambeson with boiled leather arm and
> leg defenses and an open-faced iron helm with a nasal.
> James Wolfden
those who attack CA want to force a 'reconstuctist' attitude to
their benefit. Yet these stick fighters follow rules of combat that
are not period consistent -- we select Princes and Kings based on
combat rules that would not have survived in real combat. Ever hear
of 'step though' or 'shield charge'? Not allowed, but if a 'heavy'
ever attacks me after 'light' surrended, he will know what they are -
- and may not sire children thereafter. I once had a man pull a gun
on me in one of my businesses - mistake - I took him to the hospital
with a broken arm and knee cap -- then called the police, for which
I got cited for 'improper response'. The victim still writes to me.
and I am a gentle person, not very well trained, but also a disabled
Viet Nam vet. My staggering 250 lbs can do some damage in a full
charge and I wouldn't hesitate, unlike someone who has never...
The point is that while playing this game one could still get hurt,
and I will never fight heavy. But once I have signed that insurance
release form I question the ability of the group to control
(politics)activities for 'my protection' -- we already have one
silly governement -- don't need another -- but if you must
legislate, do it for consistent and period reasons, not caprice.
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