18574Re: Need help-primary sources for period shoots
- Sep 7, 2005I would like to thank the people who responded to my initial inquiry
regarding period archery target competition documentation: Michael,
Shadhra, Padraig, Allan Bluehood, Caedmon, Kinjal, James Wolfden,
Laebeth, Robert Runewald, and Charles Connor. My apologies for the
delay in responding. I am now returned from the premier session of
the Northshield Academy of Swordless Martial Arts (though it may be
called something else next time, the equestrian community objects to
the swordless part:)) and in a much saner frame of mind.
I took note of the novelty competitions described and will keep them
in mind when I sponsor a novelty shoot in the future. I also
appreciate a quick source for interesting target faces.
I look forward to checking out the books that people recommended
(Payne-Galwey (Crossbows) and Chinese Archery). I am afraid I did not
have sufficient time to peruse them before the event.
I had previously explored the images in the Files folder, but did not
observe closely enough to see the target on the right border of the
xbows image. Thank you for (re)directing me to this.
I expect that this is the beginning of a long-term project, once I get
some other obligations out of the way.
As always, this group is a wealth of support and information.
Barony of Jararvellir, Northshield
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