Since the Cooper's are very seriously considering on planning a 3-sided fort
on top of Mt. Eislinn, wouldn't the defenders on the parapets be a perfect
spot for light archers?
BTW, during the Abbey battle, I had fun ispecting the arrows and 'others'
that were brought in. We separated them into in and out piles. Out-those
that had been inspected, and were still good to be re-used. There comes to
mind one person who made many weapons, but after just one shot (or maybe
two), the balista's, and everything else they made came apart. These we
took off the field of play completely, so as not to confuse any of the
fighters (who can re-supply the combat archer) or the ca's who were looking
for more ammo.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian Gourdon [SMTP:agincort@...]
> Sent: Monday, January 01, 2001 12:02 PM
> To: SCA-Archery@egroups.com
> Subject: [SCA-Archery] Re: Pennsic CA
> >Pennsic, by virtue of being a multi-kingdom event, often has special
> >autorization categories unique to the event. It's probable that there
> >will be some sort of light combat archer scenario(s) at Pennsic,
> >but the details may well not have been negotiated yet. (I believe
> >the Mid Realm does light combat archery -- chances are any light rules
> >for Pennsic will be very close to Mid rules.)
> > > Macsen
> This past Pennsic, the basic rule was that -your- kingdom rules would
> apply, more or less, for you. That should continue if your kingdom uses
> heavy CA.
> Equipment standards for CA weapons were set for the battle based on East
> and Middle standards for CA.
> Both kingdoms require an authorization for CA within the heavy weapons
> rules. The Midrealm allowed CA authorizations without a weapon and
> shield authorization. That should continue.
> There were last minute - battlefield inspections of weapons and arrows,
> but some apparently did not get inspected, from what I've heard here.
> That won't happen again. The varied standards from kingdom to kingdom on
> safe arrows probably affected it some, and not all CA understood that
> there were specific weapons inspections.
> I understand some attempt was made to allow CA lights to play from other
> kingdoms, but it apparently didn't work out -very- well, though it seems
> it did happen in a few cases, nor did the attempt to allow non
> authorized CA archers to play. The Midrealm and East Kings did try to
> put together such a non spec (no authorization - ultra light - non
> contact) option, but the SCA Marshal vetoed it, if I understood the
> situation correctly. Easy to see why there was such a deal of confusion.
> This years rules are not set, as far as I know, but it would be
> reasonable to expect some tightening or clarifying of the standards,
> possibly to applicable East/Midrealm rules. It would be nice to think
> that there will be at least one battle that will include light CA, but
> neither of the core negotiating Kingdoms will necessarily know how to
> put the light rules into place. Perhaps timely (January) imput to their
> Highnesses East and Middle from an Archer General or Earl Marshal from a
> Kingdom who does this, would be in order...
> Current testing of CA arrow safety may affect the final outcome on arrow
> point standards, but I wouldn't hold my breath for this Pennsic, if
> you're not shooting Baldars or the equivalent.
> Just my opinion.
> Ian Gourdon - Midrealm
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