RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Pennsic CA
>Hey Ian,Ok, this is the first I have ever heard of this. Where has this rumor
>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?
started? Would be awfully cool. However ...
If they did so ... where would they move target archery to? As it would be
right in the way of the battle ...
(PS. Plus that is an AWFULLY steep hill to have an entire army on safely
... I'm just imagining the first person at the top who dies defensively,
starts rolling, and watching the rest of the army go out like
dominoes. Would be fun to watch, but not to be part of *grin*)
----- Original Message -----
From: Siegfried Sebastian Faust <eliwhite@...>
Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 7:27 AM
Subject: RE: [SCA-Archery] Re: Pennsic CA
> (PS. Plus that is an AWFULLY steep hill to have an entire army on safely
> ... I'm just imagining the first person at the top who dies defensively,
> starts rolling, and watching the rest of the army go out like
> dominoes. Would be fun to watch, but not to be part of *grin*)
Or worse, the attacking forces will be on the hillside in the Poison Ivy
Just need to hold the fort for 24 hours and many of the attackers will have
Folks, that hill is steep and covered with poison ivy. I have had to run up
the hill three times while marshalling archery because 1. Some clown wanted
to get a better view of archery 2. a pair of lovers woke up on the hill
after a night of drinking & ....... 3. An intoxicated person passed out
during the night woke up and decided the shortest distance to his stash was
down the hill through the targets.
Build the fort any place but on the hill.
Any old Pennsic veterans want to tell the story of Eislin ? My shire (our
second Pennsic) was one of the groups that camped on the hill the one year
it was allowed.