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  • RCurtConrad@aol.com
    Gentles all, I am new to this group and seek your advise. My mundane name is Curt Conrad, and I live in the Canton of Hawk s Hollow, in the Kingdom of the
    Message 1 of 2 , Jul 1, 2001
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      Gentles all,

      I am new to this group and seek
      your advise. My mundane name
      is Curt Conrad, and I live in
      the Canton of Hawk's Hollow,
      in the Kingdom of the Outlands
      (near Denver, Colorado).

      I have not yet joined the SCA,
      but am working on a possible
      persona, and desire your vastly
      knowledgeable input. My
      persona will be male (of course),
      I don't really care about noble
      v. common birth, and I am
      thinking about doing a Swabian
      (as some of my family is from
      the Zollern area, originally) in
      either the early thirteenth or
      early fifteenth centuries.

      My primary interest in the SCA
      at this point is archery. We all
      know about the famous William
      Tell legends, but does anyone on
      the list know anything more
      about German / Austrian / Swiss
      archery in either of these time
      periods? (I know that the English
      and Welsh are more famous for
      using self or long bows, but they
      were also used by the French on
      the continent. "Their princes,
      indeed, with the warlike dukes
      of Burgundy, and other
      independent nobles, laboured
      for centuries to create
      efficient bands of military
      archers in their respective
      dominions. Sensible of the
      advantages which would
      result from being able to
      combat the English with
      their own weapons, during
      the scourging visitations
      of those "nock shotten
      islanders," they heaped
      honours and rewards upon
      all who excelled in
      drawing the bow.)

      I prefer to use a self bow,
      but I could live with a
      arbalist, I suppose ... My
      Lady is also warming to the
      idea of learning to shoot!

      Any suggestions or opinions
      on costuming in either time
      period? Is "German" a good
      persona choice for an archer?
      I am very open to changing
      my mind if you should desire
      to persuade and enlighten
      me! (I also have a Lady who
      would like to portray my spouse,
      should that information be of
      any import in your opinions!)

      Any of your help will be greatly
      appreciated! Thank you in
      advance for your thoughts on
      this matter!

      Viele Dank,

      Curt




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    • James C. Wolf
      Greetings to thee, young sir, and Well Come! My personality is roughly early 15th century German, a Hanseatic merchant/ship captain, and I justify my use of a
      Message 2 of 2 , Jul 1, 2001
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        Greetings to thee, young sir, and Well Come! My personality is roughly
        early 15th century German, a Hanseatic merchant/ship captain, and I
        justify my use of a bow as due to the fact that I was an archer auxiliary
        to the Teutonic Knights on their Crusades in the pagan lands to the east
        when I was younger. This even explains why I shoot a Hunnish Horsebow and
        use a thumb ring, as I captured the bow!
        Try looking for the OSPREY Men at Arms book on German Medieval Armies
        #166, and The Knights of Christ #155-I have these, and they are
        useful-especially on garb. Little mention of archers though. Beyond this,
        remember that this was Eastern Europe, and the Huns/Mongols/Asian
        traditions are going to be stronger than the French/English/Roman ones.
        Otherwise, have fun!
        YIS, Felix the Archer, Saethyr Fyrd, Calontir
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