Siege war point at Pennsic
- I'd like to thank Dirk, and Alexander, and Diccon, and Wormwood, and
Hrelgar, and Svanhildr, and Taranach, and everyone else who helped Richard
marshal the siege activities at Pennsic this year. There was a lot of new
stuff going on with the War Point shoot, and with Atlantia and Aethelmarc
being primary contenders in the war.
I did not marshal this year, but got to shoot instead. This is the first
time I got to shoot in several years, and I enjoyed it very much. Yes, I
got high score in the war point shoot, but I also enjoyed the bridge battle
For those of you who didn't go to Pennsic, it wasn't the Midrealm against
the East Kingdom this year. It was the Midrealm and the East Kingdom
together against Atlantia and Eethelmarc, with other Kingdoms allied with
either side. Being primary contenders this year, Atlantia and Eathelmarc
were really pumped up. I saw 4 blue Jonathas built ballistae from Atlantia,
and Aethelmarc fielded some new engines with a lot of new siege engineers.
Outside of the siege community, turnout by those kingdoms was also way up.
There were 25 siege engines in the war point shoot. A target shoot is
something that we could have done any time, but it's a lot of trouble to get
a siege engine to the battlefield at Pennsic. Most people won't bother to
do that for anything less than a war point. And then there are always a lot
of other things to do anyways. Making a target shoot into a war point
breathed a lot of life into the siege community at Pennsic this year.
The Mid-East won the war point shoot. Diccon gave us the score at the siege
marshal social, but I can't remember exactly what it was. It was something
like 1200 to 900.
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