Thursday, July 19, 2007

St. Michael’s Activities at Pennsic, August 2007

If you are attending the medieval recreation at Pennsic, you may be interested in the following……

Saturday, August 4
3 PM: Blue List, Battlefield. 1 Hour
Learn about More Authentic Deeds of Arms
Formats, rules and modified combat conventions for more authentic deeds of arms. Also, an introduction to documented medieval combat techniques such as halfswording. Class to be followed by St. Michael’s Vespers, a hastilude where you can use what you’ve learned. Sponsored by the Company of Saint Michael.

4 PM: Red List, Battlefield. 1 Hour
Just What Do the Non-Combatants of Saint Michael's Do?
This class will show how you can be of service and provide invaluable support to a Tournament Company. Many of the non-combatants of the Company of Saint Michael will describe their contributions and answer questions on Company standards.

4 PM: Blue List. Battlefield. 1 hour.

Combatants arm for St. Michaels Vespers and informal Q & A

5 PM: Blue List, Battlefield. Up to three hours
St. Michael’s Vespers
A deed of arms for anyone who wants to learn more about authentic combat, regardless of their persona or armor. This follows a class giving background on the same. Sponsored by the Company of Saint Michael.

Sunday, August 5

Ca. 7:30 PM, Haus von Halstern Camp
Meet and Greet
The Company of St. Michael Meet and Greet, originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 7 PM, Haus von Halstern Camp, has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 5 at ca. 7:30 PM, Haus von Halstern Camp. There may be an additional Meet and Greet session on Tuesday, August 7 at the 7 PM, at the Clan Kyle camp on N03.

Monday, August 6

9 AM, AS 04, 1 Hour
Just What Do the Non-Combatants of Saint Michael's Do?
(Repeat of above)

Tuesday, August 7

12 Noon, Blue List, Battlefield, Three Hours

Historic Combat Series - The Challenges at Vannes (Counted Blow Tourney with shortened Lances)
This combat will be run the Company of St. Michael, and is inspired by a deed of arms in 1381 described by Froissart. Combatants will be divided into two teams, French and English. Each combatant from one side will offer a challenge with terms to the other side, and a champion from the other will accept those terms, or offer different terms. The default encounter is five strokes with lance on foot, five with axe, five with sword and five with dagger. Matched pairs of each of these weapons, including tapered rattan lances eight feet in length, suitable for combat on foot, will be available. Read more about the historical deed of arms here.

The Company of St. Michael Meet and Greet, originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 7 PM, Haus von Halstern Camp, has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 5 at ca. 7:30 PM, Haus von Halstern Camp. There may be an additional Meet and Greet session on Tuesday, August 7 at the 7 PM, at the Clan Kyle camp on N03.

Current Website of the Company of St. Michael

A Yahoo Group for prospective members of the Company

1 comment:

Shay said...

Will, does Saint Michael have a web site? -Shay-