Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Victoria Medieval Reenactment?? Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Dave Stephan




Location: Australia
Joined: 16 Mar 2012

Posts: 25

PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar, 2012 8:19 am    Post subject: Victoria Medieval Reenactment??         Reply with quote

Hello everyone.

I live in Victoria, Australia and I want to find a reenactment group that does live steel combat in a historically accurate, but chilled out setting.

I've tried various SCA related things, but I just don't like the atmosphere. Using 'safe' weapons which therefore justifies bashing the crap out of each other to the point of injury because it's 'accurate' is no fun. I'm not being rude, I just think that in reenactment you can't take it to that level or else it doesn't work. If you can't kill people you have to make it fun.

I want to do live steel that isn't choreographed. My idea of a 21st century reenactment is that we aim for each other's limbs and weaknesses and whoever isn't there in time gets hit and 'dies a dramatic death'. The armour would then only be a precaution IN CASE you got hit. The armour shouldn't be a defense against actual physical harm like in the SCA, it just isn't any fun to me.

The only problem is other than the SCA there isn't much around. What is there that I can do?

Thank you!

I have no quarrel with you, good Sir Knight.
View user's profile Send private message
Allen Reed




Location: Northwest, IL
Joined: 19 Apr 2004

Posts: 78

PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar, 2012 2:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Victoria Medieval Reenactment??         Reply with quote

Dave Stephan wrote:
Hello everyone.

I live in Victoria, Australia and I want to find a reenactment group that does live steel combat in a historically accurate, but chilled out setting.

I've tried various SCA related things, but I just don't like the atmosphere. Using 'safe' weapons which therefore justifies bashing the crap out of each other to the point of injury because it's 'accurate' is no fun. I'm not being rude, I just think that in reenactment you can't take it to that level or else it doesn't work. If you can't kill people you have to make it fun.

I want to do live steel that isn't choreographed. My idea of a 21st century reenactment is that we aim for each other's limbs and weaknesses and whoever isn't there in time gets hit and 'dies a dramatic death'. The armour would then only be a precaution IN CASE you got hit. The armour shouldn't be a defense against actual physical harm like in the SCA, it just isn't any fun to me.

The only problem is other than the SCA there isn't much around. What is there that I can do?

Thank you!


Have you tried contacting Paul Wagner and Steve Hand of Stoccata School of Defence? They don't do reenactment per se but might know folks who do.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Roderick Stacey




Location: Ballarat, Australia
Joined: 12 May 2009
Likes: 2 pages
Reading list: 5 books

Posts: 60

PostPosted: Fri 16 Mar, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.arlho.net/

Check that website out it lists many groups and their period(s) they cover.
View user's profile Send private message
Ted Wells




Location: Australia
Joined: 15 Jul 2012

Posts: 7

PostPosted: Fri 31 Aug, 2012 11:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I hear ya, What you want is exactly what we do in our club www.denizensofethos.org

Try NVG (New Varangian Guard Inc), I have met members of NVG from various places and have all been really good people and the biggest steel club in the country.

Good luck

Ted

Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > Victoria Medieval Reenactment??
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum