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Elling Polden




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun, 2012 9:46 am    Post subject: Practical sparring/combat experiences with roman Scuta?         Reply with quote

Hi people.
Some friends of mine are doing early imperial legionary reenactment. The group does steel reeactment fighting, but are not very experienced. Of late they have been talking about having someone (potentialy me) doing a introduction course with them.

So, my question is: Does anyone have practiacal experience figthing with roman scuta and gladii? Regardless of style/rules. I am looking for input on fighting stance, shield design, and so on.

"this [fight] looks curious, almost like a game. See, they are looking around them before they fall, to find a dry spot to fall on, or they are falling on their shields. Can you see blood on their cloths and weapons? No. This must be trickery."
-Reidar Sendeman, from King Sverre's Saga, 1201
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Wilhelm S.





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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun, 2012 10:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have a friend that does roman re enactment. I will throw this at him see if he will reply.
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Sean Sheridan




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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun, 2012 11:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Elling, I have some photos here:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1162...8372ff4cbd

A quick overview of some basic techniques

These are for group combat, close order,

Slashing techniques are not yet illustrated.
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Wilhelm S.





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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun, 2012 11:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thank you Sheridan.
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Ralph Grinly





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PostPosted: Tue 26 Jun, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Apart from re-enactment groups..I suspect the most..practical..training around now would be police riot control methods with riot shields and truncheons/batons ??
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