Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Thursday, the Day of Days   2 comments

  Thursday morning was set aside for order meetings (where I discovered the best way to do an order meeting is standing in the back, drinking mimosas, banned by law from voting) and for the champions duels. I watched for a while, hang out and chatted, and then wandered back to camp to get ready […]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Wednesday   1 comment

Armored Ravine Battle Wednesday morning I woke up feeling like I’d spent about three hours in the sun in heavy armor the day before. Because I did. In other words, I wanted nothing more from life except to drink coffee and eat bacon and watch everybody else go off to fight. Then I armored up […]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Tuesday   2 comments

This year saw Wistric’s return to Gulf Wars, and perhaps the gods were unhappy about that. Really, though, I think the gods just think there are too many MODs: Damiano (Glean Abhann) and David (Meridies) got postponed due to the weather (more on that later) and Caitilin nearly did. Having finally managed to Iron Man […]

Posted March 25, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: The Spin Cycle – How was yours?   9 comments

Reports! (And, yes, that’s the official title here at the Warfare)

Posted March 21, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Winter War Maneuvers   12 comments

It has been a long time since we posted anything about melee, so for a change of pace, I thought I’d provide a recap of a melee training that I ran recently. I was not initially planning on attending the event (5 hour drives are the new normal for event travel, but it’s a bit much […]

Posted January 31, 2016 by Gawin in Events, Melee, Teaching and Training

The Awesome of Nov. 21st   5 comments

(Things I find when going back through the draft post folder) Baron/Duke Orlando Cavalcanti asked me to write up the details of my vigil and elevation for his historical records. The below is that write-up, with extra info. Later, maybe next week, I’ll have a post about my thoughts on the vigil and elevation that’s […]

Posted January 21, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Cherish your old sites, but not too much   3 comments

(Because fighting can’t happen without a place to do it) The SCA is running into an increasingly more common situation.  The basics of it are that our expectations for event site costs have not kept up with the reality of event site costs, which has kept event cost inflation artificially low, and we’re approaching a […]

Posted January 20, 2015 by Wistric in Events, Musings

Wistric’s Pennsic AAR   4 comments

MONDAY The warpoint plan was that rapier and heavy would fight the same scenarios (mostly) on the same day, which held promise of the back-to-back woods battles, one of the best endurance tests I’ve ever encountered.  Monday was the day for field battles! HEAVY FIELD BATTLE The Queen’s Spears rallied up, 8-10 in number.  Duke […]

Posted August 18, 2014 by Wistric in Events

King’s Assessment, 2014   35 comments

Ibrahim, Gaiwn, and myself squeezed into Gawin’s hatchback and drove out to rural Virginia. At one point we stalled out on a gravel mountain road and had to push. It was that kind of day. The Site Chantilly Festival Farm only opened a little over a year ago, and the place is beautiful – 90 […]

Posted July 8, 2014 by Ruairc in Events, Melee

Gulf Wars 2014, Part 3: Wherein Ruairc Forgets to Parry, and Then Forgets A Few Other Things   11 comments

Thursday There was an Everyman tourney, open to all non-WS. I fought single sword in accordance with my training, per Fabris (which got some compliments. That’s always nice). A number of my opponents did not. My strategy was, generally, “keep their sword covered, stay at measure, and wait until their secondary is out of position […]

Posted April 12, 2014 by Ruairc in Events