Obligatory April Fool’s Post

I don’t know, something about how “Flat of my strong” is correct? Or how melee units should proceed no faster than a walking pace?

Announcement: Scholar ceremony of Lady Toki Ima

Master Wistric Oftun, OD, and Lady Toki Ima, request the honor of your presence as she becomes his Scholar, to study the art of combat on her path in our Society. Please join us if able for a brief ceremony to be held at the Rapier Field Battle at Gulf Wars, on Wednesday, March 16th. […]



The first posts (the justification of existence and Wistric’s Weekly Warfare #1) of the Warfare posted Jan 27th, 2009.

Happy birthday you beautiful, beautiful beast!

Current average post rate: 1.25/Week.

The New-ish Justification for Existence

First, a note: If you submit a comment and it does not post, please email me at otownes AT gmail DOT com and let me know.

About the blog:

This blog began as a series of e-mails to help train my local SCA rapier practice in melee. In 2008 I decided to start maintaining […]

Announcement of the Vigil, Prize, and Elevation of Wistric Oftun to the Order of Defense

Be it known to all to whom these words come:

Their Majesties of Meridies, King Wulfstan and Queen Thorkatla, on the the 10th day of October, 2015, at their Coronation, charged Lord Wistric Oftun with a writ to join the Order of Defense. Therefore, on the evening of the 20th day of November, 2015, at […]

Dante wrote a book!

Dante, frequent contributor and goad to this blog, has been busy the past six months putting together a book.

On Historical Fencing with the Rapier and Dagger

by Darren Di Battista et al.

When old HMA practitioners gather around the campfire, they talk about the good old days when all there was was Di […]

The Scarfhunter Challenge: I Wish I Had This When I Was New

I recently unveiled an idea that I, and several others, had bounced around for a few weeks: The Scarfhunter Challenge. Right now this is a uniquely Atlantian thing, but could easily be adapted to fit any other kingdom. The short version is that we’ve made a website to track performance. When you sign […]

Congratulations to the War Wagon

Wistric’s War Wagon reached 100,000 miles this morning, though admittedly that wasn’t on its original engine. Wistric is a better fencer than mechanic.

Please stand by…

Just got back from Gulf Wars, have a writeup of an event pre-Gulf Wars to finish up, and then the Gulf Wars writeups to do, and three or four topics for actual Weekly Warfare-type discussion. So, check this space in the near future (say, next two days)


Practice was canceled this week, so there’s nothing to talk about, except…

Congratulations, Gawin, on winning the first tournament of Pennsic!