MSI.33 Part III: Undearm Counters

Royal Armouries MS I.33 (“One Thirty-Three”, “Tower Fechtbuch”)
Underarm Counters

First Ward: Underarm

Set 1: Second Counter: Crutch

Play 1:

P in U, S in C

P attacks S’s sword, attempting to overbind

S passes forward, grapples

Play 2:

P schietelhaus over S’s sword

S lunges forward with stab-knock (to ward against schietelhau)

Play 3:

P does nothing

S slope steps, thrusts from left

Play 3b:

P attacks S’s hands

S slop steps, thrusts from left

Set 2: More fun with Crutch

Play 1:

P in U, S in C

P overbinds from right, shield-knocks

Play 1a:

P overbinds from right

S removes blade, attempts to strike

P continues action into thrust

Play 2:

P overbinds from right

S sweeps blade CCW and binds

S slope steps, shield-knocks, and kills

Play 3:

P overbinds from right

S slopes forward and left, grapples from beneath with buckler arm, kills

Play 4:

P overbinds from right

S steps to right, cuts P’s forearm, backs out while thrusting

Set 3: Crutch vs. Crutch

Play 1:

P in C, S in C

P rotates hand and thrusts

Play 2:

P in C, S in C

S cuts for P’s head

P parries to outside, overbinds, shield-knocks

Set 4: Third Counter: Longpoint

Play 1:

P in U, S in L

P overbinds, shield knocks, pwnage

Play 2:

P in U, S in L

P underbinds right

S counterbinds right

P sweeps ccw and overbinds left

P exchanges to buckler, and strikes S

Play 3:

P in U, S in L

P grabs own blade with buckler hand

P grabs S’s point with sword hand

P thrusts to S’s chest

Play 4:

P in U, S in L

P grabs own blade with buckler hand

P grabs S’s point with sword hand

S shield-knocks P’s hand

S thrusts

Play 5:

P in U, S in L

P grabs own blade with buckler hand

P grabs S’s point with sword hand

S shield-knocks P’s hand

S cuts from right

P parries with buckler, grapples while moving forward

P incartatas, thrusts to S behind back

Set 5: Other Counters

Play 1:

P in U, S in U

P unterhaus to S’s head

S overbinds right, shieldknocks

Play 2:

P in U, S in U

P unterhaus to S’s waist/legs

S passes forward into Crutch

S grapples, throws P, thrusts

Play 3:

P in U, S in half-shield with buckler facing right

P unterhau

S stabknocks

Play 4:

P in U, S in half-shield with buckler facing right

P falls under sword, overbinds

P shieldknocks

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