MSI.33 Part IV: Second through Sixth Wards

Royal Armouries MS I.33 (“One Thirty-Three”, “Tower Fechtbuch”)
Second through Sixth Wards

Set 1:

Second Ward: Right Shoulder

First Counter: Right Cover (Half Shield with buckler rotated under and to the right of sword hand)

Play 1:

P in Right Shoulder, S in Right Cover

P attacks with oberhau to S’s head

S slope paces right and thrusts at P

ALT: P does nothing, S thrust-strikes with slope pace

Play 2:

P in RS, S in RC

P overbinds S’s blade to left

P passes forward, shield knocks, and nuckens

ALT: P overbinds, S counterbinds, passes forward, shield knocks, and nuckens

Play 3:

P in RS, S in RC

P binds S’s blade to left

S counterbinds to left

P cedes blade, shield-knocks and cuts

ALT: P cedes, thrusts

ALT2: As P cedes, S stab-knocks

ALT3: P rotates blade CW, overbinds right

Play 4: What can S do when bound

P in RS, S in RC

P binds S’s blade to left

S cedes back and up, cuts from left

ALT: S rotates hand, slopes right and thrusts

ALT2: For either case, P can cut along blade to strike S’s hands

Second Ward, Second Counter: Half Shield

Play 5:

P in RS, S in HS

P cuts down between buckler and sword, striking S’s hands

ALT: P cuts down, S slope steps right, stab-knocks

Play 6:

P in RS, S in HS

S passes forward and thrust strikes

Play 7:

P in RS, S in HS

P attacks with oberhau

S counters with oberhau

Set 2:

Third Ward: Left Shoulder

First Counter: Left Cover (Right Cover with sword pointing down, held at shoulder level)

Play 1:

P in LS, S in LC

P oberhaus, shieldknocks

S steps left, stab-knocks

ALT: P does nothing, S strikes with oberhau from left, or thrust to belly

Play 2:

P in LS, S in LC

P oberhaus from right

S blocks, shield-knocks, and counters with oberhau

Play 3:

P in LS, S in LC

P binds on right, shield-knocks, strikes

ALT: P binds, S rotates hands CW and binds right, shield-knocks, strikes

Play 4:

P in LS, S in LC

P underbinds

S passes forward, grapples/shield knocks, strikes

Second Counter: Half Shield

Play 5:

P in LS, S in HS

P falls under sword

S passes forward, shield knocks

Third Counter: Long Point

Play 6:

P in LS, S in LP

P cuts from left

S stab-knocks

Play 7:

P in LS, S in LP

P overbinds right, shield knocks

ALT: P overbinds left, shield-knocks

Set 3:

Fourth Ward: Vom Tag

First Counter: Underarm/High Cover (Silver’s Bastard Gardant)

Second Counter: Half Shield (transitioning to HC as with Underarm)

Play 1:

P in VT, S in UA

S transitions to HC, strikes at P’s sword arm

P retreats to void back

S thrusts at P’s chest

Play 2:

P in VT, S in UA

P strikes with Oberhau

S transitions to HC, shield knocks

Play 3:

P in VT, S in UA

S transitions to HC

P binds with buckler, passes forward, strikes

Play 4:

P in VT, S in UA

S transitions to HC

P binds with buckler, passes forward

S stop-thrusts with half incartata

ALT: S parries cut, overbinds right, shield knocks

Set 4:

Sixth Ward: Plow

Play 1:

P in P, S in HS

P slopes left, thrusts

S overbinds, shield-knocks

Play 2:

P in P, S in HS

S closes, underbinds on left, “treads through” (pins blade with buckler), strikes

Play 3:

P in P, S in HS

S closes, underbinds on left

P cedes blade, oberhaus

S parries, shield-knocks, strikes

Set 5:

Fifth Ward: Tail

First Counter: Half Shield

Play 1:

P in T, S in HS

P passes forward, binds blade w/ buckler,oberhaus

Play 2:

P in T, S in HS

P does nothing

S slope paces left, thrusts

Play 3:

P in T, S in HS

P unterhaus

S parries

P deceives parry, slopes left, thrusts
S counters, binds, shield-knocks

Play 4:

P in T, S in HS

P unterhaus or thrusts

S switches to Crutch, binds buckler, strikes

Second Counter: Tail Cover (similar to “alber”)

Play 5:

P in T, S in TC

P strikes to leg

S steps left, parries

S cuts @ P’s leg with false edge/thrusts/passes forward and into P, throwing him

Play 6:

P in T, S in TC

P oberhaus with separated buckler

S deflects blow away to right, cuts P’s face/shield-knocks
Attacks from Tail passing through Plow or Left Shoulder can be dealt with as above

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