Prepare for battle! Recently we became aware of some changes to the combat rules at Pennsic this year. Initial reaction was anger but just getting angry doesn’t necessarily help. So I stopped to consider the issue. Calibration We repeatedly hear between battles, “Calibrate you blows!”. This is a general, and good, warning. Things can get … Continue reading “A message for you sir!” – Face shots at Pennsic? UPDATED
The Basics When traveling for the last few years to An Tir for Egil’s Tourney, they run a competition that is fantastic and embodies the spirit of the Society. It is run over a few days and people prep before the event to participate in certain aspects. The competition is rich in history, and is … Continue reading Three Pillars – The Competition for all of us
What a year! We had a wonderful season. Not only did we make the shoot more accessible by the known world, many more participated in the shoot! We had 28 participants in 2019! Compare that for example to 2017 and 2018 where we had 5! Success is measured in the result of many people’s efforts. … Continue reading Thats a wrap! IKCAC 2019 was a success for all!
A quick missive regarding bolt construction. I recently had an issue where I simply could not hammer the shaft in to the Fathead deep enough. It turns out the spec has changed from the Fathead, to the Fathead 2 (at the time of writing, provisionally approved). From Northstar: Please see the attached instructions. If you would like to … Continue reading Combat Bolts – Hammering it Home