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http://mountedknights.com/cf1069/

Conroi FitzOsbern proudly presents "1069" live steel/living history
event March 3-5, 2006 in Social Circle, Georgia.

A weekend of training and skirmish. Great preparation for Hastings
with training and skirmish for the infantry and training, skirmish and
assessments for the cavalry.

A $10 fee is required for each participant to cover site insurance and
facilities. All horses will require paperwork showing a negative coggins.

All participants are requested to have minimum soft kits that conform
to Viking NA standards. Training and scenarios will fall under Viking
NA requirements as well.

All times are EST.

Schedule:

Friday Evening

Camp setup and picketing of horses

Saturday
9 AM Cavalry Drill
9 AM Shield Wall and Sword Drill training for infantry
12 PM Lunch Break
2 PM Foraging Expedition/1069 rebellion scenario. Norman foragers
get ambushed by Saxon rebels.
4 PM Return to camp/firewood detail
5 PM Sword and Shield wall Drill for all
6 PM Finished for the day. Dinner and Drinks

Sunday:
9 AM Cavalry Drill and Cavalry Assessments, prelude for the Battle of
Hastings.
9 AM Shield Wall and Sword Drill training for infantry
11 AM Second Skirmish
1 PM Camp Breakdown



Site Directions:

The site is located near Social Circle, which is on I-20 East of Atlanta.

Directions - PDF Format

Simplified directions, hotels and restaurants in the area will be
published soon.


Event sponsored by Conroi FitzOsbern:
http://bellsouthpwp.net/G/l/Glyndower/C ... /index.htm , a
member of Vikings NA: http://www.vikingsna.org/ . Please contact
Jesse Bailey: jbailey1066@yahoo.com with any questions.

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I've been wondering about this for some time - why in the US do you call it 'Live Steel'?
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It's a "live" event, i.e. unrehearsed, using proper "steel" weapons?

Sounds more like an 80's power metal band if you ask me...
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zauberdachs wrote:It's a "live" event, i.e. unrehearsed, using proper "steel" weapons?

Sounds more like an 80's power metal band if you ask me...
Complete with big hair and spandex? :twisted:
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I spose it's like "live ammunition" stuff that can hurt you, instead of latex stuff its live steel. ITS ALIVEEeeeee
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WorkMonkey wrote:I spose it's like "live ammunition" stuff that can hurt you, instead of latex stuff its live steel. ITS ALIVEEeeeee
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dude I haven't been at school for like..5 years.
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Only $10!

I'm on my way,


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So it was SchoolMonkey and now its Work Monkey
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It was school monkey, then college monkey, ironically where the name "workmonkey" was coined, then It was drop out monkey, then it was grudingly workmonkey 8)
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:D :shock: :roll:
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WorkMonkey wrote:dude I haven't been at school for like..5 years.
Now that's what I call skiving!
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Alan_F wrote:
WorkMonkey wrote:dude I haven't been at school for like..5 years.
Now that's what I call skiving!
Awww leave him alone, he's got a big court case coming up :lol: :roll:
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Alan_F wrote:I've been wondering about this for some time - why in the US do you call it 'Live Steel'?
Live as unrehearsed – IE non scripted combat/freestyle.

Steel as in not LARP/SCA weapons. The vast majority of events there are LARP/SCA based and well upto a few years back they viewed european and antipodean re-enactors as complete nutters for doing combat with real steel weapons.

Always happy to be a nutter!!

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Dingo8MyBaby wrote: Always happy to be a nutter!!
Ditto.

And i think it applies to most of us on this thread as well.

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Dingo8MyBaby wrote:
Alan_F wrote:I've been wondering about this for some time - why in the US do you call it 'Live Steel'?
Live as unrehearsed – IE non scripted combat/freestyle.

Steel as in not LARP/SCA weapons. The vast majority of events there are LARP/SCA based and well upto a few years back they viewed european and antipodean re-enactors as complete nutters for doing combat with real steel weapons.

Always happy to be a nutter!!
Makes sense - on the old forum there was someone who posted an ad in the costumes bit saying that he made foam weapons. He seemed to think that steel weapons were only used to kill and maim people. He stopped posting after I pointed out that I'd been using steel weapons since I'd started in re-enactment and had yet to kill or main anyone.
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some pictures can be seen at: http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/ ... highlight= until they get their own website

Other than a couple of relatively minor incidents I think the event
went off very well indeed. Everyone who attended said that they had
a grand time and that they were pleased with it (of course, would
they really tell me otherwise? ). The weather cooperated very well,
and was similar to a nice spring or fall English day. Friday was a
travel day for most, and by sundown we had a nice fire going with
several folks in attendance. Though the temp dipped nearly to
freezing that night, we all stayed relatively warm. With morning we
had several folks show up, including James, Oathlog, and Mandy (who
had not gotten on the road until 9pm Friday night and had driven ~12
hours to get there, only to pretty much get going when they arrived!
Certainly the most heroic of attendees).

Initial training got underway, with several folks working on their
basic assessment for sword and spear (including me!). Afterwards we
went out to the field to practice shield wall and unit maneuvers,
while the cavalry folks did some drill and basic assessment for
mounted combat w/ Jesse. We then began working w/ cavalry vs.
infantry, which I think was a really good time for all, and was a
great thing to have for those of us planning on going overseas for
TNBO in October.

We then broke for lunch, and several other folks continued to
arrive. After a meal and a rest, everyone suited up and we decided
to run a few "tactical scenarios", with the Normans going on patrol
down a road and the Saxons holding ambushes to slow us down/destroy
us. For me personally, this was one of the most interesting parts of
the event because I think that, even with the limitations placed
upon us for safety concerns, it gives us a small and brief glimpse
into what it might have been like to have been involved in a "small
unit action" during the 11th century (I plan on writing an essay on
my humble observations, stay tuned). We did several of these, and
then headed back to camp for some more training and assessment
activities. Finally, it was time to reward ourselves with a
refreshing beverage and the good company of our new-found
friends/enemies/etc.

It was really great to meet several folks who I've only been able to
know online, especially Halvgrim, and to see again folks I've
already met. I'm with Jesse, this is something that I think we
should do again, perhaps an annual event if folks would be
interested in doing it: The site is a really good one, and with even
a few improvements can be very event-friendly; Fitzosbern's ability
to run an event can only improve; and the climate in the area lends
itself to having the event this early in the year. The event from
Fitzosbern's perspective was a very positive success; there is
always room for improvement, and I'd really like to hear from
attendees what could be done to make it better in the future.

Before closing, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank several
people.

First, all the folks who drove literally thousands of miles to come
to Georgia for our event; this kind of dedication from individuals
proves to me (as though there was any doubt) that there is a fervent
belief in what it is we're trying to do with medieval reenactment/LH
in North America.

Second, Halvgrim for being the "old hand/grand poobah" and being
willing to come all the way down to do assessments and make sure
everything is clicking as far as our participation in Vikes NA.

Third, I'd like to thank Jesse for taking point on the event:
getting the site prepared, putting signs up, and just generally
making it happen.

Fourth, to Andy/Sir Wulfric for hosting the event info website and
making sure that everyone got the directions they needed to get to
the site.

Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank Jesse's wife Wendy
for being the catch-all runner/gopher/supporter/supplier bringer-
carrier, and all around support staff for the event. She is the
power behind the throne (so to speak) and always helps out above and
beyond, not only at events but in every little (and big) thing that
Conroi Fitzosbern does.

Thanks to friends old and new for making this work!
Glen Kyle

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http://home.armourarchive.org/members/f ... bern06.htm

a giant amount of more pictures can be seen here.

whatya think?

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Not bad indeed

Lots of paffing being worn gladdens my heart

Did some of you guest with us in 2002
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paffing
he means padding, unless am missing something :twisted:
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Post by Wolf(conroifitzosbern) »

only padding was teh 3 gambisons the calv wore. i dont think there was anyone else that had it bsides the padded liner for the helms.


i think a few were there in 00 and 02. i know of a few that were training to come for this year.

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