The Combat Rules will be based on what have been used and
revised at Previous Conventions.
We have had numerous
inquiries concerning the Combat rules that will be employed
at the XIVAMC2007.
that an overwhelming majority of registered XIVAMC2007
combatants have reservations about supporting the "Guidelines
for Inter club Combat" due to a number of amendments
made over recent years.
When we, as the event
hosts, were provided with the link to the current rules,
we were unaware of a number of amendments made in recent
years that have not been supported by the majority of
registered combatants attending the XIVAMC2007.
These amendments have
been the subject of concerns for (what is) a majority
of combatants primarily for the reasons below:
1. Max spear length of 9ft
2. Marshalling system that has placed inexperienced
combatants, non-combatants and unrelated spectators
as Marshalls in postions of authority over experienced
combatants, resulting in dissatifaction for combatants.
3. A right to refuse to engage any person in combat
but proceed to push past them to fight someone else.
There are minor differences
in the areas of:
1. "organised combat", "display combat"
and "Non-organised combat".
2. The use of Head combatants rather than Marshalls.
3. Resolving Disputes in Combat
4. Minimum Protection
5. Maximum Spear lengths
To make it fair and
equitable for as many participants as possible, variations
to the rules can be agreed on the day, by the majority
of combatants involved in any combat. Not by spectators
or by non-combatants. (If you're not in a fight you
don't get to determine how it will be run).
The rules for Combat Archery will be dictated by those groups
who practice this discipline and by those who will be participating
in this activity at the event.
The Projectile combat
rules, as amended at Nagambie, are found as
an appendix in the Guidelines
for Inter club Combat (Thanks of Sven of the NVG
for calling this to our attention, Dec2005)
Tourneys and Tournaments:
The Tourneys will most likely be run using the same system
as was used at the Sydney USI show 2006 as developed and
driven by Kiwi. Further information and Kiwi's competition
discussion paper is available here.
Refer to Kiwi's guidelines for details. For Danelaw's simple
guidelines. Click here.
Rules for display combat will be at the discretion of the
Group putting on the display. If you intend to put on display
combat, please inform us of your Display Combat Rules prior
to the event for insurance purposes.