Combat Rules
  • Mass Combat: 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.
    • Feedback suggests 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.
    • In response to feedback received we will be employing "DANELAW MEDIEVAL FIGHTING SOCIETY INC - XIVAMC2007 GUIDELINES FOR INTERCLUB COMBAT" which have been submitted to and accepted by the ALHF for all of Danelaw Hosted events.
    • 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).
  • Combat Archery: 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.
  • Display Combat: 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.
   

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