Combat

Combat in the SCA is divided into three main types:

Heavy or ‘Heavy-armoured‘ combat - with full-speed, full-force tournament or war weapons, such as swords, glaives, and maces (made of rattan, intended to convey force but not injure). Find out more by choosing one of the “Heavy” related areas in the left side menu or perhaps have a look at the Kingdom Marshal page to find out what is happening with Heavy throughout the wider Kingdom
Rapier, ‘Fencing‘ or ‘Civilian‘ combat – blunted metal blades are used to recreate civilian combats – in the round, in groups, with secondary weapons, and slicing cuts. Find out more by choosing one of the “Rapier” related areas in the left side menu or perhaps have a look at the Kingdom Rapier page to find out what is happening with Rapier throughout the wider Kingdom
Light or ‘Missile‘ combat - including combat archery, thrown weapons, and siege weapons (such as ballista or cannon). Find out more by choosing one of the “Light” related areas in the left side menu or perhaps have a look at the Kingdom Archery page to see what is happening in the wider Kingdom.

If you are interested in any of these, please email the Marshal via the contact page or come along to one of our regular events and talk to us. Further details are also available through Folia Roani (our newsletter).