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The Library / Ford & Sterling from Leverage. Knightly?
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2017-06-05, 23:33:50 »
James Sterling & Nate Ford from the show Leverage. Knights? Knightly? I am going to say yes because they have a code, live by it, fight for what is right, and are willing to sacrifice to get where they need to be. THey also seem like 2 halves of he same coin.

"Sometimes bad guys are the only good guys you get."

"People like that…corporations like that, they have all the money, they have all the power, and they use it to make people like you go away. Right now, you're suffering under an enormous weight. We provide…Leverage."

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Mick Rory, aka "Heat Wave", from Legends of Tomorrow is a study to me in how a very bad man can still be a hero subjectively if one looks at it as attaining common goals using mostly common methods, even if your motivations are rather a bit different. Though I am not sure if he can be said to be knightly. Thoughts?
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The Campaign / Re: Need Advice Regarding SCA Combat
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2017-05-29, 02:12:40 »
Sorry for the delay. So first off here is a playlist I made talking about WMA & SCA combat. It should help-
Aspie Sean & Western Martial Arts playlist.
S.C.A. & WMA/HEMA playlist.

Second- BOO! Evil Posta de Pollo di Ferro!

Now for the rest...
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Here they are offering to let me use their armor, how can I insult them by telling them that their perfectly good armor won't work for me?

If you do not tell them the truth how can they help?

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what should I do?

Don't give up. Also join the SCA Heavy Combat group on Facebook.

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should I stay on the sidelines until my armor is finished?

No, get out, work the pell. Do slow work in helm with sword & shield.

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should I try to use a different style to the other fighters?


YES! Would some of my fighting video's and a link to some great fighting vid channels + some good instructional vids help?

Here is a link to my fighting vids playlist Sean's Fighting Vids.

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should I let my barony know about my issues with the loaner armor?

Of course!


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The Market Square / Re: Used Albion Knight on ebay
« Last post by Sir Rodney on 2017-05-24, 02:28:10 »
Sweet mama.  Post some pics!   :)
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The Armoury / Re: The start of my kit
« Last post by Sir Patrick on 2017-05-22, 16:45:11 »
+2

Make them yourself if you are able, especially gambesons/ aketons. A good fit there means you can more closely tailor your mail. Improves movement and cuts down on weight. Also, a lot of off the rack arming garments aren't stuffed with natural fibers which is bad for heat conduction. Trust me, it's hot enough wearing a kit that's done right.
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The Market Square / Re: Used Albion Knight on ebay
« Last post by Lord Dane on 2017-05-22, 04:24:01 »
While that auction was happening, I won 2 slightly used Albion Messers (right-handed). :) :) They come Monday.
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The Campaign / Re: Need Advice Regarding SCA Combat
« Last post by Thorsteinn on 2017-05-22, 02:36:02 »
Gimme a day. When I can brain again I promise to give a good reply. :)
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The Armoury / Re: The start of my kit
« Last post by Sir Rodney on 2017-05-20, 05:11:09 »
Arming garments. Start with essentials by doing braies, etc and work outwards.

+1

I wish I had forums like this back in the day!
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The Campaign / Re: Need Advice Regarding SCA Combat
« Last post by Sir Rodney on 2017-05-20, 05:02:52 »
Start by not saying "ashamed".  We all struggle at times, especially when just starting out.  In the 80's (yes, I'm old) my loaner armour sucked hind tit.  It was ill fitting and actually hurt to wear.  Getting to where you want to be will take some time; enjoy the ride. You'll look back on it with fondness in 30 years, I promise you.   ;)

You are not an "impostor". If you want to fight, you'll be a fighter. Just because everyone else in your area is doing "X", doesn't mean you have to. Find something that works for you.

There's a ton of Viking personalities, armour, and fighting in Minnesota. I found that I really like the mid 14th century and the poleaxe. Find your own thing and be different.

It will take time (and money), but that will come.  As a college student in the late 80's and early 90's I had NO money.  I could barely pay for my share of the gas and beer when we traveled to Iowa and Wisconsin.  The point is to have fun and hit friends with sticks.   :)
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The Market Square / Re: Used Albion Knight on ebay
« Last post by Naythan on 2017-05-18, 16:32:16 »
sold
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