In some SCA battlefield scenarios, you will see combat archers taking part. They wear armor, and use handbows and crossbows to fire specially designed arrows and bolts at armored fighters and other archers.

Combat archery is more complicated and challenging than target archery, because your targets are all moving independently – and some of them may be shooting back or coming at you with a weapon of their own! The low power of the bows and the design of the ammunition ensure safety, while still allowing armored opponents to know they have been hit.

You can see pictures and details about Combat Archery at
the SCA Newcomers’ Portal


Deputy for Combat Archery

Sara Leritte (Baroness Sara de la Val)
combatarchery@sca.org | additional Contact Info


Notices

Fathead2 blunts sold by Northstar (September 17, 2019)
The Fathead2 blunts have moved to a provisional approved status, subject to any problems arising while in the provisional state. Please inform this office of any concerns or incidents with these blunts during the provisional approval status.

Crutch Tip for Heavy Ammo (February 11, 2019)
We have found that the “crutch tip construction method” for heavy ammo, which has been in an experimental status in Artemisia for the last 7 years, is equivalent to the construction method found in VII.G.7.a.ii.2 of the Society Marshal’s Handbook, with only one difference: instead of an old Baldar blunt being used, a crutch tip is used.

As proposed, the crutch tip slides over the siloflex equivalent and then at least .5″ of foam is taped to the head, ensuring the final taped diameter is at least 1.5″. With these specifications in mind, this construction method is moved to a provisional approved status, subject to any problems arising while in the provisional state.

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