Welcome to war! Rapier combatants are able to experience several melee and tournament formats throughout the event.
Rapier War Points
2pm Thursday: Battle of Tewkesbury (Champions Tournament)
Open Tournament for all combatants, both Rapier and Armored. York and Lancaster Armored and Rapier Captains will pair champions in singles or small teams to match the opposing army’s offering in a fast moving and entertaining start to the War. Armored and Rapier champions will share the field with alternating bouts. In this scenario, all combatants present will have the opportunity to support their family as a champion. Support Lancaster or York by fighting for, or cheering on, your family.
10am Friday: Battle of St. Albans (Town)
A timed battle. Each side will get a chance to attack and defend the town. Victory objective is to have the lowest attack time and win the War Point.
3pm Friday: Severn Bridge Battle
A timed battle. Three engagements. Victory is achieved by holding more than 50% of bridge for a majority of the unannounced check points, including the end. The first two bouts have resurrection and combat archery. Last engagement goes to last combatant standing. No resurrection or combat archery.
10am Saturday: Battle of Wakefield (Woods)
A timed battle. Victory is achieved by whichever side holds 2 of the 3 flags/banners at the end of the time. Combat Archery allowed.
2pm Saturday: Battle of Bosworth Fields
Three engagements; the objective for two of the bouts is to capture the predetermined objectives and hold on to them until the end of the battle. Best 2 out of three in each bout wins that engagement. The first two bouts have resurrection and combat archery. The last engagement will be a last combatant standing objective to achieve victory. No resurrection or combat archery in this bout. War Point goes to best 2 out of 3 engagements.
12pm Friday: Blacksword Tournament
A single elimination tournament open to all. Multiple of these are held over the course of the year and the results are added together. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to enter, even if you are from out of kingdom!
(sponsored by The Condotteiri))
1:30pm Friday: Pas D’Armes (Cut and Thrust)
Tourney barriers, a day shade, and a hospitality table for contestants and their consorts will be provided by the sponsor.
(sponsored by Master Lucien de La Rochelle)
12pm Saturday: Speed-Dating with Swords
Rapier and C&T friendly. Similar to the short-duration dating events known as Speed Dating, participants will face off with an array of people in a fairly short period of time, with selections made automatically based on their preferences.
Looking for those that love Longsword? What to make sure you meet friends from other areas and try to stab them? Or worried that you're new to a new weapon system and want time with someone more skilled to show you the ropes? All of these and more can happen through Speed-Dating with Swords.
Bring your phone or signup with our computer. Every 15 minutes, new pairings will be announced and you'll get an alert on your phone introducing you to the partner selected for you. Take part at anytime for as long you like, and enjoy the experience of sparring without anxiety.
(sponsored by Caitilin inghean Fheichín)