Battle rules specifications (english translation)

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Battle rules specifications (english translation)

Message  Admin le Mar 4 Déc - 9:12

To participate at the battle, any fighter must be part of a troop invited or accepted by the Mesnie Enguerran.
To participate at the battle, any fighter must have an insurance covering him (civil liability insurance) .

I) The control of weapons and armor

The organizers and marshalls will be inspecting the weapons and armors before the battle.

Will be controlled, with particular attention the rust, stains, fingerprints, burrs and signs of wear that could be dangerous. To facilitate the groups participating, the organizers will be available to perform a preventive control to avoid disappointment.

II) Equipment

There will always be differing opinions on the types of weapons available for specific historical periods, particularly those relating to geographical areas.

Therefore, the present military equipment on the battlefield should be held strictly to the historical specifications established for the event.

It is permissible for women to fight in battle armor with compatible specifications.
In any case a woman should not be recognizable as a woman during the battle (she must be wearing male equipment). The organizers reserve the right not to accept battle if they are recognizable (eg wearing a female robe under the armor).

We invite you still doubt your equipment contact us at the e-mail address

III) Weapons:

Weapons are in good condition, wood and / or steel. All weapons must be well maintened, rust-free and have an edge of at least 2 mm showing no roughness. The "end" of a weapon shall be rounded and may not be smaller than a 10 cents coin.

The organizers have the authority to prohibit the entry of a melee for each weapon deemed inappropriate or dangerous. Even if it is not explicitly prohibited by this regulation.

Daggers worn at the side can be dangerous if they fall to the ground (cracked or broken ribs, thrusting etc). These are used in combat by the force of blows. All daggers are prohibited on the battlefield.

The natural weapons
("head hit", fists, members etc.) are permitted with the same safety as weapons in the strict sense: a figther can only hit a protected part of his foe’s body (“head hit” with/against opened helmets)

Swords:
The one-handed swords, two-handed and hand and a half are.

Masses
Masses, hammers, flails are prohibited. Hollow masses are allowed.

Axes:
one-handed axes are allowed, round toe and wire at least 2 mm wide.

Pole arms:
Are allowed: spears, vouges, bill, guisarmes, old style knight-axe (with hook or with 4 parts contending piece. Not hammer part).
Spears must have the (the) thrusting (s) ball (s) (ball)
Other pole arms, mainly used in vertical size, should have the thrusting ball or rounded ending, according to the same standards, in this case, than the swords.

IV) USE OF WEAPONS

Use of pole arm:
Polearms can only thrust the legs or lower part of the body below the navel. It is not possible to thrust upwards.

They can also fall from up to down but only on the helmet or shield. It is recommended to avoid hitting the neck or shoulders. These shots should in no case be too heavy. It is a soft battle and not Buhurt

Hits are only allowed on protected body parts.

Use of hand weapons (swords, axes):
Weapons can hit the top of the head, torso, members. Hits are forbidden on unprotected body parts.
Hits must be given without violence, not to hurt the opponent. If you feel your opponent is dangerous, do not hesitate to warn him nicely. Any repetitive violent strikes should be reported to a the nearest member of Mesnie Enguerran who will warn or expel the offender.

Thrusting
The thrusting poses a security problem in particular because it is more difficult to control the strength of the hit. The thrusting will therefore allowed for Pole arms (it is often impossible to do anything else with spear) and is totally prohibited in all other cases.

V) Shooting

Authorized bows:
European-style bow (French or Italian, English longbow)
Oobviously modern bows are not allowed.
The arrows must be based on the hand holding the bow.
The rope can be made from natural fibers such as hemp and flax or synthetic natural color (such as a security issue). Bows are accepted up to 45 pounds.

Bows and arrows must not show obvious defects (cracks, coarse ropes) that affect safety.

Crossbows are permitted and are subject to the same rules as bows. About their power, a test will be done before the battle.


VI) Arrows allowed:
The arrows shafts should be wood. The modern nocks are tolerated for security reasons if not being too bright color.

The arrows used in battle must be "blunted" (rubber stopper made specifically for this type of activity)

Are not allowed the cork or a plastic material that has one or more holes in the front. Part of the shaft of the arrow is inserted into the blunt must not contain spikes or bursts.

The arrows must be in good condition and should not, therefore, cracks, chips, or tail notches damaged part.

We require a minimum provision of 20 blunted arrows for each archer in each battle (Saturday + Sunday).

Bowmen’s military equipment
Archers must wear a opened helmet (chapel, cervelière, bascinet ...), clothing and footwear conform to specifications, with the addition of the following minimum protections and, if possible, protection of combat (or at least gambison, may be legs of armor, etc). It is strongly recommended to wear a melee weapon at the belt even without using it in combat.

Quivers are not allowed, only are wicker baskets + canvas bags.

Are not permitted eyeglasses.

Women's access is permitted with archers obligations for them to wear military male clothes and the necessary protections.

The crossbowmen are encouraged to bring pavese if possible (wood or wicker) but it isn’t compulsory.

VII) Shooting drill:

Shoots (bows or crossbows) will be made in battle units, under archery captains order.

We want the archers to participate in a test in the battlefield before the battle to prepare for shooting.
Some archers equipped blunt specific type L.A.R.P. will be allowed to skirmish and shoot at a short distance on the heavy armored fighters.


The how to be rules of shooters
It is absolutely prohibited to shot the face of the fighter, especially if this fighter wears opened helmet.
Each bowmen must comply with the orders of the commander and execute the best possible way. Archers can not in any case engage in close combat an enemy soldier.

After each shooting phase, the arrows will be put off the field before being broken by advancing fighters. A member of our group, with basket, act as a "collect point". This person will be responsible for controlling the arrows before they are placed in the quiver for reuse.

Valid targets: formed units (firing orders). Fighters wearing helmets closed for skirmishers. Opposing shooters, artillery and no unarmored peoples are not valid targets.
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Re: Battle rules specifications (english translation)

Message  Admin le Mar 4 Déc - 9:12

Tha specific handgun rules will be added on as soon as possible.
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