This weekend was the 2019 Bladeworks run by the Medieval Combat Group. I was there and had a thoroughly good time, let me tell you about it... The event was held in an old garden centre that had been converted into an indoor archery range, boxing club and tabletop wargaming venue (the latter two available … Continue reading Bladeworks 2019: A Review
One of my plans for 2019 was to attend at least on of the four IHFL events. I didn't want to wait until later in the year so I dived into the second leg The Clash of The Towers, run by Dublin HEMA this weekend. This is my review of the event. The weather was … Continue reading Clash of the Towers 2019: A Review
Back in the mood to write about historical fencing in Ireland, the Féile na Gaiscígh offers the perfect opportunity.
I have been flip-flopping in my opinions regarding competitive events. This blog started out as a way to report on the IHFL and how I performed at the various legs, but I have come to realise that purely competitive fencing can have some negative consequences for the 'quality' of my fencing and also my enjoyment … Continue reading Pros and Cons of competition.
My review of the Feile na Gaiscigh 2018!
A run down of the Quickening 2017, a mighty event in the countryside, warming us up after Christmas and getting back into the HEMA swing.
A look ahead at the Quickening, this weeks event out here in Feakle.
Happy 2018, here is the very first post of the year!
The IHFL is done for 2017. The last event has been reviewed, the results are all in and the winner has been announced. Now it’s time for what we have all been waiting for, a roundup of the year. I’ll be comparing all four events and what it was like to fence in each one. … Continue reading Winter is Coming: time for a League Roundup and a dated TV reference…
One of the things I like to do, apart from sword fighting is... talk about sword fighting. My wife has heard too much by this stage and I sometimes have to find an alternative outlet. This weekend The Wrathful Peasants joined the ISHC at the Loughrea Medieval Festival event and I got to indulge my … Continue reading Talking about Swords and a few thoughts on Armoured Fighting.