As I mentioned in last week’s post I went to the Féile na Gaiscígh 2020 in Dublin at the end of last month. It's a trip I have been making every year since I started doing HMA back in 2015. I have made it a major part of my calendar every year as I have … Continue reading Féile na Gaiscígh 2020: A review
This may sound like the sort of thing that bad YouTubers and Instagram influencers say; but I have seriously been asked by several people lately "why aren't you blogging anymore?" and "when will the new post on Wrathful Peasants be up?". The best answer is to actually make a post, so here it is. I … Continue reading D4 Damager. Power to the people. Back once again…
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!