This year I am going to be mixing in more HMA-adjacent content. Don't fret dear reader, you will always be able to draw a fairly direct link between my articles and swinging swords about the place. I just want to widen the scope of the subjects I address. In that direction here's my look at … Continue reading Fit for Purpose
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…
Welcome back after the summer of 2019, normal service resumes...?
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
There was no post last week as all the things seemed to be happening all at once, work, home and everything else as well. I'm really pleased that there has been a lot of discussion around the subject of my last post. The Irish HEMA scene does seem serious about making tournaments safer, reducing injuries … Continue reading SportyHEMA vs The Art – My take on a divisive issue.
A round up my HEMA life in recent weeks...
Starting to learn a new style, Sidesword.
Spring is the start of the year. Up here, on the margins of Europe, afloat on the choppy North Atlantic January 1st has little meaning in terms of planning and achieving things. I spent the last couple of months this winter wondering if the tin roof of the cabin I live in would get ripped … Continue reading Plans for 2019
What do we want from HEMA and how do we get it?
Dealing with disillusionment. I .take a reflexive look at getting jaded and getting over it