Hello everyone, while we are having a washout of early June here just thought I would post some pictures of the very hot weekend we had at Templecombe to remind me of what summer should be like.
We love this event, not only does it have a great relaxed atmosphere but there is a palisade that we get to be behind while the guys charge it with battering rams. All very exciting!
All pictures are from the event Facebook page courtesy of Gene Alcock and Pat Patrick.
Here we are discussing what is going to happen, I am obviously pointing out that the action will be to the left, where the palisade door is! The commander Bruce is off to parley with the enemy.
This Dave, Kerry’s partner with his banner bearer, (also called Dave!). His flag got shot by the gunners so now has a very authentic air and a few holes!
Here he is doing a champion’s fight.
Sadly he lost to Mick’s very large mace!
Here is the attack on the palisade door. Mick and his mace in charge again.
This is one of my favourite pictures of some of the guys in armour. Love the happy faces and the very large bardiche that John is holding.
And here is the battle in full swing with me just waiting in the wings ready to water the very hot troops.
An excellent weekend and thanks to all the organisers. I will be back later with the National Trust pictures, have had a very productive weekend and finally finished both my assignment for my doctorate and Jamie’s new tabard in time for our next event next weekend. I can now have a nice relaxing week doing fun stuff!
Take care and thanks for visiting.
One thought on “A bit of a battle”
That bardiche makes a bat’leth look markedly less outlandish, doesn’t it!