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Protections

We spent a lot of time working on the weapons rules.
We have two main goals: historicity and security.

All weapons & protections will be subjected to a rigorous check before the beginning of the fights. All decisions taken by the referees will not be discussed, as to guarantee the safety of participants.

The proportions of certain weapons will be restricted to respect the reality of a battlefield. An average number allowed will be given to you, for groups of 5 or 10 warriors. The limits of the amounts of weapons and protections apply to every warriors registered in a same group. It’s everyone responsibility to respect those proportions in order to have coherently equipped armies.

If you’re having any question on a rule, a weapon you own or any other interrogation, feel free to ask us away via our contact formular!

Compulsory

Hightly recommended

Overall rules

Every non-historically accurate protection concerning the viking or slavic era shall be non-visible. The only exception will be the mandatory fencing mask.

A fencing mask, a pair of gloves (historically compatible) and a crotch protection are mandatory.

We strongly recommend that you wear a fencing mask cover as well as every protection which can provide and ensure your protection (leg and knee pads, elbow pads, etc.)

Thick tunic

Whether it is a civil clothing or a superposition of many layers of cloth, the tunic is the first used body armor in combat, which its efficiency is very underrated.

It shall be made of linen if not wool.
Visible leather tunics will not be tolerated
The gambesons will be covered with a linen or woolen tunic.

Amount allowed for 10 warriors: Unrestricted

Wool thick tunic for fighting Leather gambeson, allowed but must be hidden HEMA jacket, allowed but must be hidden Modern gambeson, allowed but must be hidden
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Chainmail

The best scandinavian protection of the viking era. However, it is very rare, because of its very expensive value, and still shows a few weaknesses.

Only a historical chainmail torso piece will be allowed (made from alternate rows of rings)/p>

Amount allowed for 10 warriors: only 1 chainmail or lamellar armor

Allowed chainmail Only pattern allowed Modern chainmails are forbidden
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Lamellar armor

A very good protection piece coming from the East, as rare and expensive as chainmail.

Only a steel lamellar armor will be allowed.

Amount allowed for 10 warriors: only 1 chainmail or lamellar armor

Allowed type of lamellar armor Allowed type of lamellar armor
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Helmets

Helmets are part of the rarest and the most expensive pieces of equipments, although it is essential to protect what is way too often the most targeted part of the body : the head.

A historical helmet reproduction, coming with a facial wire netting (like fencing mask) will be allowed.

This equipment will be the subject of a very rigorous examination to guarantee the safety of the wearer. It is obligatory to bring a fencing helmets then.

Amount allowed for 10 warriors: only 1

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