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Weapons

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 organizers reserve themselves the right to not approve a weapon if they judge its form, weight or size can be dangerous during the fights even if they respect the bellow ruleset.

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!

For all weapons

A shield carried on the back or on the side will be mandatory for all two-handed weapons during the Great Battles as well as the Campaign mod. It is forbidden to carry a shield on the front of the body.

Your weapons will have to be in a good shape and secured : No rust, no splinters, no shards, no sharp or pointed part. The blunt should as round as a 2€ coin.

Only viking, slav or franc historically accurate weaponry will be allowed.

No steel spear-heads, no wooden axe-heads or blades are to be allowed.

Spear (javelin, one handed, two handed)

Easily and quickly crafted, easy to use. Thrown, carried with one hand or two, it is seen as the weapon of the poor, yet it is still the ruler of the battlefield.

Spears must have a realistic appearance (no cotton-swab look).

Only blunted stubs can be used to strike.

Rubber blunts will have to be taped (blacn, grey or silver tape) on the shaft (see picture) to avoid any risk of snatching it during the fights.

!!! WARNING !!! In order to offer different fights and sensations, pole weapons will sometimes not be allowed on the battlefield. We advise you equip yourself with a valid one handed weapon in order to participate to all those specific battles.

Allowed matter: Rubber Steel spear-heads are forbidden! solid wood shaft

Dimensions: 2m maximum (shaft et spearhead included)

Diametre NEW : shaft must be 2,5 cm minimum

Weight NEW : 900gr minimum for all the spear. Counterbalances at the bottom of the spear are FORBIDDEN

Note that there are a plethora of solutions to reach the right weight. To begin with, we recommand a shaft diametre between 2.8 and 3cm wide. You may add weight to your spear, as long as you keep a correct looking general aspect, as well as an optimal safety concerning other fighters.

Do not hesitate to contact us beforehand to propose your ideas or make a pre-check of your ballast!

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Unrestricted

Allowed spears Forbidden spears Allowed blunted stubs

Seax, scramaseax and sword

The seax, symbol of the free man, and the scramaseax, its evolved form, are both very good tools and fearsome weapons. As for the sword, sign of wealth, its entire design is aimed toward one goal: to fight.

These weapons must have a scabbard.

The langseax count as swords in any situations!

Allowed matter: Steel, Nylon, Plastic

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: 1 sword/langseax, unrestricted for the rest

Allowed Seax, scramaseax and swords Allowed scramaseax Seax, scramaseax and swords with scabbard Seax and scramaseax simulators Blunts especially adapted for safety Blunts especially adapted for safety

Axe (one-handed)

One of the most required tool at the time. Used to work but also to fight, until the birth of axes only destined to war.

Allowed matter: Rubber, Nylon, Plastic !!! Caution !!! Steel heads are forbidden!

Dimensions : 80cm maximum

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Unrestricted

One-handed axes with plactic or rubber head

Axe (two-handed)

A fearsome weapon, forged for battle, only carried by elite warriors, feared among all on the battlefield. Those axes have a devastating potential, be it against a shield, a helmet, or a chain mail.

Allowed matter: Rubber. (Steel heads are forbidden!) Solid wood shaft

Dimensions: 1m20 maximum (tip included)

Diametre NEW : shaft must be 3 cm minimum

Weight NEW : Rubber head + ballast must be 800 gr

The ballast can be placed on the handle, as close as possible to the head, it is not necessary (not recommended) to place it on the blunt.

Note that there are a plethora of solutions to reach the right weight as long as you keep a correct looking general aspect, as well as an optimal safety concerning other fighters.

Do not hesitate to contact us beforehand to propose your ideas or make a pre-check of your ballast!

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Restricted to one

Two-handed axes with rubber head

Shield

Uncontested symbol of the viking warrior. As much a defensive weapon as an offensive one, it is the warrant of the life of its bearer, despite its thin thickness and its apparent weakness.

The tray must be in a good state (no holes or shards). The frame must be covered (cloth, leather).
The hooping is compulsory et must be in a good state (fabric, leather or rawhide).

Viking shield: The Viking shield shall be round, flat and equiped with a shield boss and a handle

Dimensions: 70cm minimum, 1m maximum

Slav shield: soon...

Franc shield: Those people carried differents types of shields. For the moment we allow two types :

- Round shield like viking shields

- Oval shield which must be oval and curved, without boss and with straps as a tie (cf. photos)

Dimensions: between 70cm minimum and 90cm maximum width, between 90cm minimum and 1m maximum height


If you want to use a different type of shield, please contact us so we can add it to the rules.

For all shields:

Allowed matter: Wood

Thickness: 0.8cm minimum

Shield with rawhide hooping Shield with leather hooping Shield with linen hooping Franc oval and curved shield Franc oval and curved shield

Bow

Used in a first time to hunt and fish, the bow is a real technological advancement. It will compensate for the lack of strength of the user wielding it to better their speed, range and power of the projectile's impact. Nothing more was needed to make it a dreadful weapon. Its crafting does not require expensive materials which make it very common tool.

The quivers shall have a historically compatible aspect (wool, wood, or leather).

Classic bow:

Made from a single piece of wood. Suitable for all people living near woods (viking, frank ...)

Allowed matter: Wood (or historically compatible)

Maximum power: 25 lbs

Dimensions : 170cm min., 195cm max.

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Unlimited

Compound bow:

Suitable for slavic or possibly swedish or danish (people which echanged with the east).

Allowed matter: Wood (or historically compatible)

Maximum power: 25 lbs

Dimensions : 120cm min., 150cm max.

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Unlimited

Viking bow Slav bow Slav bow Franc bow


Arrows

We have tried different blunts for our practice and for now, we have validated 2 types both in terms of security level and wear resistance.

!!! WARNING !!! Only these two types of blunts will be validated on checks ! Those arrowheads don't require any glue or tape, it must be removable for an attentive verification!

Only wooden arrow shaft will be authorized. It must be in a good form not to risk any participant.
remember to make your arrows recognizable to find them among the others after the fight!

Warning, delivery times can vary and be relatively long.

Stone

One of the easiest ressources to aquire ! Stones, used whether to hit or be thrown, are easy to use and become very lethal during a fight.

Only the stone simulators given by the staff will be used. A stone can be thrown multiple times with no restrictions.
As one handed weapon, only head hits are valid.

Stones

Slingshot

The slingshot, easy and cheap to make, is found among the most dreadful weapons. Used since antique times, maybe even before, it allows to multiply the strength and the speed of a small projectile when being thrown.Relatively easy to use, it becomes a lethal instrument when handled by an experimented person.

Only the stone simulators given by the staff will be used. A stone can be thrown multiple times with no restrictions.

Allowed matter: Leather and rope

Bag size: 15cm x 4cm (Recommended for our projectile)

Recommended length : arm's length of the warrior

Amount allowed for 5 warriors: Unlimited

Recommended slingshot Usable projectile