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by Odigan
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:04 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

TaylorSteiner wrote:Nice! So a total of four bottles or two?


Two, I just did it twice so figured why not include it.
by Odigan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

Greg wrote:Justkiddingnotreallysorrynotsorry

This is definitely getting etched in Tengwar somewhere!
by Odigan
Mon Jun 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 25
Views: 1693

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

I'm not sure how long that I've been with the forum officially, maybe 6 or 7 years? You joined June 22, 2013 @ 5:31 pm. Don't you remember? :) Greg and I joined about a month apart, being the 26th and 25th members, respectively. Even having a head start, I can't compare in terms of kit and complete...
by Odigan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

My apologies for the delay, it's been rain, rain, rain here. The original intent with this challenge was to cut empty bottles. As you may note, however, there's a fair amount of wind where I live. So I put just enough water in them to keep them from blowing away (most of the time). Two cuts to make ...
by Odigan
Mon May 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Greg wrote:Those Gatorade bottles are thick.

They are! I actually picked that one up off the road since I didn't have any. Recycling!
by Odigan
Sun May 26, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

The weather finally cleared but I had a dearth of bottles, so I used two 8" tall pieces of 2x in place of them, on either side of the brick.
In retrospect I should have gone all out and used bricks for everything.


https://youtu.be/k6axBtK3NrY
by Odigan
Thu May 16, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Iodo wrote:Nice one Taylor, risky though, you could hit the brick and cause a nasty notch in your blade :mrgreen:

Oh, I thought the challenge was to slice through the brick!

Well, rain here for a while anyway, will get to it when we catch a break.
by Odigan
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

What's up next?
by Odigan
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Week in Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 6078

Re: A Week in Scotland

Fantastic! I don't know how I missed this post the first time around, but lookin' good! If not for the title I'd have thought you were in Snowdonia.
by Odigan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

For mounted archery, historically and often today, one also does not look at the bow nor use a nocking point. Honestly when I switched over to many of those techniques (I use a mish-mash depending on the day) I was shocked at how little difference where I nocked on the string made - usually none, ho...
by Odigan
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Biggest speed boost I could for sure acquire would be from wrapping a nocking point on my string...makes a WORLD of a difference over the fumbling you see here. I dunno, that was pretty fast anyway! And a topic for another discussion but I find nocking points pretty unnecessary and a relatively mod...
by Odigan
Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Use a thumb release! :)
by Odigan
Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?
Replies: 22
Views: 8814

Re: Woodland archery - what's the longest shot you get?

Going to argue this bit a little... Historically Archers where pretty highly trained soldier that had to do it all..... They wasn't armored but every archer carried a short sword, or an arming sword, or an axe and knew how to use it extremely well... We have this romanticized vision of ranks of arc...
by Odigan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

TaylorSteiner wrote:Hey wait a minute your blade WASN'T wooden...?

I'll save that for when we set them on fire.
by Odigan
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game
Replies: 155
Views: 24659

Re: 2019 S.W.O.R.D. Game

Bollocks. That was very fine indeed. I nearly followed your take with my entry and used my dirk instead of my sword. Is that the same seax you are pictured with in the recent MERS trek? Well thanks! Using a smaller blade seemed logical for an archer, plus it's one of the few I have a sheath or scab...

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