WMA - Spear Work

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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby Kortoso » Fri May 27, 2016 8:23 pm

There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.
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Re: WMA - Spear Work

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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby Peter Remling » Tue May 31, 2016 4:40 pm

I don't like Coleslaw.....

I like the spear though !
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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby E.MacKermak » Tue May 31, 2016 8:06 pm

I am a bit of a fan of having a spear. My only issue is the difficulty of carrying both my spear and my bow (72" longbow). Pretty much it is one or the other, though I am rarely out without a staff of some type.
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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby Kortoso » Mon Jun 06, 2016 9:28 pm

If I was actually sending folk about to patrol against orcs and the like, I'd hesitate on sending out single Rangers, as romantic as that might be.
To my mind, an ideal unit would be four worthies: Two archers and two spearmen.
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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby Taurinor » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:50 am

Kortoso wrote:If I was actually sending folk about to patrol against orcs and the like, I'd hesitate on sending out single Rangers, as romantic as that might be.
To my mind, an ideal unit would be four worthies: Two archers and two spearmen.


Faramir would agree.

The Two Towers, Chapter 4 wrote:Four tall Men stood there. Two had spears in their hands with broad bright heads. Two had great bows, almost of their own height, and great quivers of long green-feathered arrows.
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Re: WMA - Spear Work

Postby Kortoso » Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:21 pm

Good brother Ranger Aria and I were running through our Ranger fighting skills the weekend last.
Of course, I prefer to play with my realistically weighted side-sword simulators, and we went through the various levels of play. We even managed some grappling.

I had brought along a pair of boffer spears that I made, so we made a go of it. The shafts are made from PVC, so you can almost strike around corners with them. I took Aria through the Swetnam and Fiore material, but then I spied another WMA practitioner in the Salle, doing what looked like a Chinese staff routine. I was wrong. He was doing Meyer polearm. Here's a good site that discusses Meyer's staff and halberd techniques.
http://www.freifechter.com/training/mey ... er-s-staff
And since we all love video, here you go:
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