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==Changes approved July 2019==
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===[[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1. Classes of Participant and Combat]]===
! Chapter
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1]]
! Rule change
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1]] has now been included as a rule.
! Date
 
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:The term "combatant" is used in this book to refer to people who are actually fighting, whether with melee or missile weapons. The term "participant" is used to refer to everyone taking an active role in combat-related activities. Everyone on the field, combatant, auxiliary or non-combatant, is a participant. "Plumed participants" refers to both plumed combatants and plumed auxiliaries.
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;[[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1.2.b]]
|'''The dates for these changes are non-linear at this time to allow readers to go through this update from the 2009 handbook from start to finish. Future updates post release of this wiki should be in date order with the most recent at the top.'''
 
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:Fixed a typographical error. Changed [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1.2.b]] from "Must wear a plume in their helmets..." to "Must wear a plume on their helmets..."
| 5 July 2018
 
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|rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1. Classes of Participant and Combat]]
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===[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements| 2. Combat Authorisation Requirements]]===
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements|Section 2]]
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1]] has now been included as a rule.
 
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:In [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements|Section 2]], references to marshals with regards to authorising have been updated to Senior Marshals as appropriate. Only Senior Marshals can conduct armoured combat authorisations, as per the Marshal Handbook.
The term "combatant" is used in this book to refer to people who are actually fighting, whether with melee or missile weapons. The term "participant" is used to refer to everyone taking an active role in combat-related activities. Everyone on the field, combatant, auxiliary or non-combatant, is a participant. "Plumed participants" refers to both plumed combatants and plumed auxiliaries.
 
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| 2 July 2018
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.1]]
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.1]] has been incorporated into the rule.
| Fixed a typographical error. Changed [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1.2.b]] from "Must wear a plume in their helmets..." to "Must wear a plume on their helmets..."
 
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:There are also authorisation requirements for rapier combat and equestrian activities but these are dealt with in their respective handbooks.
| 19 August 2018
 
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|rowspan="9"| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements| 2. Combat Authorisation Requirements]]
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.3.a.i]]
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:[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.3.a.i]] has been updated to clarify that a Heavy Combatant authorisation allows the participant to engage in heavy combat with melee weapons and to take the field as Plumed Combatant or Plumed Auxiliary. And [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.3.a.ii]] has been updated that to act as a Plumed Combatant, a fighter also needs another weapon authorisation such as thrown weapon, combat archery or siege engine. Plumed Participant on its own only allows a fighter to act as a Plumed Auxiliary (banner bearer)
| In [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements|Section 2]], references to marshals with regards to authorising have been updated to Senior Marshals as appropriate. Only Senior Marshals can conduct armoured combat authorisations, as per the Marshal Handbook.
 
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| 26 May 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.4.a]]
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| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.1]] has been incorporated into the rule.
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:[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.4.a]]has been updated to use the term Auxiliary Marshal.
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There are also authorisation requirements for rapier combat and equestrian activities but these are dealt with in their respective handbooks.
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.8]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:Removed references to indemnities from [[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.8]] as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
|-
 
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| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.3a(i)]] has been updated to clarify that a Heavy Combatant authorisation allows the participant to engage in heavy combat with melee weapons and to take the field as Plumed Combatant or Plumed Auxiliary. And [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.3a(ii)]] has been updated that to act as a Plumed Combatant, a fighter also needs another weapon authorisation such as thrown weapon, combat archery or siege engine. Plumed Participant on its own only allows a fighter to act as a Plumed Auxiliary (banner bearer)
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.10]]
| 26 May 2019
 
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:References to royal treaty have been removed from [[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.10]]. Lochac has no royal treaties to consider another kingdom's subjects as its own. References to royal treaty were removed from the Society Marshal's Handbook March 2018. Updated to say "Authorisations shall not..." from "Authorisation cards shall not..."
|-
 
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| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.4a]] has been updated to use the term Auxiliary Marshal.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.11-13]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.11-13]]about indemnities have been removed. Indemnities are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
|-
 
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| Removed references to indemnities from [[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.8]] as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.2]]
| 3 June 2019
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.2]] has been updated to reflect the forms required for minor participation and that it must be the parent or guardian present for the authorisation, not a Nominated Caregiver. References to indemnities have been removed as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
|-
 
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|References to royal treaty have been removed from [[Armoured_Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.10]]. Lochac has no royal treaties to consider another kingdom's subjects as its own. References to royal treaty were removed from the Society Marshal's Handbook March 2018. Updated to say "Authorisations shall not..." from "Authorisation cards shall not..."
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.5]]
| 23 June 2019
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.5]] had been updated to reflect that minor participants must have a guardian or Nominated Caregiver present at the event.
|-
 
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| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.11-13]] about indemnities have been removed. Indemnities are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
 
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===[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists| 3. Rules of the Lists]]===
| 3 June 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.1]]
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:[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.1]] has been updated to use the wording from the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018)]. The Rules of the Lists cover all SCA martial field activities.
|[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.2]] has been updated to reflect the forms required for minor participation and that it must be the parent or guardian present for the authorisation, not a Nominated Caregiver. References to indemnities have been removed as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
 
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| 26 May 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.2 and 3.3]]
|-
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.2 and 3.3]] have been updated to the most recent version of [https://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf Corpora (January 2018)] and [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018)], and corrected for standard NZ and Australian spelling. There are no changes to these from the April edition of Corpora or August 2006 edition of the Marshal's Handbook used previously. Examples of "he or she" and "his or her" have been changed to "they" and "their".
|[[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#Minor_Authorisation|2.3.5]] had been updated to reflect that minor participants must have a guardian or Nominated Caregiver present at the event.
 
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| 21 May 2019
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|Rule 3.2.4.]]
|-
 
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:Due to our requirement for approval by the Board of SCA Ltd Australia and Committee of SCANZ Inc, we must remove the [[Armoured_Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|Sovereign's right to waive]] any of standards that Lochac has in addition to Society combat rules in [[Armoured_Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|Rule 3.2.4.]]
|rowspan="3"| [[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists| 3. Rules of the Lists]]
 
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|[[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.1]] has been updated to use the wording from the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018)]. The Rules of the Lists cover all SCA martial field activities.
 
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===[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat| 4. Conventions of Combat]]===
| 30 May 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat|Figure 4.1]]
|-
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat|Figure 4.1]] didn't render properly in the Kingdom of Lochac [[File:Fighters-handbook_2009.pdf Fighters Handbook 2009]] . The correct images are now included.
| [[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|3.2 and 3.3]] have been updated to the most recent version of [https://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/govdocs.pdf Corpora (January 2018)] and [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018)], and corrected for standard NZ and Australian spelling. There are no changes to these from the April edition of Corpora or August 2006 edition of the Marshal's Handbook used previously. Examples of "he or she" and "his or her" have been changed to "they" and "their".
 
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| 5 July 2018
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.2]]
|-
 
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:[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.2]] The footnote "See Grievance procedures" has been removed.
| Due to our requirement for approval by the Board of SCA Ltd Australia and Committee of SCANZ Inc, we must remove the [[Armoured_Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|Sovereign's right to waive]] any of standards that Lochac has in addition to Society combat rules in [[Armoured_Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists|Rule 3.2.4.]]
 
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| 1 July 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.24]]
|-
 
|rowspan="4"| [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat| 4. Conventions of Combat]]
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.24]] has been incorporated into the rule:
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:This rule is meant to allow the kneeling combatant to straighten if they desire and is not intended to keep the standing combatant from leaning forward to stay in range if the kneeling combatant leans back. Gendered pronoun has been changed.
| [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat|Figure 4.1]] didn't render properly in the Kingdom of Lochac Fighters Handbook 2009 [[File:Fighters-handbook_2009.pdf]]. The correct images are now included.
 
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| 28 June 2018
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Holds| 4.5.2]]
|-
 
| [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.2]] The footnote "See Grievance procedures" has been removed.
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:The footnotes for [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Holds| 4.5.2]] indicating that holds may not be necessary if the problem can be dealt with without one for broken weapons and armour have been included in rule.
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| 5 July 2018
 
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===[[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields| 5. The Use of Weapons and Shields]]===
|-
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields#Shields|5.2.3]]
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.24]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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:A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. This has been inserted as [[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields#Shields|5.2.3]], and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
This rule is meant to allow the kneeling combatant to straighten if they desire and is not intended to keep the standing combatant from leaning forward to stay in range if the kneeling combatant leans back. Gendered pronoun has been changed.
 
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| 5 July 2018
 
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=== [[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows| 6. Target Areas and Acknowledgement of Blows]]===
|-
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows#Effects_of_missile_weapons|6.5.2-3]]
| The footnotes for [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Holds| 4.5.2]] indicating that holds may not be necessary if the problem can be dealt with without one for broken weapons and armour have been included in rule.
 
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:A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. [[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows#Effects_of_missile_weapons|6.5.2-3]] have been updated to reflect that combatants behind pavises struck by siege munitions are no longer killed, and include instructions for when pavises are hit by siege munitions.
|5 July 2018
 
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|-
 
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===[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements| 7. Armour Requirements]]===
| [[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields| 5. The Use of Weapons and Shields]]
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Summary_of_Areas_to_be_Armoured|7.3.1.a]]
| A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. This has been inserted as [[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields#Shields|5.2.3]], and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Summary_of_Areas_to_be_Armoured|7.3.1.a]] has been incorporated into the rule:
| 14 June 2019
 
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:The cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae in the neck. The first thoracic vertebra is the first major lump which can be felt in the spine at the base of the neck.
|-
 
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| [[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows| 6. Target Areas and Acknowledgement of Blows]]
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.2]]
| A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. [[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows#Effects_of_missile_weapons|6.5.2-3]] have been updated to reflect that combatants behind pavises struck by siege munitions are no longer killed, and include instructions for when pavises are hit by siege munitions.
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.2]] has been incorporated into the rule:
| 14 June 2019
 
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:While it is necessary to protect the bones of the jaw, it is not considered essential to completely armour the soft tissue in the underside of the jaw.
|-
 
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|rowspan="14"| [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements| 7. Armour Requirements]]
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Head|7.4.1.3]]
|-
 
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Summary_of_Areas_to_be_Armoured|7.3.1.a]] has been incorporated into the rule:
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Head|7.4.1.3]] had a footnote about helms made prior to 2002 of 1.3mm (18 gauge). This footnote is no longer valid and has been removed.
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The cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae in the neck. The first thoracic vertebra is the first major lump which can be felt in the spine at the base of the neck.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.4]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.4]] has been incorporated into the rule:
|-
 
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:The process of spinning the top thins the metal, thereby requiring a heavier gauge to start with.
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.2]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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While it is necessary to protect the bones of the jaw, it is not considered essential to completely armour the soft tissue in the underside of the jaw.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7 c]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7 c]] has been incorporated into the rule:
|-
 
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:Although the gauge of the woven wire is less than previously allowed, the protection offered by this security mesh is superior to the current approved materials.
| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Head|7.4.1.3]] had a footnote about helms made prior to 2002 of 1.3mm (18 gauge). This footnote is no longer valid and has been removed.
 
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| 28 June 2018
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7]]
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:12kg fencing mask mesh, and other mesh which will not significantly flex, spread apart, or deform under pressure of 12 kg applied by a standard rapier mask tester repeatedly to any single point have been added as options to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7]] as e. and f.
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.4]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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The process of spinning the top thins the metal, thereby requiring a heavier gauge to start with.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Groin|7.8.1-3]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Groin|7.8.1-3]] have been replaced with the new wording from the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Society Marshal's Handbook Oct 2018]. The prohibition on wearing groin protection designed for the opposite sex has been removed
|-
 
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:The rules were updated to make things more inclusive for trans and non-binary participants. The prohibition against wearing the opposite gender's groin protection had been included due to marshals of the past requiring women to wear a male athletic cup.
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7 c]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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Although the gauge of the woven wire is less than previously allowed, the protection offered by this security mesh is superior to the current approved materials.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Body|7.9.1]]
| 5 July 2018
 
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Body|7.9.1]] has been updated to note that viscoelastic polymers (i.e. Zoombang) can be considered the equivalent of heavy leather worn over 1/2 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam. (Society update from August 2014)
|-
 
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| 12kg fencing mask mesh, and other mesh which will not significantly flex, spread apart, or deform under pressure of 12 kg applied by a standard rapier mask tester repeatedly to any single point have been added as options to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Face_Guards|7.5.7]] as e. and f.
 
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;Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1]]
| 6 June 2019
 
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1]] has been corrected to match Society minimum requirement for hand protection to extend to 25.4mm (1 inch) above the wrist. The footnote about coverage has been removed.
|-
 
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| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Groin|7.8.1-3]] have been replaced with the new wording from the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf Society Marshal's Handbook Oct 2018]. The prohibition on wearing groin protection designed for the opposite sex has been removed
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1.b.iii]]
The rules were updated to make things more inclusive for trans and non-binary participants. The prohibition against wearing the opposite gender's groin protection had been included due to marshals of the past requiring women to wear a male athletic cup.
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1.b.iii]] has been incorporated into the rule:
| 29 October 2018
 
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:Ice hockey gloves are considered to be the equivalent, but look blatantly modern, and their use is discouraged. Kendo, lacrosse and street hockey gloves are not equivalent.
|-
 
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|Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Body|7.9.1]] has been updated to note that viscoelastic polymers (i.e. Zoombang) can be considered the equivalent of heavy leather worn over 1/2 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam. (Society update from August 2014)
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Arm|7.11.2]]
| 30 May 2019
 
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:[[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Arm|7.11.2]] has been updated to clarify protection requirements, include those using throwing weapons, and clarify that those who wish to be able to transition to using melee weapons during combat must be wearing the appropriate hand protection for use of their melee weapon.
|-
 
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| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1]] - corrected to match Society minimum requirement for hand protection to extend to 25.4mm (1 inch) above the wrist. The footnote about coverage has been removed.
 
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;[[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Shields|7.14.4]]
| 28 June 2018
 
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:A Society rule update in 2008 included construction standards for pavises. This has been included as [[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Shields|7.14.4]].
|-
 
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| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|7.11.1.b.iii]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Noncombatant_Armour_Requirements|7.16 and 7.17]]
Ice hockey gloves are considered to be the equivalent, but look blatantly modern, and their use is discouraged. Kendo, lacrosse and street hockey gloves are not equivalent.
 
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Noncombatant_Armour_Requirements|7.16 and 7.17]] are formatting errors in the 2009 pdf and have been put back into 7.15 Noncombatant Armour Requirements as 7.15.5 and 7.15.6
| 5 July 2018
 
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|-
 
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===[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards| 8. Melee Weapon Standards]]===
| [[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Arm|7.11.2]] has been updated to clarify protection requirements, include those using throwing weapons, and clarify that those who wish to be able to transition to using melee weapons during combat must be wearing the appropriate hand protection for use of their melee weapon.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.10]
| 14 June 2019
 
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.10]] The use of flails and quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is expressly forbidden.
|-
 
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:The use of quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is not expressly forbidden in the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf 2018 Marshals Handbook], so that statement has been removed from the rules. The rules continue to prohibit weapons from having a cutting and/or smashing heads at both ends.
| A Society rule update in 2008 included construction standards for pavises. This has been included as [[Armoured_Combat:Armour_Requirements#Shields|7.14.4]].
 
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|14 June 2019
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.12]]
|-
 
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:The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.12]] has been incorporated into the rule:
| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Noncombatant_Armour_Requirements|7.16 and 7.17]] are formatting errors in the 2009 pdf and have been put back into 7.15 Noncombatant Armour Requirements as 7.15.5 and 7.15.6
 
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:The purpose of this rule is to ban weapons where there is no mechanical leverage or give in the weapon/hand/arm system to absorb some of the force of the blow.
| 28 June 2018
 
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|-
 
|rowspan="10"| [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards| 8. Melee Weapon Standards]]
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;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.1.4]]
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:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.1.4]] has been updated to say that all cutting edges and thrusting tips shall be marked in a contrasting colour, rather than contrasting tape as there are other valid ways to mark them. (Society rule update in 2008)
|-
 
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| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.10]] The use of flails and quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is expressly forbidden.
 
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;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| 8.2.2]]
The use of quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is not expressly forbidden in the [http://sca.org/officers/marshal/docs/marshal_handbook.pdf 2018 Marshals Handbook], so that statement has been removed from the rules. The rules continue to prohibit weapons from having a cutting and/or smashing heads at both ends.
 
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:What was 8.2.3 Single-handed Mass Weapons has been combined with 8.2.2 Single-handed Swords as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| 8.2.2]] Single-handed Weapons, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
| 28 June 2018
 
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|-
 
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.12]] has been incorporated into the rule:
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;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.2.1]]
  +
:Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.2.1]] has been updated to include polypropylene round rod for single-handed weapons (Society rule update in 2012) and describe the approved Siloflex equivalent for Lochac.
The purpose of this rule is to ban weapons where there is no mechanical leverage or give in the weapon/hand/arm system to absorb some of the force of the blow.
 
  +
| 5 July 2018
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.3]]
|-
 
| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.1.4]] has been updated to say that all cutting edges and thrusting tips shall be marked in a contrasting colour, rather than contrasting tape as there are other valid ways to mark them. (Society rule update in 2008)
+
:Construction requirements for polypropylene weapons have been added as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.3]] and the other paragraphs in this section renumbered.
  +
| 14 June 2019
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| Rule 8.2.2.5.a]]
|-
 
| What was 8.2.3 Single-handed Mass Weapons has been combined with 8.2.2 Single-handed Swords as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| 8.2.2]] Single-handed Weapons, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
+
:The following footnote to what was Rule 8.2.3.3 has been incorporated as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| Rule 8.2.2.5.a]]:
  +
:Users should take extra care when constructing mass weapons to ensure that they are able to control the weapon and not inadvertently generate excessive force.
| 20 June 2019
 
  +
|-
 
| Rule [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|8.2.2.1]] has been updated to include polypropylene round rod for single-handed weapons (Society rule update in 2012) and describe the approved Siloflex equivalent for Lochac.
+
;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.7]]
  +
:What was Rule 8.2.2.6, now[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.7]] - added to match Society maximum weight for single-handed weapons of 2.27 kg (5 pounds). This is a change from the previous 2.73kg (6 pounds). Table 8.2 has been updated accordingly. Subsequent paragraphs have been renumbered.
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
|-
 
| Construction requirements for polypropylene weapons have been added as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.3]] and the other paragraphs in this section renumbered.
+
;[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#High-profile_Thrusting_Tips|8.4.3.5]]
  +
:Due to the common usage of low-profile thrusting tips, the following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#High-profile_Thrusting_Tips|8.4.3.5]] has been removed and included in the [[Armoured_Combat_notes:Melee_Weapon_Standards | Notes]].
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
:Duke Eringlin, Society Marshal has given Lochac this dispensation, June, 2001 - Rubberised towball covers of a lesser diameter must be enlarged to conform to Society standards.
|-
 
  +
| The following footnote to what was Rule 8.2.3.3 has been incorporated as [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons| Rule 8.2.2.5.a]]:
 
  +
===[[Armoured Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards| 9. Throwing Weapon Standards]]===
Users should take extra care when constructing mass weapons to ensure that they are able to control the weapon and not inadvertently generate excessive force.
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.4 B]]
| 5 July 2018
 
  +
:[[Armoured Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.4 B]] has been updated to include Lochac's equivalent to Siloflex.
|-
 
  +
| What was Rule 8.2.2.6, now[[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#Single-handed_Weapons|Rule 8.2.2.7]] - added to match Society maximum weight for single-handed weapons of 2.27 kg (5 pounds). This is a change from the previous 2.73kg (6 pounds). Table 8.2 has been updated accordingly. Subsequent paragraphs have been renumbered.
 
  +
;[[Armoured_Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.6]]
| 14 June 2019
 
  +
:A Society rule change in January 2015 allows the use of low-profile thrusting tips for throwing weapons. Rule [[Armoured_Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.6]] has been updated accordingly.
|-
 
  +
| Due to the common usage of low-profile thrusting tips, the following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards#High-profile_Thrusting_Tips|8.4.3.5]] has been removed and included in the [[Armoured_Combat_notes:Melee_Weapon_Standards | Notes]].
 
  +
===[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards| 10. Missile Weapon Standards]]===
Duke Eringlin, Society Marshal has given Lochac this dispensation, June, 2001 - Rubberised towball covers of a lesser diameter must be enlarged to conform to Society standards.
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General|Rule 10.1.4]],[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General| rule 10.1.6]] and [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Other_missile_weapons|10.4.1 a and e.]]
| 5 July 2018
 
  +
:Society rule about a prohibition on missile weapons intended to simulate firearms, slings, slingstaffs, and atlatls has been added as [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General|Rule 10.1.4]] and the subsequent paragraphs in this section have been renumbered. This also required the removal of an exception for manually pumped compressed air used in cannon rounds from [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General| rule 10.1.6]], and the removal of rule [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Other_missile_weapons|10.4.1 a and e.]]
|-
 
  +
|rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards| 9. Throwing Weapon Standards]]
 
| [[Armoured Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.4 B]] has been updated to include Lochac's equivalent to Siloflex.
+
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.1]]
  +
:[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.1]] updated to include the Society minimum poundage for bows used for combat archery of 20lb at 28 inches, and manufacturers tolerances for bow weights.
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
|-
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.2]]
| A Society rule change in January 2015 allows the use of low-profile thrusting tips for throwing weapons. Rule [[Armoured_Combat:Throwing_Weapon_Standards|Rule 9.1.6]] has been updated accordingly.
 
  +
:[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.2]] has been updated to correctly describe measuring the draw weight of a bow according to Archery Manufacturers Organisation standards that bow poundage is measured by.
| 31 May 2018
 
  +
|-
 
|rowspan="9"| [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards| 10. Missile Weapon Standards]]
+
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.2 and 10.2.3]]
| Society rule about a prohibition on missile weapons intended to simulate firearms, slings, slingstaffs, and atlatls has been added as [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General|Rule 10.1.4]] and the subsequent paragraphs in this section have been renumbered. This also required the removal of an exception for manually pumped compressed air used in cannon rounds from [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#General| rule 10.1.6]], and the removal of rule[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Other_missile_weapons|10.4.1 a and e.]]
+
:Rule about the use of crossbows in combat prohibited in Australia inserted between [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.2 and 10.2.3]] and the remaining paragraphs in this sections have been renumbered.
  +
| 19 August 2018
 
  +
;Was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.3]]
|-
 
| [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.1]] updated to include the Society minimum poundage for bows used for combat archery of 20lb at 28 inches, and manufacturers tolerances for bow weights.
+
:What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.3]] has been made specific to combat archers in New Zealand, and now included the Society minimum poundage for crossbows.
  +
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
;Was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.4]]
|-
 
| [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.2]] has been updated to correctly describe measuring the draw weight of a bow according to Archery Manufacturers Organisation standards that bow poundage is measured by.
+
:What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.4]] - The rule about the legality of crossbows and its footnote about use of crossbows in Victoria has been removed, due to the use of crossbows in combat being prohibited in Australia by insurance policy, but they may be used without restriction in New Zealand.
  +
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8]]
|-
 
| Rule about the use of crossbows in combat prohibited in Australia inserted between [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.2 and 10.2.3]] and the remaining paragraphs in this sections have been renumbered.
+
:Society rules about non-period aids, that bows and crossbows must be powered only by the flex of the limbs, and modern pistol grips are prohibited on crossbows have been added as [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8]] and the remaining paragraphs in this section have been renumbered.
  +
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
;was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.7]]
|-
 
| What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.3]] has been made specific to combat archers in New Zealand, and now included the Society minimum poundage for crossbows.
+
:What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.7]] - added Society requirement that during inspection, all bows must have their poundage and draw physically measured with a ruler or other metered device and poundage scale.
  +
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Arrows_and_Bolts|Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3]]
|-
 
| What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.4]] - The rule about the legality of crossbows and its footnote about use of crossbows in Victoria has been removed, due to the use of crossbows in combat being prohibited in Australia by insurance policy, but they may be used without restriction in New Zealand.
+
:Updated [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Arrows_and_Bolts|Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3]] to include species name and common names for allowed timbers, removed ramen/ramin as an approved timber type for combat arrows, and added Western Red Cedar.
  +
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
===[[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions| 11. Grievances and Sanctions]]===
|-
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|11.1
| Society rules about non-period aids, that bows and crossbows must be powered only by the flex of the limbs, and modern pistol grips are prohibited on crossbows have been added as [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8]] and the remaining paragraphs in this section have been renumbered.
 
  +
:[[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|Dispute resolution process]] updated to meet current Lochac Kingdom Law. This removes Quarter Courts.
|28 June 2018
 
  +
|-
 
  +
;[[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|11.2]]
| What was [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Bows|Rule 10.2.7 ]]- added Society requirement that during inspection, all bows must have their poundage and draw physically measured with a ruler or other metered device and poundage scale.
 
  +
:References to Society Earl Marshal in [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|11.2]] have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
|-
 
  +
===[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12. Procedures for Changes to These Rules]]===
| Updated [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards#Arrows_and_Bolts|Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3]] to include species name and common names for allowed timbers, removed ramen/ramin as an approved timber type for combat arrows, and added Western Red Cedar.
 
  +
;[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.2]]
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
:[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.2]] has been updated to include a 30 expiry on temporary rule changes.
|-
 
  +
| rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions| 11. Grievances and Sanctions]]
 
  +
;[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.3.a]]
| [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|Dispute resolution process]] updated to meet current Lochac Kingdom Law. This removes Quarter Courts.
 
  +
:List of required approvals for rule changes added as [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.3.a]] and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered. This change means that the Sovereign may not waive Lochac's satrdards which are additional to those of the Society Marshal's Handbook
| 28 June 2018
 
  +
|-
 
  +
;[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12.5.d]]
| References to Society Earl Marshal in [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|11.2]] have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.
 
  +
:[[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12.5.d]] has had reference to the Society Marshal removed as the list of required approvals is more extensive.
| 18 June 2019
 
  +
|-
 
  +
===[[Armoured Combat:Glossary| 13. Glossary]]===
| rowspan="3"| [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12. Procedures for Changes to These Rules]]
 
  +
;Archers Gauntlets
| [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.2]] has been updated to include a 30 expiry on temporary rule changes.
 
  +
:Archers Gauntlets have been removed from the glossary. Demi-gauntlets are the minimum requirement for combat archers, siege engineers and those using throwing weapons. Removed from Society rules in 2008.
| 30 June 2019
 
  +
|-
 
  +
;Society Marshal
| List of required approvals for rule changes added as [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules|12.3.a]] and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
 
  +
:References to Society Earl Marshal have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.
| 13 June 2019
 
|-
 
| [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12.5.d]] has had reference to the Society Marshal removed as the list of required approvals is more extensive.
 
| 30 June 2019
 
|-
 
| rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Glossary| 13. Glossary]]
 
| Archers Gauntlets have been removed from the glossary. Demi-gauntlets are the minimum requirement for combat archers, siege engineers and those using throwing weapons. Removed from Society rules in 2008.
 
| 17 June 2019
 
|-
 
| References to Society Earl Marshal have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.
 
| 18 June 2019
 
|-
 
| All
 
| Conversion of the Kingdom of Lochac Fighters Handbook 2009 [[File:Fighters-handbook_2009.pdf]] to wiki format
 
| 26 June 2018
 
|}
 

Revision as of 21:25, 6 July 2019

Changes approved July 2019

1. Classes of Participant and Combat

1.1
The following footnote to 1.1 has now been included as a rule.
The term "combatant" is used in this book to refer to people who are actually fighting, whether with melee or missile weapons. The term "participant" is used to refer to everyone taking an active role in combat-related activities. Everyone on the field, combatant, auxiliary or non-combatant, is a participant. "Plumed participants" refers to both plumed combatants and plumed auxiliaries.
1.1.2.b
Fixed a typographical error. Changed 1.1.2.b from "Must wear a plume in their helmets..." to "Must wear a plume on their helmets..."

2. Combat Authorisation Requirements

Section 2
In Section 2, references to marshals with regards to authorising have been updated to Senior Marshals as appropriate. Only Senior Marshals can conduct armoured combat authorisations, as per the Marshal Handbook.
2.1.1
The following footnote to 2.1.1 has been incorporated into the rule.
There are also authorisation requirements for rapier combat and equestrian activities but these are dealt with in their respective handbooks.
2.1.3.a.i
2.1.3.a.i has been updated to clarify that a Heavy Combatant authorisation allows the participant to engage in heavy combat with melee weapons and to take the field as Plumed Combatant or Plumed Auxiliary. And 2.1.3.a.ii has been updated that to act as a Plumed Combatant, a fighter also needs another weapon authorisation such as thrown weapon, combat archery or siege engine. Plumed Participant on its own only allows a fighter to act as a Plumed Auxiliary (banner bearer)
2.1.4.a
2.1.4.ahas been updated to use the term Auxiliary Marshal.
2.1.8
Removed references to indemnities from 2.1.8 as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
2.1.10
References to royal treaty have been removed from 2.1.10. Lochac has no royal treaties to consider another kingdom's subjects as its own. References to royal treaty were removed from the Society Marshal's Handbook March 2018. Updated to say "Authorisations shall not..." from "Authorisation cards shall not..."
2.1.11-13
2.1.11-13about indemnities have been removed. Indemnities are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
2.3.2
2.3.2 has been updated to reflect the forms required for minor participation and that it must be the parent or guardian present for the authorisation, not a Nominated Caregiver. References to indemnities have been removed as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.
2.3.5
2.3.5 had been updated to reflect that minor participants must have a guardian or Nominated Caregiver present at the event.

3. Rules of the Lists

3.1
3.1 has been updated to use the wording from the Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018). The Rules of the Lists cover all SCA martial field activities.
3.2 and 3.3
3.2 and 3.3 have been updated to the most recent version of Corpora (January 2018) and Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018), and corrected for standard NZ and Australian spelling. There are no changes to these from the April edition of Corpora or August 2006 edition of the Marshal's Handbook used previously. Examples of "he or she" and "his or her" have been changed to "they" and "their".
Rule 3.2.4.
Due to our requirement for approval by the Board of SCA Ltd Australia and Committee of SCANZ Inc, we must remove the Sovereign's right to waive any of standards that Lochac has in addition to Society combat rules in Rule 3.2.4.

4. Conventions of Combat

Figure 4.1
Figure 4.1 didn't render properly in the Kingdom of Lochac File:Fighters-handbook 2009.pdf Fighters Handbook 2009 . The correct images are now included.
4.2.2
4.2.2 The footnote "See Grievance procedures" has been removed.
4.2.24
The following footnote to 4.2.24 has been incorporated into the rule:
This rule is meant to allow the kneeling combatant to straighten if they desire and is not intended to keep the standing combatant from leaning forward to stay in range if the kneeling combatant leans back. Gendered pronoun has been changed.
4.5.2
The footnotes for 4.5.2 indicating that holds may not be necessary if the problem can be dealt with without one for broken weapons and armour have been included in rule.

5. The Use of Weapons and Shields

5.2.3
A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. This has been inserted as 5.2.3, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.

6. Target Areas and Acknowledgement of Blows

6.5.2-3
A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. 6.5.2-3 have been updated to reflect that combatants behind pavises struck by siege munitions are no longer killed, and include instructions for when pavises are hit by siege munitions.

7. Armour Requirements

7.3.1.a
The following footnote to 7.3.1.a has been incorporated into the rule:
The cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae in the neck. The first thoracic vertebra is the first major lump which can be felt in the spine at the base of the neck.
7.4.1.2
The following footnote to 7.4.1.2 has been incorporated into the rule:
While it is necessary to protect the bones of the jaw, it is not considered essential to completely armour the soft tissue in the underside of the jaw.
7.4.1.3
Rule 7.4.1.3 had a footnote about helms made prior to 2002 of 1.3mm (18 gauge). This footnote is no longer valid and has been removed.
7.4.1.4
The following footnote to 7.4.1.4 has been incorporated into the rule:
The process of spinning the top thins the metal, thereby requiring a heavier gauge to start with.
7.5.7 c
The following footnote to 7.5.7 c has been incorporated into the rule:
Although the gauge of the woven wire is less than previously allowed, the protection offered by this security mesh is superior to the current approved materials.
7.5.7
12kg fencing mask mesh, and other mesh which will not significantly flex, spread apart, or deform under pressure of 12 kg applied by a standard rapier mask tester repeatedly to any single point have been added as options to 7.5.7 as e. and f.
7.8.1-3
Rule 7.8.1-3 have been replaced with the new wording from the Society Marshal's Handbook Oct 2018. The prohibition on wearing groin protection designed for the opposite sex has been removed
The rules were updated to make things more inclusive for trans and non-binary participants. The prohibition against wearing the opposite gender's groin protection had been included due to marshals of the past requiring women to wear a male athletic cup.
7.9.1
Rule 7.9.1 has been updated to note that viscoelastic polymers (i.e. Zoombang) can be considered the equivalent of heavy leather worn over 1/2 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam. (Society update from August 2014)
Rule 7.11.1
Rule 7.11.1 has been corrected to match Society minimum requirement for hand protection to extend to 25.4mm (1 inch) above the wrist. The footnote about coverage has been removed.
7.11.1.b.iii
The following footnote to 7.11.1.b.iii has been incorporated into the rule:
Ice hockey gloves are considered to be the equivalent, but look blatantly modern, and their use is discouraged. Kendo, lacrosse and street hockey gloves are not equivalent.
7.11.2
7.11.2 has been updated to clarify protection requirements, include those using throwing weapons, and clarify that those who wish to be able to transition to using melee weapons during combat must be wearing the appropriate hand protection for use of their melee weapon.
7.14.4
A Society rule update in 2008 included construction standards for pavises. This has been included as 7.14.4.
7.16 and 7.17
Rule 7.16 and 7.17 are formatting errors in the 2009 pdf and have been put back into 7.15 Noncombatant Armour Requirements as 7.15.5 and 7.15.6

8. Melee Weapon Standards

[[Armoured Combat
Melee_Weapon_Standards#General|8.1.10]
Rule 8.1.10 The use of flails and quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is expressly forbidden.
The use of quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is not expressly forbidden in the 2018 Marshals Handbook, so that statement has been removed from the rules. The rules continue to prohibit weapons from having a cutting and/or smashing heads at both ends.
8.1.12
The following footnote to 8.1.12 has been incorporated into the rule:
The purpose of this rule is to ban weapons where there is no mechanical leverage or give in the weapon/hand/arm system to absorb some of the force of the blow.
8.2.1.4
Rule 8.2.1.4 has been updated to say that all cutting edges and thrusting tips shall be marked in a contrasting colour, rather than contrasting tape as there are other valid ways to mark them. (Society rule update in 2008)
8.2.2
What was 8.2.3 Single-handed Mass Weapons has been combined with 8.2.2 Single-handed Swords as 8.2.2 Single-handed Weapons, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.
8.2.2.1
Rule 8.2.2.1 has been updated to include polypropylene round rod for single-handed weapons (Society rule update in 2012) and describe the approved Siloflex equivalent for Lochac.
Rule 8.2.2.3
Construction requirements for polypropylene weapons have been added as Rule 8.2.2.3 and the other paragraphs in this section renumbered.
Rule 8.2.2.5.a
The following footnote to what was Rule 8.2.3.3 has been incorporated as Rule 8.2.2.5.a:
Users should take extra care when constructing mass weapons to ensure that they are able to control the weapon and not inadvertently generate excessive force.
Rule 8.2.2.7
What was Rule 8.2.2.6, nowRule 8.2.2.7 - added to match Society maximum weight for single-handed weapons of 2.27 kg (5 pounds). This is a change from the previous 2.73kg (6 pounds). Table 8.2 has been updated accordingly. Subsequent paragraphs have been renumbered.
8.4.3.5
Due to the common usage of low-profile thrusting tips, the following footnote to 8.4.3.5 has been removed and included in the Notes.
Duke Eringlin, Society Marshal has given Lochac this dispensation, June, 2001 - Rubberised towball covers of a lesser diameter must be enlarged to conform to Society standards.

9. Throwing Weapon Standards

Rule 9.1.4 B
Rule 9.1.4 B has been updated to include Lochac's equivalent to Siloflex.
Rule 9.1.6
A Society rule change in January 2015 allows the use of low-profile thrusting tips for throwing weapons. Rule Rule 9.1.6 has been updated accordingly.

10. Missile Weapon Standards

Rule 10.1.4, rule 10.1.6 and 10.4.1 a and e.
Society rule about a prohibition on missile weapons intended to simulate firearms, slings, slingstaffs, and atlatls has been added as Rule 10.1.4 and the subsequent paragraphs in this section have been renumbered. This also required the removal of an exception for manually pumped compressed air used in cannon rounds from rule 10.1.6, and the removal of rule 10.4.1 a and e.
Rule 10.2.1
Rule 10.2.1 updated to include the Society minimum poundage for bows used for combat archery of 20lb at 28 inches, and manufacturers tolerances for bow weights.
Rule 10.2.2
Rule 10.2.2 has been updated to correctly describe measuring the draw weight of a bow according to Archery Manufacturers Organisation standards that bow poundage is measured by.
10.2.2 and 10.2.3
Rule about the use of crossbows in combat prohibited in Australia inserted between 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 and the remaining paragraphs in this sections have been renumbered.
Was 10.2.3
What was 10.2.3 has been made specific to combat archers in New Zealand, and now included the Society minimum poundage for crossbows.
Was Rule 10.2.4
What was Rule 10.2.4 - The rule about the legality of crossbows and its footnote about use of crossbows in Victoria has been removed, due to the use of crossbows in combat being prohibited in Australia by insurance policy, but they may be used without restriction in New Zealand.
10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8
Society rules about non-period aids, that bows and crossbows must be powered only by the flex of the limbs, and modern pistol grips are prohibited on crossbows have been added as 10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8 and the remaining paragraphs in this section have been renumbered.
was Rule 10.2.7
What was Rule 10.2.7 - added Society requirement that during inspection, all bows must have their poundage and draw physically measured with a ruler or other metered device and poundage scale.
Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3
Updated Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3 to include species name and common names for allowed timbers, removed ramen/ramin as an approved timber type for combat arrows, and added Western Red Cedar.

11. Grievances and Sanctions

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Grievances_and_Sanctions|11.1
Dispute resolution process updated to meet current Lochac Kingdom Law. This removes Quarter Courts.
11.2
References to Society Earl Marshal in 11.2 have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.

12. Procedures for Changes to These Rules

12.2
12.2 has been updated to include a 30 expiry on temporary rule changes.
12.3.a
List of required approvals for rule changes added as 12.3.a and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered. This change means that the Sovereign may not waive Lochac's satrdards which are additional to those of the Society Marshal's Handbook
12.5.d
12.5.d has had reference to the Society Marshal removed as the list of required approvals is more extensive.

13. Glossary

Archers Gauntlets
Archers Gauntlets have been removed from the glossary. Demi-gauntlets are the minimum requirement for combat archers, siege engineers and those using throwing weapons. Removed from Society rules in 2008.
Society Marshal
References to Society Earl Marshal have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.