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==Changes approved - July 2021==
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The following changes were approved by the Crown (Guillaume d"Oze and Miriam de Mont Noir) and Kingdom Seneschal, the Board of SCA Australia Ltd, and Committee of SCA NZ Inc, and published in Pegasus July 2021.
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==1. Classes of participant and combat==
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*Updated minimum ages for participants - war is an armoured combat activity. No person under the age of 16 can authorise for armoured combat according to Society rules.
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*Updated heavy to armoured combat in its relevant contexts throughout.
|'''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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*Some simplification of language
| 5 July 2018
 
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==2. Combat authorisation requirements==
|rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1. Classes of Participant and Combat]]
 
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*Updated heavy to armoured combat in its relevant contexts throughout.
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Classes_of_Participant_and_Combat|1.1]] has now been included as a rule.
 
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===2.1 General===
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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*Updated 2.1.1 to make this more specific to armoured combat and refined definition of armoured combat
| 2 July 2018
 
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*Updated 2.1.2 to include renewals being the same process as authorising for the first time, and that the requirement to demonstrate ability means there must be a practical component to all authorisation tests. Clarified which bits you needed to be able to apply (eg know while fighting, and which bits you could look up
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*Updated 2.1.5 to reword for clarity, and to include Siege Marshals being able to do Siege authorisations
| 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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*Added 2.1.6 to remind people that they need to send in their own signed form.
| 19 August 2018
 
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*2.1.7 reminds senior marshals that they must have their card back from Lists before they can perform authorisations - they can't do it from their own paperwork, they must be a valid senior marshal in the system on the date they perform someone else's authorisation.
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*2.1.9 The Kingdom Lists Officer doesn't need to provide the Earl Marshal with a list of current authorisations as the database is accessible to the Earl Marshal.
|rowspan="9"| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements| 2. Combat Authorisation Requirements]]
 
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===2.2 Age restrictions===
| 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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*Updated 2.2.1.b to include participants in the age restriction.
| 26 May 2019
 
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*Removed 2.2.1.c - Persons between the ages of 14 and 16 may be authorised as plumed auxiliaries. Banner bearing is part of armoured combat according to Society Rules - 14-16 as plumed auxiliaries is no longer allowed by Society rules.
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*Removed 2.2.1.d - No person below the age of 14 may be authorised for any form of SCA combat-related activity. Not relevant for this rule set
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.1]] has been incorporated into the rule.
 
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*Updated rule 2.2.1.e (now c) for under 14s not being allowed to train/swing an armoured combat weapon to be specific for this rule set.
There are also authorisation requirements for rapier combat and equestrian activities but these are dealt with in their respective handbooks.
 
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===2.3 Minor authorisation===
| 5 July 2018
 
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*Updated 2.3.1 to 16 years from 14 years
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*Updated 2.3.1.a to make it clear that the parent/guardian needs to talk to the senior marshal doing the authorisation.
| [[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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*Updated 2.3.1.b to add the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
| 26 May 2019
 
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*Updated 2.3.2 to be specific to this rule book.
|-
 
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==3. Rules of the Lists==
| [[Armoured Combat:Combat_Authorisation_Requirements#General|2.1.4a]] has been updated to use the term Auxiliary Marshal.
 
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*Changes were made at Society level to the Rules of the List in Corpora in March 2021 - for gender neutral terms, to remove the right of the Sovereign to waive additional Kingdom standards (thanks to Lochac), and to be more consistent with terminology.
| 5 July 2018
 
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==4. Conventions of combat==
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*Updated references to the Earl Marshal to include reference to their deputy, the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
| 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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*Updated throughout to make more specific to armoured combat.
| 3 June 2019
 
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*Simplified language and changed to refer to you as the audience throughout
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*Updated Marshal-in-Charge of the field to responsible marshal throughout
|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.
 
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*4.5.6. a and b - separated the information about nocking bows etc into two sub rules.
|3 June 2019
 
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*4.6.4 split into three rules.
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==5. The use of weapons and shields==
| [[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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*Updated throughout to refer to you as the audience and simplify language.
| 3 June 2019
 
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*5.1.1 - added General heading to fix rules numbering collision.
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*Added 5.1.1.5 - "Archers may have a backup weapon on them, but may not draw it until their bow/crossbow has been safely disposed of (taken off the field, discarded in a low traffic area, handed to another combatant, etc). Upon drawing a backup weapon to enter combat, hands must be appropriately armoured." This had been previously removed in the 2009 rules when we didn't allow non-plumed archers.
|[[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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*Added 5.1.3 - Missile and Thrown Weapons - moved use of missile weapons rules out of Missile weapons standards section as these are about use not construction.
| 26 May 2019
 
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*5.1.3.7 - clarified that bows and non-rigid quivers need to be inspected if they are struck by anything, not just missile fire, to allow for non-plumed archers who may be struck.
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*Added 5.1.3.8 - "Archers may carry and use thrown weapons without need to discard their bow/crossbow or change hand armour". This had been previously removed in the 2009 rules when we didn't allow non-plumed archers.
|[[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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==6. Target areas and acknowledgement of blows==
| 21 May 2019
 
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*Simplified language and updated to refer to you as the audience throughout
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*Updated heavy combatant to armoured combatant
|rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Rules_of_the_Lists| 3. Rules of the Lists]]
 
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*6.3.3 and 4 - appeared to have been misformatted as sub rules, now reformatted
|[[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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==7. Armour requirements==
| 30 May 2019
 
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*Simplified language and updated to refer to you as the audience throughout.
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*Updated heavy combatant to armoured combatant throughout.
| [[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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*7.2.3 - updated to specifically include training and pick-ups in needing armour inspections.
| 5 July 2018
 
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*7.2.6 - updated to match Society requirement (VI.A) to disguise, cover or remove modern corporate logos and sport gear unless the gear is necessary for medical reasons
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*7.4.1.3 - updated to clarify that the metal for helmets needs to be at least 1.6mm thick when completed, also see 7.4.1.4.
|rowspan="4"| [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat| 4. Conventions of Combat]]
 
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*7.4.1.4 - rephrased and updated include other construction techniques that thin the metal.
| [[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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*7.5.7.g - added "Maille used for screening must not have openings greater than 5mm."
| 28 June 2018
 
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*7.5.8 - added a requirement for mesh to be secured against sideways movement, and vertical.
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*7.9.1 - updated to clarify that all kidney protection must have padding, unless it's Zoombang, as stated by Society Armoured Combat Marshal.
| [[Armoured Combat:Conventions_of_Combat#Behaviour_on_the_Field|4.2.2]] The footnote "See Grievance procedures" has been removed.
 
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*7.9.2 - removed gendered language
| 5 July 2018
 
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==8. Melee weapon standards==
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* Updated to refer to you as the audience throughout, and simplified language
| 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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*8.1.13 - clarification about crossguards and tsuba after question was raised - answer from Society Armoured Combat Marshal
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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==9. Throwing weapons standards==
| 5 July 2018
 
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*Updated to refer to you as the audience.
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*9.1.1 - separated into two rules - when you can use throwing weapons, and that some throwing weapons can be held in the had and used for striking.
| 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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*Updated shall to must for clarity
|5 July 2018
 
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==10. Missile weapons standards==
| [[Armoured_Combat:The_Use_of_Weapons_and_Shields| 5. The Use of Weapons and Shields]]
 
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*Moved 10.1.9-10, 10.3.9-13, 10.4.2-3 to a new sub section in the Use of Weapons and Shields as they were about use, not construction.
| 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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*10.1.1 - updated to refer to you as the audience
| 14 June 2019
 
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*10.1.7 - removed requirement from Kingdom to be written on projectiles - we are unlikely to take our projectiles to other kingdoms.
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*10.3.1 - added the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal and the Kingdom Archery Marshal.
| [[Armoured_Combat:Target_Areas_and_Acknowledgement_of_Blows| 6. Target Areas and Acknowledgement of Blows]]
 
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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.
 
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==11. Grievances and sanctions==
| 14 June 2019
 
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*11.1 - dispute resolution procedures copied from updated Kingdom Law, links updated.
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*11.2 - addition of Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal to the chain
|rowspan="14"| [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements| 7. Armour Requirements]]
 
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==12. Procedures to change these rules==
| 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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*Updated links to current Kingdom Law
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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*Updated to refer to Group Armoured Combat Marshal, include Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
| 5 July 2018
 
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==13. Glossary==
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|7.4.1.2]] has been incorporated into the rule:
 
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*Updated definition of armoured combatant
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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*Updated definition of Earl Marshal
| 5 July 2018
 
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*Added Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
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*Updated rostered marshal
| 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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[[Category:Fighters Handbook|N]]
| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#General_2|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.
 
| 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:
 
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.
 
| 5 July 2018
 
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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.
 
| 6 June 2019
 
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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
 
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.
 
| 29 October 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)
 
| 30 May 2019
 
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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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| The following footnote to [[Armoured Combat:Armour_Requirements#Hand|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.
 
| 5 July 2018
 
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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.
 
| 14 June 2019
 
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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]].
 
|14 June 2019
 
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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
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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|rowspan="10"| [[Armoured Combat:Melee_Weapon_Standards| 8. Melee Weapon Standards]]
 
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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.
 
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.
 
| 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:
 
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
 
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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)
 
| 14 June 2019
 
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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.
 
| 20 June 2019
 
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| 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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 5 July 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 14 June 2019
 
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| 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]].
 
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.
 
| 5 July 2018
 
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|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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 31 May 2018
 
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|rowspan="9"| [[Armoured Combat:Missile_Weapon_Standards| 10. Missile Weapon Standards]]
 
| 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.]]
 
| 19 August 2018
 
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| [[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
 
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| [[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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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
 
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| 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
 
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| 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
 
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| 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
 
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| 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
 
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| rowspan="2"| [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions| 11. Grievances and Sanctions]]
 
| [[Armoured Combat:Grievances_and_Sanctions|Dispute resolution process]] updated to meet current Lochac Kingdom Law. This removes Quarter Courts.
 
| 28 June 2018
 
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| 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.
 
| 18 June 2019
 
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| [[Armoured_Combat:Procedures_for_Changes_to_These_Rules| 12. Procedures for Changes to These Rules]]
 
| 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.
 
| 13 June 2019
 
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| 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
 
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| References to Society Earl Marshal have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.
 
| 18 June 2019
 
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| All
 
| Conversion of the Kingdom of Lochac Fighters Handbook 2009 [[File:Fighters-handbook_2009.pdf]] to wiki format
 
| 26 June 2018
 
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Latest revision as of 21:50, 9 July 2021

We will aim to keep the last 12 months of changes in the published PDF.

Changes approved - July 2021

The following changes were approved by the Crown (Guillaume d"Oze and Miriam de Mont Noir) and Kingdom Seneschal, the Board of SCA Australia Ltd, and Committee of SCA NZ Inc, and published in Pegasus July 2021.

1. Classes of participant and combat

  • Updated minimum ages for participants - war is an armoured combat activity. No person under the age of 16 can authorise for armoured combat according to Society rules.
  • Updated heavy to armoured combat in its relevant contexts throughout.
  • Some simplification of language

2. Combat authorisation requirements

  • Updated heavy to armoured combat in its relevant contexts throughout.

2.1 General

  • Updated 2.1.1 to make this more specific to armoured combat and refined definition of armoured combat
  • Updated 2.1.2 to include renewals being the same process as authorising for the first time, and that the requirement to demonstrate ability means there must be a practical component to all authorisation tests. Clarified which bits you needed to be able to apply (eg know while fighting, and which bits you could look up
  • Updated 2.1.5 to reword for clarity, and to include Siege Marshals being able to do Siege authorisations
  • Added 2.1.6 to remind people that they need to send in their own signed form.
  • 2.1.7 reminds senior marshals that they must have their card back from Lists before they can perform authorisations - they can't do it from their own paperwork, they must be a valid senior marshal in the system on the date they perform someone else's authorisation.
  • 2.1.9 The Kingdom Lists Officer doesn't need to provide the Earl Marshal with a list of current authorisations as the database is accessible to the Earl Marshal.

2.2 Age restrictions

  • Updated 2.2.1.b to include participants in the age restriction.
  • Removed 2.2.1.c - Persons between the ages of 14 and 16 may be authorised as plumed auxiliaries. Banner bearing is part of armoured combat according to Society Rules - 14-16 as plumed auxiliaries is no longer allowed by Society rules.
  • Removed 2.2.1.d - No person below the age of 14 may be authorised for any form of SCA combat-related activity. Not relevant for this rule set
  • Updated rule 2.2.1.e (now c) for under 14s not being allowed to train/swing an armoured combat weapon to be specific for this rule set.

2.3 Minor authorisation

  • Updated 2.3.1 to 16 years from 14 years
  • Updated 2.3.1.a to make it clear that the parent/guardian needs to talk to the senior marshal doing the authorisation.
  • Updated 2.3.1.b to add the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
  • Updated 2.3.2 to be specific to this rule book.

3. Rules of the Lists

  • Changes were made at Society level to the Rules of the List in Corpora in March 2021 - for gender neutral terms, to remove the right of the Sovereign to waive additional Kingdom standards (thanks to Lochac), and to be more consistent with terminology.

4. Conventions of combat

  • Updated references to the Earl Marshal to include reference to their deputy, the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
  • Updated throughout to make more specific to armoured combat.
  • Simplified language and changed to refer to you as the audience throughout
  • Updated Marshal-in-Charge of the field to responsible marshal throughout
  • 4.5.6. a and b - separated the information about nocking bows etc into two sub rules.
  • 4.6.4 split into three rules.

5. The use of weapons and shields

  • Updated throughout to refer to you as the audience and simplify language.
  • 5.1.1 - added General heading to fix rules numbering collision.
  • Added 5.1.1.5 - "Archers may have a backup weapon on them, but may not draw it until their bow/crossbow has been safely disposed of (taken off the field, discarded in a low traffic area, handed to another combatant, etc). Upon drawing a backup weapon to enter combat, hands must be appropriately armoured." This had been previously removed in the 2009 rules when we didn't allow non-plumed archers.
  • Added 5.1.3 - Missile and Thrown Weapons - moved use of missile weapons rules out of Missile weapons standards section as these are about use not construction.
  • 5.1.3.7 - clarified that bows and non-rigid quivers need to be inspected if they are struck by anything, not just missile fire, to allow for non-plumed archers who may be struck.
  • Added 5.1.3.8 - "Archers may carry and use thrown weapons without need to discard their bow/crossbow or change hand armour". This had been previously removed in the 2009 rules when we didn't allow non-plumed archers.

6. Target areas and acknowledgement of blows

  • Simplified language and updated to refer to you as the audience throughout
  • Updated heavy combatant to armoured combatant
  • 6.3.3 and 4 - appeared to have been misformatted as sub rules, now reformatted

7. Armour requirements

  • Simplified language and updated to refer to you as the audience throughout.
  • Updated heavy combatant to armoured combatant throughout.
  • 7.2.3 - updated to specifically include training and pick-ups in needing armour inspections.
  • 7.2.6 - updated to match Society requirement (VI.A) to disguise, cover or remove modern corporate logos and sport gear unless the gear is necessary for medical reasons
  • 7.4.1.3 - updated to clarify that the metal for helmets needs to be at least 1.6mm thick when completed, also see 7.4.1.4.
  • 7.4.1.4 - rephrased and updated include other construction techniques that thin the metal.
  • 7.5.7.g - added "Maille used for screening must not have openings greater than 5mm."
  • 7.5.8 - added a requirement for mesh to be secured against sideways movement, and vertical.
  • 7.9.1 - updated to clarify that all kidney protection must have padding, unless it's Zoombang, as stated by Society Armoured Combat Marshal.
  • 7.9.2 - removed gendered language

8. Melee weapon standards

  • Updated to refer to you as the audience throughout, and simplified language
  • 8.1.13 - clarification about crossguards and tsuba after question was raised - answer from Society Armoured Combat Marshal

9. Throwing weapons standards

  • Updated to refer to you as the audience.
  • 9.1.1 - separated into two rules - when you can use throwing weapons, and that some throwing weapons can be held in the had and used for striking.
  • Updated shall to must for clarity

10. Missile weapons standards

  • Moved 10.1.9-10, 10.3.9-13, 10.4.2-3 to a new sub section in the Use of Weapons and Shields as they were about use, not construction.
  • 10.1.1 - updated to refer to you as the audience
  • 10.1.7 - removed requirement from Kingdom to be written on projectiles - we are unlikely to take our projectiles to other kingdoms.
  • 10.3.1 - added the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal and the Kingdom Archery Marshal.

11. Grievances and sanctions

  • 11.1 - dispute resolution procedures copied from updated Kingdom Law, links updated.
  • 11.2 - addition of Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal to the chain

12. Procedures to change these rules

  • Updated links to current Kingdom Law
  • Updated to refer to Group Armoured Combat Marshal, include Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal

13. Glossary

  • Updated definition of armoured combatant
  • Updated definition of Earl Marshal
  • Added Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal
  • Updated rostered marshal