Notes - Classes of Participant and Combat
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- How can 14 year olds be allowed to be shot by missiles as plumed auxillaries, but must be 16 to be on the field in a non-combat role? I suspect this is a hangover from before there were plumed participants, and can be changed to 14 as the minimum for all participants except marshals.
- Plumed Auxiliaries
- Plumed auxiliaries are called auxiliaries to get around the age restrictions on combatants being at least 16 years old for armoured combat.
- Pole weapons must not be used as banner poles as plumed auxiliaries may not carry any weapon, and we don't want 14-year-olds hit because someone thought they were carrying a weapon and didn't check for a plume.