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Board/Committee approval for rule changes

The Board of SCA Ltd Australia and SCANZ Inc have liability, so should have sign off on rule changes. If not, are they happy for a non-member (eg not a member of SCA Ltd) to make decisions that affect their liability.

This also affects one of the Rules of the Lists - the Sovereign can't just waive something like our requirement for mesh during mixed combat.

Armoured Combat - Fighters Handbook

Armoured Combat Editing Notes

Combat Authorisation Reqs

  • Update to urls where available
  • Suggest upping minimum age for banner bearers to 16. War is an armoured combat activity, and no armoured combatant may be under 16. It walks like a duck, sounds like a duck...

Armour requirement

  • Update as per rulings and clarifications in text of notes.
  • get a diagram of the parts of the hand and wrist which must be armoured.

Melee Weapon standards

  • Footnote re towball covers can be removed but this exemption is now no longer relevant due to the existence of low-profile thrusting tips.
  • "Restraints are not required on great weapons or spears used single-handed, or on single-handed back-up weapons less than 45 centimetres in length." Society rules don't include a max length for back-up single-handed weapons not requiring lanyards. Is this a specifically Lochac thing?
  • incorporate changes from rulings in notes

Missile Weapon Standards

  • Define rigid and non-rigid quivers (use rigid material standards?)

Changes to rules

  • also need to update change log page when changes are incorporated
  • should also require the approval of the SCA NZ Inc committee and SCA Ltd Australia Board as they hold the liability.
  • changes to the rules which would affect our exemptions should also include an update to those exemptions from Society Earl Marshal.

Armoured Combat - Marshals Handbook

Armoured Combat - Siege Handbook

Siege Handbook pdf

Editing notes - Siege

Siege Engines and Structures

  • Pick what metric conversion is being used for imperial measurements - 1/2 inch = 12 or 13mm?
  • Change log notes - Adjustment of measurement units, conversion to NZ/Aus English standard spelling

Rapier Combat Handbook

Rapier Editing notes

Rapier - Introduction

  • Rules change process described should match Armoured Combat requirements - announcement in court, publication in Pegasus etc.
  • Update web link to new location when changed

Rapier - Canon

  • Consider separating sections
  1. General Information
  2. Behaviour On The Field
  3. Use of Weapons and Parrying Devices
  4. Acknowledgement of Blows
  5. Melee/War Combat
  • Metric conversion of imperial units

Rapier - Equipment Specifications

  • Metric conversion of imperial units - Armoured Combat uses 6mm for 1/4 inch

Rapier - Authorisations

  • We're keeping indemnities for minors for 21 years??

Rapier - Administration

  • What are SCA Lochac (NZ & AUS) requirements for working with youth?
  • Why is Rapier not under the Group Marshal - as it is at Kingdom level?
  • Chiropracter as health professional?
  • Quarter Courts don't exist anymore - use grievance procedure as per Kingdom Law

Rapier - Glossary

Suggested further glossary items:

Draw cut
Tip cut
Push cut
Percussive cut
Blade grasps
Abrasion-Resistant Material
Material that will withstand normal combat stresses (such as being snagged by an unbroken blade) without tearing. Examples include, but are not limited to:
  • broadcloth
  • a single layer of heavy poplin cloth (35% cotton, 65% polyester; "trigger" cloth)
  • sweat pants
  • Woven knit tights or lycra /spandex mix tights.
Nylon pantyhose and cotton gauze shirts are examples of unacceptable materials.
Puncture-Resistant Material
Any fabric or combination of fabrics that passes the Standard Fencing Armour Test set out under rule Examples may include, but are not limited to:
  • 2 mm leather
  • four layers of heavy poplin cloth
  • ballistic nylon rated to at least 550 Newtons
  • commercial fencing clothing rated to at least 550 Newtons.
Kevlar is not an acceptable material, as it degrades rapidly.
Rigid Material
Puncture-resistant materials that will not significantly flex, spread apart, or deform under pressure of 12 kg applied by a standard mask tester repeatedly to any single point. Examples of rigid material that may comply with the standard for Rigid Material are:
  • 0.8 mm stainless steel 1.0 mm mild steel
  • 1.6 mm aluminium, copper, or brass
  • One layer of hardened heavy leather (8oz, 4 mm).
  • The mesh of a standard fencing mask
Resilient Padding
Any material or combination of materials - equivalent to 6mm (0.25 inches) of closed cell foam - which absorbs some of the force of a thrust or blow. The standard padded bib of a fencing mask may meet this requirement, depending on construction.
Standard Fencing Armour Test (SFAT)
used for testing Puncture Resistant Material.
running at an opponent with rapier extended
Parrying Devices
Non-rigid parrying device
Parrying Gauntlet
Rubber band gun
Pole Weapon
Rapier (referred to as Heavy Rapier in the Society Rules)
Cut and Thrust Rapier.

Equestrian Handbook