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
- Fighters Handbook pdf
- Fighters Handbook Landing page
- Fighters Handbook Title Page
- Fighters Handbook Change Log
Armoured Combat Editing Notes
- Update to lochac.sca.org 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...
- 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.
- 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
- Define rigid and non-rigid quivers (use rigid material standards?)
- 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
Editing notes - Siege
- 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
Remove reference to indemnities
- these are covered by membership and event and practice attendance and are not specific to combat.
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
- General Information
- Behaviour On The Field
- Use of Weapons and Parrying Devices
- Acknowledgement of Blows
- 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?? Under what legislation are we entitled to do that?
- Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission Act 2012 (Cth)
- A registered entity must retain financial and operational records.
- Records must be written in English or readily accessible and easily convertible into English.
- Part 3-2 s 55-5
- 7 years after the completion of the transactions, operations or acts covered by the records.
- Privacy Act 1988 (Cth)
- Private sector organisations that are required to comply with the Privacy Act must take reasonable steps to destroy or permanently de-identify personal information if:
- it is no longer needed for any purpose for which the information may be used or disclosed under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth); and
- the organisation is not legally required to retain the information.
- Australian Privacy Principle 11.2
- When the personal information is no longer needed for any purpose for which it may be used or disclosed under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and the organisation is not legally required to retain the information.
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:
- 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 188.8.131.52. 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.