Bollocky cold

The committee in its infinite wisdom have decided to postpone Winter Camp to Spring. Details will be forthcoming, but in all likelihood it will be the October long weekend.
We reluctantly came to a conclusion that with the rain forecast there will be no chance of distancing, particularly between Musketeer Argent and myself, and we should consider the club, our visitors and of course our hosts in the current Covid climate.
Let’s take this as an opportunity sent by God to have an amazing Spring Camp.
Regards etc.,
Yr evr Lvn Captayne

The most historically accurate and authentic Medieval Faire in all of Sydney, thou art invited to cheer on the world’s best jousters as they clash in the Tournament of St Ives, witness battle scenes from history re-enacted by the fiercest of warriors and marvel at the birds of prey as they swoop and attack on command.

St Ives Medieval Faire Website

Witness the Muskateers and their mighty mugs! A display of potatoes, pumpkin and apples with stickers by the VIP tent! See if the Templars are still camp! Plus 1,000 elephants.

When? September 21-22, camping is available on site between Friday night 20/9 and Monday 23/9

A 17th Century battle surrounding the siege of Hertogenbosch at Lithgow.

Please note registrations for individuals closes on 2 February 2019

IronFest, annual thynge at Lithgow showground. 17th C themed battles and camp. Members welcome to attend, (the club will need to know who is attending (there is a risk assessment for the event) for insurance purposes).

The most historically accurate and authentic Medieval Faire in all of Sydney, thou art invited to cheer on the world’s best jousters as they clash in the Tournament of St Ives, witness battle scenes from history re-enacted by the fiercest of warriors and marvel at the birds of prey as they swoop and attack on command.

St Ives Medieval Faire Website

Witness the Muskateers and their mighty mugs! A display of potatoes, pumpkin and apples with stickers by the VIP tent! See if the Templars are still camp! Plus 1,000 elephants.

When? September 22-23, camping is available on site between Friday night 21/9 and Monday 24/9

A digitally enhanced woodblock print showing the congealed wounded being taken from the field of Edgehill in 1642. British Library Collection, MarrickvilleA digitally enhanced woodblock print showing the congealed wounded being taken from the field of Edgehill in 1642. British Library Collection, Marrickville

Thank God for a hard frost!

During the evening after the inconclusive fighting at Edgehill on 23 October 1642, King Charles’ forces had retired to the nearby Warmington hills and Parliament’s army returned to their camp at Little Kineton and Kineton, Both forces left troops on the field to monitor each other’s position throughout what was a bitterly cold night with a HARD FROST. Fortunately for many of the wounded left lying on the field that night, the BITTER COLD actually allowed their wounds to congeal and saved many from bleeding to death or succumbing to infection. Therefore, bitterly cold weather is good for you.

This, the 35th Winter Camp, the Routiers will reenact the aftermath of Edgehill in the coldest known place in the arse end of the Blue Mountains, Black Springs.

The event will be, as always, fully catered, with a wonderful fully functional Chapel of the Holy Turd and a comraderie and fire pit that will warm the cockles of your heart. Any wounded will be placed away from the fire to congeal.

When – Over the weekend of 4-5th of August. Early arrivals on Friday 3rd are encouraged.

Events will include; eating, drinking, dicing, musketry – including the World Renowned Captayne’s Cup – archery, ceaseless drill movements, constant bowel movements, various games (including the madness of Cardinal Pell Mell), archery, and inane singing of silly and yet somehow poignant songs.

Beer will be available, as will the finest of wines, at ridiculous prices if not free.

Reply via email or Facebook if you wish to attend, would rather stay in a cosy common tent, have some straw to keep warm, eat things which are not meat, or need any other requirements which can be met by the Routiers…

Black Springs is around 3.5 hours drive from Sydney on a good day, via Oberon. If you want to bag a lift, please let us know. If you need directions to the encampment at Kennedy Park, Loch Erin Road, Black Springs, let us know.

Remember to bring warm stuff and put anti-freeze in your car. As opposed to anything else.

Cost will be around $40-$60 per reasonably adult person which covers meals, site fees, and straw. Congealment of any nagging, nasty wound is a free bonus.

Mid-17th C Living History Weekend – Fully Catered, with Authentic Loo! EVENTS – Eating, Drinking, Musketry – including the World Famous Captain’s Cup Competition, Archery, 17th Century Military Drill, Gambling, Music, Dance and Games including the Grand Pell Mell Tournament.

4 day event (Friday, 14 April – Monday, 17 April 17)

All time periods covered – Ancients to Vietnam.

  • Not catered, and BYO.
  • No hard accommodation on site but there is cheap hotel accommodation 8 minutes away in Tarago, at the Loaded Dog Hotel
  • Fighting, Archery and live firing
  • Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Market
  • No early bird prices, last registration is 2 weeks prior to the event

Admission

$80 for adults
$40 for children 4 – 13
Babies 0 – 3 Free
Subsidised admission for the management team and on the day tasks (ie. cleaning).

Hosted by The ALHF

Mount David in full glory..

Mount David in full glory..

Alternate weekend 26-28 Aug.

Mid-17th C Living History Weekend – Fully Catered, with Authentic Loo! EVENTS – Eating, Drinking, Musketry – including the World Famous Captain’s Cup Competition, Archery, 17th Century Military Drill, Gambling, Music, Dance and Games including the Grand Pell Mell Tournament.

Note: This year the captayne is out for revenge and the return of the cup that is rightfully his!

Program
Friday 12 August –
Arrive from midday, via Oberon and straw pickup.
Establish encampment, secure toilet, establish fire pits.
Dinner, drinks and merriment.
Saturday 13 August –
10am – ON PARADE in FULL CAMPAIGN (outside city walls/day trip/picnic) KIT
Inspection of kit and notation of deficiencies
10.30am – Drill session. Basic manoeuvres, deportment, facings, marching, turns.
11.00 – Separate Pike and Musket refined drill movements.
11.30 – Combined drill and march to Range for Grand Drill Display with firing
12.30 – Lunch
13.30 – Grand Pel Mel tournament
14.30 – Prepare for Captayne’s Cup
15.00 – Company On Parade. March to range for Captayne’s Cup
16.00 – Reverend’s Plate Archery competition
17.00 – Prepare dinner. Foraging party to march to river to deliver wild Boar for dinner
18.00 – Dicing, dancing and drivel around the campfire
Sunday 14 August
Breakfast
10.00 – ON PARADE. Review all drill manoeuvres and correct any deficiencies.
11.00 – Grand Pell Mell Tournament, Free Range Egg shooting, Archery at will
Midday – decamp and return to London