Last Sunday morning a fire devasted the Hockey club house. Luckily nobody was seriously injured. This Wednesday we will check for our equipment . We will see, what is lost and how we can help the club an our most favorite innkeeper Patrick to get out of this mess. Stay tuned for further news!
It ist definitely the best season for heavy armored combat: nearly every week has at least one Wednesday. So we have no limits to train at HTC site in the lovely Vienna Prater. Join us and enjoy it!
Since we have again the possibility for Heavy Armored Combat training, our weekle Wednesday fighters practise will take place again. It´s time to test some newly designet thrusting tips. To quote Society´s Marshal Handbook (VII. B. 5):
“When thrusting tips are used, they shall be at least the same diameter as the shaft of the
weapon they are mounted on and have at least .75 inch (19.1 mm) of resilient material
in front of the rigid tip of the weapon providing at least .375 (that is, 3/8) inch (9.53
mm) of progressively resistant give across the face of the thrusting tip. (Note: Pressing
with the thumb into the center of the thrusting tip is not an adequate test. The give must
be across the entire face of the tip.)”
Let´s see, how this one will work. You are welcome to join us at HTC site and give it a try!
After our first heavy fighters practise after ab six months Covid-19 break we enjoyed ourselfes even in heavy rain. A bad surprise was, that the locker rooms at HTC site are still closed. Luckily we made it to our stuff. Good news: tavern´s open (if you are tested). So gather your gear and join us for a Wednesday training, if it was a normal one.
Boredom is the worst enemy during our so called “lockdown” in Austria. Covid-19 forces us to avoid social contacts and our beloved Wednesday heavy fighters practise. So we stay at home and practise. We share our isolation with our frieds all over the world by joining the #100DayPellChallenge. 100 days, (at least) 100 hits given to your pell.
Fun fact: when we started the Austrian chancellor announced, that within 100 days everybody in Austria can be vaccinated. We get back on this on 9th of July. Stay tuned!
Because of rigid Covid-19 measures in Austria you have to keep a distance of 2 metres to other persons. Under usual conditions we would have demonstrated this “benchmark” at our weekly heavy fighters practise. But as a matter of fact, all sport sites are still closed in Austria. So we will show you the meaning of a save Corona distance.
Many heavy fighting concepts deal with distance. They differ between close-combat zones, where you can smell your opponents breath (definitely contagenious), a normal single-hand-combat distance (you can hit your opponent with your weapon and with aerosoles) and a wider distance, where you need at least a half-step to reach your opponent. Personal experiences and estimations may fool you: 2 metres are far more than you may think. So stay in far distance and stay safe!
This Wednesday it is time to say goodbye to a very fine installation at HTC site. Our armoury had to be removed. Temporarily it is now to be found downstairs next to the stairs. We are looking for a new space for our bulk heavy fighting equipment.
Sports Monkeys decide to move some more lockers into that place. We dedicate this moment to the memory of Mischa Bürkner, who installed curtain and cardboard for us. May it serve it´s new owners well.
Heavy fighting will continue with tactical lessons and gymnastics als well as pell work. Still no close combat.
To get in shape for Dudelsheim Boot Camp XIII we will repeat the well-known Austrian shieldwall. This weeks Wednesday heavy fighter practise will help you to survive a melee (because that is, what a superior shieldwall does- heroes use polearms). Join us at HTC site as every week!
A new year starts with a decent Heavy Fighters Practise. Thanks to Baron Aelric we have fresh learnings to memorize. So join us this week at HTC site as every Wednesday.
Let´s celebrate this year´s last heavy fighters practise in our lovely Shire Ad Flumen Caerulum. We will light the Advent wreath, sing “Silent Night” with our helmets on and hit each other hard. If time Permits, we will have a Gluhwein at the Christkindl Market next to the Riesenrad at Vienna Prater. So visit us, with our without gear this Wednesday.