Boot Camp Meadowmarsh 2024

This year´s Boot Camp token: a marshal´s gauge to measure the heavy fighting equipment.

Each year our lovely neighbourghs from the Shire of Meadowmarsh (from the most ancient barony of Knights Crossing) invite all heavy fighters to a special event. The Boot Camp Meadowmarsh brings together knights, experienced heavy fighters and newcomers from all over Drachenwald. We enjoy in single combats as well as heavy melees. Most important part is the exchange of knowledge: how can we improve our heavy fighting technique? What equipment is best? What did we learn since last year?

The weekend is embedded in the lovely city of Duedelsheim/Germany. Our hosts provide finest accomodation, great food and overwhelming hospitality. We deeply thank the kitchen crew and our most favorite event sterward Master Aelric of Battle. Love to see all of you again soon!

Drachenwald Spring Crown Tournament 2023

Keldor av Skelitta gives Flose Thordson a heavy fighter wake-up tap in his first round at Spring Crown Tournament

A Crown Tournament is a peak level event in each Kingdom. At Spring Crown Tournament Drachwenwald´s keenest fighters were assembled at the muddy fields of Ittlingen (Knight´s Crossing) to find heirs for Drachenwald´s crown.

Best away fans: Ad Flumen Caerulum Ultras

14 fighters, lords and ladies, left- and righthanded met in heavy armored fighting. Ad Flumen Caerulum sent Lord Flose Thordson and Saidra ad Iscula. Alienor de Salignac chose to consort Master Aelric of Battle to underline the friendship with the Shire of Meadowmarsh. They where accompanied by a huge number of companions, meanwhile known as “AFC Ultras” (best away fans ever!).

Sir William attempts to plant Lord Flose into the wet soil of Ittlingen.

After endless struggles, glorious triumphs and sad losses, Sir Sven Gunnarsson won the honour of being Drachenwald´s next king.

Vivant to the Royalty and Drachenwald´s new heirs!

Our thanks go to the marvellous event staff, who managed reservation, feast kitchen and of course the tournament organization. So many helping hands from different regions working together show the solidarity between the regions. May there be many more!

Here are some heavy fighting videos from the Crown Tournament => Videos on Flickr

Boot Camp Meadowmarsh 2023- Thanksgiving

Working class picture with part of Meadowmarsh Boot Camp kitchen crew.

To be guest at an event is always a great honour. We appreciate the countless hours of preparation by the event crew, the endless time spent for preparing, cooking and cleaning by the kitchen staff and the many helping hands that make an event unforgettable. Therefore we wish to thank our noble hosts, their supporters and the trainers at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp 2023. It was a great weekend!

This was Parasol War VI

Guests and staff of parasol War VI at the Castle of Albrechtsberg

Thanks to an ambitous event crew and lovely guests from all corners of Draachenwald we could enjoy a wonderful event at our humble Shire of Ad Flumen Caerulum. The pittoresque site of the castle of Albrechtsberg was once more the stage for al lovely community. Arts and Science, Bows and Arrows, court and itchen and of course much heavy fighting scenarios made it an unforgettable meeting of friends of our great Society of Anachronism. Find here some pictures.

Red and Gold 2022

Our delegation from Ad Flumen Caerulum at Red and Gold, hosted by the Shire of Meadowmarsh, Knight´s Crossing

Thanks to our noble neighbours from the Shire of Meadowmarsh for organizing a fantastic event. Our delegation was delighted to take part in heavy and rapier fighting, archery and several arts&science workshops.

We very much appreciate your hospitality and hope to give something back at incoming Parasol War VI. See you there!

Meadowmarsh Boot Camp 2022

Heavy fighters in melee situation
Heavy armored fighters in a melee situation at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp

It´s hard to describe the joy of attending a fighter´s event after two years of Covid plague. The Bootcamp in our friendly neighbourhood Düdelsheim in the Shire of Meadowmarsh is a traditional event for heavy fighting&fencing. Thanks to our hosts it could be held even under strict safety measures. The fighting activities took place at the local playground under best spring weather conditions. The presence of not less than the King himself, joined by four knights guaranteed personal advice for every heavy fighter.

The greatest fun at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp of course was the opportunity for small melees, where our Shire could once again proof the superior shield wall tactics from Ad Flumen Caerulum. Again we appreciated the rare opportunity to meet such an amount of courageous heavy fighters.

Thanks to our lovely hosts, including a tremendous kitchen crew and our personal event steward driver to the train station. We hope to pay it back at Parasol War in September. So register here now!

Even more impressions of Meadowmarsh Boot Camp can be found on our Flickr Account!
Watch heavy fighting and melee videos here.

Heavy Fighting Session with Aelric of Battle

Heavy Fighters seen through an axe blade

On the first weekend of Janurary 2022 we were honourd with a special guest. Lord Aelric of Battle form the Shire of Meadowmarsh (Barony of Knight´s Crossing) kindly visited our humble fighters practise. With inexhaustible power he gave everybody an individual teaching. We connot thank him enough for sharing his knowledge for improvind our fighting skills an hope to meet him again in March at Meadowmarsh Boot Camp in Düdelsheim.

Heavy Shakespeare Quotes

Whilst the new Covid-19 Lockdown preventy heavy Fighting, we take a look in our heavy fighters archive. We detected a lot of reenacted quotes, taken from Shakespeare´s greatest plays. So enjoy our “Heavy Shakespeare Reenactment Gallery” (to be continued).

SCA Heavy Fighters with Candlelight
“We would not seek a battle as we are. Nor, as we are, we say we will not shun it.” (Henry V.)
heavy fighters swordsplaying in the moonlight
“Let us be Diana´s foresters, gentlemen of the shade, minions of the moon.” (Henry IV.)
“The things that threaten’d me ne’er look’d but on my back.” (Jules Caesar)
“Our bodies are our gardens, to the which our wills are gardeners.” (Othello)
“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” (The Merchant of Venice)
“If I be waspish, beware My sting.” (The Taming of th Shrew)
“Nature teaches beasts to know their friends.” (Coriolanus)
“If two men are riding on one horse, one must naturally ride behind.” (Much ado about nothing)
“Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane I cannot taint with fear.” (Macbeth)

Arts and Science: Reenacting Dutch Masters

During the boredom of corona lockdown we had plenty of time to study masterpieces of famous old Dutch painters from the 16th century as Hieronymus Bosch and Pieter Breughel (the Elder). Their works inspired us to reeenact some Details taken out of their pictures. They were taken long before we learnt about similar actions like #gettymuseumchallange and others. By the way: some of those paintings are in Austrian museums… #scaartschallange. Since they were published on our social media channels we like to store them here to not be forgotten.

UPDATE: we are very proud, that the Austrian federal broadcasting company ORF awarded one of our pictures in their artschallange #dubistkunst.

Detail from “The Temptation of St.Anthony” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Triumph of Death” by Pieter Breughle the Elder
Detail from “The Garden of Early Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Land of Cockaigne” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder
Detail from “The Last Judgement” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “The Garden of Early Delights” by Hieronymus Bosch
Detail from “Netherlandish Proverbs” by Pieter Breughel the Elder

(All Pictures by Birgit, Katja and Florian Seidl)