23/6/2021 Damage Assessment at Training Site

Still no heavy fighters practise at our training site. The hockey clubhouse is sevrely damaged. As reported, nobody was seriousely hurt. Our heavy equipment was stored in the basement and safe. Only our coats, gambesons an brigantines are burnt rags. But: site will be reopend for training, so stay alert for next Wednesday, when we hit back!

2/6/2021 Heavy Fighters Practise

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!

19/5/2021 Heavy Fighters Practise

Do you remember your last heavy fighters practise? Neither do we. But we know, that the first heavy fighters practise after curfew&lockdown will take place this Wednesday! So join us to put the party together again! Rally at HTC site -but please follow the rules as asked: distance, tests and hygiene measures. Don´t forget the mask, because:
Well have we done, thrice valiant countrymen:
But all’s not done; yet keep the French the field.
(Henry V.)

14/4/2021 Pellwork during Curfew

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!

31/3/2021 Keep a Heavy Distance!

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!