Repel the Boarders! – Midlands Muster XIX

The defence of a ship with sword, bayonet, and pike. Group training and melee games based upon the instructions for attack and defence in boarding actions according to Lieutenant William Pringle Green (1812).

Date and Time

Sat, 3 Aug 2024 12:00 - 17:00 GMT

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5 hours

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The defence of a ship with sword, bayonet, and pike. Group training and melee games based upon the instructions for attack and defence in boarding actions according to Lieutenant William Pringle Green (1812). Pringle Green was promoted for his conspicuous bravery at the Battle of Trafalgar whilst serving aboard HMS Conqueror, and so certainly knew a thing or two about the subject! We will briefly work through some basics of the weapons before moving on to a range of group training and games. All weapons to be synthetic/rubber, any one-handed sword is suitable (shorter is best), musket and bayonet trainers, and spears to be used in two hands. Daggers and axes are also encouraged. A number will be available to borrow but please bring anything suitable that you have. We will dive into combat on the decks of ships in the age of sail. Let’s have some fun you landlubbers!

Guest Instructor

Bio – Nick has been practicing European swordsmanship since the late 1990s and is the co-founder of the Academy of Historical Fencing (2006) in South Wales and the Southwest of England. His initial area of study was the rapier of the early 17th century, but soon turned his main focus to British military swordsmanship of the Napoleonic era. He continues to practice a wide array of HEMA styles and weapons, though the Napoleonic era is his favourite area of research and practice where he pursues the collecting of antiques and the spreading of knowledge of the subject on the AHF Youtube channel.

Admin Bits

The day is open to all those who have valid insurance for the practice of Historical Fencing. Please be prepared to present evidence of such if asked by a member of staff. Those who do not have insurance will be required to purchase it through the Order for the day, for a £5 surcharge.

After Party

A fter the day of sparring, we will be heading up the road to a pub called the Boat Inn, address below. There we will swap exploits of the day and grab some food and drinks before the drive home!

Boat Inn, 31 Shilton Ln, Coventry CV2 2AB

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Sparring Pass

£25.00

Availability: 43 in stock

Location

Moat House Leisure & Neighbourhood Centre, Winston Avenue Coventry, CV2 1EA

Agenda

  • 12:00 - 12:20
    Introductions and Briefings
    Arrivals and kit-drops. Gather in at the Admin Desk for a group briefing, covering all elements safety and expected conduct. First aiders will be pointed out as well as actions on.
  • 13:30 - 14:15
    Instructor Seminar - Guest Instructor
    Bio – Nick has been practicing European swordsmanship since the late 1990s and is the co-founder of the Academy of Historical Fencing (2006) in South Wales and the Southwest of England. His initial area of study was the rapier of the early 17th century, but soon turned his main focus to British military swordsmanship of the Napoleonic era. He continues to practice a wide array of HEMA styles and weapons, though the Napoleonic era is his favourite area of research and practice where he pursues the collecting of antiques and the spreading of knowledge of the subject on the AHF Youtube channel.
  • 14:20
    Group Photo
    Gather up for the big group photo and a chance to snag extra photos with your clubmates!
  • 16:15 - 17:00
    Combat Games
    A hour of combat scenarios and games to test your skills in larger melees. Large scale scraps, scenario games and challenges to enjoy.
  • 17:00
    After Party Social
    Once you have cleaned down, we will be heading to the local pub, the Boat Inn, for a drink and meal and swap exploits of the day!
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