Armored Combat

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The excitement of combat lives in the SCA. Armored combat is one of the most well known and thrilling parts of the Society for Creative Anachronism. Our Armored Fighters participate in tournaments for individuals and teams, tactical melees involving dozens of combatants, and even large-scale wars!

The Marshalate is responsible for the Safety, and Authorization of fighters wishing to engage in Armored Combat.

Armored Combat Includes

  • Armored Combat
  • Youth Armored Combat

    Armored Combat

    SCA armoured combat, or informally heavy combat, is a combat sport developed by the Society for Creative Anachronism in which participants in protective body armour either compete in mock combat individual tournaments inspired by forms of historical combat and tournament combat practiced in medieval Europe. Groups also compete, under supervision, in group battles which may approximate historically real combat, using SCA approved safe weapons. Combats are performed under the watch of marshals to maintain safety. It is variously considered a combat sport, contact sport, or a form of martial art. Neither individual combats nor group battles are choreographed to any predetermined result.

    Youth Armored Combat

    Information on Youth Armored Combat goes here.