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Empire of Chivalry & Steel - some observations
Poster: "David H Ritterskamp" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
1. They use live steel. This means that you had better be well
armored. They don't use thrusting at all. Their armor requirements
are a little more stringent, i.e., forearms are required and armpits
need to have some sort of armor covering them. They use combat
archery in melees, and shields are handled differently; if the battle
involves combat archery, shields will be allowed; otherwise, they
don't use shields. Finally, somebody who realizes that weapons can't
2. They're mostly out west.
3. They have a maximum shield size (22" x 28") and their shields are
only used for tourneys, no melee.
4. They're not very large.
Other than that, they're a carbon copy of the SCA, near as I can tell.
Oh, there are (I'm sure) a few other differences, but nothing that
makes them significantly different. A few rules that I wouldn't mind
seeing incorporated at some point.
Ld. Jonathan Blackbow
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