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RE: Archery in War

Poster: Zita Dominguez <zita@ipass.net>

Greeting Sven,
I appreciate your support.  All good words of encouragement are appreciated.
My only point I want to make is that it does take skill to shoot combat arrows.  Most of the combat arrows used today are front heavy. 
Combat archers are not asking to be in every war, just given the chance to play from time to time.  I, and my fellow comrades, practice hard and spend a lot of time and money on our supplies. 

Thank you again for any support,
In Service,
alias Estralitta Dominguez
House of the Flaming Bolt
Archer Marshal for Elvegast

-----Original Message-----
From:	Doug Munitz,Sven Olafssen;Maria Munitz [SMTP:viking@groupz.net]
Sent:	Sunday, August 24, 1997 9:35 PM
To:	atlantia@atlantia.sca.org
Subject:	Archery in War

Poster: viking@groupz.net (Doug Munitz,Sven Olafssen;Maria Munitz)

Good Gentles all.

(deep breath, here we go......}

Let me first say, that I am all for it.  I have heard the arguments from
both sides and all I really have to say on the subject is this....

How many real medieval wars have you seen that DIDNT have combat archers? 
{you know what I mean. not really seeing them.)

The point I am making is that Archery and seige engines where common, no
necessary, in the making of war.  If we as a group are going to try to make
war, does it not make sense to incorperate ALL its elements into it?  As
long as we remain safe, there should not be any problems with this.  I know
lots of fighters dont like being taken out by an arrow because there is no
skill, or contest of arms with an opponent of skill, just some straight
piece of wood doing the killing.  But in my humble opinion, Thats the way
war was waged.

Thanks for hearing me out.  Now I am ready to dodge replys...   ;)


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