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'''Sword and Board''' is an [[SCAism]] referring to the first level of [[authorization]] that a [[heavy fighter]] must undergo in order to participate in [[SCA]] [[armoured combat]], that is, "sword and shield".
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'''Sword and Board''' is an [[SCAism]] referring to the most common [[fighting style]] in the [[SCA]], that is to say, "[[sword]] and [[shield]]".
   
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Often this is the first style taken up by a new [[fighter]], although it is not actually required that they do so at the [[Society]] level, although individual [[Kingdom]]s may have more restrictive [[rule]]s.
A new fighter must first prove he is capable of fighting safely with a sword and shield before being allowed to authorize in [[polearm]]s, [[blunt weapon]]s, [[two-stick]], etc.
 
   
Fighters, even experienced ones with other authorizations, often fight "sword and board", particularly in tournaments.
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Fighters, even experienced ones with other [[authorisation]]s, often fight "sword and board", particularly in [[tournament]]s.
   
 
[[category: SCAism]] [[category: combat]]
 
[[category: SCAism]] [[category: combat]]

Latest revision as of 09:24, 8 February 2013

Sword and Board is an SCAism referring to the most common fighting style in the SCA, that is to say, "sword and shield".

Often this is the first style taken up by a new fighter, although it is not actually required that they do so at the Society level, although individual Kingdoms may have more restrictive rules.

Fighters, even experienced ones with other authorisations, often fight "sword and board", particularly in tournaments.