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'''Sword and Board''' is an [[SCAism]] referring to the first level of [[authorisation]] 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 form a new fighter will take up, although it is not actually required that they do so at the [[Society]] level, although individual [[Kingdom]]s may have more restrictive rules.
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, [[florentine|two-stick]], etc.
 
   
 
Fighters, even experienced ones with other authorisations, often fight "sword and board", particularly in [[tournament]]s.
 
Fighters, even experienced ones with other authorisations, often fight "sword and board", particularly in [[tournament]]s.

Revision as of 03:31, 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 form a new fighter will take up, 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.