This page is a compilation of texts that we have found helpful regarding fighting in the SCA. Our grateful thanks go out to everyone who agreed to allow us to post their writings here.

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Historical Texts

Art of War - by Sun Tzu

Book of Five Rings (Go Rin No Sho) - by Miyamoto Musashi

Modern Texts

Life and Death in the Shieldwall - by Sir Tarrach Ulfson

The Shieldman's Basic Melee Skills - by Niall DunUlric ***Diagrams forthcoming***

Melee Tactic Basics - by Tristan Ritter von Eisig

Brandywine of Combat - by Duke Conn MacNeil

The Memoirs of a Northshield General - by Sir Tarrach Ulfson

Being a New Fighter - by The Mad Sentinel of Glastonbury

Other Stuff

Pennsic Battlefield Maps

ZenFight Website and Discussion List

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