Intro Trading Playing Hunting
This group of re-enactors took part in many demonstrations and started the show on the field with a display of infantry manoeuvres.
Here they can be seen forming a double line to make a wall of pikes and halberds that would have proven a formidable resistance to sword wielding attackers or even knights on horseback.
The next event was a tournament of hand to hand combat using the sword. Although the aim wasn't to actually kill the opponent the heavy metal swords were certainly capable of causing injury if a misplaced blow had connected.
The greatest fun of the afternoon was the kid's battle. Fifty children took on about ten re-enactors armed with foam-rubber swords. Despite being drilled to military precision when it came to the conflict the children's tactic was to charge at full steam into the enemy, knocking them to the floor and beating them relentlesly to a pulp. It was obviously a good plan because they won all three battles much to the pain and misery of the re-enactors and enjoyment of the crowd.
The afternoon ended with a mass battle when all the armed participants split into two armies and tried to capture the flag.