First snow in combination with forest practice today opened up for some pretty picturesque opportunities to show off my medieval stuff. Lots of tumbling and falling in the slippery snow, but it was fun. 😊❄️
Let me tell you the story of how my 6 year old niece convinced her mum, her teacher, her auntie and her auntie’s boyfriend to come into her grade 1 and 2 class in full armour for show and tell. The question they had to answer was ‘what did you do on your weekend’ and since, on occasion, my niece comes down on a Friday night to watch and play before the game and at half time, Swordcraft is what she does on the weekend. Honestly, the teachers didn’t need that much convincing, I think they were almost as interested as the kids to see us.
The response we got from the combined classes was awesome. They had about a million questions to ask and were all horribly disappointed when we told them the game was for over 16s (but some kid’s LARPs do exist!). Since I’m currently studying to become a teacher I totally took over and did all the talking - John couldn’t hear too much with the helmet on anyway (and kids have really small voices). The best reaction we got was when we told the kids that John’s armour cost 2 and a half thousand dollars. I swear even 6 year olds have heart attacks about that much money these days.
It was an incredibly fun show and tell and my niece was so happy, all the convincing I needed was her smile. My sister took the photos.
One thing about the way our warband fights is that, we’re often not near eachother in a line fight. Instead, as a warband of pikes and halberds, we’ll disperse and attack where we’re needed, as well as absolutely wrecking and breaking our opposing wall. I guess here I was defending the back of our line ensuring we didn’t get flanked.
I’ll also tell you that a huge part of me wanted to photoshop my derp face in this photo, but the last thing I want to be is fake. So this is me, derp face and all, defending the backs of some of my best mates in the whole world.
Photo credit and a huge thanks to @theprohobby for this shot.
You guys probably get bored of me sharing group shots, but I’m just so dang proud of my warband fam and love each of them for the amazing people they are. They really are family. Even our Sydney brothers :) Both pictures are missing lots of people, but they are still great pictures. Also there was a huge tree stump involved. How can you pass that up?
Top photo: taken on the battlefield before the final battle.
Bottom photo: taken after the final battle, exhausted, but some of the happiest people at Quest.