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Kingdom of the West Heavy Marshal

Contact the Marshal

The Earl Marshal is responsible for martial activities in the Kingdom, including armored combat in tournaments and wars, rapier combat, siege weapons, combat archery, target archery, equestrian activities, target archery, maintaining a database of authorized fighters, and the maintenance/publication/enforcement of standards for construction and use of all weapons and armor. All rules for combat in the West are based on the SCA standard rules, which can be found on the Society Marshal's page. If you have any questions about combat in the West Kingdom, please contact the Kingdom Earl Marshal using the Ask the Earl Marshal or via email.  The information on this webpage is predominantly for Adult Armored Combat.  

For information or contacts for Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons, Equestrian, Siege, and Armored Youth Combat, please see the links at the bottom of the page.  

Authorizations (Fighterdata)

Quarterly Reporting Forms

Training Videos (Youtube) and Presentations (PDF) for Marshals

  • Western Conventions of Heavy Fighting VIDEO  PDF  (Nov '15)
  • Uncommon Rules and Situations VIDEO PDF  (Nov '15)
  • Rule Changes VIDEO  PDF  (Nov '15)
  • Marshaling Etiquette VIDEO  PDF (Nov '15)
  • Injury  Protocol VIDEO  PDF (Nov '15 - note discussion on the now closed office of the Chiurgeon)
  • Human Anatomy for Marshals VIDEO  PDF (Nov '15)
  • Conflict Resolution VIDEO  PDF (Nov '15)

West Kingdom Armored Combat Manual and Marshals' Handbook (aka The Rules)

Armored Combat Links

Other Marshalled Program Links

Regional and Program Deputies Contact (not listed elsewhere)

War Terrain!

The Kingdom owns a set of wall, bridge pieces, and other terrain items suitable for use at war events and war practices. Most importantly, this equipment has a trailer too, so, if you can tow it, you can borrow it!! Please email the Royal Teamster and the War Marshal to request the use of this great resource!!