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Great Western War IX

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Published on Jun 8, 2008

Great Wester War IX took place in Chino, California in October 2005. The event is part of an organization known as the Society for Creative Anachronism or S.C.A.. Each year the Western kingdom of the S.C.A. (Caid) which includes Southern California, Southern Nevada and Hawaii, holds the Great Western War event which draws thousands of enthusiasts of pre-17th century Europe.

The definition of anachronism in regards to S.C.A. : accidental or deliberate inconsistency in some chronological arrangement in regards to time periods, culture and global region in particular clothing, armor and fighting style.

The war is fought on a large battlefield between two sides of fully armored soldiers numbering in the hundreds.

To get an idea of how exciting these events can be, I cut the following video together form only one day of my walking around and shooting video randomly.

Comments • 18

SMChurchill
@Soundninja47 Can agree with you to a degree, however this is certainly not anywhere close to how realistic it can be taken :-) Here in Europe you have two main schools of fighting Western & Eastern European re-enactors, both use steel weapons and none of these 'bar grill' affairs (unless the original helmet had one, very few if any did). Western re-enactors generally avoid head and joint shots but otherwise go for it, whilst Eastern re-enactors are pretty open for anything goes 8-)
Josh .H
Looks like Unimagenable Fun!!!
Spencer Timm
LARP, maybe? (Live Action Role Playing)
legolasisthebest
If I may ask, can individuals have their own banners of any kind outside of their tents?
Nathan Miller
There is almost always blood with fighting. Broken bones and of injuries as well. Pleanty of alcahol, and sometimes horses if the sites allow it. You clearly know nothing about what you are talking about. Go back to your MMORPG games and Mountain Dew There is nothing you could handle here.
bladedesoul
Delicious! That was the last GWW I got to go to before it was changed.
Knightsquire74
Very well done. I can not wait to see my fellow Caidians for for the honor of the Kingdom once again. Good luck to all who attend may you all fight with Honor and Chivalry no matter where you are from.
Knightsquire74
I believe the bit is LRPG (Live Role Playing Game).
caleidah
Anyone know what the original source on the music in this video is?
gigasloth
Duder at 0:37? Yea that is pretty Orcish armour, but in the SCA we don't really go for the whole fantasy thing. However painting big teeth on your helm, wearing fur and kilts and anything to make you look big and mean to scare the hell out of your enemies... that's what we do. WAAAAGH!
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