The Dogsoldier Codex: A Guide to Armored Combat for Fighters, Commanders & Teachers

eBook (PDF), 119 Pages
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Based on over 10 years of experience as a fighter and teacher, the Dog Soldier Codex is an excellent tool for aspiring heavy fighters in the Society for Creative Anachronism. From your first authorization to your first field command, this volume will earn a place in your armor bag, carrying you through your early years and beyond. In addition to training numerous new fighters, Baron Sylvanus Perrin has also led them on the battlefield. This book draws upon his accumulated knowledge and avoids mere theoretical speculation. Each chapter is full of practical advice, beginning with how to prepare for your first authorization and proceeding logically through basic and advanced melee skills. Not limited to new fighters however, training and leading heavy infantry are also discussed in depth. In addition to the SCA, The Dog Soldier Codex will also be useful to participants in Markland, Dagorhir, Tuchux, and other medieval combat recreation organizations.
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  • By beckyreavis
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Required Reading for Heavy Fighters" If you are one of those brave and slightly mad souls who routinely spends weekends putting on reasonable facsimiles of medieval armour and sallying forth to hit (and be hit by) large sticks wielded by your best friends, then this is one of those “must have” books. Brian Pfeifer and his alter-ego Baron Sylvanus Perrin have put together a collection of valuable material for anyone who participates in heavy armoured combat in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). Tips include how to pass your authorization, lesson plans for teaching new fighters, a step-by-step compendium of swordblows, and tactics and drills for melee combat. Other sections offer ideas on basic armour repair and fitting. Fighters at all levels of ability will find plenty to ponder. Those responsible for teaching new fighters or leading small units will find this book invaluable. The overall attitude of the text is that new fighters are a resource to be nurtured and... More > encouraged. The book includes a full script for the first three lessons a new fighter should learn. Each lesson both builds the fighter’s confidence, and breaks complicated motions down into simple, repeatable steps. But the best thing about this book is its philosophy: We all get better at something when we teach it. Even if you don’t teach heavy fighting, The Dogsoldier Codex will put you in the mindset of a teacher.< Less
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Brian Pfeifer
September 30, 2011
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