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Combat Archery Tatics

Combat archery is a fun and exciting activity. Although it looks easy, it is an advanced fighting style that requires a bit of skill and knowledge. Listed here are some basic tactics for combat archers and melee commanders.

Free-roaming archers are great skirmishers, but whenever possible, combat archers should be given a specific mission or target based on threat. For example:

Once a mission is in place, archers should apply these basic tactics: After a resurrection battle at a recent event, an opposing commander commented that he was ineffective as a leader because he was continually hit with arrows. When a force of archers are organized to accomplish a specific mission, combat archery becomes a weapon system that can influence the outcome of a battle.

Herr Ulrich von Landstuhl
Oaken Combat Archery Coordintor Pennsic XXIX

Last updated 4/6/02

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