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Current Kingdom Siege Marshal

Lord Magnus Nikolasson
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Welcome

 

Welcome to the Office of the Siege Marshal!

The Kingdom Siege Marshals and group Siege Marshals are responsible for the safe and effective administration of siege engine activities throughout the Kingdom of the Outlands in the Society for Creative Anachronism.

We are dedicated to furthering the education, construction, and operation of period siege weapons in the Kingdom at home and abroad. Kingdom Lands encompass New Mexico, most of Colorado and Wyoming, El Paso-TX, and the Nebraska panhandle. If you are interested in contacting the SCA within this area, take a look at our home page. Join us as we learn about history by make it come alive.

Please feel free to explore our website.  We hope it will be of use to both members of the Siege Guild and those just passing through. It is meant to be a resource and a gathering point for information and knowledge. Enjoy!

 

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The Shire of Nahrun Kabirun’s arbalest team provides covering fire
during a bridge battle at Estrella War XXXI

 


Overview

Few weapons in the ancient world were as destructive as ballistas, trebuchets, arbalests, perriers, and other siege engines. These great weapons were the artillery of their time, capable of hurling massive boulders, livestock, and flaming pots over and even through enemy fortifications. Within this Society, our scaled-down weapons outshoot bowmen to crash through shield walls and penetrate deep into tightly packed enemy positions. Weapons are destroyed and shields penetrated by this awesome firepower. This positions them as fantastic tools for disrupting enemy formations.

Castle Under Siege - Click to enlarge!

Illustration of a medieval siege - click to enlarge.

 

With their size and power, these engines make an impression on the general public and spark wide interest for an organization too often viewed as a medieval fight club. They also provide a unique and fun opportunity for Society outreach at schools and pumpkin chunking events throughout the kingdom.

SCA-legal construction plans can be found in our Siege Library. These plans are licensed for non-profit, non-commercial use by SCA participants only. Our goal is to provide you with advice to build safe, reliable, transportable, and cost-effective siege equipment that meets SCA requirements. Remember: Siege Marshals are also required to supervise siege equipment during SCA events and in any case where the public could be endangered. Please contact us before you build, test, or use siege equipment using the contact information at the bottom of this page. You can also find us on Facebook.



Plans for this ballista and many others are available in the Siege Library.

 

 


Information

 


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Research plans in our Siege Library

Miniature Catapult

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Construction Plans

Kids Section

Events with Siege

 

 

 


Siege Marshals 

Northern Siege Earl

Responsible for all Kingdom lands north of New Mexico

9 groups over 158,860 square miles

The Honorable Lord Forrester
Caerthe - Denver, CO
(720) 560-0627
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Southern Siege Earl

Responsible for all Kingdom lands south of Colorado

9 groups over 125,290 square miles
Magnus Nikolasson, Companion of the Stags Heart
Nahrun Kabirun – Las Cruces, NM
(575) 312-4136 (no calls after 9pm)
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                                  Command Structure

Hierarchy

 


Siege Marshal of al-Barran

Y Port Lairge 
Albuquerque, NM
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Siege Marshal of Caer Galen

Hayashi Yo'Ichirou Norikata
Boulder, CO
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Siege Marshal of Nahrun Kabirun

Sigfrid von Bremen
Las Cruces, NM
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Side View of a Trebuchet
Diagram of a trebuchetDictionnaire raisonné de l'architecture
française du XIe au XVe siècle (1854–1868)