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!
The Shire of Nahrun Kabirun’s arbalest team provides covering fire
during a bridge battle at Estrella War XXXI
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.
- Watch working catapults on our YouTube page: Videos
- Read about siege in the ancient world.
- Siege in the Society for Creative Anachronism
- Explore a visual inventory of our siege weapons: Gallery
- Learn the basics of siege warfare: FAQ Presentation
- Play Siege-Inspired Games
Events with Siege
- Join us on Facebook: Outlands Siege Guild
- SCA Siege Combat on Facebook: Link
- Build catapults using our construction plans: Siege Library
- Involve the youth with miniature catapults: For Kids! Explore!
- Test preparation for candidate Siege Marshals: Practice Exam
- Final step in becoming a Siege Marshal: Request Exam
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
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)
Siege Marshal of al-Barran
Y Port Lairge
Siege Marshal of Caer Galen
Hayashi Yo'Ichirou Norikata
Siege Marshal of Nahrun Kabirun
Sigfrid von Bremen
Las Cruces, NM