Combat filmography of Bog videographer Skutai.

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Pennsic 39

Thanks to Adon for filming the Allied Champions Battle, and Lanea for the Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle.

  Combat of Thirty  

Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle: Part I /  Part II  

Allied Champions Battle: Part I /  Part II  

Second Field Battle
Third Field Battle

Pickup Field
 
 
 
 
 
Celt Wars XII

Perhaps the final Celt Wars at Little Bennett. Fighting was followed by a Celtic wine and cheese social. Odd.

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Defending the Gate

Mud. Rain. I did manage to solve the Quicktime format issues, though. So, there's that...

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Pennsic 37

I prefer to convert the movie files to Quicktime format, but the current version seems to have serious trouble rendering lots of moving points... like, say, several hundred helmets, bodies, and sticks flying around a battlefield. So, most of the video files are in clunky but functional Windows Media format which, at the time, was up to the task.

I tried playing with the incredible zoom of the new camera by taking long distance shots from elevated positions (Town and Field Battles). For the Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle I just set up the tripod and let it roll, which is why the camera doesn't track the action.

Thanks to the lovely and talented Lanea for filming the Allied Champions Battle so I could go play.

  Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle: Part I /  Part II /  Part III

Town Battle: Part I /  Part II

Allied Champions Battle: Part I /  Part II /  Part III /  Part IV

Second Field Battle

Mid-war Pickup Field: Part I /  Part II /  Part III
 
 
 
 
 
Special Presentation: Pennsic 18 & 19

Any KF will recognize this video, which we watched over and over again back in the day. I finally had it digitized for the sake of posterity.

  Pennsic 18: Champions Battle /  Woods Battle

Pennsic 19: Boat Battle
 
 
 
 
 
Highland River Melees 2008:

I didn't have time to stay behind the camera, but thanks to Adon I got two videos instead of one. The quality of the film is exceptionally bad, though, due to the variable lighting conditions.

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Celt Wars 2008:

Finally back in action with a new camera, after the Sony went belly-up at Pennsic. Celt Wars was interesting in that we had fighters ranging in age from 15 to... God knows how old Steeleye is. We had some veteran fighters, and a few folks who were very new. Oh, and lots of shields, which just isn't our style at all.

Unfortunately, it seems that I lost several videos, including the 8 team free for all. Sad.

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Highland River Melees 2007:

Although the fighting was good and plentiful, the conditions for filming were terrible. Bright sunlight and shade screwed with the filters and focus, so the movies came out grainy, when they didn't dim into oblivion. Anyway, here they are...

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Pennsic XXXV

A mother beautiful Pennsic with great weather and (almost) enough fighting to make me sick of the whole spectacle. The Leisure Field in camp was very strong - for booze, shade, and good friends were close at hand. Still, we made it up to the battlefield occasionally to swing some stick and take some film. Many thanks to Dan and the lovely Lanea for assisting with the camera work.

I've reduced the number of seperate movie files this time around, so download times may be long. As usual, it's best to Right Click and Save as... to your hard drive. All files are in Quicktime format.

  Battle of Thirty (32.3 Mb)

Battle of Thirty Pictures:
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Lost Boys Kamikaze Part I (21.2 Mb)
Lost Boys Kamikaze Part II (20.5 Mb)

Allied Champions Part I (34.5 Mb)
Allied Champions Part II (18 Mb)
Allied Champions Part III (17.5 Mb)

Bog Olympics Pictures (Hunkerhausen & Torc Toss):
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First Field Battle (19 Mb)
Second Field Battle (18 Mb)
 

 
 
 
 
Highland River Melees 2006:

  Three-man Bear Pits:
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Early Period Bear Pit (a.k.a. the Merc Pit):
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Sapphire Joust: St. Aiden Melees

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Pennsic XXXIV

Beyond a few drunken louts making a nuisance of themselves this was an altogether excellent Pennsic. Thanks to Keegan for filming the Bridges, the Causeway, and taking many pictures. The new telephoto lense was pretty unforgiving of motion so you'll have to forgive the shakey-cam.

  Battle of Thirty Warm Up (1.5 Mb mpeg)
The First Battle of Thirty (20 Mb mpeg)
The Second Battle of Thirty (15 Mb mpeg)

Battle of Thirty Pictures:
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The Bridge Battles Abbreviated (10.1 Mb mpeg)
Post Bridge Battle Pickup (3.2 Mb mpeg)

The Preachain Pavilion:
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The Causeway Battle Part I (18.6 Mb wmv)
The Causeway Battle Part II (8.8 Mb wmv)
The Causeway Battle Part III (10 Mb wmv)

Miscellaneous Battle and People Pictures:
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The Third Field Battle Part I (18 Mb mpeg)
The Third Field Battle Part II (11 Mb mpeg)

Clan Tynker!
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Celt Wars 2004

As usual, the War part of Celt Wars was just a diversion from the drinking, singing and eating that most of the folks were really there for anyway. I intended to get some night shots of the festivities but I kinda passed out. So, enjoy what I got, but watch out for those damn garden gnomes.

  Pictures:
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Fighting:
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Pennsic XXXIII

Another great Pennsic is in the can. Despite the Mountain Pass Battle getting rained out (damnit!) there was enough going on for me to get my fill of fighting and shoot a ton of film. Thanks to Lanea for covering the Lost Boys battle.

Again, these movies are big. Unless you've got a very fast connection, consider downloading each file before viewing (right click, Save as...).

  Pictures:
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Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle:
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Battle of Thirty:
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Heroic Champions Battle:
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Bridge Battle:
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Allied Champions Battle:
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Tuchux Charity Tournament:
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Finals, round one: 7   8   9   10  
Finals, round two: 11   12  
Finals, round three: 13  
 
 
 
 
 
 
Celt Wars 2003

An excellent event with an adequate amount of quality combat and a really fine buffet.

  In #1, Square plays "Impressive Crane Stance" but is quickly countered by Arundor's "Dodging Monkey Belly Cut."

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Pennsic XXXII

As I sit here with Pennsic dirt still under my fingernails, and plastic bins full of steaming laundry being thoroughly ignored, I have to admit that this was a particularly fine Pennsic. No troubles to speak of, except for a bit of extra rain, and many quality battles both on and off the war point list. Thanks to the lovely and talented Lanea for lending her time and battle-savvy eye to this endeavor. The Lost Boys movies are all hers.

  Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle:
Watch Richard get smashed by a big hammer in #1.
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First Castle Battle:
Opportunistic killing from Taog in #1 and Vlad in #2.
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Christians v. Saracens & Celts & Samurai:
Things get ugly quick for Saracen spearmen in #4.
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Celts v. Romans Celts:
Badger decides NOT to yield to Ahriman in #6.
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Kingdom Crusades 2002

Personally, I never really got up to full steam at this event. I don't know if it was the weather or the overwhelming numbers on the Eastern side the first few battles. Anyway, lacking the long resurrection battle that usually provides the best fighting, the bridges were the high-point. Many thanks to Grommit for acting as my photographer for most of the war.

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Celtwars 2002

A small war but also fun. I only managed to take six movies, and four were duds.

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Pennsic XXXI

All of the movies below are from the Hadrian's Wall battle of Pennsic XXXI. I might have had more combat film, but I didn't feel like missing any other battles, and guest photographers are hard to come by.

Our camp was blessed by a hawk that chose our part of the forest for a hunting ground.

  Hadrian's Wall Battle from the top of the hill:
Steeleye and the Concussar make an appearance in #4.
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Hadrian's Wall Battle from the bottom of the hill:
You can probably spot some Prechainis in this batch. I'm fond of #9 as Otwell and Kellagh are washed away in a wave of bodies. Swim, boys, swim!
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Celtwars 2001

Brutal fighting on the wooded hillside and on the fields below. Thankfully we all enjoyed a gluttonous feast that night while licking our wounds.

They fought in the forests:
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They fought on the plains:
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Pennsic XXX - the Porno Pennsic

Top of the pornin' to ya! More movies than normal, thanks to some help from Mr. Mike.

Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle:
This was the best scrap of the war, by far. Relaxed yet intense, strange as is sounds.
Sightings: Angus #4, Lots o' Troopers in #5, Keegan & Adon? #6, Hagan #7.
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Bridge Battle:
The Prechainis distinguished themselves in repeatedly charging the enemy ahead of the main line. Since when was patience a Celtic virtue anyways? Sadly, I didn't have the lense to capture the action properly.
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Unbelted Champions Battle:
Lots of friendly folks in this batch, but #8 is all Richard.
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Anglesey Feast

A small battle, not much more than a practice. It was fun anyways.

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Kingdom Crusades 2000

This is becoming my favorite event, replacing Highland River Melees. The convenient cabin camping and high quality fighting make an excellent combination. No need to count sightings. We're all over this batch.

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Pennsic XXIX

What felt like a fairly lack-luster Pennsic yielded some good film. Not really anyone we know, but full of action.

Abbey Battle:
The introduction of siege weapons was intriguing. Good distance on that ballista.
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Field Battle:
Taken from the uphill side of the battle, Atlantia surges back and forth before being washed away.
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Three Sided Friendship Battle:
A fairly random collection of battle movies. Maagor gets in a sneaky skewer at the end of #4.
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