Defending the Gate 2022

Defending the Gate is a melee event that features a classic "defending the gate" scenario with a built wooden gate as well as various melee battles. Teams of 5 would alternate in defending or attacking the gate and using a mixed weapons unit to accomplish their aims. Combat archery was only allowed in the subsequent woods battle, with images below.

Shooting combat archery in a woods requires careful attention to where your ammo go, as well as situational awareness of your surroundings, including branches or tripping hazards. At the end of the day I only lost one or two bolts to the piles of fresh leaves on the ground, and that's the nature of the game. The fighting was a blast and had numbers of three or four archers per side, allowing for exchange of fire.