Fayre Times Festival II (UK)
September 20th – September 21st 2014 The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex, UK (London & South East England) The Fayre Times Festival is now in its second year. Our festival is a lot like the American Renaissance Fayre, combined with elements of events such as Castlefest and Elf Fantasy Fayre. It has been designed […]
16 Sep 2014 11:37
International Military History Festival “Kulikovo Field” (Russia)
September 18-21, 2014 Tatinki village, Tula Region, Russia “Tatinki Fords” “Kulikovo Field” festival is the brightest event of the military history movement in Russia, dedicated to Rus and the Golden Horde of the XIII-XIVth centuries. The festival is held annually on the eve of the anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo, on the banks of […]
15 Sep 2014 12:47
How to elect a Captain of National Team?
What makes a good Team Captain article inspired us to write this material. Captain of National Team is an elected position, which means that all responsibility is on fighters, members of a national team. After 5-years’ experience of organizing World Championships of HMB Battle of the Nations and co-operation with teams, captains and fighters, we […]
15 Sep 2014 12:45
Smith, Australia: “It was nice to compete with more experienced teams!”
The HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations-2014 was a wonderful experience for the Australian National Team. We went to the Championship after a “crash course” of fights, which we had taken during participation in the Austrian Cup. That tournament was a great opportunity for us to become a real team, to find out what […]
15 Sep 2014 10:41
“5 vs 5″ battles. Arms
The most common weapons for “5 vs 5″ – Information for novices: In addition to personal preferences of every fighter, we can mention certain trends concerning arms for “5 vs 5″ battles. Most often, fighters choose falchion. Their argument is that it’s “simple and reliable”. Also, it’s a chopper. (Thrusts are banned in HMB). Sometimes, […]
12 Sep 2014 16:47
T-shirts Battle of the Nations are back on sale!
The Fifth Anniversary World Championship “Battle of the Nations” 2014 became a part of history but organizers are still receiving requests concerning merchandise. The most popular are T-Shirts. We are always trying to take into account your wishes. This is why we re-design and announce additional sale of the T-shirts series “Battle of the Nations.” […]
12 Sep 2014 12:52
Armor issue. Is it reasonable to order elements of armor from different blacksmiths?
It depends on the person making an order. A competent one can order armor in any good workshop because he/she clearly understands which element and of what properties is needed. The process of choosing armor is quite simple, there are “legs”, “hands” and “body” that should fit together. For example, brigandine armor of “Chalkis” type. […]
12 Sep 2014 11:45
“Tactics”… A strange word
– Information for novices: Combat planning is an indispensable element of any team’s pre-fight preparations. As they say, “Properly chosen tactics and five strong guys can do more than just five strong guys.” Undoubtedly, in the battle you have to rely on people who are in good physical shape, but it does not guarantee 100% […]
11 Sep 2014 15:59
Armor “from a chest” or a new set?
What is more expensive / cheaper for ordering? To make the armor that has already been made by the workshop, the blacksmith needs to take the pattern, adjust the size and make the set. Timing of order is known in advance. When the customer needs armor made according to his/her sources, the blacksmith has to […]
11 Sep 2014 14:56
What Makes A Good Team Captain?
This article gives a basic introduction to what qualities an individual needs to perform his or her duties as a national team captain and what is expected of the person who takes on this role. Before even considering taking on the role of national team captain, you must first ask yourself these questions: – “Do […]
11 Sep 2014 13:02
Engage or not engage? Tactical options. “Man-to-man marking”
– Information for novices: There is a widespread practice of “appointing” one team’s athletes to certain members of the opposing team in many team sports. It is done to maximize the control. Historical Medieval Battle also uses this technique, but “man-to-man marking” here is not a firm thing and it can be rejected in the […]
11 Sep 2014 12:54
New armor. Ordering and taking measures
Concerning trying on. Is it enough to give your measures or personal presence is preferred? Once the workshop and model of armor are chosen, measures are needed. In order to get fitting and convenient armor, one point should be taken into account, namely that all measurements have to be taken while the client is wearing […]
11 Sep 2014 12:51
Historical Medieval Battle training seminar
1-2 November 2014, Italy Extraordinary event will be held in the beginning of November in Italy. Champions of “Battle of the Nations” will share their experience with HMB fighters. On the first day of seminar, 1st of November, Sergey Ukolov and Ivan Vasiliev will hold a 1vs1 “Duel” category training. On the second day of […]
10 Sep 2014 18:28
Why armor upgrades are needed
The manufacturer can use rondel to join elements of armor, to close gaps between them, or use soft padding to cushion blows. The aim of this is to allow fighter put on armor, fight on the lists and get no wounds. It means, the first requirement is safety. If a fighter can take a few […]
09 Sep 2014 11:01
Why versatility is needed in weapon training?
– Information for novices: HMB is a new and developing sport, so the choice of weapons for training depends on the preferences of a particular fighter entirely. Many choose “shield-sword” set when they start their career. However, despite the apparent simplicity of mastering this set of weapons, you should never stop developing. It is necessary […]
09 Sep 2014 09:05
Numbers of influential HMB fans have grown!
Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has recently expressed his interest in HMB sport. It was told by Dave McNaughton, a well-known member of the global HMB movement, on the Facebook page of the Scottish Knight League. – Dave McNaughton, captain of the National Team of Scotland: “I’ve recently met the First Minister of Scotland, Alex […]
08 Sep 2014 13:07



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania