|How to be a Western Wolf|
|The Western Wolves will provide loaner equipment
and aid to those who wish to participate in combat. In
exchange for which you will be expected to fight for the Western Wolves
for a hundred years, don't worry early release may be negotiated : )
As a new recruit you will be required to make or otherwise aquire your own equipment plus help with unit spares, and attend training and musters - don't worry about making equipment as we are all expected to do the same thing the rest of us will help.
Once in you will be entitled to wear the war tabard and a place up the sharp end, as a Dogsoldier or Talon you can hope to meet lots of other fighters and kill them all or die gloriously trying - don't worry the rest of the wolves will help.
Each Western Wolf will be responsible for making, arranging or otherwise acquiring a Tabard.
Tabards will be of plain dark grey material , knee length, sleeveless, split front, and back with black trim at hem, neck, and arms. Trim can be approximately 10-15mm wide and choosen according to personal tastes as long as it is black. It is up to each individuals if they lace the sides or simply have a pull over tabard - NB lace up sides can improve the look.
Alternativly the Unit may wear tabards of plain black with a white emblem on the chest.
As authorised Dogsoldiers and Talons you can add a demi sleeve to the right arm trimmed in the colour of your Lance. You may even decorate it with a black sword, or arrow or crossed sword and arrow depending on your combat authorisations.
Once lances are fully established lance colours will be proposed by the lance members, and approved by the Captain. Gold and Silver are reserved. Lance Corporals may if they want add a demi sleeve to the left arm, black trimmed in the choosen colour of the Lance.
Any Pages who wish it may add a demi sleeve to the right arm trimmed in the same fashion as combat lances, with a black wolf head.
Camp Followers if they choose to wear a tabard or similar may add a demi sleeve to the right arm trimmed in the same fashion as combat lances.
Carry shields (front rank encouraged to carry war shields) and single handed weapons. They will be as the rock on which our enemies shall founder or as the avalanche that sweeps all before it : )
Captains Guard -
Guard Infantry carry either shields and single weapons or two handed weapons, Guard Missiliers use some form of bow.
Talons - Plumed Combatants
Carry Bows, X-Bows, Javelins, Bungeelista etc... - skirmish forward of the line, retire to support positions on closer contact. They are the like the wind that shall tear apart our enemies or the raging sea that will sweep them away.
Lance Corporals - Infantry
When sufficient troops pass muster will command a Lance, it is preferred that they be armed with a pole weapon of choice.
Siege Engine Crews - either plumed or non plumed depending on their authorisations.
May be banner bearers, scouts etc armoured but not armed, prone to falling down or running away when threatened by rattan wielding enemies.
Cooks, bottle washers, camp builders, water bearers, armourers, etc etc... non combatants - bless them each and every one.
They are encourage to practice archery and consider participating as marshals.
Pages are invaluable to any War Unit they may assist with arming the members, running important messages, serve at feast, help to set up camp, guarding the camp itself and the 101 other things essential to any such gathering of nobles.
Pages may also choose to be trained and particiapte in the youth combat game, target archery, and the learning of such arts of peace as befits a young noble.
Kingdom of Heaven, Knights Tale, Spartans, Braveheart, Kingdom of Heaven,
Robin & Marion, Kingdom of Heaven,Gladiator, etc...
or whatever else floats your coracle...