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Middle Kingdom Combat Archery Handbook

Welcome to the Middle Kingdom Combat Archery Handbook.  Please note that Combat Archery is often referred to as CA throughout the rest of the Handbook.  Also note that Armored Combatant and Armored Combat Fighter are the official terms for heavy fighters.

When the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat Fighter and Marshal Handbook v.12 was completed, the Combat Archery Rules were spun off into this Handbook.  The basic rules have not changed. However, the contents have been reorganized and reformatted.

We have also tried to incorporate the Rules and Standards directly related to Combat Archery that are scattered throughout the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat Fighter and Marshal Handbook, some of which are directly out of the Society Armored Combat Handbook.  These have been identified in this handbook as follows:

  • (MK) indicates a direct quote from the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat Handbook
  • (~MK) is a slight rewording or partial quote from the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat Handbook
  • (Soc) indicates a direct quote from the Society Armored Combat Handbook
  •  (~Soc) is a slight rewording or partial quote from the Society Armored Combat Handbook 

Make sure you read the most recent version of the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat Handbook, which contains the rules that apply to all Armored Combatant Fighters, including Combat Archers.  Though the CA-specific rules are found here in the CA Handbook, there are additional rules of a more general nature scattered through the Middle Kingdom Armored Combat handbook that you need to know.  (Target areas, effective blows, and more!)  

It is your responsibility to read all the rules.  Make sure you are familiar with the Rules of the List, and pay particular attention to all rules that apply to melee combat. 

Combat archers are also encouraged to visit other areas of this website for contact information, updates, explanations, FAQs, photos, and more.

 

Now that you have all this information at your fingertips, go out and shoot! 

You can download the Middle Kingdom Combat Archery Handbook using the following links:

Middle Kingdom Combat Archery Handbook (PDF) - Updated 5/1/2016

Appendix A: For Combat Archers & Combat Archery Marshals

This Appendix is updated more often than the rest of the Handbook. Please check the Earl Marshal website and this website for the most recent update.

Prohibited Equipment and Features (PDF) - Updated 4/1/2016

Appendix B: for Combat Archery Marshals

This Appendix is Updated more often than the rest of the Handbook. Please check the Earl Marshal website and this website for the most recent update.

CA Marshal Inspection Tools (PDF) - Updated 3/29/2016

Bow and Crossbow Inspection Guide (PDF) - Updated 3/29/2016

Tubular Ammunition Inspection Guide (PDF) - Updated 4/13/2017

Fiberglass Shafted Ammunition Inspection Guide (PDF) - Updated 4/13/2017