Cross-Post: Sword and Shield Workshops 2018
Roland Warzecha will be teaching workshops on the Viking shield, high medieval shields, and the buckler at the Geschichtspark Bärnau-Tachow on the Czech border. The Geschichtspark is a unique location, with replicas of an 8th century Slavic settlement, a 10th century motte and church, and a 13th century village embedded in farmland on the edge of a small Bavarian town.
These are the dates for 2018:
June 9/10: Viking shield
September 1/2: Kite & large heater shields
September 8/9: Buckler and smaller late medieval shields. Watch a video of fights with triangular shields here.
For more information, check out his Patreon.
The Motte is clearly visible. The green circle around it resembles a Bailey. Does water accumulate in the ditch outside a historic Bailey and encourage trees. Or do trees grow there because it a ditch makes it hard to cultivate?
I remember there being a stream along the parking lot and the line of trees to the pond, and a swampy area from the pig pens towards the palisade where bushes are visible in the aerial photograph.