Zachos wrote:I want a smaller sword. The one I have at the moment is too long for only one hand.
I did some banner bearing the other week. It was so much more tiring than fighting: I suppose you don't get the adrenaline running like you do with combat. No one would fight me either. Was very upset.
As Tuppence said, attacking banner bearers is frowned upon.
Mind you at Blore a couple of years ago, the Stanleys had their banner on a spear. The banner bearer lowered it and reversed it to use the spear. I spotted this and cut his leg before everyone jumped on me.
A decent bow is always a good investment, like a decent sword- if you give up after only a couple of yers you can sell it on, and if its a good one there is less chance of it breaking in use.