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“Marshal’s summit 2017 changes its format!”

“Marshal’s summit 2017 changes its format!”

Attention! HMBIA would like to announce, that Marshal's summit is going to take place this year. However, in 2017, one of the most important events, which is held prior to Championship of the world in HMB “Battle of the Nations”, is to take place on April 1, 2017, in the form of online-webinar. Everyone interested in taking part in summit, should reserve a day off beforehand.   Such experimental format…

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Who can become a marshal?

Who can become a marshal?

    - Point of View -   The question may seem easy. Some may think that an aspirant doesn’t need to understand the history of costume and armor, spend many hours training hard, like professional fighters. It’s enough to download the rules (http://botn.info/en-rules-regulations) and learn them by heart...   However, as practice shows, an outsider, who observed fights only on YouTube and managed to learn the rules, can not…

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Makarian, Ukraine: “During the tournament the marshal has to forget about his /her “citizenship”

Makarian, Ukraine: “During the tournament the marshal has to forget about his /her “citizenship”

    In principle, anyone can become an HBM marshal. However, a real HMB marshal must possess a number of important qualities, namely to be able to make decisions instantly, have resistance to stress, and, of course, know the rules of combat. The marshal has to pay special attention to prohibited actions, i.e. he/she should know all the nuances. In addition, during the tournament the marshal has to forget about…

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Sacchetti, Italy: “You have to make sure that everyone follows the rules”

Sacchetti, Italy: “You have to make sure that everyone follows the rules”

    I participated in the World Championship in HMB "Battle of the Nations"-2014 as a member of the Authenticity Committee and authenticity marshal for the first time. Being authenticity marshal this year was a new experience for me. I do not think I can give advice to people willing to join the committee, I have to gain more experience first, but I can share my impressions.   For me,…

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Jacq, France: “You have to truly love your marshal duties, and then everything will be all right!”

Jacq, France: “You have to truly love your marshal duties, and then everything will be all right!”

    I think, first of all, the marshal must have a certain experience of historical medieval battles, and not necessarily be a person who has been competing, but a person who knows what armor and weapons look like.   Also, you need not to be afraid of being close to fighters during battles on the lists. And, of course, it is very important not to be afraid to separate…

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Valy Wainer, Argentina: “I decided to become a marshal. And I did that!”

Valy Wainer, Argentina: “I decided to become a marshal. And I did that!”

  I have been in the movement of historical reenactment for about 5 years, I practised archery, but then HMB attracted me a lot. Unfortunately, due to a number of reasons I can`t fight. That’s why I looked for another way to be a part of the movement. I decided to become a marshal. And I did that! Now I'm a marshal of the Federation of Medieval Battle of Argentina. …

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Davydov: “We will try to further improve our level”

Davydov: “We will try to further improve our level”

    Alexander Davydov, head of the HMBIA marshal committee   I greet everyone on behalf of the HMBIA marshal committee! A short time after BotN completion, after a detailed analysis of the event, I decided to give a small report about past and future points. Firstly, I would like to speak about the conditions in which we worked.   Marshal Committee, like any refereeing system in any sport, is…

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Marshal summit in Prague. Train hard to work properly on the lists!

Marshal summit in Prague. Train hard to work properly on the lists!

  Prague hosted the summit of marshals on May 9-11. The organizers made it as useful and interesting as possible. Later on, all the participants were leaving the event full of new experiences and knowledge, and some lucky ones even having international certificates of HMB marshals. Let’s talk about that in detail.     Besides well-known and experienced members of the HMB movement, the Czech Republic’s capital was attended by…

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Marshal summit starts in Prague

Marshal summit starts in Prague

  The marshal summit, preceding the HMB World Championship "Battle of the Nations"-2014, starts in the capital of the Czech Republic, Prague.     The news was conveyed by Sergey Tsymbal, Deputy of HMBIA President for international relations.   "The summit starts today at 13.00 local time. In total, we expect to meet around 30 people within 2 days. All the participants arrived around 6 a.m. today. Together with the…

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Female marshals might appear at “Battle of the Nations”-2014

Female marshals might appear at “Battle of the Nations”-2014

  Organizers of "Battle of the Nations" are considering the possibility of women’s participation in the marshal team.   The information was conveyed by Anton Trubnikov, HMBIA President.   "It’s still an open question. It will be discussed at a summit which is to be held in Prague on May 9-11. So far, we’ve had no women in the marshal team, but we’ve also had no official women's category. Now…

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