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Bykov, Estonia: “Shield can be more dangerous than falchion”

Bykov, Estonia: “Shield can be more dangerous than falchion”

    I have German armor of the early 15th c. Why German? Well, everything is simple – Estonia has a lot of German medieval monuments, so Germany is congenial for us.   The choice of armor can be explained by its practicality and the level of protection it provides. However, I had to change a couple of helmets while I was looking for the one that suited me.  …

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Bykov, Estonia: “We want to test new methods of training at “Battle of the Nations”-2015″

Bykov, Estonia: “We want to test new methods of training at “Battle of the Nations”-2015″

    Everyone regularly asks us, "What do you expect from “Battle of the Nations”-2015?" But we do not have a clear answer! We expect surprises, meetings with new and old strong competitors, difficult and exhausting battles in the daytime and unrestrained fun in the evening!   At the last "Battle of the Nations" our five-member team was a hodgepodge of different clubs. In 2015, we plan to have a…

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Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “My dream has come true!”

    We participated in the event very well. Neither we nor our fans (and there were quite a lot of them in Russia and Ukraine, in Estonia) did not expect that we would be able to leave our subgroup. We lost only to the French, who took the tenth place in the overall lead. Unfortunately, our main fightersdid not participate in that battle, both of them had health problems. So, we had to use our substitute men.   Among our most exciting battles was the battle with Ukraine-2. We fought twice and the…

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Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “We need to fight against the strongest. Perhaps, we are not completely ready for that, but we will try”

Nikolai Bykov, Estonia: “We need to fight against the strongest. Perhaps, we are not completely ready for that, but we will try”

  We have a completely new team. Everyone starts from scratch, with no combat experience. I am the only person who took part in "Battle of the Nations" last year (as a member of the Baltic states team). Our guys are from different cities of Estonia, namely Tallinn, Tartu, Narva. They did not practise full contact fighting before. We mainly have former roleplayers and reenactors who deal with early Middle…

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