The most popular armor in HMBIA and the reason for that
Frequently Asked Questions – HMBIA Authenticity Committee: The most popular kits are those relating to Western Europe of about XVth century. Their popularity is explained by the fact they were for foot warriors (in contrast to the “Russian” armor, which were mainly for mounted men). European armor offers good protection of joints, namely elbows, knees, […]
11 Aug 2014 11:03
Juri Lönn, Finland: “We united and worked as a single unit”
This year, our team was not able to arrive with a support group, and it was difficult without those guys. We knew that we would need both moral and physical support, knew that our fighters would need someone to help them with putting on armor, bringing water… Unfortunately, we had too little time before the […]
11 Aug 2014 10:01
Darren Glendinning, UK: “Our support team was great at the event”
Our support team was great at the event, all our fighters supported each other as squires and we had friends and fans helping with many small tasks such as water carrying and care of fighters. Their efforts were very important for the Team. I had few fans before going to Croatia, most are friends or […]
08 Aug 2014 16:58
Dave McNaughton, Scotland: “In the end we ended up with a lot of friends and supporters of Scotland”
When Scotland went to Battle of the Nations we took a small team, only 5 fighters with 1 support. We realised quickly the level of support we actually required during the fights. We were lucky to have great friends from the national teams of Luxembourg, Croatia and Australia who helped to get us ready and […]
07 Aug 2014 16:56
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 […]
07 Aug 2014 15:55
Music at “Battle of the Nations”: аn international language uniting people
Among other things it was music that helped to create medieval atmosphere at the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2014. Magical sounds of bagpipes and other instruments were heard at the festival. Guests and participants of the event were entertained by musicians from around the world. You could meet Hungarians («Hollóének Hungarica Régizene Együttes»), […]
05 Aug 2014 12:47
Alberto Baal Jimenez, Mexico: “Battle of the Nations” means fraternity, friendship and mutual support”
We couldn’t take a large support team with us. We arrived at the Championship with only three supporters. They did everything they could to help us, namely took photos when we fought, brought us all necessary things. It was a hard work. An amazing thing is that we felt support of other teams, namely Austria, […]
05 Aug 2014 11:51
Sergey Tsymbal: “HMBIA has set an important and difficult task of creating a world calendar of HMB tournaments”
It’s not a secret that the HMB movement is developed unevenly around the world, but it evolves and expands every day. There are tournaments of local, national or international level which are constantly being held in different parts of the world. Every fighter, every captain knows that participation in tournaments is the best way to […]
04 Aug 2014 13:45
Jon Barry, UK: “I am still teased for showing my flag before field marshal”
People of the HMB movement:    Jon Barry, HMBIA certified marshal In 2014, HMB World Championship’s board of marshals has been joined by referees from Europe. According to Alexander Davydov, head of the HMBIA Marshal Committee, this step will contribute to further development of the HMB movement.“We decided to make the board of marshals more […]
04 Aug 2014 11:27
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 […]
01 Aug 2014 12:42
Charlie Tapsell, New Zealand: “We had to prove that National Team of New Zealand are competitive at this sport”
We were actively supported during the HMB World Championship Battle of the Nations -2014. Our team had many fans back home in New Zealand. They sent us messages of support through Facebook. Some of them were our friends, but many of our “virtual” support group we have never met. Basically it was our compatriots who […]
30 Jul 2014 11:38
Frank Døkkr Norðri, Switzerland: “Everything is possible if people really want to see better results”
In general BotN was good, interesting new teams and always nice to see old experienced teams especially when they fight each other and show best fights. Trogir is nice city, was nice to be there, time to visit the town wasn’t enough but what i could see was nice, something different compared with what I’m […]
29 Jul 2014 11:36
Ivan Pampi Loborec, Croatia: “After “Battle of the Nations” I understand that other events are not so serious”
My impressions concerning the event are very good, it was the first experience for our team, but not for me. I have already taken part in some European tournaments, mainly in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia, Italy, so I was familiar with the concept and the sport itself, and had some combat experience. As for the […]
23 Jul 2014 12:31
The best debutant of “Battle of the Nations”-2014
A winner of the “Best combat debut” category was chosen at the HMB World Championship “Battle of the Nations”-2014. The Tournament Committee of the Championship decided on the matter. The Committee chose the winner from eight contenders, namely national teams of Mexico, Croatia, Finland, Switzerland, Moldova, Friesland, Serbia and Scotland. The main criteria for selection […]
22 Jul 2014 10:29
Mikhail Morgulis, Israel: “There are worthy opponents to compete with!”
We were lucky this year, Austria Cup was very close to “Battle of the Nations” (in terms of time frame), so we needed one trip. By the way, weather in Austria was hot even for Israelis. We reached Trogir pretty quickly. We were very glad to see all our old friends and meet new guys. […]
18 Jul 2014 09:25
Vladimir Maksimenko, Latvia: “It was our best “Battle of the Nations”
We liked the place, the organization, literally everything! We reached the venue easily, weren’t tired. We were very pleased by the way the organizers decided to put our camps. We thought, at first, there could be a lack of place for the camp, but everyone was comfortable and we got the best position. There was […]
17 Jul 2014 11:22



1st-4th July
Oradea Fortress, Romania