Plastidip Shields for Belegarth, Amtgard, Dagorhir, LARPs, Cosplay, Props, and Medieval Combat Sports
Over the last 45 years Medieval Combat Sports and Battle Games have evolved into full-blown international organizations and events, with varieties all over the world. Medieval Battle Games can be separated into three main categories:
(Many games are a combo of two categories.)
with 4 different equipment types:*
*Equipment rules vary by game. Please see each individual game’s rules for more information.
The Shield-Shop sells equipment for foam-based combat sports and for Live Action Role Play (LARP) games. Below is a diagram of some of the American versions of these games, and how they relate to one-another in rules and game play:
Since the Shield-Shop focuses on safety, play-ability, and durability, we build all of our equipment to the American full-contact combat game standards. Below are some links to those games, as well as to one of the largest medieval battle games.
Foam-fighting games have players of all ages and interests, from all over the nerd-to-jock spectrum, including many military men and women. Medieval Combat Sports and Battle Games are affordable, good exercise, fun for kids and adults, and easy to start anywhere.
Similar to basketball, combat games have many variations that support more or less players. Popular examples are:
Below is an example of some in-game footage:
Like traditional sports, Medieval Battle Games are made up of weekly team practices and monthly or yearly events. Unlike traditional sports, most Battle Games have no required membership or attendance, many are free or have one-time fees, and most practices are in public parks and are open to new players (many practices have loaner gear just for them in fact!).
To find out more, and to find a weekly practice in your area, please scroll to the links provided above; all three games have maps available that show where and when they hold practices and events.