Meet the Reenactor Groups
COMPANIE DRACO ROUTIERS
Often made up of disillusioned or exiled nobles, bastards and third sons, army captains aspiring for more fame and those seeking to make a bigger name for themselves, mercenary companies enjoyed a great deal of freedom and mobility, venturing far and wide in search of glory and riches. Anyone with some skill and drive could join a mercenary company, and these groups were often made up of members and followers from all walks of life since your social class and status were less important than your skill with a weapon and your use to the company.
The most successful companies were made up of disciplined, seasoned fighters and were led by fearless captains who ruthlessly built the reputation of their company to win the richest contracts.
Companie Draco Routiers formed as a band of sword loving, mead drinking fighters set on recreating the experience of a wealthy & successful mercenary company during the late 14th Century.
Drawing its origins from the exiled Saxon nobles of the Kingdom of Wessex, Dracos’ encampment and tournament puts on display about the lives of knights, foot soldiers, nobles and camp followers alike, during this period in history with a focus on the martial aspect.
Arms and armoury are our passion and our combatants love nothing more than competing to prove their skills and prowess on the field and in the lists, in period accurate harness and weapons.
When not engaged in combat, Draco members can be seen around the campfire enjoying the spoils of victory with traditional ciders and meads made by our club brewer, and discussing tactics for the next battle.
Companie Draco Routiers will be taking the field in a foot tournament on the Sunday of the Abbey Medieval Festival, and keeping their skills sharp in the pas de armes arena in the 14th-15th century village ‘Kirkby’ during the Festival weekend.