Time to wrap up 2015
What a great year now behind us! I was fortunate enough to visit several Medieval related places and events during 2015 with family and friends. Here are few highlights...
My medieval 2015 kicked off with Hamburger Tactica in late February (we'll be going this year as well).
Beautiful Middle Eastern tabletop for a Saga -game
William's great Japanese village for a game of Ronin
Medieval Kaarina - RautaporttiSometime during the early spring I found a cool shop from Kaarina - Rautaportti
They sell all kinds of historical clothing, armour and weapons. I ended up buying a viking tunika and some plastic helmets and a sword.
In May there was the largest roleplaying, cosplaying, etc. playing event in Finland: Ropecon
There I had to face the Medieval Nazguls. Our club ran also several demos for Bolt Action, Napoleonics and Saga
TRULY A MEDIEVAL YEAR!
In the late June I headed off to Turku with couple of friends, while my family was having a somewhat medieval time in a scout camp. I decided to celebrate my birthday visiting Turku Medieval event instead.
Actors made the event very lively
Raiding Scandinavia and Germany!
As vikings used to do, we also set off raiding as the summer (fighting season) came. We traveled through Sweden and Danmark and visited Germany briefly as well.
Astrid Lindgren -world in Vimmerby, Sweden
Ribe Viking center and the historical town of Ribe
I should have been borrn 1200 years a go!
Strong beers from local breweries. "Herja" means insult in Finnish, I had to buy one!
Kalmar (Sweden)Sweden is great, because it's full of cool castles. Also in Kalmar, where we spent out last night during this raid.
Also in Hämeenlinna (100km from Helsinki) there's an annual medieval event.
This time we went with the whole family. Weather was hot and we had a great day. This huge (on Finnish standards) event included re-enactment, tournament show, visiting the Hameenlinna castle and dozens of traders and other activities. Pretty damn nice!
Pukkisaari iron age
This is another tradition of ours. We've been there on several years already. It's organized by Sommelo ry.
Their program includes fighting shows, clothing presentation, music, warrior contests, etc. This year they also had a viking ship.
TRULY A MEDIEVAL YEAR!