Geekery: Spear vs Drone

Get your noisy anachronism out of my historical battle reenactment!

A film crew was just trying to capture Rusborg – a Russian historical reenactment festival that focuses on combat in the Middle Ages – from every angle they could. They got some great footage of the camp and some of the battles using a low flying quadcopter, then…

I guess he decided that the drone wasn’t historically accurate, and had to be taken out. Not quite as awesome as an eagle, but it got the job done.

Here’s the full video of the event. Warning: Russian electronic dance music.

~Any SCA folks out there that would have attempted this throw?

  • That’s awesome.

  • euansmith

    I’m glad that the drone owner wasn’t upset. That’s a very impressive camp they’ve set up there too; though maybe the spear needs some more weight in its nose, as it was striking the drone more flat on rather than point first.

  • Thyran204

    There is some people in the SCA that get a little too uptight about accuracy. For the most part though, the rest of us just demand that you send us the footage so we can see how cool it looks