Welcome to the official website
for the Mercenaries Medieval Combat Guild.
Dec 31, 2013: JULY 27, 2014 THE END OF AN ERA: Well folks, after 20 1/2 years, we're changing gears. We've got two events left in this era of the MMCG, the 20th anniversary capture the flag spectacular on Feb 15, and the FINAL MERCENARY WAR July 25-27, 2014. If you've ever had anything to do with the MMCG, we'd love to see you there! If you've ever had any interest in coming out and participating, we'd love to have you too. While the MMCG will continue to exist, we're walking away from making it a regular thing. We may throw an event together here and there, but regular practice will be a thing of the past. If you want to see the Bens (and maybe some others of us), you'll definately find us at Black Falcon School of Arms practice and likely at SCA events (we've got too much invested in this to just drop Medieval stuff all together). The Facebook page will also continue and is probably the best place to use to contact members and propose events. At any rate, it's been fun. I look forward to getting the chance to hit all of you sometime in the future.
~ Ser Owen Godwinesson
Dec 16, 2012: We've been quite remiss in updating this page for quite some time. This page will be continue to be updated when the fancy strikes us, but we tend to update our Facebook page much more frequently and is a more reliable source for current information.
July 30, 2012: Weekly practice moved to Palmer Park. Also, Bors de Bretagne and Rodgier made squires! Rolls of the Commons updated accordingly.
March 11, 2012: Kingmaker's Tourney page updated.
The Mercenaries Medieval Combat
Guild, or “The Mercenaries” was created on February 15, 1994 in
Colorado Springs, Colorado. It is a non-profit group and has as its
“The Mission of the MMCG is to revive the combat skills of the
European Middle Ages (circa 800-1500 A.D.), to further research and
accurately depict all aspects of medieval culture, and to create an
enjoyable experience for its members.”
Essentially, we are a group
dedicated to the safe re-creation of medieval combat. We strive to be
accurate in representation of clothing, weapons, armor, techniques,
philosophies, and technical skills. In order to maintain our mission,
we have created these goals:
- To research and study historical
sources and physical artifacts in order to further understand
the weapons, armor, and techniques of combat used in the Middle
- To create safe and accurate
representations of the weapons of the medieval period that can
be used in actual combat. These weapons shall be as close in
weight, size, and shape as is possible to the medieval weapons
they are meant to represent.
- To apply the results of said research
in both an academic manner and in a practical manner.
- To encourage research and re-creation
of all other aspects of medieval culture such as clothing, metalwork,
- To develop an accepting atmosphere
where members can feel free to experiment within the confines of
While we are dedicated to being as
accurate as possible, we do not require that our members confine
themselves to a certain geographical area or specific time within the
700 year period of the Middle Ages so long as they make a genuine
effort to “look the part." We have no desire to exclude those
who are unable, either through financial or time constraints, to
re-create exact replicas of the clothing or artifacts needed to
participate. We are not a “live-role-playing” group and we restrict
our members to the real world and do not allow fantasy elements such
as magic or personas that are not human. This website is intended to
act as a resource for members of the group and for those wishing to
know more about our group. If you are interested in more information
concerning the Mercenaries Medieval Combat Guild, or would like to
attend one of our events, please refer to the contact page. Below are
links to help you navigate through our website.