→Level 3 – Warrior – 3 Hits
A warrior represents the highest social class on the battlefield. You would have held at least the rank of Thegn (Anglo-Saxons and Vikings) or Miles (Norman) and, as such, you would have been a noble whose position in society was linked to your responsibility to serve your lord or King in war. You would have been well equipped, trained, and motivated for warfare, forming the true backbone of any army and acting as a leader of men.
Note 1:''' A helmet is now a requirement for a combatant in order to take a sidearm test.
:A full weapon’s pass with a short arm i.e. (sword, axe or langseax) with a helmet. A Battleﬁeld Safe Test in one other Short Arm.
A shield manufactured to Good standard A helmet. A mailshirt. A short arm (e.g - axe, langseax, or sword).
:'''Kit and Authenticity (AO)''':
Soft kit as per the Militia, but with some ethnic, character or period speciﬁc items of kit for certain shows. Generic kit can be retained for shows where that is not appropriate. All kit to be made of good quality materials and exhibit good quality workmanship.
Some colours can be taken from the higher-class end of the colour chart.
====Authenticity Ofﬁcer’s Note====
Members seeking to advance to Warrior level should ﬁrst ask an Authenticity Deputy for advice and have their kit examined. That Deputy will then, if appropriate, recommend the promotion to the National Authenticity Ofﬁcer who will normally approve the promotion
. ====Other requirements==== Candidates for Warrior must have volunteered to be a Marked Man (see p. 14) while at Militia level. Once promoted, Warriors must volunteer to be Marked Men on at least one occasion per season.
===Level 4 – Warlord===