Herr Karl Alrune
Bastardsword against kneeling
This film shows how you can attack and kill a kneeling sword and shield opponent.
The trick is to move the shield aside, this is done by thrusting hard on the shield corner, thereby moving the shield aside opening up for a face or body thrust. You can also feint a thrust first to move the shield up.
Be careful with the face thrust in the face.
Halfswording in close combat
Halfswording is not allowed in all Kingdoms, please check local regulations.
This technique is useful in close combat against a sword and shield. In close combat using a normal grip the weak part of a two handed sword is used for parrying, by changing to a halfsword grip you get much stronger and can bind your the opponents sword.
You opponent also opens up on the sword side, so you also has the opportunity to thrust. Be careful if using a face thrust because halfsword techniques are very powerful.