Monthly Archives: April 2014

Open Pike Drill Practice May 4th @ Cowen Park in Seattle

Goode’s Company will be holding drill practice in Seattle’s Cowen Park on Sunday, May 4th, at 1:00pm. This practice is open to anyone who would like to attend and will be in casual modern clothes, so if you have an interest in 16th century military actions, feel free to drop by. We won’t be shooting muskets in the park because it makes the police nervous. You may want to bring a pair of work gloves if you have delicate hands, but they are not required.


Goode’s Company’s Expeditionary Force Returns from Actions of the Low Countries Mostly Unscathed

A small contingent of Goode’s Company made the long trek to Vallejo, California, to the School of the Renaissance Soldier’s tenth annual Actions of the Low Countries pike and shot (and horse and artillery) event, and have returned safely to tell the tale. We contributed four pikemen, two shot, a camp follower, and our own brand of quiet Shepshetshire competence. Also, rum and general badassery.


Upcoming Goode’s Company Events

  • May 4th : (1:00pm) Pike Practice @ Cowen Park.
  • May 31 – June 1 : Ye Old County Faire @ Ellensburg Fairgrounds.
  • May 17 : Armed Forces Day @ Joint Base Lewis-McChord.
  • July 12-13 : Summer Muster @ TBD.
  • August 2-3/9-10/16-17 : Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire @ Bonney Lake.

For more details, see

Goode’s Company Pike Practice, 1pm on May 4th

Goode’s Company will be holding pike drill practice on May 4th, 1pm at Cowen Park in Seattle. Anyone can come and no historical clothing is required. We will be covering basic motions of the pike as well as marching and defensive formations. More details.

One week until the Actions of the Low Countries X

Goode’s Company is sending a contingent to the Low Countries (or rather Vallejo, California…but at 60ft above sea level, that’s still kinda low) for Actions of the Low Countries X. There will be pike and muskets and cavalry and cannons. What more could a disheveled, underfed, and ill-paid Elizabethan soldier ask for?

Delivering a volley

Delivering a volley

Artillery ready for action

Artillery ready for action