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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.

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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

One Weekend Left at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire

Musketeers at WMRF

Musketeers with Goode’s Company march out in support of queen and country at the Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire.

Company Introduction, Drill Practice, and Cookout

Wondering if Goode’s Company is a group that would suit you? On June 30th, 1:00 – 3:00pm, we will be having drill practice at Cowen Park in Seattle. This will include an introduction to the company for interested newcomers, and also some basic training in actions with the pike. Period clothing is not required for this event. At three o’clock or so, we will stow the pikes and repair to the Lieutenant’s house nearby for an afternoon cookout, libations, and socializing.

Anyone is welcome to drop by and see what we do. If you have questions, feel free to drop us a line using the contact form on our website or via our Facebook page.

Goode’s Company to Appear at Ye Olde County Faire

yeoldecountyfaire2013Goode’s Company will be doing a pike and shot demonstration and display at Ye Olde County Faire in Ellensburg, WA, on June 1 & 2.

Goode’s Company Returns to Armed Forces Day at JBLM

Goode’s Company Captures a German Machine Gun in 2010. It was malfunctioning, but we don’t tell that part over drinks.

On May 18th, Goode’s Company will join a number of other historical education and reenactment groups at the Armed Forces Day celebration at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. There, we expect to see old friends, do some training, bring members of the public into our ranks to learn pike actions, and generally look for mischief including the traditional “Grande Melee” wherein we take the field with Romans, Civil War reenactors, the Wermacht, and turn-of-the-last-century RoughRiders in an awesome and surreal cross-time mixup (in which we generally get wiped out pretty quickly by the guys with machine guns).

Adventures at the Actions of the Low Countries 2013

Delivering a volley at the Spaniards in the treeline

On the weekend of April 20th, Goode’s Company contributed some of Shepshetshire’s finest infantry to Her Majesty’s expeditionary force in the Low Countries of Holland where, if their stories in the tavern are to be believed, they met and routed 1000 5000 10000 Spanish soldiers in an afternoon. In any event, our adventure at the Actions of the Low Countries was a fine one. The pikemen piked, against other pike and against lesser weapons, and the musketeers…um…musketted loudly and often. And we had a chance to work with other groups from all over the west coast and a bit inland. Our thanks to The School of the Renaissance Soldier for putting on this fine event.

Gallery of photos from The Actions of the Low Countries 2013