Field Only Armoury Update, April 2020

Back in 2017 I started making digital images (emblazons) of all the Field Only heraldic devices and badges in the SCA’s registry, the Ordinary & Armorial. I published it in parts here, then updated the whole thing in 2018 and again in July 2019.

This April 2020 update includes everything up to the January 2020 Letter of Acceptances and Returns, published about two weeks ago. There’s fifteen new entries bringing us to 229 Field Only devices and badges. This includes both devices and badges, but does not include the Field Only real-world armory protected by the SCA’s heraldic rules.

The April 2020 update is available here as a 9 page PDF (5.6Mb) designed to be printed on Ledger-sized (11″ x 17″) paper, although it will scale down nicely to print on A4/Letter or Legal size paper.

For those who like to see the messy end of the sausage making, I’ve also got my organizing Excel sheet and master SVG file available together in a ZIP file (316.8 kB).

I know some people use this project for quick visual conflict checking of new heraldic submissions, and I’ve heard of heralds printing it out to give new SCA members some idea of what different heraldry can look like, but I’d really like to hear from folks who use this project – drop a comment below telling me how you’re using it and where in our Known World you are.

Published in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, with SCA events cancelled worldwide, and our usual lives disrupted and at more risk than usual, I really would like to hear from people! Stay safe, sane, and well, everyone.

Yours in Heraldic Service,
Vémundr Syvursson
Pily barry argent and azure

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2 thoughts on “Field Only Armoury Update, April 2020”

  1. I have used some screen shots of your pages for various classes in heraldic design. I like classic clean images and yours are beautiful. Thank you for the work and inspiration.

    I am Glynyhvar of River Haven, here in sunny Brisbane, Australia.

  2. Excellent, glad to hear it. If there’s anything you’d like to see by way of specific heraldic examples for your classes please let me know. Email might be easier than comments here, please feel free to use the email address on each page of the PDF. — Brian/Vemundr

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