Border War XXII

Border War XXII has been cancelled

Due to the cancellation of all in-person events, Border War will not be going ahead in 2020. Border War had already been moved from February to August as a result of the bushfire threat at the start of 2020, and it is unlikely that restrictions on gatherings will be lifted in time for the event to run. Those who have already booked will be contacted shortly with further details.

Border War is a camping, combat and creativity medieval recreation event hosted by the Shire of Bordescros as part of the Kingdom of Lochac in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It is generally held on the last weekend in February each year at a venue on the NSW/Victorian border. However, due to fires in the High Country in 2020 it was going to be held in August. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it has now been cancelled for the year. The current venue is High Country Camp, 768 Tallangatta Creek Rd, TALLANGATTA VALLEY VIC 3701.

Border War XXII: The Rus vs. The Horde

On the last weekend in February 1598, Boris Godunov (the Chet Boyar) became the Tsar of Russia ending centuries of Rurikid rule. So we have chosen the northern Rus v the south/eastern Hordes as our theme.  In keeping with the theme we will include Mongolian and/or Norse wrestling on the Village Green.


The Shire of Bordescros calls for War Bands, and their vassals, to join the war and demonstrate their prowess on and off the field of combat. Participation in any activity contributes to victory points for your band. Those who claim victory at the end of the event will be feted far and wide, and take away the War Chest. For those who do not wish to participate in combat, there will be a range of Arts and Sciences activities available, plus games and the market on the Village Green. This includes children’s activities, as usual.

Browse this website for more information, including:

Accommodation Arts and Sciences Classes and Workshops
Combat Information Equestrian Activities Event Schedule
Food and Feasting Markets Pricing
Site Information (including Accessibility) Stewarding Team Youth Activities

To book, visit the booking information page.

If you have further questions, contact the event steward via email.

War! What is it good for? Having a great time with friends, family and like-minded fellows.