Duct Tape Wars 2013

Hello friends,

Every reading day at my school, about 100 students spend thirty minutes doing something peculiar.  You see, they take weapons and armor made out of Duct Tape and Cardboard and meet on a field and fight.  Of course I was involved!  It was a great battle, and I just figured I would tell you about it.

South Side preparing for battle.  Thanks to Amanda for this great picture!

South Side preparing for battle. Thanks to Amanda for this great picture!

A picture of my friend, the hobbit taken by one of his friends!

A picture of my friend, the hobbit, taken by one of his friends!

The teams are divided by North and South, and every year they meet and fight.  This year, the North (my side) only sent out 10 people, with the rest of us hiding in the woods.  After the North General shrieked out a cry for the horns of Jericho to be blown, the remaining Northerners in the woods came out and joined the charge against the South.

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Thanks to Sarah for this picture! If you can see me, I am the one in the blue shirt, black shorts, with the short blue club raised in my right hand!

The North and South were interlocked remained battling for several minutes.

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Thanks to my friend, Amanda, for taking this stellar picture!

Thanks to my friend LB for taking this super picture!

Thanks to my friend LB for taking this super picture!

After reforming the lines, we noticed a GREEN team in the woods.  North and South agreed to meet at the middle of the field, shake hands, then do something rare. . . Fight together!  So we ran out, shook hands, then we turned as a united front and attacked the incoming Green Army.  The battle was hard fought.  Shield clashing, weapons smashing, people calling out for victory.  As that round ended the North/South Army returned to their side, as the Green took up the battle.  We then met one last time to duel against the armies.  The battle was fierce, my shield broke, but my club remained in tact.  Friends found friends to duel, and defended themselves valiantly.

Thanks again to LB

Thanks again to LB

As the teams resumed this segment of the war, the heroes from each side met in one-on-one combat.  The fighting was fierce, ending with what seemed to be like a victory for the green, a tie, then a victory for the North/South, so it was a fitting way to end.  For the last time, we all returned to our sides, charged forth screaming for victory, then threw our weapons in the air, and embraced our brothers of the Green, and the war ended.

The picture of the end, thanks to LB!

The picture of the end, thanks to LB!

I know this isn’t the usual history I write, but this is just a fun tradition that my college does, and I hope that you have enjoyed reading about it.  Now back to studying for those finals.  Until next year. . .

-Phil

P.S.  If you have any pictures you would like to contribute to this post please email us at recklesshistorian@gmail.com with your name so that we can give you credit!

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