TeamNZ 2013:
Captain Dave Smith

Dave is a Founding Member of The White Company Inc, established in 2011 to get a TeamNZ to Battle of the Nations.   He attended BotN 2012 as an observer ... see him in Team USA's photo: click here

He is an experienced combatant - one of NZ's longest standing - with over 25 years under the helm. He is an experienced combat judge, Archer,
Profound Living History knowledge
All round gentleman
Bawd room balladeer and raconteur

Battle of the Nations team New Zealand involvement:
NZ's first (known) Battle of the Nations attendee - 2012
Executive Committee member for The White Company Inc (TeamNZ back up crew) more info here  the motivating force for Battle of the Nations team NZ  - general advisor, philosopher, fount of boundless information both historical and hysterical. Contact via: BotNNZ@gmail.com

Medieval Club affiliations:
Founding member of: the National Association of Ancient and Medieval Arts combat association in NZ; of The Red Ravens, Palmerston North; of The Sable Harts, HMBIA and many connections national and international.

TeamNZ 2013:
David Cullen, he is a member of The White Company Inc.  He fights for 

Na Fianna & TeamNZ and re-enacts 

Neuremburg/Germany, of  c1580-1590.


He enjoyed BotN in France so much, he extended his tour to include Battle in Germany!

TeamNZ 2013: Andrew Tyson, is a founding member of The White Company Inc.  He is fighting a recent injury to represent NZ in France. He fights in NZ for the Falcons and re-enacts 14th c Europe. 



The White Company Inc (TeamNZ back up crew) more info here .
Contact via: BotNNZ@gmail.com

TeamNZ 2013:
Charlie Tapsell, is an experienced fighter and looking forward to meeting 'the undefeated Russian" in France.  He re-enacts France/Germany

from the 15th century.


Founding Member of The White Company Inc, established in 2011 to get a TeamNZ to Battle of the Nations. He is on-field leader for TeamNZ 2013.

The White Company Inc (TeamNZ back up crew) more info here .
Contact via: BotNNZ@gmail.com

Medieval Club affiliations:The Northern Horde, NAAMA and TeamNZ HMBIA. 

TeamNZ made TV3's Nightline! Watch the podcast: click here


The New Zealand Herald did a photo essay on Charlie and his preparations for Battle of the Nations festival. "Photographer Alan Gibson captures their leader, Tauranga man Charlie Tapsell . ." read more here

TeamNZ 2013:

Justin Harris, fighter. 

The White Company Inc.

Region: France/England

Century: 14th

Justin is a Founding Member of The White Company 2011 Justin Harris started reinactment in 2009 with the Red Ravens club in Palmerston North,a 5v5 team member of the 2013 team he is looking forward to improving his fitness, equipment and combat skills for BOTN 2014, he is very keen to see HMB develop as a sport in New Zealand and see full contact events run here on a larger scale.
TeamNZ 2013:
Rob McIntyre,  he is a member of The White Company Inc.  He fights for the SCA & TeamNZ, he re-enacts Ottoman from the 16thcentury. He is also Thornforge - check out his Medieval knives, locks, armour, hornware
and assorted sundries: see here

His beloved lady Sarah travelled alongside him.

TeamNZ 2013: Justin Stockbridge, fighter.  The White Company Inc.

Region: England Century: 14th

Justin is a Founding Member of The White Company, established in 2011 to get TeamNZ to Battle of the Nations.
Thank you to some kiwis who joined TeamNZ in France - Kylie, Andreia and Nuno especially, thank you.
Important TeamNZ crew left in NZ: Seamus G; Graham E; Andria G; Chris M and a whole crowd of fighters and supporters.
Some TeamNZ2013 did not give permission for photos, so are not shown. Thanks go to Photographer: Andrea McDonald c.2013, Andria G c2011 on (and to the original photographers for other images)
TeamNZ 2013 -
Rachael Forrest
Rachael is a Founding Member of The White Company Inc, established in 2011 to get TeamNZ to Battle of the Nations.  She was there as a supporter, but managed to be in onthe action and is keen to see a women's league develop.
Rachael blogs! ! http://www.tumblr.com/blog/battleofthenationsteamnz2013 and may have time to add more in France!
TeamNZ 2013: Sarah Pitcaithly is a member of The White Company Inc., she traveled with her beloved, Rob. She was in France as a squire and cook and  supporter, but enjoyed the odd bit of armour repair too.
TeamNZ 2013:
Ann Dugmore is a founding member of The White Company Inc, established in 2011 to get TeamNZ to Battle of the Nations.  She was in France as a squire and cook and  supporter, but is known to enjoy a bit of combat.