Me and two others have been fiddeling with some harnish-rules for HEMA, and here's a video showing some highlights from the first tournament where the rules were tested out for the first time.
The rules are quite simple:
Thrusts to armpits, innside of the hands, innside of the elbow, back of the knee = 3 points, thrust and pommel-strike to head=1p
Thrusts to armpits, innside of the hands, innside of the elbow, back of the knee, strike to the head = 3 points.
Thrust towards the face and strike on other parts of the body=1 point.
First to 10 points or max 1,5 minute fight. A successful takedown where you stay in control makes you reaching 10 points and ending the fight.
The rules is intened to reward use of historical tecnhiques as shown in the manuals, and make the fights resemble how we believe a real medieval fight in harness would look like. We use plastic waisters and rubber pollaxes at the moment, but provided enough participants are able to get sufficiant harness-protection, we're considering doing the tournaments with metal blunts (with tips wider than the eyeslits of the Bacinets).