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Has anyone ever seen this video on YouTube?

 

 

Once you get past the first 20 seconds of "...What is this?" its unbelieveable.

 

I consider it a feat when I take a tumble in my segmentata and stand up again after. Granted the rules (and common sense) forbid doing so, but I can't imagine somebody jumping into the Legion's shield wall and trying to lob off heads.

 

Still, the video is entertaining. I love the sound effects.

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All the falling is theatrical stuff, and I'd wager that a large portion (if not all) the "armor" is latex.

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I suspect choreography.. that fightin' is too damn pretty to be authentic. :(

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You can tell some of the shots are definitely planned directionally (some of the cuts are a little specific).

 

I think the one kid with the black surcoat wants to be Leonidas.

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Rise, thread, RISE!

 

Funny I should only now see this...

 

So, yes, this video from the "Talsker Wölfe" is entirely choreographed, and certainly doesn't accurately depict fighting in German LARPs. Although, depending on event, the things you see are certainly in the realm of the possible. I'm playing at one of the events(*) where this group (or rather, an off-shoot) plays, and kicking shields, running into or jumping onto people to drag them to the ground, stabbing and shots to the head are considered fair game. But that's really the upmost end of the spectrum over here.

 

Oh, and their production values have improved greatly since their first trailer, too:

 

 

(* If you care to see what fights are like there, and bring a bit of time:

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Dennis, these all look amazing!

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