[Sticky] Rattenkrieg: What to expect
Those of you who have attended any of our events before will have a good idea of what to expect and whatâ€™s expected of you as a player.
For those that havenâ€™t, we strive to make our events as realistic and immersive as we can so you can really get into the mindset of a WW2 combatant and to give you those moments when your really do feel you are there in the midst of battle.
In addition to our usual Signposts, propaganda posters, sound effects, Tank traps, barbed wire, field phones etc, Rattenkrieg will also introduce some new elements.
As with our previous events, specialist roles will be available for plucky volunteers, Specialist Engineers, signallers, HMG crews etc roles will all need to be filled.
The event will be highly objective orientated, with both sides having a number of diverse mission which they need to complete throughout the day. Demolitions, communications deployment and tapping, securing supplies, and performing psyops are just some of the missions to be completed.
Engaging the enemy in firefights should only be done to help achieve these objectives. Stealth and evasion will often serve you better. Ammunition will also be restricted, especially for SMGâ€™s. This will hopefully avoid overkill and reduce the advantages of SMGâ€™s over rifles.
One of the new aspects will be:-
As pioneered by Gunman North West at the Pavlovâ€™s House event some years ago, we will be providing LARP safe Melee weapons to enable and encourage some desperate close combat for when the ammo runs out, or for that sneaky stealth kill from the shadows. This must be approached by players with the right mind-set as a fun bit of role-playing, done in good humour and in the spirit of the game , and not trying ultra-serious stupid blocks, parries and Chuck Norris ninja moves. CiA WW2 Airsoft rule number 1 applies here; â€œDonâ€™t be a Cock!â€
We will be posting a thread in the coming weeks around LARP weapons and are hoping that some of you will attempt to make your own weapons and share with the community your exploits.