Warhammer 40k LARP: Astra Militarum in Russia’s Left 2 Die
Last week we began to explore the Left2Die LARP campaign, Hit & Run. This group of phenomenal gamers from Russia and the surrounding regions band together to tell sprawling narrative storylines inspired by the lore of Warhammer 40k. Their costumes- meticulously crafted for accuracy and realism, breathe new life into the story lines we read in books and play on our tables. And much to our joy, they bring photographers (and sometimes videographers) along to capture the experience. You can check out some behind the scenes images of the creation process HERE.
“Abandoned nameless planet of Agripinaa sector. Transshipment point for the troops of Astra Militarum, where even technical personnel flies when necessary.
Now it’s crowded. A platoon of Kadian Assault Troops awaits departure for their homeland, Cadia collects his sons. Rumor has it, the Eye of Terror is restless and the forces of Chaos are preparing a new attack. Not so long ago a detachment of recruits from Valhalla was thrown here, only from the training unit. They are in high spirits, they are ready to carry the Emperor’s wrath to his enemies. These fighters do not yet know what will happen to them next, they only have to face the horrors of the war of the 41st millennium. There are also some of the last surviving soldiers from the regiments of the Mordian Iron Guard and the Krieg Death Corps. They, exhausted, await their reassignment. But the Munitorum will not decide what to do with these people.
Everything goes on as usual: people arrive, people depart. But experienced say that it reminds them of the calm before the storm …” –LARP Home Page
“The soldiers were compromised of 11 Valhallan Ice Warriors fresh out of the boot camp on their way for their first combat deployment, 9 Cadian shocktroooper veterans just back from fighting an uprising and on their way back home to stand with Cadia, an Adeptus ministorum priest with them, 3 Deathkorps Kriegsmen, a Mordian colonel, a comissar and a sanctioned psyker.”
“On the surface all of them were here awaiting redeployment but this is Warhammer and there is only war. So, naturally, their fate was of the grim nature.”
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