>Experience from LARPs on the use of two weapons is pretty much irrelevant,
>because you're not allowed to put any force into your blows.
Not strictly true. The lack of weight in the blows is not as important
as the lack of weight in the weapons (assuming lightweight latex
weapons). With some experience in using full-weight weapons you can
easily interpret LRP combat styles and how they might run in reality.
having tried both re-enactment (full-weight steel weapons) and LRP
(latex), I am decidedly of the opinion that 2-weapon use is greatly
superior to a single weapon, but with these notes:
1) the off-hand weapon must be lightweight, or else be very well
balanced (thus I use the axe as a main weapon, and sword in my left
hand, since my re-enactment axe is a bit heavy for 1-handed use).
2) It's no use in a formation
3) It takes practice (even with latex toys) to move the weapons without either treating both as a single weapon (no advantage in having 2), or bashing them together (very clumsy). 4) The main advantage of 2-weapon use is the confusion you can cause in the enemy, making him decide whether any one weapon is in use as defence or offence. So, should he avoid it when attacking, or stop it when defending? This simulates the Ability in use in HW as a Bonus Augment.
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