There are tons of SS units here on the west coast. Feldeebelheidrich..are you familiar by a reenactor that goes by the nickname "Adler" on forums? I don't want to disclose his name on the thread, however he is an FJ reenactor.
"There are only two types of men who are going to stay on this beach those who are already dead and those who are going to die"
Post by feldwebelheidrich on Feb 4, 2016 14:17:53 GMT -5
We are looking for new unit members for our WWII reenactment unit
We currently have a rifle platoon and a Company HQ (minus) We are in the PNW centered around Oregon but have members from about 5 States. I’m from north of Seattle, we have guys that drive from Idaho and NORCAL and a few guys that fly in a few times a year from all over the country.
We represent the 505th PIR (which if you’re into WWII has an truly incredible history)
We get together for “tacticals” about 4 times a year for three-day weekends. Thats the battles where we fight the OPFOR (germans) for the weekend.
We are also scheduling some training (another 3-4 day weekend) and probably some period live-fire competitive shooting weekends. (some will be scheduled for local subgroups of guys say from WA, or guys from the eastside etc)
Its a good group of guys ranging in age from probably 14-70 ! Yes, a guy in a sister unit who drives the halftrack is 70 and he goes on road marches for fun wink emoticon. Our Mess SGT is 60, so there are roles for those that don’t really feel like running throughout he woods with the kids…We have a great mixture of veterans and enthusiastic private citizens, history buffs, gun guys, living history guys, and everything in between.
The focus is on history, camaraderie, and trying to run a HQ and field tactics and do it the WWII way. Its a good time, with only the best parts of the army, walking through the woods, shooting the bad guys, and having a beer with chow :-)
Like I said we have a Rifle Platoon and a Company HQ. HQ has most all the functions you’d expect, admin, intel, ops, commo, supply, mess. We still need an armorer or two, a medical detachment and maybe a motor guy. Of course more commo, intel, and ops are always welcome. We run the admin and CP for the Allied side during battles, so we do more than a real Company HQ would do.
The positions in the rifle platoon are pretty self explanatory; rifleman, machine-gun team member, mortar man, radio operator, etc.
We field a full complement of weapons, the M1 Garand, Carbines, Thompsons, 1919s, 60mm mortar, and bazookas. All legally shooting blanks of course
We also have many members that do static displays and living history demonstrations on various holidays, do demonstrations at schools, etc.
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5