Post by greaser350 on Feb 16, 2009 22:08:47 GMT -5
Okay, I'm trying to start a group of 1st Infantry airsofters in N.J. To my knowledge, there is no other airsoft unit in Jersey. For right now, I would like to keep the standards lax. As an up and coming group, it would be unfair for us to start with strict guidelines. At one point, uniform and equipment accuracy will be enforced and we will attempt to learn at least basic tactics. I plan on us eventually being able to perform at living history reenactments as well. If you are interested, please post with your name, age, location, and weapon. Thanks.
My advice would be to save your money,do a LOT of good research. You don't need to me a millionaire to get a decent GI impression going. By starting off lax,it kinda makes guys lazy and say "I'll get the right stuff whenever.but now this modern belt and Vietnam fatigues is good enough". I see it at every WW2 AS event I've been to. Heres a list of what you need for the minimum GI impression.
Steel pot/liner. - Doesn't have to be WW2. Enlisted wool shirt- Good repros are affordable Mustard trousers- Ditto Rough out/cap toe shoes- One of the pricier items,but check Ebay for used ones. Leggings OR Double buckle boots-Repro Cartridge belt/pistol belt,depending on your weapon. Most guys will have Thompsons,so a pistol belt here. Good repros are around. Canteen/cover- Pick up an original,or post War canteen,get repro cover. First aid kit/pouch M36 suspenders-Repros are available. M1 ammo bag.-For those Thompson mags.
That is the absolute minimum you would need for a good initial GI impression.Depending on the weather of course,then you would add an M41 or M43 field jacket. I would suggest checking out At The Front for the best quality uniforms and gear. They run sales and specials every now and then,and also sell on ebay.
thanks, I'm all for not buying several sets of gear (yet I still find myself doing it, lol)
>> Thats the beauty of doing GI.you don't need several sets of gear. Like I said,if you wanna get more serious/authentic,you can add to it down the road. Kinda like us guys who've been doing it 20 years!
Post by 245thcoastarty on Jul 2, 2013 22:22:14 GMT -5
Hello, I just joined and was wondering if this is still an active idea? I'm near Ft. Hancock NJ and that is actually where my main WW2 impression is(hence,the user name). I have been doing living history since 2008, and reenacting almost as long, but would like to do airsoft tacticals when my main events aren't going on. I have pretty much everything needed for Infantry, and did I&R Platoon for BRO for a while. Any help pushing me in the right direction would also be greatly appreciated.
Not sure if this is still going on, but if you really want to get in on the action, you don't need to be in a unit. Although there are units out there that attend events together, the majority of us are individuals that attend individually and group up at the event. Your best bet would be to look in the North Eastern Events section for news on events. There are 2 threads up there now for upcoming events.
Battle Record: NE Sector
-Hells Highway (Terryville CT 11/24/12)
-Heart of the Reich (Gillette NJ 4/6/13)
-Battle of the Hurtgen Forest (Perth NY 4/27/13)
-Airsoft Immersion Tactical (Perth NY 9/7/13)
-Promo Event (Terryville CT 10/6/13)
-West Wall (Gillette NJ 11/9/13)
-Battle of the Bulge (Perth NY 1/18/14)
-Battle of Remagen (Perth NY 3/15/14)
-D-Day (Dayton MA 4/26/14)
-Operation Overlord: Behind the Beachhead 7/25/14)
-Schlacht im Huertgenwald (Gi
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