Post by troyluginbill on Sept 16, 2007 17:07:07 GMT -5
Adler, Good find. I checked my redjacket manual (1942) and oddly enough it has the haversack packing instructions in it as well. Looks like maybe publications corps hadn't caught up with the quartermasters yet. Would still love to see confirmed pics of the haversack on USMC though. I found one that is dated 1939 in San Francisco referring to 1928 packs as 782 gear as it was all laid out ready for inspection.
Post by troyluginbill on Sept 21, 2007 1:56:43 GMT -5
gyrene, The redjackets is the common name marines gave the manual. This is from a number of old salts who were there. In fact I have never heard it referred to as the Marines handbook by any marine from ww2. So I do apologize for using the colloquial. You are right mine is published 1940, not 1942 (explaining the 1941 issue so forget that). I will not disagree with you on the 1928 vs. 1912 pack system. The manual/handbook shows a 1912 pattern pack. For general purposes I was lumping the 1912 and 1928 together as they are very similar. (only a few straps make the difference.) I know the USMC had their own tail end that went with the 1912, but again the differences are small. The start of this whole thread was to determine if the USMC were issued any version of the army style haversack in ww2 PTO. Given all the evidence we have found against this I would guess not. Thanks for your research and insight Gyrene.
insterburger: clash, she can also play as a partisan. French Maquis would be the most plausible, but depending on balance of forces and the scenario she could be a German guerilla or pro-German local. Some semi-period clothes and she's good to go.
Jan 20, 2014 8:24:35 GMT -5
ScottCollins: Yeah, my girlfriend has expressed interest and I just set her up with a French resistance outfit and she was good to go.
Jan 20, 2014 16:58:49 GMT -5
LϟϟAH1944: You could even do Flak-Helferin, which could be interesting and unusual. I could probably do some simple converting on an RAF battledress to make it a flakhelferin uniform.
Jan 20, 2014 18:48:10 GMT -5
captkurtlevan: Hessen Antique has a Flak-Helferin uniform in the unique uniforms section.
Jan 23, 2014 20:17:31 GMT -5
insterburger: There are ways to involve girls that would A) Be historically accurate; B) Influence gameplay and make games much more interesting; C) Allow them to fight (at least sometimes). Will post on the idea when I get a chance.
Jan 25, 2014 13:51:01 GMT -5
jandro15: What ever happened to the G&G M1 Garand?
Feb 2, 2014 10:11:48 GMT -5
newcomer: supposedly it ran into production delays, but its' anyone's guess I suppose.
Feb 2, 2014 23:11:37 GMT -5
patrickl29th: Would anyone want to join a 29th infantry U.S. Unit? pm me if interested
Feb 3, 2014 17:03:22 GMT -5
frankieba5: Hello? Anyone on?
Feb 13, 2014 19:48:23 GMT -5
CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers: Until we have the space issue resolved please use Photobucket to share your pictures. Photobucket is free and only takes minutes to setup. They even give you the code to use to share pictures on web forums. www.photobucket.com Thank you for your time.
Feb 18, 2014 19:53:28 GMT -5
patrickl29th: Any infantry in the north east want to start a group?
Feb 22, 2014 13:13:24 GMT -5
347dogco: Where North East are you? I'm in PA, 9th Infantry, Dismounted Light Armor Crewman
Feb 24, 2014 14:05:52 GMT -5
shiftysgarand: You don't happen to have access to a field do you 347? PA would be a nice alternative to 14 hour drives to NY, and the guys from the NE could come too.
Feb 24, 2014 18:15:51 GMT -5
LϟϟAH1944: patrickl29th is in NJ. I have access to a field in Nj I've done a few events at, but not in PA.
Feb 24, 2014 21:01:53 GMT -5
bram762: annnybody kickin?
Mar 4, 2014 12:16:16 GMT -5
bram762: noooooo...? damn- wonder if anybody here plays on Cape Cod, doubt it
Mar 4, 2014 12:17:23 GMT -5
Jerry-ADK: Probably not Bram, there are not many players in Mass as far as I know. Most of us are spread all around from mass to NY, CT, NJ, PA and some come here from Michigan.
Mar 4, 2014 20:51:53 GMT -5
Jerry-ADK: Most of the NE games are in NY or CT.
Mar 4, 2014 20:52:31 GMT -5
bram762: Hey, bit random but if anybody has an mp40 they wana sell or trade for an m16vn, let me know! I'm downsizing my gear for school, and starting a WWII collection
Mar 6, 2014 14:23:14 GMT -5