I would wait on the m40 coat you wont be needing that till december of next year the earliest. Work on your basic field gear and tunic set up first then work on getting a helmet. Towards winter of next year start looking into your winter set up such as the m40 great coat
O im sorry I thought you meant the m40 great coat not the tunic. Sorry trench coat threw me off. Either the m40 or m43 will be correct for a regular infantry impression. Most people use the m43 for mid-late war impressions.
Yea you won't really be needing a Trench coat very often. At the Front is fine for everything except their Tunic and Trousers which are just Sturm made. If you ask what Sturm is, it is just a company that a lot of people sell products from. The products are decent quality but At the Front charges to much for them. At the Fronts other products however are their own brand and are high quality.
For Tunic and trousers I'd suggest buying the Ant-z Military brand. For a Tunic either buy an M35(early war), M40(also early war but used late too), or M43(mid-late war).
The other things you'll need is a Helmet M40 or M35, wool knit undershirt, a belt and buckle, amunition pouches(depending on your weapon), canteen, canteen cup, and canteen cover, Y-Straps, Mess Tin, M43 cap or M40 hat, Low boots and gaitors or Jack boots. That will give you your basic impression.
You can get the Ant-z Tunic and Trousers from Hessen Antique or 1944 Newsletter(he has good prices if you email him about it).
Last Edit: Apr 19, 2011 22:12:41 GMT -5 by Sgt_Tom
No problem, I edited my post and explained what Sturm is by the way.
For the boots for now I'd get a pair of East-German jackboots. All the affordable reproductions, such as Sturm, At the Front, and all the Chinese brands are pretty junky. A good quality Reproduction German boot costs $250-$400, which is out of most peoples price range, including mine ;D.
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