Post by brzeczyszczykiewicz on Aug 3, 2015 16:22:13 GMT -5
Hi there! Guess who's back? Any how, I have a repro water bottle and cover (U.S. Infantry) and yesterday I ordered a repro M1 helmet off Ebay. The question is, should I do regular U.S. uniform? Airborne uniform? Or perhaps US Marine Corps?
Post by shiftysgarand on Aug 3, 2015 16:54:59 GMT -5
If you do Marine, there will be no Japanese to fight, and renders such an impression rather useless, at least for WWII games. For Airborne, you will have no problem finding a group, but there are too many people doing airborne (myself included.) By doing a generic infantry impression, you allow yourself to attend most if not all events we run. I may sound a bit hypocritical for saying this as my primary impression is airborne (101st no less) but I assure you after I acquire the funds to build a Garand AEG, my next goal will be to get leg infantry gear. I would recommend this. M1 helmet M37 or M41 wool shirt M41 Jacket M37 or M41 pants M1923 cartridge belt M1928 haversack Canteen and cover E-tool and cover Garand rifle (ICS, G&G, or custom) M1938 Gaiters/leggings Roughout boots (really any low leather shoe will do) Mud, stubble, and a 1000 yard stare! Notes: ICS/G&G mags don't fit in the cartridge belt. If you go that route, you'd have to get bandoliers for your mags If you live in an area that wearing wools would cause immediate incineration, get HBT pants and one of ATF's cotton "flannel" shirts. Hope this helps!
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I second standard leg infantry. I had ideas of Airborne being my main US impression, but the standard riflemen uniforms and gear really started to grow on me.....after I started to watch COMBAT!....
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I'm gonna throw my input out there and say straight leg infantry is the way to go. It's more diverse, as the infantry made up the bulk of the fighting forces, while the airborne made up only a tiny portion. Plus, with modifications, the basic uniform can be used for just about anything. With wools, you can do almost all of the MTO and ETO, even transitioning into ABN eventually, and once you get HBTs, you can do PTO events with practically the same gear.
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I'd say Standard Infantry would be best, Airborne is done by alot of people, I do it because my grandfather and great Uncle were airborne. But really whatever interests you most I'd say go for it, its always good to have more impressions being done.
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
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Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
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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.
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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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.
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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.
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