Post by bloodandguts5150 on Sept 18, 2012 18:59:33 GMT -5
we can't do anything without knowing which look you're going for
Calling all Gyrenes! New and improved WWII USMC airsoft forum is up and running! Realistically it has been up and running for a while now but hasn't been used in forever. It is now a general forum for WWII USMC despite the name being 1st Marine Division Airsoft.
Like heer? If it's mid - late war you could probably go without the gas mask, but the shovel was always standard issue. But the truth is, right up untill the end (not as much the very end) the Germans were very strict about what was issued. Each soldier carried a liscence and card that indicated every little thing issued to them. That's why you've never seen too many pictures of Germans with captured equipment, or missing equipment.
For reenacting though (unless your joining one of those crazy spot on units) then you should be fine the way it is. I would definitly see about the shovel though.
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Post by aldrichkiesel on Sept 18, 2012 21:05:16 GMT -5
I am taking a gander and saying you are going for a typical German infantry impression. If that is the case, a gas mask canister is not necessary, nor is an A-frame. For example, soldiers would often unhook their A-frames before combat if they had the chance to remove extra weight. However, there are plenty of examples of them wearing A-frames too to carry food and supplies with them. Especially non motorized infantry who had no vehicles to store their gear in. Typically you will see advancing infantry loaded with gear, while infantry fighting in or from defensive positions will not as any excess gear is kept in their foxholes. Using that example, do you NEED any gear besides your basic kit, no. However, they are items that every soldier had and are nice to have as well. In short, wearing what you have, you wouldn't be out of place in a reenactment. The best thing to do is look up photos of soldiers from the front you are trying to depict. See what they are carrying with them around their waist. What they deemed useful, and not. Hope this helps
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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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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