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(@pvtjohnny)
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Well, as I'm currently a 1 man army I'm not sure if this is worth doing however, I will be positive and open a topic for Airborne troopers. Post away :good:



 
Posted : 19/07/2012 3:43 pm
Raffles
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Well I'll hopefully be able to make it and will prob be 101st.

 
Posted : 20/07/2012 12:46 am
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I am hoping to attend with a mate or two, will be our first WW2 themed game though and might only to be able to make it for one day.

Will not know till nearer the date though due to work etc.

 
Posted : 22/07/2012 7:25 pm
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All wearing M43s for this?

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Posted : 25/08/2012 12:24 pm
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Mine will be mixed M43s and wools





 
Posted : 26/08/2012 6:43 am
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That's what I was thinking, perhaps with M43 para converted trousers if its really cold.
I cant commit yet as unsure of work in November.

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Posted : 30/08/2012 2:23 pm
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This game, I will be mostly wearing my un-reinforced jump suit, great coat and cocorans!;-)



 
Posted : 30/08/2012 2:57 pm
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should have my new Garand then too! :happyclap:



 
Posted : 01/09/2012 3:25 pm
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Search for French Army greatcoat or overcoat on google or ebay?
Try ebay.fr too.
The only difference is the buttons and the rear half belt.
Not a big job to change the buttons or to find replacements, if you can be bothered.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/French-Army-W ... 0601946179
That was the first in a google search. Hard hunting might find cheaper and larger.
Yup agree with that or dutch army - I'm quite lucky as most original kit is small although I have noticed the start of MAS!!!!!!!!!! :shock:
you could also try the pozzi forum or wwii reenacting.co.uk and look in their for sale section a lot of lads are selling kit there mate..

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Posted : 02/09/2012 5:07 pm
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Unfortuantely this does seem to be the going rate for the french ones now, and "large" (ie 44" chest) seem to be getting very hard to find, which thwarted me for ages because it hapens to be my size. If you do get one from the ebay vendor above get him to confirm the actual measurements of coat as those french army / french civillian / metric sizes didn't seem very consistent. The coats he was selling as "large" were okay for a 42", His XL (he has XL in his ebay shop)was about a 46" and actually measured 52" around the chest. I worked out (by ordering the wrong size twice :oops: ) that to be a smart but comfortable fit with a class A or other field jacket underneath the coat needs to measure your normal jacket size + 6".

 
Posted : 03/09/2012 5:49 pm
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As I have just gotten my grubby mits on my 'new' Garand and Garand belt, I have spent the morning assembling my webbing to look uber fierce and suitably down beat! Webbing over a greatcoat looks, well great! Attached to belt will be e-tool, waterbottle, dressing pouch and colt holster! Do I sling my musette on my back or not?



 
Posted : 22/09/2012 12:35 pm
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yes, 6mm



 
Posted : 22/09/2012 3:40 pm
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Do I sling my musette on my back or not?

You can do, it was how it was meant to be worn with the suspenders, but a more "in the woods for a month" look might be to lose the suspenders and sling it over your shoulder with a strap, if you have the right one.

 
Posted : 25/09/2012 9:18 pm
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:shock:

But how can we dig in without our e-tools? ;)

Though that does raises a pwoppa question - what are the rules/allowances for digging in?

 
Posted : 27/09/2012 10:54 pm
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Think I'll keep the e-tool as it lends to the authenticity (possibly)! Got a bandoleer, so got that covered. Proper ww2 chic!



 
Posted : 28/09/2012 7:19 am
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Do we have any NCO's and squads allocated as yet or is that kinda thing left til the day and who survives the journey up to the front?

We'll allocate squads/areas of responsibility on the day! i may have to go German on this!!!!!



 
Posted : 10/10/2012 4:50 pm
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I know have a garand (well m14 conversion) :D

:good:



 
Posted : 15/10/2012 5:40 pm
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Well, just bought myself an original airborne poncho to fill my musette up and to protect me from the nasty 'belgian' rain!



 
Posted : 18/10/2012 1:15 pm
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Well, just bought myself an original airborne poncho to fill my musette up and to protect me from the nasty 'belgian' rain!

And a white sheet to camouflage yourself in the snow?????????????? :lol:

I was hoping to 'liberate' a bed sheet from the local cat house! Lol



 
Posted : 19/10/2012 6:45 am
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How does the 'airborne' poncho differ from the one issued to the rest of the US Army too late to see much action?

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Posted : 19/10/2012 7:00 am
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