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Granger
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Hello all. Looking to get something nice and warm for the winter months that I can use for skirmishes and ww2 games. I'm not really sure what my options are with regards to my German uniform so would just like to know what people recommend to keep warm.

Regards,

Ralph

 
Posted : 29/10/2015 7:09 pm
breadfish
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I am looking for something similar too.

From what I have seen, the German splinter parka looks the most practical.

I've heard it is very warm :)

Rich

 
Posted : 29/10/2015 8:47 pm
MartinR
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Honestly? For the sorts of winters we have in the UK, the normal wool uniform is fine. If it is below freezing, wear a thermal base layer (irl they had wool long John's on under their wool uniforms).

The main bits which get cold are your hands and head, so gloves and a toque under your helmet (which also looks cool).

You only really need greatcoat, parkas etc If you are hanging around not doing much for prolonged periods of time.

I have played a game in a greatcoat, the German ones are pretty thin, and it was very, very cold that day.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
Arnhem3,Gumrak,Campoleone

 
Posted : 30/10/2015 7:18 am
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Completely agree with Martin, if your are wearing a wool uniform, then you really don't need any winter gear. - it just doesn't get cold enough!The Sevestapol game a few years ago was bitterly cold (loads of snow fell in the evening), and yet was nice & toasty just wearing a normal wool uniform. Just got a torque & some gloves & you'll be fine.

Of course, if it's for sitting around a campfire on a cold evening, then you can't beat a greatcoat!

 
Posted : 30/10/2015 7:57 am
Hänschen klein
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I remember marsha some years ago getting a Parka and then trying to offload it as it is just too warm. As others day wool is fine with some base layer, I have a great coat more for the evenings but great piece of kit but make sure you got a torque & some gloves & you'll be fine.





 
Posted : 30/10/2015 8:24 am
MartinR
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A British Army headover is a reasonable substitute for a toque, or you can wear it as a cap comforter under your helmet.

At Sevastopol (mentioned above), I actually wore a cotton Russian summer uniform (with my thermal base layer underneath). It was around -9 overnight and never got above freezing all day. I did wear a greatcoat for hanging around in the evening (and sleeping in, it was very cold indeed).

It just doesn't get that cold in the UK, particularly if you are active. The coldest airsoft game I ever went to hit -14 on the way (it did warm up a bit during the day), it was also pretty snowy. I just wore my wool uniform and a toque and gloves.

merino wool base layers are pretty cheap these days, the synthetic ones are fine and much cheaper but get a bit smelly. I just keep a spare one in with all my airsoft gear.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
Arnhem3,Gumrak,Campoleone

 
Posted : 30/10/2015 9:16 am
Hänschen klein
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I concur

At Sevastopol (mentioned above), I actually wore a cotton Russian summer uniform (with my thermal base layer underneath). It was around -9 overnight and never got above freezing all day. I did wear a greatcoat for hanging around in the evening (and sleeping in, it was very cold indeed).

Martin

This was us OMA Schal and Gloves, in the colour version there is snow on the ground. Just have a look on ebay postwar Bundeswehr ones are dirt cheap-- attachment is not available --





 
Posted : 30/10/2015 10:19 am
Granger
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Thanks for all the help guys, looks like a toque is the right way to go and they do look pretty cool. Is there a particular colour toque that I should look for or does it not matter? (I've found a few green, grey and black ones on ebay)

Regards,

Ralph

 
Posted : 30/10/2015 12:49 pm
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Mine is field grey, though I imagine that they were in variety of colours in real life.

 
Posted : 30/10/2015 4:39 pm
Oberst Steiner
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Is Mausgrau parka ok for 1944.? Both for Heer and Waffen-SS?

My armory: MG42, MP40, StG44, G43, M38A, P08, P38, Mauser C96, M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, Colt 1911, Webley Mark VI, Sten Mark II.

 
Posted : 01/11/2015 3:05 pm
NickR1612
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Epic sells the correct ones, http://www.epicmilitaria.com/woollen-ne ... l?___SID=U as others have said wools are really all you need :good:



 
Posted : 03/11/2015 1:27 pm
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Excellent advice regarding cold weather gear,IE Greatcoat,Toque etc BUT if anybody is still interested in going down the reversible parka route I have an unworn(need to dig it out and double check sizes etc) older repro-NO Mr Michelin Man/Puffa Jacket look,blanket lined Splinter Reversible Parka and Trs. Was bought used(but both are from memory brand new unworn) around 10 years ago so at least that old,possibly older,supplier/maker etc unknown unfortunately. Thanks

 
Posted : 05/11/2015 4:36 pm
Granger
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With regards to gloves, will the grey woolen ones do or leather gloves?

Regards,

Ralph

 
Posted : 09/11/2015 4:56 pm
MartinR
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Grey woollen I think, I've got some leather ones too but I keep those for FJ and officer impressions.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.
Arnhem3,Gumrak,Campoleone

 
Posted : 10/11/2015 7:10 am
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Posted : 11/11/2015 6:57 pm
Raffles
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Does anyone know if the reversible splinter/white helmet covers were a real period item or just a modern thing? Was looking at getting one for the colder weather.

 
Posted : 14/11/2015 4:12 pm
Bunker
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I belive that they are not period but getting an old inner tube from a bike and sowing both ends and then using a old white sheet does a really good job aswell



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Posted : 16/11/2015 1:38 pm
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