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Steiner
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I'm a bit confused - was there no distinction between the corps? i.e. did infantry, artillary, pionier, etc all use the same insignia? :?


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Topic starter Posted : 28/10/2009 6:00 pm




Boshman
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AFAIK, branch of service is distinguised in the normal way
with different colour waffenfarbe on the shoulderboards.
White for infantry, red for artillery etc..

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Posted : 28/10/2009 6:32 pm




Steiner
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Hmm... all I get in the way of s/boards from regaliaspecialist is this: Army Afrika Korps enlisted man's shoulder boards. Tan cotton boards with the universal blue grey piping for Army Afrikakorps personel. Per pair.


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Topic starter Posted : 28/10/2009 6:58 pm




dave barrett
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If you go on to Epic's site..all you do is click on to what shoulder boards you want then click what colour piping


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Posted : 28/10/2009 7:05 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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I don't know why regalia specialist has them listed as universal piping. As Boshman says it was the same as wool uniforms, waffenfarbe coloured according to branch.

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Posted : 28/10/2009 7:43 pm




Steiner
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Confusion caused by regaliaspecialist - shall we all go for Infanterie white ?


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Topic starter Posted : 01/11/2009 9:19 am




imp1864
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panzergrenadier green for me. still open to change as I have 2 caps one with the green soutach and one with out.


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Posted : 01/11/2009 1:51 pm




Steiner
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Illustrious Member

I'll put a poll up - not that anyone has to take any notice of the results anyway - it would be nice to go as the same.

I know Lardy has white, because Panzergrenadier is a slightly later war look. I think I'll probably get both. :D

[edit] I don't seem to have the rights to post a poll up! :?


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Topic starter Posted : 01/11/2009 2:29 pm




(@anonymous)
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Think you'll be fine using standard field grey or green wool shoulder boards with white infantry piping - tropical shoulder boards weren't universally used in North Africa due to supply shortages.

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Posted : 01/11/2009 6:06 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Indeed. I'll be wearing wool shoulderboards since I can't justify buying tropical NCO ones for just one game.

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Posted : 01/11/2009 6:43 pm




Steiner
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Ah, I didn't know that!


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Topic starter Posted : 01/11/2009 8:15 pm




imp1864
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as per the other post,
Green, yellow and panzer pink was the predominant colours found. White was used for flak artillery to differenciate from luftwaffe flak troops.
save the planet, go green (or save money use continetial wool ones :happyswing: )


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Posted : 12/11/2009 4:59 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Does that book, being quite old, take into account that there was no panzergrenadier insignia pre August 42? I'm not sure what the situation was in that regard.

I think its fair to say that it doesn't matter that much though. They used what they could get their hands on so. White, light or dark green, yellow, copper or pink will all be ok. I have a pair of green wool ones (Jager not Pzgrenadier) that I have no other use for so may join the green party if I can get hold of some tresse.

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Posted : 12/11/2009 7:20 pm




imp1864
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have to admit I was a bit lazy and didn't really want to type out the various differnt green, lardy you is spot on about greniders being from 42 on. infact there was quite a bit about the various diffrent greens on waffenfarbes, light green, lime green and grass green. but sun fading has confused the issue. :good:


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Posted : 13/11/2009 5:57 pm




Steiner
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But... I have been told that if one were, say, motorised infantry even as part of a Panzergrenadier unit, one would wear white Waffenfarbe! So I'm wearing my Feldgrau wool Infanterie s/boards. 8)


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Topic starter Posted : 13/11/2009 6:53 pm




imp1864
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:good: great thing is you can't really go wrong. either is corrrect.


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