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(@wladek)
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You can not go far wrong with this excelent kit guide recent done by Tim: http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/german-gebirgsjager/

Whilst we await some pics and stuff from renowned GJ expert Seanebabes I shall briefly say 'what is different in an earlyer war GJ'? The answer is not a lot. Field Grey Uniform, Low/Mountain Boots with puttees and a Bergmütze. That is our iconic look for the mountain troop.

Their trousers were, like the Heer, Stone Grey rather than Field Grey. But as with the Heer Kit Guide we are not demanding people wear these and Field Grey trousers are acceptable. however Hikki now does Stone Grey Gebirgshose here http://www.hikishop.com/ that would be ideal for all your 1940 Gebirgsjager needs.

You may also wear an M35 Helmet (we all know they were worn in battle, so in a way 'should' be worn, but the Bergmütze is so iconic, and our setting is more 'irregular' so that wearing a Bergmütze is absolutely perfectly good).

You should also badge up as GJ - so Shoulder boards should have grass green Waffenfarbe, and an Edelweiss badge should be on the sleeve.

The GJ anoraks/Windjackes/smocks are a trickier synopsis. The common one we tend to see available was issued much later in the war. Most of the pictures I have seen show the GJ in their Wool Uniform, and not adorned with anoraks or windjackes. I have however seen evidence of the Windjacke being worn, by an officer, in 1940.
So, the wearing of a Windjacke we shall allow, but smocks and anoraks we shall not, unless I am persuaded by some form of reasonable argument (plus the wIndjacke is such a distinctively 1930s thing to wear it fits perfectly into the setting).

Rucksack wise any canvas/leather bergan type mountain rucksack is acceptable if you would like one. See Tim's guide for more info on the rucksack.

Ropes, snow goggles and other accessories are positively encouraged.

So, what do we require of the Gebirgsjäger at Copenhagen?
Firstly, and you will here this a lot, no camo. It is a Wool era, Field grey and khaki in colour.
You Uniform should be German Field Grey. Stone Grey trousers are prefered, but Field Grey trousers are allowed. Likewise the M36 tunic is preferred, but we will allow later model tunics. You should have an Edelweiss badge on your sleeve and Green waffenfarbe.
No Y-straps on your webbing, just the belt.
M35 Helmet or Bergmütze. We do not mind if other pattern German helmets are used, but no camo cover to be be used with them. The addition of decals is entirely up to you.
Lowboots and puttees.
A Windjacke may be worn, but no anorak or smock.

any mountaineer accouterments are a great edition.

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Topic starter Posted : 04/03/2014 12:40 pm
(@wladek)
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courtesy of Lardy, one group of Windjacke sexiness in 1940.

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Topic starter Posted : 04/03/2014 1:57 pm
(@prideofengland)
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As Hiki also do a reasonably priced Windjacke I might well be tempted to purchase that as well as the Stone Gray trews for this one if I have the cash

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Posted : 05/03/2014 5:53 pm
cjw957
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on the photo above are they all Gebirgsjäger and if so would jackboots be ok ? as i am going to be buying all this more or less from scratch that would just save a few quid as one of the few things i would have lol

no problem if not :)

cheers




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Posted : 01/05/2014 10:48 pm
(@prideofengland)
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Well as the photo shows it was not unknown to see Gebirgs in Jackboots/marching boots. However it was not common. The iconic Gebirgs look is with out doubt some form of low boot with puttees, certainly in combat this was the preferred form of footwear even for officers.

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Posted : 01/05/2014 10:58 pm
(@lardassmonkey)
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Get yourself a bike and join the real soldiers.

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Posted : 01/05/2014 11:07 pm
(@wladek)
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yes iconic is what we are aiming for - otherwise all it would take is someone to find one 1940 dated pic with splinter-whatever and we are all screwed.

So low boots for GJ, Jackboots for Heer. The low boots can be pretty much any period low-boots - Rough-outs/ammo-boots are fine - but we are gonna keep the distinction between the two.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/05/2014 9:24 am
cjw957
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no problemo , will see how all funds are closer to the time and may defect to the bike riders (without a bike )




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Posted : 02/05/2014 1:49 pm
cjw957
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tim is the Narvik Shield ok for this as well ? as planning for the month after as well lol :)




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Posted : 26/05/2014 9:15 pm
(@prideofengland)
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No I am afraid not, I believe this game is set in June 1940 and Narvik sheids were not instituted until August 1940. In fact if we are in France fighting in June its highly unlikely we would have been at Narvik. As Nordlicht follows Copenhagen sew it on afterwards and all will be well

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Posted : 26/05/2014 9:23 pm
cjw957
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ok :)

i misread and skipped the august bit out lol




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Posted : 26/05/2014 11:01 pm
(@prideofengland)
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Off to a WW2 bash tommorow so thought I would give my Copenhagen look a dummy run. My question is though should Gebirgsjäger wear the Gasplane pouch to the front as per standard Heer infantry of the time? My guess is yes as that was the regulation way to wear it at the time but I cant find any pictorial evidence to back it up. Any clever people got the answer? :)

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Posted : 28/06/2014 1:44 pm
(@prideofengland)
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Well here's the look, will replace shoulder boards with bottle green if I wear the windjacke.-- attachment is not available ---- attachment is not available --

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Posted : 29/06/2014 8:25 pm
cjw957
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liking it :)

just ordered all my stuff :)




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Posted : 29/06/2014 9:03 pm
(@wladek)
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luurvely stuff. That is also a very nice 'shade' of Windjacke, is that from Hiki too?

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Topic starter Posted : 30/06/2014 9:26 am
(@prideofengland)
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Yes both the stone grey's and windjacke from Hicki

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Posted : 30/06/2014 10:21 am
CHThree
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Ineresting. Very interesting....



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Posted : 01/07/2014 9:13 am
(@death-from-above)
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Good pics, even if an American took them :D

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Posted : 01/07/2014 12:57 pm
cjw957
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quick question for tim , but will post here in case anyone else is daft like me

got my jacket trousers etc today , very nice , first time i have used hiki and impressed with the service :) and no import so win :)

the jacket comes with shoulder boards , but would they be correct for this game ie should they be the green m36 style or the grey ones correct ?

cheers




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Posted : 17/07/2014 3:02 pm
(@prideofengland)
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quick question for tim , but will post here in case anyone else is daft like me

got my jacket trousers etc today , very nice , first time i have used hiki and impressed with the service :) and no import so win :)

the jacket comes with shoulder boards , but would they be correct for this game ie should they be the green m36 style or the grey ones correct ?

cheers

Well the M40 feild blouse marked the introduction of feild gray shoulder boards so they would not be totally out of place in France 1940. Also Craig, whilst after the 'look' is not being totally anal and is allowing the m40 tunic and feild gray trousers etc. However the 'iconic' (using that word yet again) look for early war is bottle green. I shall be wearing bottle green simply because I think it looks nicer/more right. So depends on how much of a purist you are Chris, personally I would sy for a few extra quid bottle green would be so much better but its your money

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Posted : 17/07/2014 4:34 pm
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