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Marine Sand Camo Helmet Cover over M1 Helmet,

Green P41 Marine Battledress, pistol belt with holster, waterbottle, 5 cell thompson pouch, pistol mag pouch, small rigger pouch for BFGs, M3 Fighting Knife (Hopefully will have made a rubber version of the real steel then) Gaitors, Tan Boots,

Thompson, .45, hopefully should have my M1 Carbine firing semi-auto by then too (Using non-blowback Broom Handle Mauser internals)

*Nudge* This scenario is supposed to be representing an ETO campaign *Nudge* :wink:



 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:00 am
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*Nudge back* Marines were in Europe *Smug Nudge*

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:18 am
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Been reassigned back to the bed red 1, M41 Jacket, '36 pants, gaitors, pistol belt,....yadda yadda yadda

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:26 am
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*Nudge back* Marines were in Europe *Smug Nudge*

*nudge* I can find no reference to this.

The camo suit was worn by some army units and withdrawn.

The USMC was purposely kept away from the normandy landing for political reasons.

I think what Steve is trying to say is along the lines of the mails i've sent you matt, its themed game and its not really in with the them is it?




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:27 am
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surprisingly enough ill be wearing clothes!!

what yet we will have to see....i have a job interview today so if i eventually get a job i think a spending spree is in store!

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:28 am
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A full hohenstaufen rig if I can get it assembled and cash allows by then- had an expensive couple of months having bought three new guns.

If I don't get the Hohenstaufen rig in time will be in Black LAH Panzer wrap with MP 40 (6mags) or Thompson (3 mags) with P38 pistol.

I have got a russian helmet at home. If I can't source a




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:29 am
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Major will back me up about the Marine's being in Europe, been chatting with him about it.

Just because it aint on google doesn't mean its gospel, thanks for checking up on me by the way!

Ho-Hum, maybe 1 day somebody else will get Marine and Jap gear and we can do an Iwo Jima event.

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:33 am
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ill get some marine gear :D but ill be wearing what i want to events :wink:

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:34 am
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Checking up on you?

pardon?
Or do you mean Steve.

Sorry Matt i pointed out that it wasn't appropriate really via PM, by sheer coincidence Steve, our main US ref agrees so i thought i ought to openly state that i'd mentioned it to you.

If the USMC were in europe fine but they obviously kept a bloody low profile as i cant seem to find anything about it online or in the few books i have on us forces in wwii.

Or is that not what you meant?




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Posted : 11/07/2007 10:39 am
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Personal Armour System Ground Troops

Modern us 'fritz' helmet, so called because of its similarity to the wwii German type.

Its a plastic replica i have, ill bring it to wotan for you.




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Posted : 11/07/2007 10:41 am
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ill get some marine gear :D but ill be wearing what i want to events :wink:

Long as it fits the theme.

Same as we'd turn away someone dressed as a cossack :)




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Posted : 11/07/2007 10:42 am
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Gadge

You are a gentleman and a scholar.

Cheers

All i'll say is that i tied geting a wwii splinter pattern drawstring cover on it and it *only* just fitted but the ss type with clips should fit much better




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:43 am
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You might wanna put some kit restrictions on the booking thread then mate, I have no problem with playing in whatever goes, but unless some1 says something we're not gonna know are we, when we booked our places I said 5th Marines and no1 said anything...

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:45 am
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I wil have it changed just for you then Matt.




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Posted : 11/07/2007 10:47 am
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im sorry guys im going to have to break this up now..i think you are being a bit unfair..and im saying this from an unbiased point of view.

I have noticed a few people within the group, whilst they do give valuable advice and pointers towards kit fail to recognise that while it is important to create an accurate an image as possible that many people can not afford to spend on a multitude of different kits, and yes i know allowances are made. The other point i think gets often overlooked is the seriousness of the events, i was under the impression this was a fun group, to have fun and enjoy ourselves whilst portraying characters from the events of wwii. I understand re-enactment groups to be more of a "stitch-count" tribe and had not expected such a response from this group....

on a lighter note what does it matter how accurate, or what someone wears to this event, its hundreds of feet of underground in the sodden dark. i think id be more interested at looking where im going than exactly what colour my comrades jacket is!

just my 2p and my opinion..i dont expect to be ripped apart for it!

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:48 am
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I think the problem here Hebs is that Webby does have suitable themed kit, but seems for some reason to want to use un-themed kit...

Apologies if I've got the wrong end of the stick... but I've only been barely watching this discussion.

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:50 am
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i think Yith that you do. i have one kit and everyone knows that...my point is that we still are 21st century people, who live "normal" lives, we pay to play, we take time off work, studies and whatever to enjoy themselves and from what i remember of the early events that if you didnt have period kit or weapons allowances were made...

the fact that anyone turns up in any form of wwii kit should be a bonus to your efforts.. not a kit nazi topic!

i have raised this issue before but 1. no one seems to listen..must be more feminine than i thought and 2. i get ripped apart for having what everyone knows is a valid point!

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:56 am
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Information is key Gadge, just need to know what can/can't be worn and then there are no issues

And Yith, I put down marine kit just because I had just bought it and wanted to wear it, without guidelines of what can/cant be worn I didnt know any different, nothing to do with me being stubborn, I have already mentioned I'll now be in my Big red1 gear, so no further issue....

*put to bed*

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:56 am
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Booking thread changed.

Yiths hit the nail on the head there.

I appreciate the desire to use new kit but if its not in the theme then its just not right to do so.

I'd have loved to have played in my chindit kit at some point but it would be daft to do so until we do apcific theatre event.

It just detracts from the overall look and everyones elses efforts to get in character.

Being a stitch nazi is not allowing someone to use a post war m1 helmet,or saying you have to have the right shade of blacno on your webbing.

being a stich nazi would have been saying that you and Matt couldn't wear cheshire titles on your kit at Arnhem as the cheshires were not an airborne regiment or even there!

Asking someone to wear kit they have already that is appropriate to the game is not really being a stitch nazi is it?




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:57 am
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I'd have loved to have played in my chindit kit at some point but it would be daft to do so until we do apcific theatre event.

Ditto!

Though to be honest I'd be a bit cold down there!

I was wearing Serge Battledress with cotton shirt at the weekend and was perfectly happy as regards temperature.

When in the Safezone and a little bit more static I started to feel the cold a little and put on my Leather Jerkin... though this wasn't really necessary... lol

 
Posted : 11/07/2007 10:59 am
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