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marsha
(@marsha)
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im gonna look around other web sites to see if i can get them alittle cheaper may get some of the stuff from that uk web site
( dam credit crunch)





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Posted : 06/03/2009 10:28 am




(@lardassmonkey)
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Like you say andy it's a shame we can't contact the manufacturer directly! I dare say it is probably all from the same manufacturer where ever you buy so its definitely worth shopping around. I would say its worth emailing Alex at Front of Russia and seeing what he can offer you.
I don't know of anywhere in the UK that stocks repro gear but you may be able to find some other bits.

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Topic starter Posted : 06/03/2009 11:37 am




(@anonymous)
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I am a long time Red Army reenactor who's been doing airsoft for about eight years now. I recommend two sites, RKKA yahoo.groups, and the Red Army Online site.

From what I've read things are going along nicely. You've gotten the basics down nicely. The one thing to remember about the Red Army, for every hard and fast rule, there is always photographic evidence against it.

I am suprised that no one has talked about recon troops. This would be exactly the type of impression that would work in well with airsofting.

The only addition to the basic uniform would be a two pieced cammo suit. The style and pattern changed during the war.

Recon troops were drawn from normal infantry to provide intellegence for the units. Platoon and squads would be tasked to sneak through the lines and gather intel on the hun.

A great movie on the subject is 'Zvezda', made by the Russians. It was avalable on Amazon at one time.

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Posted : 03/11/2009 2:06 am




(@lardassmonkey)
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Actually we've discussed modelling ourselves on Razvedchik should we manage to get a red army group off the ground. As you say it makes sense in airsoft terms as it suits the small unit sizes and the type of tactics we use. It also allows for the current lack of Soviet weaponary as scouts often used captured equipment and people need less kit to start with as they often travelled light. Even the famous scout suit isn't an imediate requirement as they were only issued as needed so we can just have a few equipped with them as lead scouts.

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Topic starter Posted : 03/11/2009 1:17 pm




(@special-department)
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Actually we've discussed modelling ourselves on Razvedchik should we manage to get a red army group off the ground. As you say it makes sense in airsoft terms as it suits the small unit sizes and the type of tactics we use. It also allows for the current lack of Soviet weaponary as scouts often used captured equipment and people need less kit to start with as they often travelled light. Even the famous scout suit isn't an imediate requirement as they were only issued as needed so we can just have a few equipped with them as lead scouts.

Good idea Comrade, but as Razvedchik, you avoid combat, if you get into a Fire Fight you have failed in your Combat Mission, :wink:

Meeting Engagements are classic Air Soft Battle Doctrine... :good:

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Posted : 03/11/2009 6:34 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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We'll just have to make sure we train well in silent killing then. :twisted:

Meeting Engagements are classic Air Soft Battle Doctrine...

Not in the world of ww2 airsoft it isn't. :wink:

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Topic starter Posted : 04/11/2009 12:32 pm




(@special-department)
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We'll just have to make sure we train well in silent killing then. :twisted:

Meeting Engagements are classic Air Soft Battle Doctrine...

Not in the world of ww2 airsoft it isn't. :wink:

Comrade,

If you fight like a Heroic defender of the Soviet People's it is .... :wink:

:D

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Posted : 04/11/2009 8:10 pm




Sasha
(@sasha)
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Even the famous scout suit isn't an imediate requirement as they were only issued as needed so we can just have a few equipped with them as lead scouts.

This is a popular misconception about the Red Army. In a unit either everyone wears camo or no-one does. Or the telogreika, or the shinel, or have your sleeves rolled up....

As a veteran once told us, on a slightly different subject, "[our officer said] we are an army not a circus."

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Posted : 03/04/2010 5:42 pm




(@special-department)
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Even the famous scout suit isn't an imediate requirement as they were only issued as needed so we can just have a few equipped with them as lead scouts.

This is a popular misconception about the Red Army. In a unit either everyone wears camo or no-one does. Or the telogreika, or the shinel, or have your sleeves rolled up....

As a veteran once told us, on a slightly different subject, "[our officer said] we are an army not a circus."

Da!, if your Kommendeer doesn't permit it, it doesn't happen and he answers to Norms laid down by a Higher Authority who keep a tight rein on everything.

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Posted : 04/04/2010 8:40 am




Flippy
(@flippy)
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Hy!!!
I saw theese camo smocks here:
http://www.tridentmilitary.com/Soviet-W ... thing.html
I searched after, but I never found 'reference' period photos about them(naturally except amoeba pattern)...
This leaf pattern is 'too good pattern'... I mean effective like the 'real tree' pattern. Is(was) it real; or-like the palmen tarn german camo-only experimental :?:
I'm 'Nam' airsofter and want to start WW2 impression. I have some soviet period items: canteen, belt, helmet, etc. so I'm really interested.


"Airsoft... you know... like paintball, but for real men"
Flippy alias Murdoc

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Posted : 30/05/2010 6:05 pm




(@special-department)
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Comrades,
Keep to the Green and Brown amoeba Suits, trident has some rather strange ideas white and green or brown and as for the "Urban" HET!.
The leaf pattern suits are a later GPW thing.

:D

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Posted : 30/05/2010 7:30 pm




Sasha
(@sasha)
Estimable Member

Privyet Tovarishchi!

Here's as good a guide as any...

http://www.kamouflage.net/country/00164.php

As Special Department says the leaf pattern seems to be rare until 1944/45.

There are other variants and garments but we should be portraying the norm here. :wink:

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Posted : 03/06/2010 8:06 am




TheChef
(@thechef)
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http://www.2ndguards.com/index.html

I've found this reenactors site very useful as it contains indepth infomation about the uniforms and insignia :D

German

Russian

British

Japanese

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Posted : 10/05/2011 7:34 pm




(@special-department)
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http://www.2ndguards.com/index.html

I've found this reenactors site very useful as it contains indepth infomation about the uniforms and insignia :D

Tak Tochno Comrades, they are fine Progressive Re-constructers.

They do tend to wear Pocketed Gyms and use Rexim Mosin Pouches but they destroy Gitlerite Divisions to quota.

As fraternal Comrades they conform to the Norm.

:D

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Posted : 10/05/2011 7:43 pm




(@komrade)
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That and lots of cool pictures to drool over :D (I so want to be the flag bearer on the homepage!)

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Posted : 10/05/2011 7:44 pm




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