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by Gadge
Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Military watches magazine
Replies: 18
Views: 1710

Re: Military watches magazine

I've got the US 70s one for my NATO cold war loadouts and i've just bought two of the Soviet armoured division one. That ones very nice. I only bought two as i only play soviets in our 'afghan' games and it's bound to get hammered clambering around a quarry!
by Gadge
Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:07 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Volunteers needed for Airsoft Action magazine 'D-day' shoot!
Replies: 0
Views: 258

Volunteers needed for Airsoft Action magazine 'D-day' shoot!

Hi Guys We're putting together a *very* special shoot for the anniversary of D-day and our June issue that comes out on, well about D-Day! (possibly the day after) We've provisionally got the use of a WWII landing craft on some midlands waterway and we're looking for WWII US infantry airsofters to f...
by Gadge
Mon Dec 30, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: thompson or sten
Replies: 3
Views: 410

Re: thompson or sten

As said Sten MKV was the main SMG (on average an allotment for every 3rd guy to carry one, in reality two or three guys in a ten man section as to the one in a line inf section). Some MKII's made up the shortfall. Outside of the SAS nobody carried thompsons. Commandos were issued them but airborne a...
by Gadge
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Spoiled for choice
Replies: 160
Views: 9303

Re: Spoiled for choice

indeed, even the biggest ones we've run we try and task each platoon (usually two per side) with independent objectives to get the ost play out of the site,stop bottlenecks and provide variety as platoon 'a' from the allies can then clash with a variety of axis groups etc rather than just headbuttin...
by Gadge
Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Spoiled for choice
Replies: 160
Views: 9303

Re: Spoiled for choice

Its like that in all hobbies though pete to a degree. I'm really into miniature wargaming and spend a lot of time of various wargames forums. One of them that i frequent is full of very passionate people who rave or complain about new lead figure releases, critique each other paint jobs, argue about...
by Gadge
Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:01 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Query on equivalent awards between nations
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Query on equivalent awards between nations

I can totally see both side in this. The LARPer in me sees it as character progression and quite cool tbh. Some awards like EKII were pretty liberally given out and if you're playing a 'character' i can understand the idea of earning the awards But i can also see Nurglitch's point but i think in the...
by Gadge
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Query on equivalent awards between nations
Replies: 20
Views: 1766

Re: Query on equivalent awards between nations

I might have missed this but whats the intention? Is it for forum 'accolades' like our own medal ribbons or for awarding medal to be worn for attending events? I dont have any really strong feelings about it but some might consider giving out valour awards for airsofting a bit bad taste? I know in '...
by Gadge
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:05 am
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: The Kit Pic Thread
Replies: 3222
Views: 131584

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

Modern yes, not-so-british no. It's a UBACS t-shirt. As to scarf, I was dying in the heat as I was, so not very practical. My bad though for not removing the t-shirt or zipping up for it. By not very british i mean that Britain didnt have green t-shirts on issue in those days :) There was a cream/o...
by Gadge
Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:02 am
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: The Kit Pic Thread
Replies: 3222
Views: 131584

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

first pic would look so much better if you shouldered the rifle properly. It always seems such a shame that people put loads of effort into their kit looking 'realistic' then use their rifle/aeg as if its a cap gun and have the stock hovering over or around their shoulder so they can get an aiming a...
by Gadge
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: The Kit Pic Thread
Replies: 3222
Views: 131584

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

Not bad at all, a scrim scarf would be good to hide that not very brit and quite modern looking t-shirt :)
by Gadge
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:14 pm
Forum: Other Allied
Topic: Poles vs Blanco. FIIIIIIGHT
Replies: 62
Views: 3827

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

Is this enough? Depends on the exact point you're trying to make. I've lost track of what the contention is. *every* unit will have had times where they perhaps did or did not blanco, some units used particular colours, some units scrubbed webbing til it was white to aid night recognition (commmand...
by Gadge
Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Other Allied
Topic: Poles vs Blanco. FIIIIIIGHT
Replies: 62
Views: 3827

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

Snipers are also a *really* bad choice to demonstrate a point unless the point is 'snipers wore whatever they felt like' :) British and canadian snipers had a ridiculous amount of leeway over personal kit. They were rarely in the presence of officers or rear area NCOs with 'BBB' complexs. For exampl...
by Gadge
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: British Uniforms and Kit
Topic: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars
Replies: 294
Views: 12312

Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Its also an option to put the lanyard (in the field) through your epauletter look and then put the knife and lanyard in a top smock pocket but its not all that common. The usual way is to have it round your waist, secured through one belt loop on one hip and it should as said fit in your pocket of h...
by Gadge
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Other Allied
Topic: Poles vs Blanco. FIIIIIIGHT
Replies: 62
Views: 3827

Re: The Kit Pic Thread

I think the issue is compounded by the fact that unblancoed webbing comes in various shades depending on country of manufacture and factory. Not massively so but i've got unissued and 'raw' pieces that are of different shades, notably so. You might see this in 'unblancoed' photos. i've got an oft tr...
by Gadge
Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: General WW2 Airsoft Discussion
Topic: Any one else seen this on the news?
Replies: 16
Views: 3248

Re: Any one else seen this on the news?

I had a toy luger and mp40 as a kid, didnt fire anything , just made that 'clacka claka' sound when you pulled the trigger like a lot of 80s toy guns. The luger was a cap gun on the paper rolls. I did used to have a revolver that fired 6mm plastic 'bullets' (as in plastic cylnders with rounded heads...

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