Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby lipton » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:04 pm

Oh yeh, woops.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Wladek » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:35 pm

Thought people might like to see Lipton's 'East European Farmer partisan thingy' type look.

Not got the period satchel yet, and some darker, heavier trousers are required. I do like the hat though.

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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Steiner » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:38 pm

He looks very shifty - I shall open fire on him without hesitation! :lol: :wink:
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby scaleyback » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:43 pm

my partisan look got scrapped.. imagine this with an mp40, you get the picture.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Steiner » Mon Feb 16, 2009 5:45 pm

Equally, I would not hesitate to open fire on Kevin Rowland!!! :rofl:
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Zero Bravo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:56 pm

Humble apologies but I'm going to have to pull out of this game. Work has been scarily thin on the ground this year so far, and I have the dreaded MOT due. If anyone can take the vacant slot I'm not worried about the deposit, they've got a cheap game. Sorry to muck you about with the bookings, hope you have a great time.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Joseph Porta » Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:51 pm

sorry you cant make it ZB

bloody work eh! :good:
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Wladek » Tue Mar 03, 2009 1:22 pm

i remembered getting this for a customer a while ago and have just got myself a copy of Commando Subaltern at War: Royal marine Operations in Yugoslavia and Italy 1944-45.

it has some interesting pictures of Commandos and partisans in Yugoslavia and I was wondering if anyone else had seen a copy? Tito's partisans are pretty regular, with batledress, captured German webbing and guns and Soviet side hats. Of course as our partisans are on 'both/all' sides they couldn't look the same.

The commando's look pleasingly dishevelled in the pictures, with a mix of helmets Berets and cap coomforters coupled with battledress, Denisons and leather jerkins.

anyway, I have to read it now.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:01 pm

Wladek wrote:it has some interesting pictures of Commandos and partisans in Yugoslavia and I was wondering if anyone else had seen a copy? Tito's partisans are pretty regular, with batledress, captured German webbing and guns and Soviet side hats. Of course as our partisans are on 'both/all' sides they couldn't look the same.


Yes, there was at times a large amount of 'uniformity' within the partisan ranks, especially with the larger/better equipped units, either in Russian kit, captured German kit, or a set mix of the two.

As with the vast amount of wartime photographs though, it's likely that a fair amount were 'staged', and out on the frontlines, there was a much more variation, which is the look we're aiming at for the partisans at Op Lightning, equally as they'll have to portray both (or no!) side.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby scaleyback » Tue Mar 03, 2009 2:59 pm

the sentry boxes are all cut and dimensioned, just need a couple of nice fine days to paint and assembly, then its on with the barrier.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Gadge » Tue Mar 03, 2009 5:55 pm

Zero Bravo wrote:Humble apologies but I'm going to have to pull out of this game. Work has been scarily thin on the ground this year so far, and I have the dreaded MOT due. If anyone can take the vacant slot I'm not worried about the deposit, they've got a cheap game. Sorry to muck you about with the bookings, hope you have a great time.



I still had to cash your cheque, found it today and 'accidentally' set fire to it... shame eh? ;)


Bugger you cant make it though mate. Hopefully the next one!
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Diggah » Wed Mar 04, 2009 9:53 pm

Just a wee question about Partisan dress.

I saw the pics earlier in the thread and I was also using this pic from a book on the Red Army for inspiration :
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My question was would a Telogreika , brown cords and a baker boy hat do fine? or is that a bit too regular army?
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby dieselmonkey » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:25 pm

Diggah wrote:My question was would a Telogreika , brown cords and a baker boy hat do fine? or is that a bit too regular army?


That's perfect, no problem at all! You can be as regular, or as irregular as you like.

I plan on probably wearing my Gymnastiorka as a shirt, underneath a debadged german tunic. depending on the weather, i'll either just go with the Gymnastiorka, or replace the german tunic with a russian greatcoat, which would give me a very regular army look.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby BedsnHerts » Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:49 pm

As posted on a previous thread, I will mostly be looking like this as a Heer garrison player:

Does this work for others?

Obviously I can change the march boots for low boots, ditch the greatcoat and suchlike, I just thought it would be good if we could coordinate as much as possible.
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Re: Op Lightning: Questions and Discussion

Postby Steiner » Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:02 pm

Looking good, Martin. You can keep the jackboots and greatcoat on. (If you get hot, you can just wear Y-fronts underneath.) :lol:
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