Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

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Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Steiner » Mon Jul 12, 2010 3:32 pm

As has already been stated, Heer and Waffen SS troops are amongst the historically-correct units, so if you want to portray them, all's good and proper. However, at this stage of the war, the Fallschirmjäger kit was very varied, and was already borrowing heavily from standard Heer kit stores.

Green, splinter pattern or tan/water smock, or "Luftwaffe FD" splinter jacket.
Standard gas mask tin or FJ cloth holder
Jump boots, standard low boots or even jackboots
Blue or green breadbag
FJ M38 or standard M35 helmet (LW blue). LW sidecap or ski cap acceptable (although helmets were much more common in combat)
K98 bandolier or leather K98 pouches, 3 or 6-mag MP40 pouches, G43 pouches (if anybody's got one!)

It would be great to have a sizeable FJ contingent, so if anyone has any FJ gear they're happy to lend out, please put it in the kit lending thread. :)
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:25 am

Looks like we might have six FJ already. Anybody fancy transferring to the airborne so we can make up a full Gruppe? As Andy points out, all you really need is a borrowed jump smock.
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby JD7 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 8:38 am

I have a selection of Splinter knockensacks that I can bring - 1 Type 2 and the others are Type 3
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Lardassmonkey » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:06 am

We could have 8 already if you count the 2 LFD and Carl is going FJ. A couple more would be good though. I've still got a splinter knockensack and side cap spare, along with my 'look a like' boots (BCH's). Possibly a K98 bandolier and FJ Y-straps too depending upon what webbing I decide to use and if I remember to order a set of new Y-straps from RU.
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby JD7 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:19 pm

Pete or Stu have my spare FJ helmet. Hopefully they can bring it to the event?
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby MartinR » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:08 pm

if you count the 2 LFD


From the FJ description above, even though me and Tim are coming as LFD we could easily pass for FJ - splinter camo (one LFD jacket, one smock) etc. I just need my Luftwaffe belt buckle to turn up in the post! As indicated above, Luftwaffe ground troops of whatever flavour were wearing a ton of Heer stuff by late 44.

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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:37 pm

MartinR wrote:I just need my Luftwaffe belt buckle to turn up in the post!


I have a spare if you need it. Del, are you bringing your MG42?
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Joseph Porta » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:13 pm

BedsnHerts wrote:
MartinR wrote:I just need my Luftwaffe belt buckle to turn up in the post!


I have a spare if you need it. Del, are you bringing your MG42?


im sure tiny is bringing his `42
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby JD7 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:34 pm

But what are you gonna b wearing anthony?
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Fandanglos » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:32 pm

Lardassmonkey wrote:We could have 8 already if you count the 2 LFD and Carl is going FJ. A couple more would be good though. I've still got a splinter knockensack and side cap spare, along with my 'look a like' boots (BCH's). Possibly a K98 bandolier and FJ Y-straps too depending upon what webbing I decide to use and if I remember to order a set of new Y-straps from RU.


Carl is definitely going FJ :good:
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Joseph Porta » Fri Sep 17, 2010 10:32 am

i dont know yet del , ive got generic heer, oak a, plaintree, or dot 44. im stll deciding.
im planning on useing my kar 98 whatever the rags im wearing
tiny can do either generic heer, or oak a.
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:52 am

From looking at the booking list it seems that our unit of 3.FJDiv. is made up of the following:
Fandanglos - Assistant Squad Leader
Steiner - Squad Leader
Snyper - Rifleman
B&H - Machine Gunner
JD7 - Rifleman
MartinR - SMG Assault trooper
Lardy - No.2 gunner
MacScrooge - SMG Assault trooper
Seidler - No.3 gunner (at least for a bit) :happyclap:
Iwanejko - SMG Assault trooper
Achtungnate - SMG Assault trooper


Could anyone who wants to transfer (with the help of one of Del's loaned smocks) please say Aye.

Let's also have some proper roles so we can have a crack at some proper FJ unit tactics. Volunteers wanted:
Squad Leader
Assistant Squad Leader
Machine Gunner
Assistant MG Gunner
MG Ammo Carrier
Rifle / SMG assault troops x 3+

We can change roles during the course of the game providing the squad leader agrees and the rest of us know about the change. None of this: "carrying ammo boxes is boring, I'm off to shoot somebody" nonsense. Sound like a plan?
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby Steiner » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:10 am

I believe we can also add Herr Seidler to the FJ roster (unless he goes Ami).

I'm happy to lead us all to our deaths - and I'm badged up as Unteroffizier, too. :)
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Sep 19, 2010 8:38 am

Updated.

Although any Op Alsos style 100% casualty rate incidents may result in you being relieved of your command :giggle:
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Re: Fallschirmjäger - easier than you think?

Postby JD7 » Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:38 am

BedsnHerts wrote:Let's also have some proper roles so we can have a crack at some proper FJ unit tactics. Volunteers wanted:

Machine Gunner (Del?)


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