Hohenstaufen

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Postby stubblehopper » Mon Feb 26, 2007 8:26 pm

Had a quick count up looks like we've got ten men for the Hohenstaufen so far, if Kermit brings his MG42 looks like we've got enough for a completely authentic looking panzer grenadier section, we should be able to get some cracking looking photos here, maybe even a bit of a vid for youtube. Anymore freiwilliger for the Hohenstaufen (volunteers) out there?

HOHENSTAUFEN FOr THE WIN
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Postby stubblehopper » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:21 pm

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Postby Old Un » Tue Feb 27, 2007 2:35 pm

Cracking look there SH !
You look like you were born to wear that uniform . With you and NB out front you should scare the allies shitless , the pair of you look anything but airsofters !
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Postby stubblehopper » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:50 pm

Ok here is one of 4 sets of loadout mentioned above: http://subhost.eu/site.ww2airsoft/image5.jpg
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Postby Steiner » Tue Feb 27, 2007 4:55 pm

Oldsweat wrote:Cracking look there SH !
You look like you were born to wear that uniform . With you and NB out front you should scare the allies shitless , the pair of you look anything but airsofters !


Ditto - looks awesome mate. Where did you get that stick grenade - I want one!!!! :twisted:
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Postby Kermit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:28 pm

stubblehopper - wow! that looks great. Must admit, just using camo trousers and helmet cover with the Feldgrau jacket looks really good. Think I may have a play with doing something similar. Thanks for posting the pics 8)
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Postby neillblume » Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:34 pm

we're all such fashion victims! :lol:
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Postby Kermit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:24 pm

Fashion victims we may be, but hell, we're gonna look damn good out on the battlefield :D
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Postby stubblehopper » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:31 pm

Oldsweat, I think we've all been born too late, glad you all like the pics. Steiner, the grenades come from Hong Kong and cost around
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Postby Kermit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:46 pm

Funny thing is, i've got a fair few pics of Waffen SS units under battle conditions and it's quite amazing the variety of kit you see in an individual Zug. I think the camo element alone will "standardise" things. If you have a look at a lot of modern SF units, the level of individuality in clothing and equipment is quite staggering, yet they all identifiable as being from the same unit. I think the same will apply here.

Me, i'm currently thinking of dropping my Smock (unless its so cold the weather demands that I wear an extra layer of clothing), and going with the Feldgrau jacket, Dot 44 trousers and a helmet cover. Thanks for the offer on the panzerhose though, but i'm pretty sorted on Jerry legwear lol

Now, do I make a Hohenstaufen Divisional flag or not? :roll:
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Postby Old Un » Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:50 pm

It's all good stuff. When we started planning the first event last summer, we thought we might struggle to get 20 interested players, and most of them would be in "look alike " kit with modern weapons scrimmed up . Which would have been great , but was bettered when we had nearly 60 players turn up in full period costume, and one of the greatest gatherings of Thompsons ever .

We were saying at the weekend, that not only were people buying the uniforms, but researching the correct units and insignia for the specific battle , which frankly is awesome . We would still happily welcome anyone who can scrape together some flecktarn and a hat , who hopefully would be inspired seeing the spectacle of nearly a full squad of Hohenstaufen at an Arnhem event .

Keep it coming lads, it's making us work even harder to get this game spot on !

Now, do I make a Hohenstaufen Divisional flag or not?


Yes of course, we'll need it for the Hotel HQ !
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Postby stubblehopper » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:17 pm

yup get the flag made Kermit, or a divisional sign or something, that would be tops. You're right about the camo, but if you look at original photos of the Hohenstaufen at Arnhem, theres not many smocks about, mostly they are wearing feldgrau with helmet cover, it would be neat if we could get as many grenadiers as pos in feldgrau and cuff titles.
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Postby neillblume » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:09 pm

i think its just great that there are so many people making the effort....
I only have the camo cos its really good for general airsofting - still saving for a feldgrau outfit... tbh i find the wool too warm. then ive got to get at least one british commando outfit together. My wallet is flinching.
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Postby Kermit » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:11 pm

stubblehopper - looks like you made the front cover of Signal magazine ;)

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Postby Steiner » Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:55 pm

[quote="stubblehopper"]Steiner, the grenades come from Hong Kong and cost around
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