Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

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Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

Postby Boshman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 9:20 am

Army Group South makes a big effort to create an immersive WWII experience and we try to get players to look like they are part of a cohesive unit. Obviously we don’t expect you to fork out hundreds of pounds on extra kit just for our games. If you don’t have suitable stuff, then we will make every effort to find loaner kit for you provided you let us know good and early. We also have the customary Kit Lend thread.

German
Any Heer fedgrau uniforms are acceptable. Waffen SS feldgrau is OK as long as you can remove or cover up SS insignia. No Waffen SS or Sumpfmuster (tan & water) camo please. If you really must wear camo it needs to be Splittertarn - but please explore all other possibilities first.
Every German player needs a helmet for this event. If you don't have one then we will get you one. SS helmet insignia must be covered.

Soviet
Russian players have two uniform choices available:

Soviet Rifle Regiment - Any wartime or post war Gymnastiorka is acceptable (remove shoulder boards please). Shinels, Telegroikas, etc are all fine. M40 style helmets are recommended (mainly for H&S reasons) AGS have loan helmets available so if you don't have one we'll get you one.

Factory Workers Militia -
1930s / 1940s style workman's clothes or boiler suits. Flat caps.
Note - as with military uniforms, this impression requires you to do some proper research. Authentic civilian impressions can be difficult and time consuming to put together. It's not supposed to be used as an excuse to turn up with a pair of cargo pants and a donkey jacket. If you don't have much in the way of kit then pick a role where we can supply you with something.

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Weapons
Any WW2 Era Pistol, TT33,Makarov,P08,P38, PPK, 1911, Revolver, etc.
K98
Mosin Nagant
MP40
PPSh41
SVT40
G41
Thompson - only if you are unable to obtain / borrow any of the above, please.

Acceptable lookalikes would be any wooden-stocked rifle. Also, wood-coloured M14s can pass for SVT40 or G41, but must be used on single shot only and magazines filled to Real-steel capacity only. (See Barrie and Anne's M14/SVT and Gordon's M14/G43/41 conversions.)

Captured weapons can be used by either side. Please, no Stens or MP44s - neither of these would have been seen on the eastern front in late 42. MG42 and DPM are acceptable.

Please note, Only one Airsoft weapon is allowed per player. You may NOT carry a rifle/SMG AND a pistol, it’s one or the other!

Melee LARP weapons will be issued to all players, or if you have your own LARP safe weapon then please feel free to bring and use it.

To reduce overkill and the advantages of SMG’s over rifles, Ammo restrictions will be very tight, especially for SMG’s, so you might be wise to choose the option of a bolt-action rifle.

Support weapons will be restricted to static locations and will only be relocated under orders.

Flame-throwers will be issued for use by the commanding officers during the event.
“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
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Re: Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

Postby Nurglitch » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:01 am

Sometimes there may hardly be a difference between the German soldiers and Russian civilians. A lot of Germans by this time were largely dressed in multiple layers of dirty rags, not spanking new military uniforms. Some captured Germans:

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Re: Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

Postby bigkie » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:06 am

Nurglitch wrote:Sometimes there may hardly be a difference between the German soldiers and Russian civilians. A lot of Germans by this time were largely dressed in multiple layers of dirty rags, not spanking new military uniforms. Some captured Germans:

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Bloody hell, Josh is a time traveler (Far right) or re incarnated hun! :giggle:
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Re: Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

Postby Wladek » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:15 am

bigkie wrote:Image

Bloody hell, Josh is a time traveler (Far right) or re incarnated hun! :giggle:



No pun intended, ho ho
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Re: Rattenkrieg: Kit and Weapon requirements

Postby Boshman » Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:21 am

Nurglitch wrote:Sometimes there may hardly be a difference between the German soldiers and Russian civilians. A lot of Germans by this time were largely dressed in multiple layers of dirty rags, not spanking new military uniforms. Some captured Germans:


The troops involved in Operation Hubertus weren't. Five fresh Pionier battalions (1753 men) were especially detacted from their parent units and transported in to Stalingrad from all fronts to spearhead the operation which was masterminded by Oberst-General Freiherr von Richthofen. They were brought in for their specialist skills in house-to-house fighting and the use of explosives. At the start of the operation, they were fresh troops and well equipped.

The german troops in the movie "Stalingrad" are actually based on one of the sturmpioniere battalions (Pionier Battallion 162 IIRC). they were brought in fresh from R&R in Italy.

A very good account of Operation Hubertus can be found here:
“I wanted to come to the Volga at a specific location at a specific city. By chance it carries the name of Stalin himself. So don’t think I marched there for this reason – it could carry another name – but because there is a very important goal... this goal I wanted to take – and you know – we are very modest, we have it already."
Adolf Hitler, November 1942

"Comrades, Red Army men, commanders and political workers, men and women guerrillas! It is on your perseverance, staunchness, fighting skill and readiness to discharge your duty to the country that the defeat of the German-fascist army and the liberation of the Soviet land from the Hitlerite invaders depend! We can and must clear the Soviet land of Hitlerite vermin."
Joseph Stalin, November 1942

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