Axis or Allies?

which side do you bat for?

US infantry
8
11%
US Airborne
8
11%
British Infantry
11
15%
British Airborne
7
10%
Other commonwealth
5
7%
German Infantry
13
18%
SS Heer
6
8%
German Paratroopers
10
14%
Russian Infantry
5
7%
 
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Axis or Allies?

Postby pvtjohnny » Sat May 24, 2014 7:45 am

Simply which side do you bat for?

I think organisers will benefit from knowing how many of each nation we have here. It may help when planning scenarios.

I currently have loadouts for

US 101st AIRBORNE
RUSSIAN RIFLEMAN (non specific winter uniform)
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby bigkie » Sat May 24, 2014 8:34 am

Johnny may hellp if you set this section up as a poll. Be better able for people to see split then. :good:
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby pvtjohnny » Sat May 24, 2014 9:16 am

Thanks kie! :good:
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby BootedFeet » Sat May 24, 2014 9:18 am

I really think SS and Heer should be put down as separate options rather than just "German infantry". After all the SS weren't even officially part of the Wehrmacht (And they didn't like each other).
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Wladek » Sat May 24, 2014 9:21 am

You missed a few: :wink:

BRITISH INFANTRY, EUROPE
BRITISH INFANTRY, NORTH AFRICA
BRITISH TANKER, NORTH AFRICA
BRITISH PARATROOPER

US INFANTRY, M41 BASE, ALL THEATERS
US INFANTRY, M43 BASE
MERRILL'S MARAUDERS

GERMAN GEBIRGSJAEGER

ITALIAN BERSAGLIARI, OFFICER
ITALIAN CAVALRY

JAPANESE INFANTRY

FREE FRENCH (PROPER)

POLISH INFANTRY, SEPTEMBER 1939
POLISH CAVALRY, SEPTEMBER 1939
POLISH 1ST ARMOURED, NWE
POLISH 2ND CORPS, ITALY
POLISH PARACHUTE BRIGADE
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Steiner » Sat May 24, 2014 9:34 am

Heh.

Me, Brit infantry and airborne [edit - tx Tim] and commando. Oh, and Brit KD for desert / Mediterranean, I forgot!
Heer, Fallschirmjäger, Waffen SS

Also, with a few borrowed bits could do Russian.
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby prideofengland » Sat May 24, 2014 9:40 am

Can do
Heer, Gebirgsjager & SS (with rebadging)
British Infantry, Airbourne, Commando.
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby pvtjohnny » Sat May 24, 2014 9:50 am

Poll amended :D
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Jimmiiee » Sat May 24, 2014 10:48 am

I can do Yank airborne, Tommy infantry, Tommy airborne, Jerry Heer, Jerry SS, Jerry Luftwaffe, Jerry Fallschirmjager

Still got to get/do a few bits & bobs to the lufty & fallshy kit and I'm not 100% happy with the lufty
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Moss » Sat May 24, 2014 2:27 pm

I can do Brit infantry, both KD and BD. I intend to expand in the future though.
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Davies3059 » Sun May 25, 2014 1:04 pm

This raises another point.
For some a bone of contention, for others a speed bump that needs to be navigated subtly.
How anal/accurate does the dress need to be?
Personally for myself and those that participate alongside me, the fact that a fellow player has made an attempt at a periid style loadout so that they fit in is enough.
Even if it means that individual or group need to be taking part as resistance/partisans for the time being.
Likewise, weapons. Is there and where is the line drawn?
Personally, I feel some games may need to relax the dress rules just a little, and I mean literally just a little, not do away with them altogether.
To get new blood involved and then retain them we need to offer an opportunity to get involved without expecting or insisting they lay out a few hundred quid before theyve even stepped foot on the field.
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby pvtjohnny » Sun May 25, 2014 1:15 pm

Josh at Gunman is always great at lending out kraut and soviet kit :good:
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby prideofengland » Sun May 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Davies3059 wrote:This raises another point.
For some a bone of contention, for others a speed bump that needs to be navigated subtly.
How anal/accurate does the dress need to be?
Personally for myself and those that participate alongside me, the fact that a fellow player has made an attempt at a periid style loadout so that they fit in is enough.
Even if it means that individual or group need to be taking part as resistance/partisans for the time being.
Likewise, weapons. Is there and where is the line drawn?
Personally, I feel some games may need to relax the dress rules just a little, and I mean literally just a little, not do away with them altogether.
To get new blood involved and then retain them we need to offer an opportunity to get involved without expecting or insisting they lay out a few hundred quid before theyve even stepped foot on the field.


Well at the moment its down to the game organisers, I think there is a pretty good mix of games with diferant kit level requirements. Plenty where you can wear your favorite WW2 kit even if that unit/type was not at the battle, games where look alike kit is alowed, games where kit is restricted to the units that participated and some even more demanding. But I think that is good as it mean's all are catered for. Also for players who have put a lot of effort into their kit its nice to have a few games where it more prescriptive, thats not being anal its just sometimes if you have gone to the trouble of getting it as close to right as you can its nice to be surrounded by chaps who have done the same :good:
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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby MartinR » Sun May 25, 2014 4:38 pm

wrt the poll list, iirc there is a limit to the number of categories you can have (maximum of nine?), but 'SS Heer' should be changed to just SS as there was no such thing and there is already a 'German army' section. I would suggest the Heer, SS and FJ covers most of the German options within the poll limits.

Some loadouts are easy to morph, e.g. British infantry into commando (different hat)), airborne (different hat), Polish airborne (different hat), engineers (hat), armoured (hat.... yet get the idea).

Some people have also invested in early/mid/late war kit, and temperate/tropical/jungle stuff but again the vast majority of events aren't that specific. For most things, 'German', 'British', 'Russian', 'US' is quite sufficient.

I have been collecting kit for some years now have amassed an alarming quantity of stuff.

British infantry/airborne/commando etc etc plus British desert kit.
German Infantry (various periods and units including GD, Gebirgsjager, Panzergrenadiers, Pioneers etc)
Fallschirmjager
Luftwaffe field division (and Luftwaffe ground crew, flak gunners etc)
Waffen SS

Adding bits of desert kit to all the above turns them into Tunisia/Italy/ hot place sort of Germans..

Soviet infantry early & late war, summer & winter uniforms.

Some of these can morph into others, it would be easy enough to bodge up a Japanese uniform from Soviet trousers and puttees plus various other bits of kit. Should I be so inclined.

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Re: Axis or Allies?

Postby Steiner » Sun May 25, 2014 6:06 pm

Davies3059 wrote:How anal/accurate does the dress need to be?
Personally for myself and those that participate alongside me, the fact that a fellow player has made an attempt at a periid style loadout so that they fit in is enough.
Even if it means that individual or group need to be taking part as resistance/partisans for the time being.
Likewise, weapons. Is there and where is the line drawn?
Personally, I feel some games may need to relax the dress rules just a little, and I mean literally just a little, not do away with them altogether.
To get new blood involved and then retain them we need to offer an opportunity to get involved without expecting or insisting they lay out a few hundred quid before theyve even stepped foot on the field.


In an ideal world, we'd all have all the kit for every scenario possible (hehe, wouldn't that be so cool). You can also have all the kit and play like a total jerk, so the kit is only half the requirement for an immersive experience. Speaking as an organiser, we have organised games with quite specific kit requirements, and got over 50 participants - Crete and Sevastopol being examples. I think they worked for the following reasons:

1. Event was announced with plenty of notice, with clear kit advice, so players knew what was required, and how much time they had to acquire it, if they didn't have it.
2. Kit and weapons were freely offered for loan by organisers and players, to assist those who needed help in completing their kit.
3. The kit specified was accurate to the historical scenario, and generic - e.g. German infantry, wool Feldgrau, no camo. British infantry, mix of KD and wool allowed.

New guys should be helped with loan kit, but they also need to show a bit of intelligence and buy the right kit. If somebody's bought US Marine kit because they think it looks cool, they shouldn't complain if they're told that it isn't correct for Normandy. As many of us on here constantly tell new guys - buy basic infantry kit and you can't go wrong.
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