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Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:32 pm

We will be updating these for each nation to give you plenty of time.

General Rules
For this game there is no need to badge up as a certain unit, as you are playing within units that retained their original and distinct unit insignia.
All players should badge as a private, the only officers present are organisers who run the game.

Quoted back from Op Ariel in 2009, and still perfectly sums it up:
"Out of respect for those members who are wearing authentic kit please take the time and trouble to look the part. The basic look is Feldgrau for Germans and BD for Brits. No camouflage is to be worn by either side. More details of this to come."


GERMAN INFANTRY
So, what do we require of the Heer Infantry?

Firstly, and you will here this a lot, no camo. It is a Wool era, Field grey and khaki in colour.
No peaked caps, the M43 screams late war. The soft hat worn should be the side hat.
You Uniform should be German Field Grey. Stone Grey trousers are preferred, but Field Grey trousers are allowed. Likewise the M36 tunic is preferred, but we will allow later model tunics.
No Y-straps on your webbing, just the belt.
M35 Helmet. We do not mind if other pattern German helmets are used but no camo cover to be be used with them. The addition of decals is entirely up to you.
Jackboots, not low boots.

So that's it for the basics. Field Grey tunic and trousers, Helmet, Belt and Jackboots. However much further you would like to go to look the part you are actively encouraged to go, but it is up to yourself.

GERMAN GEBIRGSJAEGER
So, what do we require of the Gebirgsjäger?

Firstly, and you will here this a lot, no camo. It is a Wool era, Field grey and khaki in colour.
You Uniform should be German Field Grey. Stone Grey trousers are prefered, but Field Grey trousers are allowed. Likewise the M36 tunic is preferred, but we will allow later model tunics. You should have an Edelweiss badge on your sleeve and Green waffenfarbe.
No Y-straps on your webbing, just the belt.
M35 Helmet or Bergmütze. We do not mind if other pattern German helmets are used, but no camo cover to be be used with them. The addition of decals is entirely up to you.
Lowboots and puttees.
A Windjacke may be worn, but no anorak or smock.

any mountaineer accouterments are a great edition.

GERMAN FALLSCHIRMJAEGER
So what do we require of the Fallscirmjager?

The Fallschirmjäger early war look was the green smock. Splinter smocks were rare even in Crete (which is 41, so even later than our setting).
Pre-'41, no helmet covers or nets were seen. The best helmet camouflage was a smearing of mud! The shield decal would probably be scratched off, leaving just the Luftwaffe eagle.
Boots would typically be the side-laced ones.
The bandolier was used instead of the K98 pouches (seen in later ground-based FJ units).
Black or brown leatherware is fine.
The gasmask pouch (not the tin) should be worn.

Firstly on boots, again do not worry for we are not demanding the side laced boots and later look-a-like BCH boots are fine. Likewise I know there is an early pattern green smock, and an early early pattern one (something to do with zips or pockets. I was paying attention, honest) but either will be fine for our purposes. The iconic look of the FJ is the green smock, and un-camo-ed-ness, that's the look we are shooting for.

BRITISH
So, what do we require of the Brits?

Firstly, and you will here this a lot, no camo. It is a battledress and Khaki Drill era. No Berets and No GS caps, soft hats should be the FS cap.
To maintain a unified look for the British Battledress should be worn, dropping to shirtsleeves if the sun honours us with it's presence.
Webbing does not have to be Pea Green, any British webbing colour is fine, but Pea Green or unblancoed is preferred.
No "lightweight" gas mask bags. players should wear a MKV/MKVI or MKVII gas mask bag as seen in the picture or non at all.
MKII Helmets should be worn. Any helmet colour is fine, but the Brown coloured ones are preferred. Alternatively to re-painting your helmet a hessian cover can be used.
The standard British e-tool should not be worn. If an e-tool is worn it should be the 39 pattern e-tool.
Kilts and Tam o' Shanters are perfectly acceptable for their regiments.

So the only thing we ask players to add to a standard battledress impression is the gas mask bag if they wish. Although you can go as to-town as you would like. See the Kit guide for more information.

POLISH
So, what do we require of the Poles?

If you are going 'Polish' for these games then you are almost certainly doing so because you want the uniform. If you have an idea for a counts as version, then please discuss it with us.
The Polish forces wear the standard Wz.36 Uniform. Infantrymen wear long trousers and boots, Cavalrymen (no, you do not get a horse) wear breeches and 'jack boots'.
The hat is the 4 cornered cap (rogatywka) and/or either a Wz.31 Helmet for infantry or an Adrien Helmet for cavalry.
You should have at least a brown leather belt, and if you wish to have a breadbag then either a re-production one, or a Czech breadbag is perfectly fine.

FRENCH
So, what do we require of the French?

Firstly any pukker French Kit from 1940 is absolutely fine, either origional or re-production. As there is not such thing as a 'late war' French impression which you can subtract from, There is only counts as, so this will be a messier guide than my normal twitchy like for clarity feels comfortable with.

So, the easy bit. On you head you should wear either An Adrien Helmet, or a Chasseur's Beret.
A "Pantalons" look with Wool Trousers and Knee Leangth Puttees.
A shirt can be either gotten from Schipperfabrik, or else use either a British Officers Shirt, or a US Army Shirt.
Webbing should be Leather, and post war French webbing (1950s) is perfectly acceptable.
The best low boots are US roughouts, but other brown leather boots are fine.

If you wish you can wear the post war "Motorisees" Trousers and Capote as mentioned above. (although you would have been wearing something like the above underneath these you can forgo these as long as you keep 'buttoned up'.
If you wish to try and build on this, like with a suitable Khaki high collared tunic, a died WWI Tunic or something else then please feel free. But if you have the basics as mentioned above then you will be able field yourself as a Frenchman regardless of how the dylon turns out.

(note: if there are people in shirt sleeves and the day itself turns out to be inclement of weather we will be able to put something together with 'French style' greatcoats)

ITALIAN
An Italian uniform - M37 or M40. See the Italian section for more info.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Jay7 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:49 am

My BDs are badged up as DCLI,43rd Wessex can I get away with that?
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:33 pm

Yes, you can be badged as any regiment.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Jay7 » Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:27 pm

Nice,I hate sewing. :D
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Universal Gunner » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:06 pm

Although the game is early war - August 1940...

Shoulder titles were not sanctioned until June 1943 – but slip on shoulder titles were in evidence from the beginning of hostilities.

Formation or divisional badges from December 1941

Arm of Service strips September 1940.

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I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Jay7 » Thu Aug 06, 2015 8:46 am

Universal Gunner wrote:Although the game is early war - August 1940...

Shoulder titles were not sanctioned until June 1943 – but slip on shoulder titles were in evidence from the beginning of hostilities.

Formation or divisional badges from December 1941

Arm of Service strips September 1940.

Cheers

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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:32 pm

well that was lax of me wasn't it ;) Bad Craig.

unbadged is probably best then
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Teddy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:14 pm

I have WW1 style SDs and long puttees instead of BDs. This was still in use at the beginning of the war if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:19 pm

To maintain a unified look for the British Battledress should be worn, dropping to shirtsleeves if the sun honours us with it's presence.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:24 pm

Teddy wrote:I have WW1 style SDs and long puttees instead of BDs. This was still in use at the beginning of the war if I'm not mistaken.


Just buy a slouch hat and go as australian!
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby dcheetham89 » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:25 pm

dcheetham89 wrote:
Teddy wrote:I have WW1 style SDs and long puttees instead of BDs. This was still in use at the beginning of the war if I'm not mistaken.


Just buy a slouch hat and go as australian!

but there's no Australian this time...forget the previous comment :slap:
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Tue Aug 25, 2015 5:29 pm

SD can be used as a counts as for French or Polish with the hat and webbing. It could eventually be used as counts as for Romanian, Hungarian, Greek - but they aint in the war (yet). But not for British, the British forces are wearing BD .
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Teddy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:36 pm

Alright, looks like I'll have to rent some BDs then.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Wladek » Tue Aug 25, 2015 8:41 pm

what's your vital statistics?

There are a few people going who have BD and are not wearing it (myself being one of them). I am sure someone would be happy to lend you some BD for the day.
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Re: Uniform Requirements

Postby Teddy » Tue Aug 25, 2015 9:05 pm

Wladek wrote:what's your vital statistics?

There are a few people going who have BD and are not wearing it (myself being one of them). I am sure someone would be happy to lend you some BD for the day.

Wow, that would be great! The only problem is I'm pretty darn skinny. 30" waist and 34" chest. I have all the rest of the kit, rifle, P37 webbing, box respirator, boots (although they're british assault boots, not ammo boots), helmet.

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