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Torches

Postby Hänschen klein » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:47 am

In the tunnels there is some ambient lighting which gives a great feel although there are areas of darkness which adds to the suspense. To that end a torch may be useful for searching for stuff in darkened rooms.

As we are striving for WW2 atmosphere we do not want any billion watt lumin SAS Blind your eyes torches to spoil the atmosphere. To that end if people want to get a torch period looking these are perfectly good adequate stand ins for German ones.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SWEDISH-ARMY- ... SwjL5ZDHkR

I am sure you pluck Brits will be able to source adequate Allied ones.
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Re: Torches

Postby hcompany » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:43 am

The Sfrankish torches are currently listed (in error I believe) at £300.50 + £3.50 Postage

I'm struggling to find a torch that comes with a battery and says it works, any ideas?

Tried SoF and Epic but both of those are quite ambiguous about whether they actually work.

If all else fails can I use my Cold-War angle torch (visually similar to the US ones), or should I start binge-eating carrots now?
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Re: Torches

Postby Hänschen klein » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:50 pm

hcompany wrote:The Sfrankish torches are currently listed (in error I believe) at £300.50 + £3.50 Postage

I'm struggling to find a torch that comes with a battery and says it works, any ideas?

Tried SoF and Epic but both of those are quite ambiguous about whether they actually work.

If all else fails can I use my Cold-War angle torch (visually similar to the US ones), or should I start binge-eating carrots now?


Torches are very useful but you can easily play without one. If you can't get one don't sweat
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Re: Torches

Postby Moss » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:31 pm

Yeah I went to buy one of those yesterday then saw the price!

Out of curiosity what's you guys opinion on those plain black cheapo maglite style torches you get everywhere. Are they too modern or would they suffice?

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Re: Torches

Postby Granger » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:57 pm

Here's a link for some repro American torches: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2438001443
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Re: Torches

Postby rabbitspacker » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:06 pm

Last year I used a old type US upright angled head torch taking D type batteries.
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Re: Torches

Postby Moss » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:12 pm

Might grab one of those for this then since I can use it for my Vietnam kit too.
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Re: Torches

Postby Hänschen klein » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:45 am

Moss wrote:Yeah I went to buy one of those yesterday then saw the price!

Out of curiosity what's you guys opinion on those plain black cheapo maglite style torches you get everywhere. Are they too modern or would they suffice?

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Re: Torches

Postby hcompany » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:47 am

Granger wrote:Here's a link for some repro American torches: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2438001443


That's the ones I was looking at, my Cold War British one looks just like that. They're pathetically underpowered.
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Re: Torches

Postby Zero Bravo » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:17 am

Pathetically underpowered until its pitch black and then they are really quite useful. As it has been said if you don't have a torch, it isn't the end of the world but any kld style torch will suffice, just no white cree lights.
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Re: Torches

Postby Granger » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:46 am

hcompany wrote:
Granger wrote:Here's a link for some repro American torches: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2438001443


That's the ones I was looking at, my Cold War British one looks just like that. They're pathetically underpowered.

Underpowered is what I'm looking for to be honest. I don't want something too bright as the german style ones aren't particularly bright either. Any sort of light is useful in the tunnels to be honest. But obviously be careful where you use it. Last year many a German soldier was killed by us ruthless Russians by shooting at torch lights
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