Wot, No Heer?

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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:38 pm

Phew, when I started reading article that I thought I was in for something rather heavyweight. Thankfully it was short so I managed to read it. Well, skim it. And its true, its everywhere and in every hobby!

I'm pretty sure, as a general rule, those new to the hobby of WW2 reenacting (of all flavours) will come at it from a fairly shallow angle (popular culture, casual interest, vague ideas & concepts, mates) and that commitment and knowledge builds over time. So you might enter as a BoB wannabe or the most highly decorated, hard core SS stormtrooper, but then move on to a more pared down and representative garb. I think this is why appeals to potential new players to just buy the most basic and unblinged kit possible falls on deaf ears, largely. This just isn't what they see in films, TV series or in comic books. Not to worry, they will learn (or leave the hobby once they have accumulated all the kit but never attended a game :wink: ) so no point berating folk. Even if they don't learn its no biggie - as long as they are happy doing what they do, that's good!
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:14 pm

SSFrontSoldat wrote:BedsnHerts.....out of curiosity, what unit do you enjoy portraying (....and NO this is not a trick question I hasten to add....)?


I now have enough Brit and German gear to try my hand at most things so my portrayals are always changing. For me, part of the fun is spending the months leading up to a game putting together something that's tailored to the scenario.
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby SSFrontSoldat » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:40 pm

Awesome! :good: I will work hard to be in a similar position like that. Gotta extend my 'Man Cave' for all the gear I plan to get. :giggle: I will though stick to the German side for the time being......possibly...unless we can play an Eagle has landed scenario :happyswing: ....with the german uniform hidden for timely disclosure....
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby McVickers » Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:31 am

I've always drempt of someone starting up a line infanty axis unit/group (similar to PBI for the British) called "Heer we go!" :D :whistle:
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Zero Bravo » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:06 am

I'm looking forward to the "New Unit" the wait will be worth it. :whistle:
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Old Un » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:08 am

marsha wrote:well i started out as Heer and will stay as Heer as i like the infantry look


Heer Heer !!!


I've always done Heer , never SS . Don't want ot portray SS even if they had nice cammo . I reckon the real reason people go SS is that they can never work out what rank you are from Heer Shoulder straps alone :rofl: :rofl:

Er.....one ...two ...three ...four pips ....you must be a Sturmbannfuhrer :happyswing: .......twiddly shoulder strap and two pips or is that three ......that be a Heer, er , oberfeldwebel.... Major ??????

As for group,s we've gone through many , most survive because they have a reason to , ie reneacting as another side to the hobby (ie 16th SS, PBI ,Dog company). Airsoft alone ones don't tend to live beyond a few training days .
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Poacher » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:23 am

Old 'Un wrote:As for group,s we've gone through many , most survive because they have a reason to , ie reneacting as another side to the hobby (ie 16th SS, PBI ,Dog company). Airsoft alone ones don't tend to live beyond a few training days .

As you suggest there are not really the airsoft events to keep a group going. To be interesting it must have a hook for people. The hook is usually what keeps it from being useful in any given game.
A truly generic Heer infantry unit, white waffenfarbe, no real camo, would not be attractive to most people but would be the most useful for games. You can set a game anywhere in Europe and not need to buy more kit for the German side.
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Yith » Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:30 am

I think if a group organises it's own events as well, it does help keep it going...
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby dave barrett » Mon Nov 08, 2010 1:16 pm

Wot,No Heer...There's no problem when it comes down to it.. people will all ways make the effort if thats whats needed in a event.Take Op Ariel cracking turn out a good 80% came as Heer those that attended as SS wore Field greys with Jack boots..No smocks..No Helmet covers..No camo.
May have been a shame that not all came as Heer though..but never the less a very good effort all round
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Old Un » Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:26 pm

Yith wrote:I think if a group organises it's own events as well, it does help keep it going...

:oops:
Yes I missed that other obvious point as well ...

@ Poacher , AFAIK I've done all barring one event as generic Heer . It has saved me a fortune . No rebadging, nothing to do . My M36 Tunic now is too big for me , but is still in use even at our last event after "four years of war" with CiA . The only stuff I've bought in the last 36 months has been replacing damaged . The farby jackboots I bought off warren before this began have finally given up the ghost and been replaced by ones pinched off Kermit last night . The point I'm making is that generic Heer should appeal , it's cheaper , universal , iconic.
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby che » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:20 pm

I have just realised i have done Heer for the last four games :good:. And my first load out was indeed Heer so there :P
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby JD7 » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:38 pm

I can vouch for che's first loadout - as I think I said to him at the time, when we first met "Heer wotz that your wearing?" lol :whistle:
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby che » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:14 pm

JD7 wrote:I can vouch for che's first loadout - as I think I said to him at the time, when we first met "Heer wotz that your wearing?" lol :whistle:


all them years ago and your jokes still are not any better :rofl:
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby Old Un » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:42 pm

Actually what Del said was .....who's that nob ? I know's it....I was there :kiss:






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he could have been talking about any of the people there . :rofl:
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Re: Wot, No Heer?

Postby che » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:49 pm

:rofl: yeah i was stood next to our kid lol
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