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German Engineers

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Jan 29, 2010 8:34 pm

There are some very nice and very cheap ex-Dutch Army overalls on ebay that Lardass and myself will be using:



Mine took almost 28 days to arrive, so if you want a pair I'd order them now. They look very snazzy with heer sidecaps 8)
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Re: German Engineers

Postby dieselmonkey » Fri Jan 29, 2010 9:44 pm

They're ideal! :good:
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Re: German Engineers

Postby webby » Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:07 am

28 days to arrive from stockport?! wow! Looks good though
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:11 am

Well I ordered mine in a rush on Saturday after seeing how long Beds's took arrive. It turned up this morning. :lol:

I bought a marked version to save cash but its only a couple of splotches so it looks fine, even adds to the authenticity. :D I was worried it might be a bit short on the leg only being a 30 but it fits just fine. Plenty of room for my wools underneath as well, although I might just go for a shirt and tie on the top half.

Just need to get a chest eagle for it and a Heer sidecap to complete the look.
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Gadge » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:15 am

Excellent.

Remember as a uniformed German engineer you can carry a pistol too.
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Re: German Engineers

Postby webby » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:25 am

just like on H&D2 hehe
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Re: German Engineers

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:26 am

Gadge wrote:Excellent.

Remember as a uniformed German engineer you can carry a pistol too.


Equally, as a German engineer, you *won't* be allowed to carry an AEG or rifle, unless the alarm has been sounded, and then you'll have to run and fetch it from the armoury first.

Unless ordered to carry on with your work, that is. :wink: :D
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Re: German Engineers

Postby BedsnHerts » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:32 am

Lardassmonkey wrote:ust need to get a chest eagle for it and a Heer sidecap to complete the look.


Here is a picture of my Grandfather wearing his engineer overalls:

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Note removable metal chest eagle and shoulder boards indicating rank - which seems pretty obvious in retrospect. Also civilian shirt and tie, which may not be right for an EM in a military installation.
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:14 pm

Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?


just like on H&D2 hehe


Exactly what attracted me to the role. :lol: Well actually it was the enginners in the V2 factory in H&D1. 8)

Equally, as a German engineer, you *won't* be allowed to carry an AEG or rifle, unless the alarm has been sounded, and then you'll have to run and fetch it from the armoury first.


Thats why I asked to borrow extra pistol mags. I'll have a K98 in armoury though. And the kit to switch to a garrison soldier if (absoultely) necessary although I'm looking forward to playing an engineer.
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Kitsune Misao » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:18 pm

Lardassmonkey wrote:Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?

Wouldn't simple black piping ones be the best bet? http://www.epicmilitaria.com/product.ph ... ack-piped-
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Re: German Engineers

Postby webby » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:31 pm

Lardassmonkey wrote:Well actually it was the enginners in the V2 factory in H&D1.


Goodness me, that takes me back to my school days that game!
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:33 pm

Pioneer is perhaps the most obvious and easy to find but is that really what we are? Could also come under construction (light brown), ordinance (orange?) or specialist weapons('Bordeaux' red)? Maybe I'm just thinking too much into it. :roll:

Goodness me, that takes me back to my school days that game!


90's gaming at its finest. 8)
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Kitsune Misao » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:35 pm

Weapons Specialist Eh? Sounds fun considering you are making some kind of weapon :P
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Re: German Engineers

Postby dieselmonkey » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:35 pm

Lardassmonkey wrote:Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?


it's a tricky one. i've been trying to find any decent references, they could legitimately come under the auspices of the Reichsforschungsrat, (Reich Research Council), Organisation Todt (thought Todt himself died in early '42 and the OT was absorbed into the Ministry for Armaments and War Production), or even the RAD.

The problem is the OT relied heavily on slave labour, and the RAD seemed to be less specialist, so i've not found out who the engineers were directly commanded by in actuality.
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Re: German Engineers

Postby Poacher » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:46 pm

You could do a Beamte role? A little different and the shoulder boards are not hard to find, try and get the black secondary waffenfarbe. Yep, Beamte got two colours.
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