donate
PGnet home | Advertise | Donate | Contact | free classifieds
New here? Register now and join in with the most vibrant re-enactor community on the web.

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:08 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:32 am
Posts: 3
Am wanting to do correct Fg impression. They say a little knowledge is dangerous, and I've been reading on the subject, so look out. I read Heer Fg wore the same uniforms as regular Heer. Does that mean splinter tunic is acceptable? If an allied weapon was used in a front, is it feasable that the Fg might use it as a captured weapon since part of their job was to go around and collect from the dead etc.? eg, M97 shotgun from MP or partisians, or Ppsh41. Would the Fg keep any weapons to use, or would the unit they were attached to confiscate them and say with a Ppsh in the W. Front and send it back to the Russ. Front. I'm sure I'll come up with other questions later. Thanks for any help.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:19 pm
Posts: 260
Location: Denmark
Hi and welcome to the forum Buzzard,
I'd recommend joining an established group that can show you the ropes so to speak. These guys for example (some of whom are also members here): http://www.feldgendarmerie.co.uk/

Using 'captured' weapons and so on isn't always the way forward as you really want to portray the norm rather than the exceptions to the rule. Hope this is of help to you.

Regards
KB

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jun 05, 2005 8:55 pm
Posts: 8414
Location: AFRA - UK Nord
No no no NO NO NO no no no no no
(please read above ;one 20 times then continue)
Buzzard
Please get a standard wool Heer uniform. Get it right and get it complete. Then add FG badges and waffenfarbe. Purchase a K98 as it will stand you in good stead for everything else as it is a standard issue weapon. Forget Splinter Tunics, PPSH, pistols, exotic medals and all that other malarkey.

Do it once and do it right.....

Endex.

_________________
Better to Light a Candle than to Curse the Darkness
Image
Image
A001


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 12:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:32 am
Posts: 3
Do I idisregard a Luftwaffe Lt. who said he saw Fg heer camo in Hungary and Berlin? It's amazing how much info or mis info is available. Civil War impressions were never this confusing.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 7:26 pm
Posts: 248
As PD says, wool is the way forward for an accurate impression, why would police need to be camouflaged? They had glow-in-the-dark gorgets just so that they could be seen, at checkpoints etc.

Sure there may be the odd example you hear about, but always aim to portray the rule not the exception, as you're more likely to get it right.

Also, as far as I'm aware, the 'splinter tunic' you mentioned is either a tailored item from Zeltbahn material or just fantasy, if in the future you have the undying desire for camo, just go for a pullover smock or helmet cover, but then you're leaning more towards an infantry impression.

Good luck with your impression!

Kauer

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Jun 18, 2010 12:32 am
Posts: 3
I think I understand, go with the norm and not the exception. We do living history and tacticals. Should the norm include "tactical" events we do not necessarily open to the public? Our Fg has the option to go into "battle" with the trpe or do Fg type stuff. Thanks for all the help. Sounds like you guys across the water have bigger events than us. I'd really be interested in seeing what y'all do.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:28 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:47 pm
Posts: 2544
Location: Northern UK
We do things like this; http://www.nickhalling.co.uk/ navigate to 'archive' 'archive 2009' 'Victory show 2'
that should give you an idea. In fact any of Nick sections on re-enacting should help.

_________________
Sean Tighe
http://www.afra.org.uk
Image
"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:40 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:44 pm
Posts: 45
buzzard wrote:
Do I idisregard a Luftwaffe Lt. who said he saw Fg heer camo in Hungary and Berlin? It's amazing how much info or mis info is available. Civil War impressions were never this confusing.


Thats because 99.9% of American Silly War reenactors are doing it WRONG WRONG WRONG.
I quit the hobby after 16 years and a heavy part of that was disgust with the outlandish farbs who thought the Confederate army was in rags and wore "whatever" contrary to the fact that the various CS armies had various suppliers and depots and many regiments had individual uniforms until 1863. Dont even get me started on the "Captured from a dead yankee" crap.
Some sort of cultural obsession with Civil War reenactors and disregarding all historical fact evidence and photographs.

The guys here are giving WONDROUS advice. Always go for common. Hard to go wrong with a Wool uniform and a K98 rifle.

The new guy shutting up now.

Yours,
Hunter Cogle
former 1st Texas Infantry Company G.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jun 24, 2010 2:21 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:21 pm
Posts: 470
It is very hard to find photos of FG with Ppsh41s, Ive a few photos of SD and SS with them in Poland though. I have one myself, I know its controversial but its a great talking point, the public all seem to know its Russian and the kids love them!

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

*webmaster temp testing**

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group