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by Pies
Mon Sep 20, 2010 2:08 pm
Forum: Finnish Discussion
Topic: Controversial history
Replies: 8
Views: 7022

Re: Controversial history

The casualties for the Finns figure at 774 dead, 2904 wounded and 262 missing, with major property damage for Northern Finland. As for Finnish feelings for fighting, as you said both sides wanted to get over with it peacefully. However, when this didn't work out due to Soviets, the Finnish soldiers ...
by Pies
Mon Sep 20, 2010 1:53 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Interesting Pics....MP44 In use after war...
Replies: 41
Views: 18555

Re: Interesting Pics....MP44 In use after war...

Anyone recognise the rifle held between the Beretta and Manlicher-Carcano?
by Pies
Sun Sep 19, 2010 10:29 am
Forum: Finnish Discussion
Topic: Controversial history
Replies: 8
Views: 7022

Re: Controversial history

Old thread, but I would like to clear up some misconceptions. I haven't personally read either book, so I won't comment on their validity. However, the executions had nothing to do with any 'German sympathy' whatsoever, but with desertion during the heavy fighting of summer 1944! It is a well docume...
by Pies
Wed Sep 08, 2010 4:25 pm
Forum: Finnish Discussion
Topic: Looking for reproduction Suojeluskunta Arm Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 4647

Re: Looking for reproduction Suojeluskunta Arm Patches

I suggest you give it one more try, as the owner has returned from his summer holiday by now, so you might have better luck.
by Pies
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:18 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Soldier with M45 helmet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5288

Re: Soldier with M45 helmet?

I must admit I really know nothing about Danish uniforms :lol: , but I have noticed that you adopted a longer type of boot quite early, as seen here, with models 1903, 10 and 23, which the picture reminded me of. But again, I really don't know the details on Danish stuff, so you're probably right o...
by Pies
Fri Sep 03, 2010 8:16 am
Forum: Photos
Topic: Soldier with M45 helmet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5288

Re: Soldier with M45 helmet?

I must admit I really know nothing about Danish uniforms :lol: , but I have noticed that you adopted a longer type of boot quite early, as seen here. But again, I really don't know the details, so you're probably right on this :)
by Pies
Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:01 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Soldier with M45 helmet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5288

Re: Soldier with M45 helmet?

I think his boots could also be Danish, they had a modernish combat boot already back then. I think you solved this one, thanks :)
by Pies
Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Soldier with M45 helmet?
Replies: 17
Views: 5288

Soldier with M45 helmet?

Mate send me this photo, it's originally from Steel Panthers manual. The soldier (police?) seems to be wearing the rare M45 (DDR style) helmet, is armed with M1 Carbine and generally has a very weird uniform. The shoes could be American? So, I'd like to hear your opinions, wartime, DDR or West Germa...
by Pies
Thu Aug 26, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Japanese Discussion
Topic: Foreigners in Japanese forces?
Replies: 10
Views: 9510

Re: Foreigners in Japanese forces?

A comrade recently spend a lot of time researching Russians in IJA, this is what he found out. I'm sure he can add things and tell about his sources :) This subject, though almost completely unknown in the west, is quite widely documented in Japanese and Russian military history. Kwantung Army was i...
by Pies
Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Finnish Discussion
Topic: Finnish uniforms
Replies: 96
Views: 43917

Re: Finnish uniforms

Just send them some e-mail at orders@wiking.fi They speak English :) And good luck for setting up your group!

Oh, and while you're at it, you might want to order the book Asepuku M/36. It also has text in English.
by Pies
Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:22 am
Forum: European reenactment and events
Topic: Michael Gaißmair winter training
Replies: 118
Views: 61826

Re: Michael Gaißmair winter training

Next years winter training sounds pretty awesome from what we have been told :D
by Pies
Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:57 pm
Forum: Computer Games, Modelling and Wargaming
Topic: Red Orchestra 2
Replies: 60
Views: 32298

Re: Red Orchestra 2

I think it had more to do with the general with the developers not wanting to use too much resources on different player models. There were only two different versions for each side, a summer and winter one, no differences between early and late war, and no Gebirgsjäger or Razverchiki uniforms eithe...
by Pies
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Finnish Discussion
Topic: Looking for reproduction Suojeluskunta Arm Patches
Replies: 5
Views: 4647

Re: Looking for reproduction Suojeluskunta Arm Patches

They should still stock them, most if not all districts, officer and enlisted variants.
by Pies
Wed May 26, 2010 9:31 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: The defence of the factory
Replies: 25
Views: 4219

Re: The defence of the factory

Wow, those are really some of the best urban warfare photos I have seen, great job :) Looking forward to see more. If you have access to that place for another time, maybe you could try adding some sandbags to fortify the positions and take photos of other preparations, like setting up tripwires.
by Pies
Wed May 12, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Operation Amherst, april 1945
Replies: 23
Views: 4702

Re: Operation Amherst, april 1945

Excellent photos! The ones taken with Leica could easily be passed off as real.

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