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Author:  HL [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 7:37 am ]
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Hi Guys
thanks for the info. 32' waist would fit, 44' might be a bit on the big size. But raises another interesting question. I was going to get the 1943 plus kit (as the guys over here who portray Germans are 1944 period. Do the group portray both the early and late war?

Hugh

Author:  martin12ss [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 8:55 am ]
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Hi Hugh I'm a bit slow in saying hello and welcome. Anyway in answer to your question. We do portray early and late war elements of the Rkka, and traditionally it has been done on a yearly cycle. This year being 1945 and next year being 1941 and so on. however with the large influx of comrades and having spoken to comrade Kapitan about this at the last event. It seems a little harsh on the new guys to change all there kit for next year. We will certainly have events which will focus on the earlywar period, but not every event, to try to make it as inclusive as possible. So my recommendation is to get post 43 kit first.
I apologise now for any deviaton from Stavka and central commitee policy.

Author:  HL [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 9:47 am ]
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Hi Martin
thanks for the advice. One more question. Sorry for bombarding you all with these questions :oops: .
The tactical event in March. A couple of us were thinking about making it over for this. Do we have to buy the winter padded stuff for this one?

Thanks

Hugh

Author:  Corporal Bang [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 21:23 pm ]
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martin12ss wrote:
Hi Hugh I'm a bit slow in saying hello and welcome. Anyway in answer to your question. We do portray early and late war elements of the Rkka, and traditionally it has been done on a yearly cycle. This year being 1945 and next year being 1941 and so on. however with the large influx of comrades and having spoken to comrade Kapitan about this at the last event. It seems a little harsh on the new guys to change all there kit for next year. We will certainly have events which will focus on the earlywar period, but not every event, to try to make it as inclusive as possible. So my recommendation is to get post 43 kit first.
I apologise now for any deviaton from Stavka and central commitee policy.


Although, as the Comrade Kaptain has pointed out to me, photos still show soldiers wearing the early war tunics even up to 1945, so, if you were to get an early was tunic, it wouldn't look too out of place even when we represent late war soldiers! The Soviet army were very good at issuing whatever was in the store-room - if it was an old tunic, it didn't matter - if it fitted you, you got it!

Apologies for butting in on your advice Comrade Martin!

Author:  Corporal Bang [ Tue Oct 25, 2005 21:27 pm ]
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HL wrote:
Hi Martin
thanks for the advice. One more question. Sorry for bombarding you all with these questions :oops: .
The tactical event in March. A couple of us were thinking about making it over for this. Do we have to buy the winter padded stuff for this one?
Thanks
Hugh


Never apologise for asking questions here - my opinion is that is what the Forum is about! (I asked enough when I was first here - and still do!)

Although I have yet to do a tactical event, I suppose the best answer is - what will the weather do? If it is cold, you will find some sort of cold-wather gear very useful, whether it be a quilted jacket or a greatcoat. If it is wet, then a plasch-palatka rain-cape will be needed. (And if it is typical British weather, cold and wet - BOTH!!)

Author:  HL [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:45 am ]
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Excellent advice guys.
my next querstion was going to be "What's a plasch-palatka?" which you answered ;-)

Hugh

Author:  martin12ss [ Wed Oct 26, 2005 8:47 am ]
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I agree with comrades advice, Stay dry and warm. If you do not have kit avaliable on the day give the stavka a bit of warning and we can sort some bits and pieces out. March will be cold but not as cold as Jan or Feb Hey comrades!

Author:  HL [ Thu Nov 03, 2005 20:13 pm ]
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8) Hi guys
I'm now in business. Got a full set of kit from Trident, sent to me as a gift marking the price as low as possible so that I managed to avoid VAT and handling charges. The kit is good quality and I would certainly recommend this company to others. Also picked up a deact PPSh from Ryton with some moving parts. 8)

Hugh

Author:  Kozlov [ Thu Nov 03, 2005 23:43 pm ]
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Urrah Comrade!

Ready for the continuous offensive which will smash the fascist beast!

Author:  Viktor [ Fri Nov 04, 2005 19:49 pm ]
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Glorious Comrades of the 2nd Guards :tank: ,
Good to see the ( purely defensive :tank: )Offensive :tank: continues, when one Division is used up :? , another is thrust into the Front :tank: ,to throw back those who wish to oppress :twisted: the peace loving :tank: Socialist peoples :tank: ... Urrah!! :tank: .

Author:  Viktor [ Sun Nov 06, 2005 0:24 am ]
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Comrade :tanks :, We will not be turned off the top of this thread. Urrah!!.

Author:  Lez [ Sun Nov 06, 2005 1:21 am ]
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:tank: i must learn to drive....................i keep bumping into things.

Author:  HL [ Tue Nov 08, 2005 10:47 am ]
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Hi Guys
just a couple of questions on the new kit. Firstly, what do you wear under the tunic? Will any linen shirt do?.
Secondly, how does the backpack work? The straps seem to be attached to the bottom of the pack, how does this go on without everything falling out?

Hugh

Author:  Kozlov [ Tue Nov 08, 2005 11:23 am ]
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Comrade,

There is an issue underwear set which is a white cotton collarless shirt and white cotton long underwear (there is also a heavier winter set but I don't think we ever use those!!)

I believe our Quartermaster has these in stock....

As for the meshok, when the sack is full, the top is creased up to form a neck, and the drawstring is pulled tight. In the middle of the shoulder strap a slipknot is made, fitted over the neck tube, and pulled tight. The neck is pulled up through the loop, turned over the loop, and secured with the surplus drawstring.

Easier to demonstrate rather than try to understand that, but I thought I'd tell you anway :D

Author:  HL [ Tue Nov 08, 2005 13:06 pm ]
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Thanks Kozlov
will get in touch with the QM. As for the Meshok, will try this. Do you have a diagram :?: :?: :lol:

Author:  Viktor [ Thu Nov 10, 2005 19:25 pm ]
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Not a Step back Comrades!!, this Front will be held at all costs!!

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