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by gebhk
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Polish Black Brigade 1939
Replies: 24
Views: 2166

Re: Polish Black Brigade 1939

Hi Jony663 Leather coats were black (and only worn by officers and some senior NCOs instead of greatcoats). Otherwise the uniforms were bog-standard khaki cavalry uniforms for all intents and purposes. Given the warm weather in September '39 I doubt leather coats or greatcoats were much in evidence ...
by gebhk
Fri Apr 10, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Road to ....
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Road to ....

Isn't part of the problem that we are applying divisional-level planning to a situation which would never be planned in this way in real life - ie a platoon running more or less unpredictably/accidentally into an enemy platoon? There is little else to justify such proximity to the enemy at the outse...
by gebhk
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Though to be serious (if 'serious' is an appropriate word to use in the context of painting little toy soldiers), the gloriously painted white waffenfarbe, lutzen, eagles and whatnot on very small figures always seems to stand out far more than they appear to have done on the real thing. And when yo...
by gebhk
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

I can just about manage on 1/72 figures on a good day but 6 mil??? Man, 'grain of rice' and 'lords prayer' rings a bell. Truly impressive. Or truly bonkers. Maybe it's much the same thing.........

Sincere respect and envy in any event!
by gebhk
Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?
Replies: 66
Views: 11094

Re: Anyone working on 1939 Japanese?

Hyperwar has all the Japanese OOB in detail and free. The only flies in the ointment are that (a) only covers a specific period later in the war and not 1939 and earlier and (b) it is the product of US wartime intelligence so not always necessarily accurate. On the flip side, because it is often ba...
by gebhk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Truscott Trotter wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:42 am
Would be a dirty white colour
Do you think that is why no branch AFAIK had grey waffenfarbe :?
by gebhk
Mon Mar 30, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Undoubtedly the key is in the parent unit affiliation of the men and not the equipment. A StuG used as an ersatz tank in a tank regiment/battalion would be crewed by panzer troops in black uniform with pink wf. One crewed by men from a StuG battalion (which were crewed by artillery troops) would wea...
by gebhk
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

That would work - provided you don't treat an IG as an 'artillery gun'. These are pretty much the principles I've applied to my Wurmland army ca 1939. However I have also assumed that officers of one arm serving in a different arm would retain the waffenfarbe of their original corps? For example a p...
by gebhk
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Amen to that. But you won't go too far wrong if you follow Kustenjaeger's advice. All rifle units, heavy weapon crews, signals, etc that were organic parts of the rifle battalion/regiment shared the same waffenfarbe. Subunits assigned from specialist battalions within the division had their own waff...
by gebhk
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Chain of Command
Topic: Do my support teams wear my uniform?
Replies: 25
Views: 2911

Re: Do my support teams wear my uniform?

Schutzen waffenfarbe seem to be very complex Yes, indeed. The problem is that the waffenfarbe (and indeed all other insignia) had as much to do with history and traditions as it did with functionality. Without understanding the history, this can lead to all sorts of confusion - for example the Danz...