Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

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DougM
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Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

Post by DougM » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:21 pm

Yep, a couple of Glengarries would look great. All of which makes me wonder if it might be easier to adapt WW1 Scots in kilts.
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Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

Post by Truscott Trotter » Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:24 pm

Thought of that as Footsore make some beauties but wrong webbing and ammo pouches

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Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

Post by poiter50 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:35 am

Funny, I'd be tempted to give them helmets as the more experienced Vets as against the more brash newbies. Mind you, I am a long way from fielding my A&SH force for Malaya.
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Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Well the paintimg shows helmets but I don't honestly know would need more research.

Personally I would be tempted to give NCO's different headgear just to make them easier to recognize.

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Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:50 am

I think the newbies tried to crawl completely inside their helmets
The vets knew it wasn't going to stop a bullet let alone a mortar shell so they put their soft caps on

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Re: Gegbirgsjäger/Highlanders

Post by Truscott Trotter » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:52 am

If you want to go WW1 you could try these too?
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https://www.paintinghistory.co.uk/produ ... -kilt-tams
They have the kilt cover and tams but '08 webbing - some of which was still in use in 1939

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