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Italian uniforms in Tunisia

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:31 pm
by WolfLaw
Hey!

I'm making my first foray into historical wargaming after a lifetime of fantasy and sci-fi, and I've coaxed two of my gaming buddies to indulge me. Since I'm interested in fascist Italy and my buddy wants some Americans, we've settled on the Tunisian theatre. I'm the one with the history interest, my friends being a little more laid back on it, so it's not crucial that everything is completely authentic or anything, but:

I'm ordering some models tomorrow from Perry Miniatures, and they've got two ranges: Steel and tropical helmets. Am I correct in assuming I can mix and match helmet types to my heart's content for Tunisia 1943? It's a little tricky finding photos of Italian soldiers in combat gear online, as most seem to be of POW's...

Re: Italian uniforms in Tunisia

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:17 pm
by Truscott Trotter
Ha I suspect by 1941 Sun Helmets were not used near frontlines. They are helmets in name only. They do look cool tho. Also I doubt units would mix both, would be one or the other. There are of course Bersag feathers on normal helmets and I beleive some Fascist militia had soft caps.

Re: Italian uniforms in Tunisia

Posted: Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:23 pm
by Truscott Trotter
Have you had a look here?
https://comandosupremo.com/axis-forces- ... -1943-oob/
Reckon you will need some prickly pear! :lol:
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Re: Italian uniforms in Tunisia

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 10:10 pm
by Munin
Sun-hats: optional
Mustachios: mandatory