Any WWII people out there?




 
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July 7th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 

Topic: Any WWII people out there?


I belong to a WWII recreation group in the Bay Area (San Francisco area).I am a WAC...

Stacey
August 18th, 2004  
SLR owner
 
I am assembling a British impression , I will either join the local Oxford & Bucks or start my own unit(SAS probably). I used to reenact SS of the 12.SS Hitlerjugend of the CHG.

Heath
August 18th, 2004  
JohnnyH
 
well i'm a huge wwii entusiest? i don't have the funds to WWII re-enact.
ANd the group that is here 1st Canadian Parachute Bttln A coy i think doesn't do much. And i don't have the first clue of how to get the gear in the first place. So ill just keep collecting dragon figures WWII and reading books lol and of course playing games i cant stop criticizing.

but this thread is interesting to me none the less
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August 18th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Yea, once I turn 18 I plan on joining a local unit of the 11th panzer.
August 18th, 2004  
SLR owner
 
I know ..... re-enacting isn't a cheap hobby , especially if you do it right(original equipment and clothing when possible). The re-enactments are all over the country , but the better battles are held up north , and I live in TX now.....take heart friend , where there is a will , there is a way.

I posted a few sights of re-enactment groups and WW2 scenarios in another post on this thread . If you truly have the bug , contact a group....most will have loaner gear , and will help you acquire your own by directing you to the better 'kit' vendors.
August 18th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
Yes it is expensive.. but if you approach a group as a newbie, you'd be surprised how helpful they are. Most of the leaders have extra shirts and supplies that they collect for their people (who can't afford or can't find items).

Most will find a way to get you in some sort of uniform and have lots of tips how to substitute modern clothes/equipment for vintage. Don't give up until you try!
August 19th, 2004  
SLR owner
 
As far as collecting WW2 field gear , there is still stuff out there for British reenactors. You just need to know where to look. To a neophyte it can be quite a daunting task to begin. My suggestion(just wish I could practice what I preach) would be to budget a certain $ amount on a monthly basis for such a foray.

JHR
August 19th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 
People give me a lot of things. This guy who owns a reproduction store GAVE me shoes, a hat, and a metal insignia. People are so nice! They will probably give you things too!
August 19th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
SLR owner,

Would you say that German equiptment is much more expensive then US equipment? The reason I ask is because I actually have a chance to join a local 101st outfit right now (Id have to wait two years for the German unit) and was wondering what would be the better deal. Im a very cheap individual [/i]
August 19th, 2004  
SLR owner
 
Guyontheright ,

Without question , Wehrmacht or SS kit is MUCH rarer and more expensive to purchase or find. I had a collection of SS books(some titled as apologys) and field gear and such that I recently liquidated(had it since 97) , and I doubled my money in most of the items...I am speaking of original kit and not repro....now repro is pretty consistent , but still holds true the German stuff is Waaaay more expensive than the Allied stuff. I would have done GI , but there are too many 300 lb'ers out there doing GI , and I am in tip-top shape and wish to keep up the rep my former SS unit(12.SS of the CHG) drilled into me.....I am going Brit(oxford and bucks here inTX)....their authenticity seems abit higher. 101st guys are notorious for not taking hits