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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #555 on: October 15, 2015, 10:23:48 pm »
Does anyone here do milsurp? I've recently gotten into collecting random military surplus from the 20th century.

I think I probably will do.. I've had dreams of getting a pickelhaube for some reason...
But it will be pretty hard doing re-enactment as well...

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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #556 on: October 20, 2015, 11:27:42 am »
Does anyone have dimensions for British Haversacks/Breadbags whatever you want to call them?
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #557 on: October 20, 2015, 04:21:09 pm »
As long as it is looks somewhat square, you can open it, putt stuff in it and carry it around, you should be fine.

But you really want to make one yourself? They are pretty damn cheap, around 10-20 pounds/euros.
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #558 on: October 20, 2015, 10:47:13 pm »
As long as it is looks somewhat square, you can open it, putt stuff in it and carry it around, you should be fine.

But you really want to make one yourself? They are pretty damn cheap, around 10-20 pounds/euros.

Nah don't want to make one, me and my other unit researcher are getting slightly pissed off because everyone in the unit now has different bags, we want to be somewhat uniform, last year we changed shako suppliers because looking at the unit there would be at least 4 different manufacturers of shako on parade!
The bags we currently have couldn't hold a whole day's rations let alone the 3 days that were usually taken from stores!
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #559 on: October 20, 2015, 10:57:29 pm »
As long as it is looks somewhat square, you can open it, putt stuff in it and carry it around, you should be fine.

But you really want to make one yourself? They are pretty damn cheap, around 10-20 pounds/euros.

Nah don't want to make one, me and my other unit researcher are getting slightly pissed off because everyone in the unit now has different bags, we want to be somewhat uniform, last year we changed shako suppliers because looking at the unit there would be at least 4 different manufacturers of shako on parade!
The bags we currently have couldn't hold a whole day's rations let alone the 3 days that were usually taken from stores!

There's always going to be differences among members. It happens for a number of reasons, some people specifically only buy the cheapest things they can find, others want their items made a very specific way. My unit for example has gibernes from at least 3 different suppliers, heck some of our members even have English style cartridge pouches while we should have French styled ones. Most of my unit get their gear and supplies from Coopers Choice, a few from McFarthingbowl's, I personally do it completely different and order everything from Shakos GBL. And trust me, there is certainly some small differences in the way these items all look. While I agree there should be a certain level of uniformity, there's always going to be individual differences. But as long as they remain small (different bags seems acceptable to me, just as long as the basics of the uniform and gear are uniform). And whether you like it or not, it's gonna happen.

But that's just my opinion on the matter.
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #560 on: October 20, 2015, 11:02:09 pm »
See this is what I hate about this.
Some groups just have one supplier for the stuff, and they look very uniform and nice.
I wish they would do that everywhere, because it would mean that groups actually look how they are supposed to look like.

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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #561 on: October 20, 2015, 11:02:41 pm »
As long as it is looks somewhat square, you can open it, putt stuff in it and carry it around, you should be fine.

But you really want to make one yourself? They are pretty damn cheap, around 10-20 pounds/euros.

Nah don't want to make one, me and my other unit researcher are getting slightly pissed off because everyone in the unit now has different bags, we want to be somewhat uniform, last year we changed shako suppliers because looking at the unit there would be at least 4 different manufacturers of shako on parade!
The bags we currently have couldn't hold a whole day's rations let alone the 3 days that were usually taken from stores!

There's always going to be differences among members. It happens for a number of reasons, some people specifically only buy the cheapest things they can find, others want their items made a very specific way. My unit for example has gibernes from at least 3 different suppliers, heck some of our members even have English style cartridge pouches while we should have French styled ones. Most of my unit get their gear and supplies from Coopers Choice, a few from McFarthingbowl's, I personally do it completely different and order everything from Shakos GBL. And trust me, there is certainly some small differences in the way these items all look. While I agree there should be a certain level of uniformity, there's always going to be individual differences. But as long as they remain small (different bags seems acceptable to me, just as long as the basics of the uniform and gear are uniform). And whether you like it or not, it's gonna happen.

But that's just my opinion on the matter.

True that! I don't want huge bags at all! I honestly think the units that have the massive bags of swag look ridiculous!
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #562 on: October 20, 2015, 11:05:14 pm »
We have one main supplier now for shakos, we had a few issues the past few years so didn't have a "main" supplier until last year. But all the uniform and accroutrements come from the same people so in general we all look uniform. But for some reason we still all have completely different bread/haverbags!!

One thing that does bug me is wearing packs on the battlefield. units did it at waterloo this year. Correct me if i'm wrong, but weren't personal effects such as packs, kept back with the army's wagontrain? That's a huge bugbear of mine!
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Re: Post your Reenacment Kit / Military equipment
« Reply #563 on: October 20, 2015, 11:08:06 pm »
See this is what I hate about this.
Some groups just have one supplier for the stuff, and they look very uniform and nice.
I wish they would do that everywhere, because it would mean that groups actually look how they are supposed to look like.

It would be better, I agree, don't get me wrong. But it is very hard to actually make it happen, and I think hammering people on what I think they should do constantly isn't gonna create a nice environment within a unit. As long as everyone has about the same gear, but from different suppliers and with slight difference in it, I can accept it.
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