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    Arma 3 Historical Advisor, occasionally presents lectures on historical topics, historical writer, academic.

    I also enjoy long walks in the Brecon Beacons, kayaking, sailing and shooting but no one reads this bit anyway.

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  1. I'm sure there is one somewhere. CAF Aggressors may be the one you're after. Also, regards your signature, I hope that's OPSEC proofed, ;)
  2. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    Additionally, additionally: - The Essex Regiment, from the BD pictured, served primarily in NW Europe during the Second World War, with some elements going to Italy & the FE. Unless the chap pictured is one of the Essex Regiment chaps sent to Italy, your webbing should be blanco'd KG3. - I've just realized that's actually a 1949 Pattern BD blouse you've modeled, so is horrendously wrong for this time period.
  3. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    You try doing that under simulated mortar fire while being rushed by T34s, then we'll talk. I couldn't manage it, and I had no threat of being killed. The chaps in the front line CERTAINLY would not have managed it considering the relatively short training periods. Anyone who has actually used a Mauser wearing full infantry kit under such conditions, such as myself on a History Channel documentary on WW2 Infantry Weapons where I was a paid adviser so I'm not talking out of my arse ;), will tell you it's not possible. As such, as the chap in that video is in light clothing, standing up and is obviously not taking return fire, his fire rate is irrelevant. German infantrymen in WW2 are wearing serge uniforms, with lots of equipment, are more often than not firing from the prone position, and are under mortar/artillery/tank fire, not to mention small arms. Not standing up in a back yard somewherewith no risk of death. As such, your argument is invalid. Additionally, your 40 pattern 'commando' battledress pictured above is not worn open with tie until well AFTER the end of the Second World War. Troops going into action in WW2, unless they are officers, wear their BD buttoned to the top with clips fastened. Any open wearing with ties is done by Officer or ORs OFF DUTY in walking out rig, but not until well after Sept 1944. Although a modern image, the one below demonstrates the correct and regulation way to wear 1940 Pattern Battledress. Please, if you are going to do this, do it accurately. Don't cut corners and don't skimp on your research. Otherwise this mod will be inaccurate and farby as balls. Thanks
  4. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    Hopefully you will need to remove the Kar from the shoulder to bolt it. Having fired a number of Mauser action weapons, you cannot rebolt the weapon in the shoulder without smacking yourself in the face. They cannot easily be reloaded whilst aiming, and if the mod makes it so you can, this would be wrong. Just saying. ;)
  5. Well I did say we believe - there was always a chance I could be wrong in that belief :P
  6. From the ashes, a Phoenix doth rise. https://forums.bistudio.com/topic/189739-war-chronicles-the-forgotten-war/
  7. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    Mediterranean uniform?
  8. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    If that is the case, you need to have at least 3 British web sets of the basic battle order only, let alone the Supplementary Pouches, Cart carriers, officer's BD, etc. These colours are KG3, scrubbed and Jungle Green. And possibly Pea Green if you do early early war.
  9. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    Where have you got this information from? It's plain wrong. Webbing comes out of the factory that light sandy colour, and was then blanco'd by the troops to adjust it to their environment. Anyone going into action in Normandy with webbing that colour either has a death-wish or a pathological liking for field punishment, as their WO would be beside himself with rage as they have failed to follow the most basic of standing orders. http://www.blancoandbull.com/blanco-history/kg3/ KG3 was THE approved colour of webbing, with standing orders to darken webbing for European Service. The only people exempt from this were servicemen in Italy where webbing was left unblanco'd or scrubbed clean from the Desert, or in the Far East, where webbing was batch dyed. I do hope you chaps are going to be accurate, as there is no point otherwise. You have an offer on the table from a published historian of the period. I suggest you use it.
  10. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    Just a quick pointer to start, your webbing needs blancoing. Unblanco'd webbing like your British troop models have was only used in North Africa and part of Italy, not North West Europe. If you are putting together British infantry for WW2, you will need to blanco the webbing in order to make it accurate. A set of 1937 Pattern Webbing blanco'd KG3.
  11. Unfortunately, as the PR chap, I have to confirm this mod team is now dead and no longer developing - I'm not even going to dress up the reasons why. Several members have decided to go off to other projects, all at once, and have in the process killed one of the most promising mods I have ever had the pleasure to work on out of spite. With less than half of us remaining (some of us like myself who are only there to advise and assist and can't do the technical stuff), it has been be grudgingly decided not to continue. We are sorry to disppoint y'all, but this is well out of our hands. I'm now going to go to the pub, where I shall remain until the end of time.
  12. McAber

    Faces of War [WW2]

    If you need an advisor, I'm always game to assist.
  13. Apologies for the lack of updates on the official blog over the last couple of weeks - I've just completed the final stages of a 200 mile move, so needless to say I have not had time to update anything PR wise. As Tommy mentioned, we're always on the lookout for new people. Ping him an email or direct message on here and he'll get back to you.