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    Darryl Smith
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    Plastic Soldier Company (Armies Army) state that their East German 15mm infantry are ideal for the East German winter uniform. However, my Google-fu must be weak as I am not finding illustrations or pictures of same. Camopedia mentions that the East Germans were a white smock over their normal clothing for winter conditions.

    As I have some terrain coming for some sci-fi winter gaming (play mat, grass tufts, flocking) I’d like to get additional use from the terrain and do a Cold War project. I have some Dutch already, although I am thinking about using a different OPFOR, but that would also need to be one in winter gear.

    So, I am looking for two things…some sort of idea what the East German winter uniform looked like, and some sort of opposing force for the East Germans who are also wearing winter gear.

    Thanks!

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    #102894
    MartinR
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    The only pictures I found of NVA troops in winter uniforms were either telegroikas (1950s) or, as mentioned, thin cotton snow smocks and helmet covers over their strichtarn uniform (one bloke is wearing what looks suspiciously like a sheet as it has no sleeves).

    So, you could just paint the figures normal uniforms white. Webbing doesn’t seem to have snow covers (unlike eg BAOR) and a  lot of the troops have the collars of their jackets showing in strichtarn.

     

     

     

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    #102946
    Darryl Smith
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    Thank you, I think that is the direction I shall go!

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