hmm, back in the teenage days my friends and I were into propane spud guns, you could pack one hell of a punch but they were scary as hell to use. @ Mudra, I used to launch rockets way back in elementary school as part of a club and I seem to recall colored rocket engines to better watch the ascent. Maybe they still make them, a touch of orange or red(flame reminiscent) smoke would really make that sucker stand out. Do you have your own homemade Hafthohladung? (sp. I know) They might be easy to copy and it sure would make a nice little German anti-tank combo.
Yeah that’s the one. Trying to remember, but I thought I read somewhere back in 92/93 that a guy got a spud to the gut at close range – messed him up pretty bad. Not hard to believe if it shatters the driver side window of a truck at 150 feet.
sheikyerbouti;4884252 @ Mudra, I used to launch rockets way back in elementary school as part of a club and I seem to recall colored rocket engines to better watch the ascent. Maybe they still make them, a touch of orange or red(flame reminiscent) smoke would really make that sucker stand out. Do you have your own homemade Hafthohladung? (sp. I know) They might be easy to copy and it sure would make a nice little German anti-tank combo.
Problem is, mine cannot have an exhaust or secondary parachute charge pointing rear, for safety concerns. So I have to use the packed tubes, which only come in two types, A10 (what you see here), and D10, which is incredibly large, and way too much for my purposes. So, I gotta use the A10. And as far as I know, that doesn't come in other colors.
I don't have my own Hafthohlladung (sp), though they do repro them, they are very expensive, and next to useless in reenacting, as most groups, CHG included, do not allow you to approach the tanks in combat, due to danger concerns. Not long ago, a guy was run over and killed by a tank, in Colorado.
Me and my friends, however, do have a rather nice anti-tank squad now. We have 2 fausts, 1 schreck, several molotov cocktails, and we are working on getting two more fausts. We also have two german bikes, one of which now has the faust clips. The fausts, unlike the schreck, actually fire a warhead, due to the genious machineing and metal work by one reenactor, and are fired by a small blackpowder charge and a shotgun primer. They're technically faustpatrone, but they go about 60 yards :P The Molotovs are just plastic vodka bottles filled partly with water, and a cork at the top with a orange streamer inside the bottle. To "light" it, you pull out the cork and orange streamer, then plug in the cork again, with the streamer on the outside.
Ok, they do have colored smoke but the retailers (estes, quest) aren't very clear as to which ones are colored and at what engine size they start producing them. Aerotech rocketry does make many colored engines but they are larger than the ones you shoot. Wrt backblast, maybe you could channel some of the smoke backwards down the barrel using some internal piping of some sort. I am guessing here as I have never seen a schreck upclose. I also highly suggest you use rollbomben if you cannot employ German magnetic mines (for safety's sake). Just buy some cheap dollar store balls and paint them appropriately with some sort of handle, then you would be Uber. And of course, the Wurfminen, that could be fun as long as it was thrown from outside the allowable safe distances from vehicles. All in all, it's a decent sounding set up. The only reenactors that I hang with have cannons and antique firearms but there's no rules in Canada against their possession for re-enactment purposes. It's always fun watching the licks of flame coming out of the barrel of an 18th century rifle as a salute in a parade.
Copy pasted from the new FH forums:
Hm, found my camera, so took some pics just now:
First, we have my WW1 prussian officer's sword. No scabbard, I'm working on getting one for it, but its in pretty good condition, and also has 2 cut rubys for the eyes of the lion:
Then, we have a civil war officer's dress presentation sword. Its a non regulation, private purchase sword, for one Hugh Clemens, of Manchester, Iowa:
That WW1 Prussian officers sword looks really expensive. Is it? I have never seen it before on commercial websites but then, I don't check alot of those.
Yeah i know, i have Converse, but they are clean and they look new.
VM converse are Dirty and destroyed :P
And woot! Prussian Sword.. damn thats rare!