First of all let me thank you devs for having the all the hard work to make FH even greater than it always was and which I hope it will attract more and more players! I love the new Russian stuff specially the new pilotkas but they don't seem to go very well with the green/white soldier uniforms so I thought since it seems it's not possible to give different classes different uniforms (although I'd really like to see the German tankcommanders with that completely black uniform) I suggest making them spawn randomly like the helmets. I've seen something like this in EoD if IIRC. Vietcong spawned randomly either wearing black or brown shirts. But the problems I faced when I thought of this was that it might not be possible for a Russian to spawn with both the brown conscript coat and pilotka at the same time so it pretty much takes down the point of my suggestion. If this is not possible you can forget it.. or try to find a way to make it possible. There are so many things thought to be impossible but in the end they were! But not that much important to waste time researching I guess. It's all eye-candy but also historical correctness ;) or at least that's what I think because I am not exactly sure if the Red Army soldiers used pilotkas or only conscripts did.
It IS possible to spawn in random uniforms, as both I and Sacred Lizard discovered, BUT there are issues with it that we weren't able to work out. Mainly, when you spawn, you are unable to move unless you go prone, and then you can move again. No idea why.... We asked Hartman about it, but I dunno how that went. He was busy with 0.65 at the time.
I haven't seen all new russian uniforms yet, but as you see in those two pics the pilotka is a bit messed :/ this is just a nice pic, but I think it would be better if the Soviet uniforms colors matched more (same colors on trousers and jacket, better helmet color)
Might we go one step further? I propose that a small percentage (perhaps one occurance per map, and even then only if someone gets lucky) of Russians should spawn as WOMEN: http://pratt.edu/%7Ersilva/sovwomen.htm I'm certainly not an expert on the topic, but I am under the impression that as snipers, pilots, and doctors, women played a substantial role within the Red Army. Their prowess as snipers seems to be particularly notable, and of course, one must mention Lyudmila Pavlichenko: http://www.soviet-awards.com/digest/pavlichenko/pavlichenko1.htm Just kicking a thought around... Feel free to tear it apart. A.
D-FensI haven't seen all new russian uniforms yet, but as you see in those two pics the pilotka is a bit messed :/ this is just a nice pic, but I think it would be better if the Soviet uniforms colors matched more (same colors on trousers and jacket, better helmet color)
yea it looks kidna strange with white trousers shirt and a brown pilotka ...
I propose that a small percentage (perhaps one occurance per map, and even then only if someone gets lucky) of Russians should spawn as WOMEN:
I already suggested that. Apparantley its dumb
Der KaiserI already suggested that. Apparantley its dumb
They probably need to create a new playermodel, animate and skin it which is a hell of a job and adds nothing, absolutely nothing to the gameplay.
frankly yes. Why? #1 It's a LOT of work to do a player model. #2 It's hard as hell to do animations for a new player model. #3 They would have male voices. NO there is no way around that. #4 Imagine all the lameness that would ensue due to immature players...
I'd also like to point out that there might be battles (not sure though) where there were no conscripts fighting. Being the pilotka part of a conscript's uniform I don't think it should appear in such maps. Oh and if it was possible I would like much more for us to have different uniforms for different classes. Then we could make Riflemen = Brown uniform + pilotka Conscripts, Close Combat = Soldier uniform + helmet, Officer = Commisar Uniform + cap etc. This talking about Russians of course. For example the German tanker class would be great to have its own black uniform with the black cap. I also suggest on adding a winter hat for the Russians in the winter maps, dunno what it was called but it was made of fur and had a red star.
Uhm were there any infantry that wasnt conscripts in the soviet army? But I think the pilotka was issued to most as part of uniform. Ushankas would be nice, Finnwars did them good, but I'm kinda hoping on a better pilotka here first :/