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Hans Wirtzland

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#1 12 years ago

Just wondering, but why do the Germans not have tropical Y-straps?? It is pretty hard to keep all that gear up without the straps. Were they forgotten, or will they be added to the uniform?? -Hans Wirtzland




Von Mudra

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#2 12 years ago

Haha! I've posted that god knows how many times now, and the devs say that they have them...just haven't shown them yet. They're also missing messkit, and breadbag. And the shovel is on backwards, and not strapped together with the bayonet like it should be.:D




StrangerThanFiction

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#3 12 years ago

We are planning to have a number of different player model configurations later on. The one we have shown is just the first.

But to elaborate a bit, since pretty much anyone that has ever glanced at a WWII uniform book has noticed German soldiers with y straps, it is really not necessary to remind us about their existence every week. :D

Also, while Y-straps may have been a common item, not every guy wore them all the time. I have a rather large book of color photos, almost entirely of Afrika Korps guys, and I have yet to spot a single person wearing the things, in any of the photos. I am sure this has mainly to do with the context of the images--most are not combat images and most of the soldiers are not infantrymen on the kind of extended manuever that would require strapping on all their gear.

So just relax a little bit. The sacred y straps will one day appear in an update, sometime in the future.:)




Lupin

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#4 12 years ago

What about jock straps?




Lobo

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#5 12 years ago
StrangerThanFictionSo just relax a little bit. The sacred y straps will one day appear in an update, sometime in the future.:)

Well, who knows?, we usually take revenge when somebody is too anal about something ;)




Von Mudra

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#6 12 years ago

Could you guys at the very least flip that shovel over, and attach it properly to the bayonet?:)




StrangerThanFiction

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#7 12 years ago
Von MudraCould you guys at the very least flip that shovel over, and attach it properly to the bayonet?:)

I promise that it is the first thing we will do after we finish the jockstrap!

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Seriously, VM, making observations about errors that we may have made can be very helpful. on the other hand, bringing up the same observations repeatedly in multiple threads is rather counterproductive.



Von Mudra

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#8 12 years ago

Heh, I know, I just feel the need to bicker and nag until I see it done.:) Jking.;)




Unkn0wn

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#9 12 years ago

Also keep in mind Y-straps were only frequently used in later war theatres.

Grab a book of say the invasion of Poland, France, etc and you'll notice no Y-straps, just the good ole belt with the equipment on it.

To illustrate how it would've looked ;) (Since I CBA scanning in pictures from books)

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(Note the SS'er is wearing a Y-strap though)

Also, as someone mentioned, it's indeed very rare to see an entire division of same rank units with exactly the same equipment, especially in late war theatres they even ended up wearing different types of tunics.

MG gunners for instance usually wore hardly any equipment on their belt since the MG gun alone was heavy enough, usually no E-tool, just a breadbag, drinking can, sometimes a gas cannister. (Their assistants wore an E-tool anyway)

I've also seen various pictures of units without gas cannisters, entire divisions without E-tools (usually in Western Europe, probably because digging in was not that common)

A tunic's a tunic!




Jimbom

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#10 12 years ago

Atleast they ain't in their birthday suits....