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Terry3702 Dec 2012 8:36 a.m. PST

If I were to do an element based on Otto Skorzeny, how would he best be depicted, i.e. uniform. What comes to mind is as a paratrooper on the rescue of Mussolini?



Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian02 Dec 2012 9:02 a.m. PST

I'd use Frodo wearing the One Ring. evil grin

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2012 9:24 a.m. PST

Fencing jacket and saber.

Rudi the german Inactive Member02 Dec 2012 9:33 a.m. PST


He himself liked this photo the most…

Oddball02 Dec 2012 9:57 a.m. PST

I take a base, flock it and leave it blank. He's is the real Colonel Flagg from the old show MASH. Nobody sees him leave, except he doesn't break his leg jumping out a window. Skorzeny, the most dangerous man in Europe, moves like the mist.

Ok, fun aside.

I'd find a command figure in German para smock with an MP-40. I don't think he wore a peaked cap in the field, but I've seen him in the type with visor, like a baseball hat.

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2012 10:36 a.m. PST

Use a Patton figure for a Battle of the Bulge scenario.

Travellera02 Dec 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

I have seen some 28mm miniatures for the rescue of Mussolini. I guess there must be an Otto in that range. I can unfortunately not remember the manufacturer.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member02 Dec 2012 11:44 a.m. PST


PiersBrand02 Dec 2012 1:22 p.m. PST

In a sports car in Berlin while pretending to be at the front?

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member02 Dec 2012 1:33 p.m. PST
Legion 402 Dec 2012 2:36 p.m. PST

Yes, that was the pic I was thinking of ! thumbs up

Monkey Hanger Fezian02 Dec 2012 3:10 p.m. PST


Offensive miniatures do a range of FJ including Mussolini and Skorzeny for the grand Sasso raid


Picture of the figs in the gallery here

Theres also a free Skorzeny figure with the New Bolt action supplement from Warlord games, but he is not representative of the Grand Sasso raid


Hope that helps

Legion 402 Dec 2012 5:13 p.m. PST

Both those figures of Otto are very nice, his famous scar is easily observable … thumbs up

Terry3702 Dec 2012 6:12 p.m. PST

Thank you all. I was expecting to go with something based on the Mussolini save mission. So a paratrooper, with an MP-40 as Oddball recommends, will probably be it. Now to determine if the wore the lighter khaki trousers with his camo smock or the standard stone gray. Again, thanks all,


Kaoschallenged Inactive Member02 Dec 2012 9:06 p.m. PST

Looks like the tan tropical Fallschirmjager uniform tunic and pants.






vojvoda Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 9:07 a.m. PST

The first link is suspect at best. I have NEVER seen that image of him before and he was never in America. Also the picture of the older man does not have the scar. Bad advice there Rudi.

As for images I think the Osprey on his battle group (Ardennes: 1944 Peiper and Skorzeny) has a nice image of him in action.

James Mattes

vojvoda Inactive Member03 Dec 2012 9:16 a.m. PST

Found a link to the first reference that has a better photo:



James Mattes

Terry3703 Dec 2012 9:37 a.m. PST

Oh my! This is getting even better, and much more info than I had expected. Kaoschallenged, that link is excellent and full of pictures of the rescue, but that also raises a few questions. First there seem to be some infantry in the regular helmet in the tropical uniform and then some paratroopers in the tropical uniform. Then I notice the paratroopers are wearing a camouflaged smock and I wonder which color/pattern it is (I am going by hte excellent Artizan guides)

PDF link

Would I then be wrong to have Skorzeny in a camo smock and wearing a para helmet? Maybe just an Afrika Korps officer in a peaked cap would be better even though I am wanting him dressed for action? Vojvoda, I have that Osprey and will check it out too. But then the paratroopers that I am doing to support Skorzeny would be the ones depicted in the tropical trousers and camouflaged smock (again, which one)and para helmet. Is the helmet then tropical painted or the standard dark gray?

Thanks again for the amazing information all, and sorry for the additional questions. but this is not my area of knowledge, being a new one to me.


Lion in the Stars03 Dec 2012 2:21 p.m. PST

link got blocked by my university's firewall as a malware site.

Looking at the other photos, I'd suggest a tall 15mm German soldier in … "forage cap" (since the proper term would get bleeped)

jdginaz03 Dec 2012 11:35 p.m. PST

"The first link is suspect at best. I have NEVER seen that image of him before and he was never in America. Also the picture of the older man does not have the scar. Bad advice there Rudi."

Not only that but Skorzeny died in 1975.

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 7:33 p.m. PST

Terry. I am assuming that he wore th3 camo smock but obviously took it off for the photo-op.And he is wearing a Luftwaffe breast eagle on his tunic. What stood out for me was the soldier wearing the bandoleer. Robert

Kaoschallenged Inactive Member04 Dec 2012 11:18 p.m. PST

Nice close up of Skorzeny. It is a Luftwaffe tunic and Luftwaffe Tropical side cap.


Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 10:12 a.m. PST

Well, one thing is for certain, Rudi's recommended site left me feeling very soiled.

As for how best to represent Otto, I suggest a stand with one of those gravestones Woodland Scenics used to sell.

Personal logo flooglestreet Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Dec 2012 11:34 a.m. PST

Thanks for the selection of Skorzeny figures Monkey Hanger.

62bravo Inactive Member27 May 2013 7:53 p.m. PST

I just saw this tonight. I've got a sculpt of Mussolini at Gran Sasso for a game I ran at the Museum of Flight a couple of years back.

John D Salt Inactive Member28 May 2013 8:15 a.m. PST

Patrick Sexton wrote:

Well, one thing is for certain, Rudi's recommended site left me feeling very soiled.

I can't help comparing myself with Skorzeny, though. According to this site, he spoke six *different* languages. How does that match up to my own ability to speak fifteen languages, all of them the same?

All the best,


Gaz004528 May 2013 9:15 a.m. PST

How about stuffed in a Fiesler Storch with a fat bloke on his lap?

JD Lee Supporting Member of TMP29 May 2013 6:48 a.m. PST

Battlefront has a Skorzeny set.

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