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wingleader356 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2016 6:10 a.m. PST

I recently bought warlords ss storm battalion charlemagne squad box. This contains a mixture of uniforms. would the jackets with shoulder boards/ flaps (not sure the correct term) be painted in pea dot? Seems like they should be the standard field grey?

Thanks for the help
Ben

Night Witch Inactive Member16 Dec 2016 6:30 a.m. PST

The SS issued standard cut uniforms in pea dot camouflage late in the war.

Andy ONeill16 Dec 2016 7:10 a.m. PST

Doubt this is original, but:

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Greebs16 Dec 2016 8:46 a.m. PST

It's my understanding that shoulder boards were not to be applied to Pea dot uniforms. Some did anyway, but to my knowledge it was not the norm.

wingleader356 Supporting Member of TMP16 Dec 2016 9:00 a.m. PST

So there should be no flaps on the shoulders and probably none of the insignia on the cuffs and sleeves ?

It appears that the painted examples on the box are wrong …

Martin Rapier16 Dec 2016 9:53 a.m. PST

Yes, the pea dot jackets didn't have shoulder boards and the troopers weren't supposed to put cuff titles or eagles on them either (although there are plenty of photos showing them with eagles sewn on).

The tankers cut pea dot was a bit different and often had shoulder boards, collar tabs etc.

MadMax17 Inactive Member16 Dec 2016 3:05 p.m. PST

With SS camoflauge and uniforms, pretty much anything goes. I dont know fhe figures you're talking about, but late war SS units would look distinctly un-uniform. In a unit, it wouldnt be uncommon to see any combination of smock, helmet cover, 44 dot (or perhaps other patterns like Italian camo) trousers, 44 dot tunic, field gray trousers, field gray feldbluse.

So some guys in smocks with fieldgray trousers, others with 44 dot trousers, some guys with 44 dot tunics and fieldgrey trousers, others with fieldgray feldbluse and 44 dot trousers. Some with helmet covers, some without.

Then on smock and helmet cover patterns, again no standardization, a smock was a smock was a smock. Some oakleaf, early Plane Tree, Overprint Plane Tree, Blurred Edge, etc.

The 44 dot tunics themselves had the sleeve eagle sewn on at the factory, but no other insignia. That being said, unform standards were very lax, especially amongst senior NCOs and officers, so some added collar tabs, shoulder boards, cuff titles, and awards. Most though would only have sleeve eagle

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