Help with Osttruppen

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Help with Osttruppen

Post by dadlamassu » 18 May 2019, 06:31

Our son is playing "Bolt Action" and his birthday is coming up soon. He has a couple of reainforced platoons each for British and German (Heer - Late War Grenadiers) in Normandy. So I would like to add some extra troops that are a bit "different" to this end I bought a random number of sprues in the recent sale at Warlord Games with the notion of making him some Commandos and Canadians for the British and some Osttruppen for his Germans. The Commandos and Canadians I am fine with making "different" and east to identify on the table.

So the help needed is this: How do I make the 28mm Osttruppen easily identifiable from the standard Heer for games set in Normandy? Are there a uniform or weapon distinctions that I can use?

Thanks

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by CarlL » 18 May 2019, 08:32

Alan,

Not something I know much about other than brief reads about Lithuanians and Crimean Tartars who fought for Jerry.

This from brief trawl of web:

"In this photo, freshly captured by US troops in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944, we see a dusty private from a battalion of the Georgian Legion –with its distinctive armshield and ‘Osttruppen’ collar insignia." from https://www.facebook.com/TheTruthInColo ... 736946001/

where this photo came from too.
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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by CarlL » 18 May 2019, 08:36

Alan,
another of Georgian Osttrupp from:
https://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=ht ... mrc&uact=8

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 18 May 2019, 10:14

Im currently putting together a unit of Sikhs that were stationed in Holland ,fighting for the Germans, their definitely "different" :D
The Georgians had headgear very similar to the Cossack Hat ,a bit of poetic license might be in order ,its very distinctive ;)

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by dadlamassu » 18 May 2019, 13:06

Many hanks - from your ideas I searched and found https://youtu.be/ROnAjUkj4vE looks like a mix of Russian and German small arms might be possible - maybe poetic licence? But it is for Bolt Action :D
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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 18 May 2019, 16:14

The Lykke Li Btn Alan :D An Engineer unit specialising in river crossings ;)

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by dadlamassu » 18 May 2019, 17:15

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
18 May 2019, 16:14
The Lykke Li Btn Alan :D An Engineer unit specialising in river crossings ;)
You've lost me. What is a Lykke Li Btn? All I get is a singer.

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by granty101 » 19 May 2019, 05:14

bannockburn bhoy wrote:
18 May 2019, 10:14
Im currently putting together a unit of Sikhs that were stationed in Holland ,fighting for the Germans,
John, I know about these troops, but did they actually take part in any fighting or were they more a propaganda unit like the British Frei Corp? :?

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by dadlamassu » 19 May 2019, 07:15

There is an interesting thread over on Axix History Forum on the Indian in the army and SS including a couple of combat references https://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic ... =indian+ss

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Re: Help with Osttruppen

Post by bannockburn bhoy » 20 May 2019, 16:17

dadlamassu wrote:
18 May 2019, 17:15
bannockburn bhoy wrote:
18 May 2019, 16:14
The Lykke Li Btn Alan :D An Engineer unit specialising in river crossings ;)
You've lost me. What is a Lykke Li Btn? All I get is a singer.
Yes Alan ..i assumed your link would be about Georgians fighting for Germany,but instead its a singer called Lykke Li singing about a river :) ....it was meant to be mildly amusing, its nae fun if you have tae explain it Alan ;) I see the link has now been rectified ,just putting that in so I don't come across as an idiot ,on top of feeling like a bit of a tit :oops: :oops:
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