78. Infantry IR58 German Heer Gettysburg June 2021

78. Infantry IR58 German Heer Gettysburg June 2021

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German Heer reenactors admission for the June 17-19 reenactment at 201 Civil War Lane, Gettysburg, PA. 

 

REGISTRATION COSTS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE!

 

REGISTRATION CHECK-IN HOURS: 
Thursday June 17:  12 noon - 11pm 
Friday June 18:  8am - 11pm 
Saturday June 19:  8am - 11am 
All reneactors must be offsite by no later than 12 noon on Sunday June 20.

 

Online registration will go up to $45 on Monday May 24 and closes on June 13. Walk-ons will be allowed on a case by case basis, but it will cost significantly more. Please contact Jim Horn at cmfchorn@gmail.com if you are planning on walking on.

 

All German Heer reenactors must fit fit the impression for the 78th Infantry Division Infantry Regiment 58. You can find more details below. This is a fairly generic impression and most regular reenactors should have little difficulty in making minor adjustments to tailor their impression to this historic scenario.

 

Rations will be provided one meal on Friday evening one meal on Saturday evening.  Water is on site you must pack anything else you wish to consume.  

 

IF YOU BUY MULTIPLE REGISTRATIONS, YOU MUST PROVIDE ALL NAMES IN THE MESSAGE SECTION WHEN YOU CHECKOUT.

 

GERMAN AUTHENTICITY REGULATIONS

 

78. Infantry Division 

Sturm Regiment 14

 

All participants must have correct glasses or wear contacts. Hair and facial hair must be of period correct style. All participants must be over the age of 18.


This event will have a functioning chain of command. You must have Event permission to portray an officer. If you have rank, you must have a realistic number of men under you. The reason for this is simple. Far too many people put on officers rank and show up thinking they can just tell people what to do. Very often they have no one, or far from enough men under them, to justify their rank. It is not only unrealistic, but it has been a pet peeve of many reenactors over the years because no one likes random officers barking orders at them. The event command is there to provide a good experience for all involved, a functioning chain of command helps ensure the event has a good flow. 




Photographs of the unit

There are actually quite a few photos of the unit, even a few in color, and to put it lightly, they are generic. (Though the photos we do have are mainly from transport and anti tank units earlier in the war).


Expectations


Helmet: Single decal Heer  or No decal

-M35 (reissue) 

-M40 

-M42 

Cap:

-M34 wool overseas / side cap 

-M43 wool Field cap 

-No camouflage caps are permitted

Shirt:

-service shirt, knit, cotton, w/wo pockets

-Period civilian undershirt are permitted 


Tunic

-M36

-M40 (preferred)

-M42

-M43 

white waffenfarbe is the only waffenfarbe premited


Pants:

-M40 wool (limited)

-M43 wool (limited)

Great Coat:

-M40 wool

-M42 wool 


Socks:

-German issue

-Period civilian

Underwear:

-Period correct underwear is encouraged.


Boots: Must be treated at minimum (blackened with polish preferred)

-Marching boots (both tall pre war and shortened wartime)

-M37 Low boot

-M42/43 Low boot

Gamaschen: (gaiters),

some men not  wearing gamaschen at all


Equipment




Cleaning Kit: Required

-Period appropriate for your weapon


Y-Straps:

-M40 Y-straps preferred

-M42 Y-straps

Belt:

-Black with proper Heer buckle (aluminum, zinc, or steel)

Ammo pouches:

-K98 sewn or riveted

-MP 40 proper construction


Bread bag: No police bags. There are quality reproductions out there.

-Green M31 w/ or without leather reinforcing  


Canteen:

-M31 canteen with bakalite or tin cup

-M42/44 enameled with bakalite or tin cup


Mess Kit:

-M31

-Mid War variant /  late war bales

-Post war M75s are not permitted


Bayonet frog:

-Mounted

-Dismounted

-“Short” M42 for use with folding shovel carriers


Bayonet:

-K98 repro or original


Shovel carrier

-Leather

-Prestoff

-Folding type I/II


Shovel:

-Straight

-Folding

Gas mask and can: (Mask not required but is highly encouraged)

-Original​

-reproduction (reworked preferred)

-Gas sheet bags, both rubberized or canvas are permitted 

Zelt: (SMW, ATF, Panther Store)

-Splinter A

-Swiss zelts not permitted


Rucksack

-M31

-Tornister

-Artillery

Blanket:

-Gray Army Issue with Red/Blue stripe

-Gray generic

-German white/cream issue with stripes

-Gray with stripes

-Italian (Limited numbers)

-Civilian blankets of a european design acceptable 

-(NO stereotypical american blankets, army green, hudson bay, or plaid, etc…)

Weaponry

No gas guns unless on a vehicle and approved

NO GSG, 22 mock ups,  MP44, or captured weapons not listed

​Weapon must be appropriate for the position held

Personal weapon:

-K98

-MP38/40 (no GSG)

-NO MP44 

-MG15

-MG34

-MG42 

-Luger P08

-Walther P38

-Walther PP

-PPSH 41 (captured)

-DP 28 (captured)

Unit Weapons:

-Flare gun

-Panzerfaust

-Panzerschreck

-Grenades M24 and variants(Nebelhandgranate, K, etc), M39, M43


Personal Items

​​though they are not required they are highly  encouraged. 

(NO modern eyewear or watches are authorized)

 

Identification:

Soldbuch Highly encouraged

ID Tags Highly encouraged

Personal ID bracelet


Pocket Litter:

Wallet

Money

Letters

Training pamphlets

Matches

Lighter

Tobacco

Cards

Food

Fork spoon combo

Toilet paper (period)

Mosquito net (highly encouraged)


Toiletry:

Towel

Tooth brush (period)

Toothpaste/powder

Soap

Soap dish

Food bag for bread or ration issues

Period tins to conceal medication