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Trench_raider
01-24-2005, 06:07 PM
Recently a European company has started to make US style BDUs in a variety of unusual patterns. These include a couple of WW2 German patterns as well as WW2 US "Duck Hunter".

I'm kind of fond of this one:
http://www.battlefront.com/resources/poc/_poc_images/full/westgerman2.jpg

This pattern was worn by the West German border guards starting in the 1960s. It is based upon a late WW2 pattern issued to Army and Luftwaffe (rather than Waffen SS) troops known to collectors as "tan and water" or "Marsh Pattern". I understand they now use the same Flechtarn pattern garments that the German army wears.

So as the title says, what do you think of this pattern? Would it be considered "green" or "desert" during one of our OPs?

"Trench Raider"

Obsidian
01-24-2005, 06:16 PM
I would vote desert but pics can be misleading. I use the base color as the determination....the base color of that looks to be brown....the darker color is either green or darker brown...cant tell on my LCD.

AustinWolv
01-24-2005, 06:20 PM
Discussion here: http://texasairsoft.org/forums/showthread.php?t=44

Greg's ops up in the Dallas area started defining patterns like this: http://www.specopscenarios.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=53

Initial reaction would be that if falls under Brown, since they have German BGS categorized as such, which lines up with what Obsidian states regarding the base color.

In other words, sorry I can't help you. I'd ask the organizer of whatever op you plan on attending.

Trench_raider
01-24-2005, 06:28 PM
I would vote desert but pics can be misleading. I use the base color as the determination....the base color of that looks to be brown....the darker color is either green or darker brown...cant tell on my LCD.

That's actually a very good scan of the pattern. Most of the other examples I found on the 'net to link were less distinct. But looking at the original cap in my collection the dark color is certainly a very dark green rather than brown. The tan base of the pattern does seen to jump out at you more than the red or green.

I'm not planning on changing out of Tiger stripe anytime soon, but was just curious. But in case anyone else is inspired to wear BGS camo, should I post this to the linked thread, Wolv?

Also, what do you folks think about it's effectiveness as a pattern? In the areas we play would it blend it decently or would just be a lurid fashion statement? ;)

"Trench Raider"