The Normandy Brits are done, as are my original Falschirmjaeger, and now I am working on expanding my force. Planning on a game against Luc at the Kapiti Wargames Club Open Day on Sunday.
Early war (R) and late war uniforms. In Crete a Sand-coloured uniform was worn.
My elite troops are painted in the Autumn Oak or planatin Camo, and my Falschirmjaeger in the yellower variant of the Splintermunster camo smocks, with the blue luftwaffe trousers and blue or luftwaffe camo green helmets.
Images from across the net. Reproduction uniform images from Spearhead Militaria
This is also a good site for info on uniforms in general.
This enlarges the scope of games that can be played authentically dramatically, with both winter and summer terrain becoming useful. I used red "iron ore: ballast from the railway miniatures range as the base, and added lichen in various colours. The result is quite pleasing to they eye, but also vividly illustrates how effective the German Late-war autumn camo was.
"Blurred Edge Autumn Scheme"
"Autumn Oak A Camo"
"Oak B" Camo
Autumn Plantain Leaf no 4
Autumn Plantain Leaf no 2
Plantain leaf no 5 Autumn side
Pea Dot 44 Camo