• Stalingrad 2019 SOVIET Registration

  • $39.00 USD

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    REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

     

    This page is being left up for informational purposes.

     

     

    SOVIET Registration Only!

     

    *Confirm which Platoon and Company your unit is in with your unit CO before registering!!! Select your platoon from the drop down before adding to cart. If you do not have a unit, select whichever of the first three platoons best suits you (combat focused, combat balanced, or immersion).

    If your unit CO doesn't know which Platoon to join have them contact event staff at ohiofactoryevent@gmail.com.

     

    *Registration will increase to $49 on February 22nd. Registration closes February 24th (if you see registration available after this date, it is still available. We set the closing date as Feb 24, but we MAY leave it open longer)

     

    *Please note that m43 tunics will not be allowed this year! This is the only real significant authenticity change from last year. The full authenticity guidelines are available here.

     

    SOVIET RIFLE STANDARDS

     

    All Soviet Rifle reenactors will be portraying the 138th Rifle Division, 650th Rifle Regiment in defense of the Barricades Ordnance Factory on November 10-12, 1942. This is only to ensure everyone looks correct for the scenario. For most impressions, this will not require any serious alterations! Guards badges and any awards, insignia, etc that wouldn’t fit the unit and scenario must be removed.

     

    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.

     

    All uniforms and equipment must be original, corrected post-war, or a QUALITY reproduction

     

    This year’s biggest change is that M35 shirts are REQUIRED with either subdued or no collar tabs. M43 tunics will NOT be permitted!

     

    Headgear

    -Helmets,

    -SSh40, SSh39, SSh36

    -NO cold war helmets converted to SSh39’s

    Helmets are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for safety and authenticity reasons

     

    -Other headgear

    -Pilotka (garrison cap): (NO nylon caps or staybright stars),

    -Ushanka (NO post war blue or staybright stars),

    -Visor caps (for appropriate ranks)

     

    Uniform

    -Base Uniform:

    -M35 shirt

    -M35 trousers

     

    -NO M43 shirt allowed.

     

    -Notes: your shirt must have a collar liner.

     

    Insignia:

    -Subdued or no collar tabs.

    -NO Colored collar tabs allowed.

    -Notes: Awards must be pre-Stalingrad.

    Raspberry tabs did show up in very small numbers almost exclusively on higher ranking officers. However, we have seen almost zero evidence of their use by enlisted men in Stalingrad.

     

    After the order to remove raspberry tabs came on August 1, 1941, The unit being portrayed at this event (138th Rifle Division) suffered heavy losses on the Crimean front and Operation Blue and went through two total overhauls before the Battle of Stalingrad itself began. They again suffered heavy losses in the city over a month of continuous combat before the time frame portrayed during the event. The average life expectancy of Red Army soldiers inside the city was less than 48 hours. This means most of the men at this point in the fighting were replacements. The likelihood that any raspberry tabs would have survived that time period is very slim. Not to mention the almost complete lack of photographic evidence of their use in the city itself.

     

    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.

     

    Winter Clothing:

    -Padded jacket and/or trousers

    -Overcoat

    -Sheep coat

    -Double breasted coat

     

    Camouflage clothing:

    -amoeba camo suits, kikimora camo suits, or white winter suits may be worn over correct uniforms.

     

    Footwear

    Boots:

    You must wear Soviet or German jackboots, or soviet/lend lease low boots. Cold War model jackboots are allowed but try to get wartime correct boots. Try to limit lend lease boots. Please no GI “roughouts”. They weren’t being produced yet.

     

    Footwraps are recommended, but socks are acceptable. Please note that footwraps are more comfortable in Soviet boots and socks were very rare in the Soviet Union.

     

    Field Gear

    -NO Kirza mosin pouches

    -NO f1 grenade pouches

    -NO metal grommet platsches.

    -NO vesh-meshoks (drawstring backpack with straps and a pouch on the outside)

    It is recommended that you bring an entrenching tool.

     

    COLD WEATHER/CAMPING GEAR

    While authentically freezing to death at a recreation of Stalingrad would be incredibly authentic, our insurance says we must discourage it.

    -Cold Weather Gear: A coat is an absolute must. Winter long underwear and winter footwraps are also highly recommended.

    -Camping: We are allowing unintrusive military/vintage camping gear.

    We will be offering heated rooms for those who don’t want to sleep on the ground.



    WEAPONS

    ENSURE ALL WEAPONS ARE UNLOADED PRIOR TO BRINGING THEM TO THE EVENT

    There is to be absolutely NO gunfire between 20:00 and 8:00 (8PM to 8AM).

     

    Weapons:

    Weapons must match your role in your unit.

    -NO PPS43

    -NO M44’s

    -NO Thompsons

    -Gas guns should only be vehicle mounted or in a heavy weapons role

    -Grenades MUST look like the real thing. NO juice bottles or Easter eggs.

     

    RATIONS

    All food must be in period correct containers or packaging, like butchers paper, wax paper, or reproduction wrappers or bags. All liquid must be in period correct containers. NO modern beverage containers allowed. (ie: Mountain Dew or Gatorade)

     

    Thank you for reading this document. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at ohiofactoryevent@gmail.com. If you are unsure if you meet the standards, let us know and we can help make sure that you do. It is better for everyone to fix a potential problem now, rather than at the event. We want as many people as possible to be able to participate and are willing to help out if you need it.




    SOVIET NAVAL MARINE STANDARDS

     

    All Soviet Naval reenactors will be portraying Volga River Gunboat flotilla crewmen in defense of the Barricades Ordnance Factory. any awards, insignia, etc that wouldn’t fit the unit and scenario must be removed.

     

    All Uniforms and equipment must be original, corrected post-war, or a QUALITY reproduction

     

    (Special Thanks to Eric Dalton-Taylor for providing Naval Infantry Regs.)

     

    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.

     

    Headgear:

    Helmets: SSh40

    Naval Ushankas: Must have wartime model stars

    Naval Cap: No post war caps or post war scripts

    -NO naval pilotkas. They were exclusively used by submarine crews

    Helmets are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for safety and authenticity reasons

    Uniform:

    Blue and white telyanasha: please no light blue stripes. Originals were a dark blue, almost black.

    Navy Blue Jumper: Must have red stars and correct, large rate patch. Please no converted USN jumpers.

    Black wool trousers

    Bushlat (Pea Coat): Must have 6 buttons

    Enlisted Men's overcoat: Single row of buttons

     

    Footwear

    Boots:

    You must wear Soviet or German jackboots, or soviet/lend lease low boots. Cold War model jackboots are allowed but try to get wartime correct boots. Try to limit lend lease boots. Please no GI “roughouts”. They weren’t being produced yet.

     

    Footwraps are recommended, but socks are acceptable. Please note that footwraps are more comfortable in Soviet boots and socks were very rare in the Soviet Union.





    Field Gear

    Naval Infantry Equipment consisted of a mix of army and naval equipment

    -NO Postwar model naval belt buckles

    -NO Kirza mosin pouches

    -NO f1 grenade pouches

    -NO metal grommet platsches.

    -NO vesh-meshoks (drawstring backpack with straps and a pouch on the outside)

    It is recommended that you bring an entrenching tool.

     

    Use of Captured bayonets is widely documented.

    Combat use of Maxim Belts as bandoleers is debated. It was certainly present in propoganda posters and posed pictures but it is unclear whether or not it occured much in combat.



    COLD WEATHER/CAMPING GEAR

    While authentically freezing to death at a recreation of Stalingrad would be incredibly authentic, our insurance says we must discourage it.

    -Cold Weather Gear: A coat is an absolute must. Winter long underwear and winter footwraps are also highly recommended.

    -Camping: We are allowing unintrusive military/vintage camping gear.

    We will be offering heated rooms for those who don’t want to sleep on the ground.



     

    WEAPONS

    ENSURE ALL WEAPONS ARE UNLOADED PRIOR TO BRINGING THEM TO THE EVENT

    There is to be absolutely NO gunfire between 20:00 and 8:00 (8PM to 8AM).

     

    Weapons:

    Weapons must match your role in your unit.

    -NO PPS43

    -NO M44’s

    -NO Thompsons

    -Gas guns should only be vehicle mounted or in a heavy weapons role

    -Grenades MUST look like the real thing. NO juice bottles or Easter eggs.

     

    RATIONS

    All food must be in period correct containers or packaging, like butchers paper, wax paper, or reproduction wrappers or bags. All liquid must be in period correct containers. NO modern beverage containers allowed. (ie: Mountain Dew or Gatorade)

     

     

    As a thank you for reading this, use the coupon code ICANREAD for $5 off registration. 

     

    Taking Hits - Please read

    There will be no walking dead or medics running into a hail of bullets at this event! You will be provided with a wound card at registration; in the event that you “take a hit”, you fall in place and your wound card will tell you whether you are lightly wounded, heavily wounded, or dead. This system is based on the what is currently used for training in the US Army.

        -Lightly wounded means that a medic, or the aid station/lazarett can treat you. Continue laying in place until you are able to move to cover; you must seek at least a medic to treat your wound and issue you a new wound card before you can return to your unit. If no medic is available, make your way to the aid station/feldlazarett to be treated and receive a new wound card. *Play the role of wounded to whatever degree you are comfortable (if you not theatrical, fine, if you are super theatrical, also fine).

        -Heavily wounded means you are immobile and must remain in place until a medic, or a fellow unit member, retrieves you from the field. Stay in place shouting for a medic or sani. A medic can retrieve you but they can not treat you! You must be evacuated to the main aid station/feldlazarett. If the card says you are stretcher bound then you must get help. Only at the aid station/feldlazarett can you receive a new wound card and you will wait there until headquarters issues you orders to rejoin the fight as a fresh replacement. *Play the role of wounded to whatever degree you are comfortable (if you not theatrical, fine, if you are super theatrical, also fine).

        -Dead or KIA means you lay in place until the fighting has cleared your area. You will remove your helmet and make your way back to the aid station/feldlazarett without any detours. You will NOT hang out in the battlefield or return to your unit. Only at the aid station/lazarett can you receive a new wound card and you will wait there until headquarters issues you orders to rejoin the fight as a fresh replacement.

        **If at any point, you decide to just be dead, that is your choice. You must wait for battle to clear, remove your helmet and make your way back to the aid station/feldlazarett to receive a new wound card and await redeployment. You can NOT hang out in the battlefield or return to your unit! You are always either in play, wounded to some degree, or dead.  If you need a break, return to the aid station/feldlazarett. If your entire unit needs a break, request to be relieved through your chain of command and we will transfer your unit off the line to an out of the way area where you can remain in reserve.

     

    Medics: A medic is useful to have around but not required. A medic can treat light wounds, allowing men to return to battle sooner without going to the aid station/feldlazarett for redeployment. Your own men can help you get to the aid station/feldlazarett but only a medic can treat certain wounds and only a medic or aid station/feld lazarette can issue a new wound card.

        *Medics must identify themselves at registration so they can receive basic instructions and a packet of wound cards.

       

    Aid station/Feldlazarett: This is where you must end up if you are heavily wounded or dead. (Your sides HQ can also serve as the aid station) They are capable of treating the lightly wounded if no medic is available. They are capable of issuing you a new wound card and clearing you to return to the field once you have received new orders from HQ.

        You must remain here until you are redeployed. HQ will issue you orders to return as a replacement. You will most likely be sent back to your unit.

        If at any point you need to take a break, take a hit and head back to this area, do NOT clog up the battlefield.

    Surrendering

    Be prepared to have your pockets searched upon surrendering. Be prepared to spend a potentially decent amount of time as a prisoner (an hour or two at most). Be prepared to be interrogated or potentially executed. If you don’t want this to happen, don’t surrender.

    **Captors may not drop, break, take, or discard anything in prisoner’s possession unless given permission by the prisoner. Treat other peoples stuff better than you treat your own!!!


    Event address: 4136 E. Dennick Ave Youngstown, OH 44503 (this address may not work in all GPS, if it doesn't, try 299 E. Dennick Ave)
    Event date: March 1-3, 2019 (Registration opens by 10:00am on the 1st and closes around 12:00 noon on the 2nd)

     

    Registration is non-refundable.

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