Project Kononov - Aug 31 to Sept 2 - 2018

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Project Kononov - Aug 31 to Sept 2 - 2018

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If anyone is interested in joining us in South Africa:

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Wow! Looks fantastic , a Balkans scenario - would love to participate as part of 7th SS Waffen Gebirgs Freiwillige Divisione "Prinz Eugen".

South Afrika though , and short notice..

Look forward to the pics guys , please post them here 8)
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We chose Balkans because of the climate match with South Africa - 10 months out of 12, it is too hot to wear wool here! We also have the hills and scrub to match, so... fingers crossed!
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Less than a month to go - below a shot from another Balkans-themed patrol we did in May.

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Event kicking off tomorrow. Photos will be uploaded next week, hopefully!
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askhati wrote:Event kicking off tomorrow. Photos will be uploaded next week, hopefully!

Looking forward to them! :D
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Really need to learn to resize photos here on the forum too... *facepalm*
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ImageIMG-20180902-WA0176 by J M, on Flickr

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Looks like you guys had a great time - looks pretty arid out there, what was the average temperature?
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7C during the night, 30C by midday. Regardless of whether you had full wool (our Hauptfeldwebel) or stripped-down HBT (everyone else), you suffered. We also went through 3x full jerry cans of water in the space of 24h - roughly 60 liters between 6 guys.
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askhati wrote:7C during the night, 30C by midday. Regardless of whether you had full wool (our Hauptfeldwebel) or stripped-down HBT (everyone else), you suffered. We also went through 3x full jerry cans of water in the space of 24h - roughly 60 liters between 6 guys.
Outstanding! Hard core... :D
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...and this was the first weekend of spring. By the time December and January rolls on, we have night temperatures of 25~30C and daytime peaks of 35~40C. It gives a very unique window into what the Afrika Korps and other hot-climate units had to go through during the war.
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