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Old November 21st, 2009, 18:17   #1
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Question on topic of Camo and colours

Hey guys,

Just had a quick question about camo and kit colours.

I'm in the middle of kitting myself out so I'm at least a little prepared for my first game when I hit it. I realize it's kind of impossible to know what types and kinds of gear to get exactly as I haven't even gone to a game yet but I wanted to started with some basic ideas, more specifically colours.

For outdoor games, what do the good majority of players swear by for BDU's? I see a lot of CADPAT going up for sale so I guess that's pretty good, but what other types?
Also, for vests and that type of gear, do most people also swear by CADPAT? Or would relatively plainer looking rigs in say, OD still be fine?
I'm also wondering if there is a place for colours like khaki and/or tan on the Canadian field? (yeah you can definitely tell I've never been to a game).
Thanks in advance!

P.S. Why do soldiers in movies sometimes wear black gear with desert BDU patterns in the desert (a la black hawk down, transformers 2, etc.). I realize movies aren't always the best reference for realistic loadouts and such, but just wondering why they could've opted for that.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 18:26   #2
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I personally prefer Multicam or Woodland over Cadpat but that's a little finicky, Cadpat seems to blend well in Canadian forests with a lot of vegetation so one would assume it would be the best choice but it all comes down to personal preference. I'm not a Canadian Army fan thus Cadpat and Elcan sights aren't my cup of tea. I'm more of an oldschool American fan so multicam and woodland for me. Next bdu I'm buying will be tri-color desert though.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 18:26   #3
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Up here in northwestern ontario marpat or digital woodland is the clear winner.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 18:27   #4
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Well, for me it all depends on the day and who I am playing with.

If I am playing with the team, I wear team uniform. Past that I usually wear Flecktarn.
Why? I love it, and I'm part German so it's almost a must hehe.

I also do own a pair of Cadpat combats, if it's really lush green out I wear that.

For vest, I use OD. I find it matches pretty much anything green well.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 18:48   #5
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If it has been in military use you will see people wearing it.

Ususally, the newer the camo the more effective it will be. The russians were (are?)
camo geniuses and as such even their older stuff works super well.

Just buy some random OD or woodland for cheap and hit the field.
Looking great or being super effective day 1 isn't realistic for a noob, anyways.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 19:07   #6
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For dead/fallen wood, and Prairie areas, Marpat and tan based camo is most effective.

For heavily treed/bushy/mossy areas green based camos such as CADPAT TW, Fleck, OD etc. are most effective.

Just take a look at what kind of field and the surrounding area you'll be playing in.

Also don't worry too much about what's the most effective and just pick something that suits your need, or looks badass.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 21:10   #7
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As long as your chosen pattern blends in well in the area you are playing the rest is personal preferance. Three things i would recommend however are to firstly, stay away from Black if you are looking to play outdoors, you will stick out like a hooker in church. Secondly, cover your face with cam paint or a balaclava at the very least. Human eyesight is trained to lock onto objects that the brain can recognize, a bare face is one of the easiest thing to pick up.
Thirdly, This is also personal preferance, I would stay away from camo patterned gear and stick with solid, flat colours, ie OD, tan, khaki, etc. Solid colors go well with any BDU you choose, and if you want to change patterns later then at least you won't be stuck with that ACU vest, MARPAT thigh rig and the Tigerstripe BDUs you want. Catch my drift?

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Old November 21st, 2009, 21:25   #8
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For the longest time, I had no idea there was even a cadpat dude in that picture.
I mentioned to my friend when I showed him this "I wish there was cadpat in there"
"There is, right over there"
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH"

yeah...
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Old November 21st, 2009, 21:36   #9
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For the longest time, I had no idea there was even a cadpat dude in that picture.
I mentioned to my friend when I showed him this "I wish there was cadpat in there"
"There is, right over there"
"OOOOOOOOOOOOOOH"

yeah...
haha, thats a good photo.

The Cadpat guy is standing kind of in front of a darker area then the others though
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Old November 21st, 2009, 21:49   #10
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Also the fact that the guy with the bunny suit is what picks up your attention since it's the most noticeable thing.
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Old November 21st, 2009, 21:59   #11
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Like in Kaos' pic theres only one logical choice...

YouTube- Family Guy Vietnam Clown

guess which one I thought was logical?
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Old November 21st, 2009, 22:06   #12
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Hahaha, I love that scene!
I'm totally doing a Nam load out next now.

If you think about it, it's a pretty good idea to think about.
If you wear something fairly unique, people will know to look for it.

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Old November 21st, 2009, 23:44   #13
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Anyone thought of a Vietcong loadout before?

(Plain OD suit/shirt& pants, and a Vietcong helmet (ask someone that goes to vietnam to bring you one, they sell them everywhere over there...).... and of course, the famous AK47 to complete the kit...)
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 00:36   #14
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Haha, all hilarity towards the end of the replies aside, thanks for the input guys. Can't wait for winter to start so it can go away faster haha (hopefully). Just picked up an OD rig today as per suggested and I'll look into some of the BDU's suggested.
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 01:35   #15
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i always see forest/desert types of camo. if im going for a swat/urban look, whats this camo called?

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