TL-191: Featherston's Finest - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the CSA and Freedom Party

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  1. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Yeah I could see that, also he seemed too angry at the world to be interested in romance of any kind.
     
  2. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Wasn't married, nope. Don't think he was gay though, but I guess if Turtledove really wanted to make the parallels to Hitler be more pronounced he would have left it up for debate. I believe in a meeting with Anne Colleton in the American Empire series Anne was particularly surprised that Featherston didn't seem to find her attractive at all, which many men did. Then again, Featherston was the kind of guy to stay mad at everything all the time. Plus, he wasn't much of a looker either.

    He's quoted as saying "I like Lulu. Rest of the world is full of assholes." Whether he found women or men attractive he probably didn't care. Thought everyone was an asshole. So there's that XD
     
  3. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Confederate Freedom Party Guardsmen Uniforms #2:

    Credit for art by --- >>> Maridjan Kirisame on DeviantArt --- https://www.deviantart.com/maridjan-kirisame

    Credit for submachine-gun by --- >>> @cortz#9

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    ^^^ --- Second of Freedom Party Guardsmen by the same artist that did the first. Mid to Late-War, variations in headwear ranging from camouflaged army issued hats to civilian wide brimmed hats with Confederate badges pinned on them. Variations in weaponry include submachine-guns and the occasional bolt action rifle for snipers or designated marksmen.
     
  4. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Pretty much agree and I think I remember him saying most men would not find Lulu attractive.
     
  5. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    I like the sub-gun. :biggrin::cool:
     
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  6. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Well you did make it of course! I don't think we agreed on a name for the gun though. I always just called it the "Griswold". Its a good looking gun.
     
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  7. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Ouch. Truly, an evil man.
     
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  8. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    The war of aggression and the genocide are one thing, but insulting his secretary openly? That’s Ninth Circle shit right there. :p
     
  9. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    He didn't say it out loud, he just thought it in his head.
    So I guess he wasn't all bad! :rolleyes:
     
  10. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    What do you guys think the picture?
     
  11. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    I think it looks great! Has a distinct “Southern” look about it.
     
  12. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    The artist did a really good job here. The submachine-gun on the left was done by @cortz#9 . We never got to naming it, but I always just refer to it as the "Griswold". The rifleman on the right has a "southern cross" badge on his hat, taken from the actual Southern Cross of Honor in OTL. Wanted to give him a bedroll like they had in the Civil War, but this is fine as is I think.
     
  13. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Griswold works. I also imagined the Confederacy having a stamped steel SMG akin to the MP-40, but visually resembling the M3 Grease Gun.
     
  14. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Something like this?

    _M3-submachine-gun-45-caliber-andrew-chittock-.jpg
     
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  15. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Or this?
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  16. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Either work. I do prefer the Grease Gun, because it looks cool. :p
     
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  17. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Glad you liked it. I went back and did a little more work to the gun,the M3's hand grip always looked a bit bulky so I narrowed it down a bit and added a front swivel for a sling and touched up a few other bits too.
     
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    I got the impression that, after reading the books and reading TVTropes.org, that Jacob Featherston was literally/functionally an asexual human being. However, Turtledove did go back and forth with his lack of sexual attraction to anyone or anything (One page he'll say that a good speech with a good crowd is like having a woman, then he'll show no interest in Anne Colleton, later he'll joke with Clarence Potter that if he really wanted to help him, then he should transform into some kind of attractive Redhead(?) ).

    In my own headcanon, he's a genetic dead-end caused by an extreme form of Asexuality, psychologically and perhaps biologically speaking.
     
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  19. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    I like it! Kinda reminds me of this variant of the MP41 that was actually mostly used by the SS.
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  20. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Yup, exactly. He really just wasn't interested in anyone emotionally or sexually speaking. With the mindset he had he probably just wanted to focus on what he was doing and got the most gratification out of that. If he was attracted to anyone - based on what you said, only his own imagination could conjure up a partner to his absolute liking. Everyone else... is an asshole XD
     
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