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Death Korps, of Kreig.
Kreig is the german word for war. Right off the bat it tries to sound German. German words often use more K's then we would. Thus the Korps. Death, this just sounds brutal. In my honest opinion all my peers relate German things with being hardcore. With France being more symbolic of weak in my peers minds. I don't mean to offend anyone, this is just what I've found. Prussian armies and SS armies wore hats with a death's head on it or something like that. Also leaning towards Germans.
Codex, page 23. The Kreig sergeant has a German styled helmets. The other ones look WAY more German then French. Almost like German paratrooper helmets from WWII.
Page 61. It shows a picture of one with a spike above its head. Kaiser whoever put spikes above their heads 30 years pre WWI to make his troops look more hardcore.
Now, I ask you, why do you think they are French? They're uniforms are khaki, more British but they still have German points. The Imperial Guard may also have been a French unit thought. Yet I can't think of any other reasons why to think they are French.
Evil. Someone else has made that connection. They look very hardcore. Honestly, in my peer's mind were more likely to connect a soldier that appears, evil, hardcore, and bad ass with Germany. That spike thing was done just to look tough.
Weren't French uniforms like blue or something in WWI? Or was it also Khaki? Either way, Khaki was extremely popular for uniforms during that time.
Read the little fluff excerpt out of the codex. "atomic purging" can only make me think of one awful thing. Also the skulls on their shoulders. I've never seen a French based solider ever have something on their arm. No symbols or letters at all.
German, French, and Krieg soldier, Krieg definetally favors the German theme. The Krieg commander also bears a close resemblance to the Kaiser if you ask me. I can see where you're coming from though. The French and German soldiers look very similar in some shots, but the German helmets are much sharper with a more dramatic slope along the back, like the Krieg ones. The French helmets seem to have a softer curve to it or are shaped more like the British ones.
Also, as Jacaran somewhat mentioned, the Krieg are made out to be this very militant, exacting society, which strikes me as a throwback to German culture at the turn of the 20th century.
Here is a rundown of IG armies that are based on real life:
Kreig - German. the trenchcoat, the attrition, the spikey helmets are all german, as well as their name is in german
Mordian - They seem like the french to me, pompus, stylish, etc.
Preatorion (spelling?) - 19th century British
Tallarn - Middle East Coalition from Battlefield 2 (i know the're not based on that specifiacly (spelling?), but i put them this way, so i can aviod, racist/ a ethnoc debate)
Catachans - Rambo
Cadian - American:z ;Y Go Canada!
Valhallan - Red Army
Hope this helps. DKOK are german because that is actually what germans looked like in world war one, complete with the gas masks (as they were the first to use mustard gas attacks)
"Like frenzied beasts, they was. But I tell you, there was never a sweeter sound than the howls of the Wulfen that night."
Sgt. Pridman, veteran of the Tlax slaughter
I would say Tallarn are not the middle eastern coalition but it more reminds me of...
Lawrence of Arabia. A British commander in WWI who led the Arabs to fight the Ottoman Empire. He was very influential in the guerrilla warfare scene and what not. Prefering to target Turkish suppy lines over bases, pinprick like attacks. He always dressed all Arabic like too.
The Middle Eastern Coallition in BF2 is more like a Modern army ,while the Tallarn don't appear to be wearing some sort of bullet proof vest but traditional Arab clothing. Which was when Lawrence and his men wore.
I gotta say that they have a bit of both a ww1 French and German Army look going on. The Helmet on the FW models looks alot like the French Adrian helmet with the spine in the middle of it. While the long double breasted tunic with the bottom of it buttoned back looks pretty close to the French uniform of the first world war.
The Gas Masks look more german and the picklehaub looking helmets from the IG codex look more German.The Carapace armor looks exactly like ww1 German body armor and the obvious things in the name, like The spelling of "Korps" and the use of the word "Krieg"
So ultimately a cool mix of both army's to make a truly awesome mini that I wish I could afford!! haha
Though I wrote "seem" what I really intended to say was "look". Just realised there's an important difference.Originally Posted by me
Well of course I agree on the name and them old models (the pickel helmet Steel Legion conversions) are quite obviously German. But comparing the FW-models to the WW I uniforms they do strike me as quite French-looking.
Above: French WW I uniform