Below we have an actual photograph of a German Soldier who is armed with
the MG-34, which preceeded the Mg-42 (R) and is wearing a Russian Gas mask.(L).Even if one is devoid of imagination
it is not hard to see the resembelance of the actual German Soldier and His equipment and the Special Unit Commando.(Below)
Below are action figures marketed by Bandi showing An individual
Squad member in the Attack Position...Notice that although subdued the gas mask can be easily identified as a Russian type
with breathing tube. This is noteworthy because the Russian Type gas mask has it's own sinister iconic power...to Europeans
it is a symbol of Sado-Masocism.
And here a Squad of the "Special Unit" of the Wolf Brigade
Standing way too close together for Combat. (but it makes a good recruiting poster.)
Here we have shown the basic iconic nature of the Wolf Brigade
figure and the WW-2 German Soldier. It is important to cover this because some people are not familiar with the arms and equipment
of the German army during the 2nd WW. How these Icons effect Europeans and some Americans is well known to themselves but
not well known outside of their folkish circles. Just as it is with Japanese and Asian Icons to Westerners.
sees a "Werewolf" as just another Man-creature...they are mystified, perhaps amused but hardly frightened for this means something
quite common to them. Likewise Westerners are awed by a Monster that squashes Tokyo...but not really frightened. However...the
prospect of a Monster that can come un expectantly from the sea and crush an entire village without warning strikes fear into
the Japanese heart...for this legend was born of typhoons..which are very real...and likewise the Perfectly sane man
who at the zenith of the lunar cycle could turn into a Psychopathic Killer... who tears people apart like an "animal"....makes
us Westerners lock our doors tight...for we know that it is not just a legend, but even perhaps our dear Townsmen. The Japanese
see all men as a psychopathic killers in remission and accept this as a normal part of human nature and do not fear it, but
are conditioned by their culture to accept it and deal with it as it comes. Since Jin-Roh takes place after decades of Nazi
occupation, the Japanese IN IT react to icons of western influence with tainted aplomb, NOT AS THEY ACTUALLY
WOULD TODAY, nor as the AUDIENCE would.
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This concludes Part One of Jin-Roh Weapons.As you can see the Wolf Brigade
is Modeled closely on the personna of the WW-2 German Soldier. Next we will focus on individual armaments.
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