March on Rome - Reenactor Authenticity Rules
    Authenticity rules will be enforced:
  • No non-period haircuts or facial hair. We are all representing the ordinary and common soldier.

    If you simply must represent the reincarnation of Napoleon or wish to represent some edge case or oddball i mpression - this is not the event for you.

  • The location for this event is vehicle friendly.

    We encourage any and all period, authentic vehicles to attend. There is room to maneuver, with lots of roads that are accessible.

  • Please help us make this event more enjoyable for everyone by only bringing vehicles that are original or built / rebuilt along authentic lines.

    M38 Jeeps of Korean vintage and VW Type-181 Things are NOT acceptable, to name just two examples. You know if they're correct or not, so please use contact us and ask prior to the event. Thank you for your cooperation in making this event memorable and authentic.

  • Allied Forces

    • US Forces
    • All troops will conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going �tactical�. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for US Forces:

      Here is a US impression detail 36th Division video.

      • Hats and helmets
        • M1 steel helmet and liner
        • Wool Cap M1941 (Jeep Cap)
        • Overseas Cap (Daisy Mae cap, or HBT soft cap)
      • Uniforms
        • Jacket, field, M1941 (or tanker jacket etc.)
        • Trousers, wool, EM, M1937
      • Shoes and boots
        • Brown leather boots
        • Jump boots for paratroopers
      • Weapons
        • M1 Garand
        • M1 Carbine
        • BAR, Thompson,
        • M1911 or Colt .45 pistols for officers.
        • NO trench guns, NO shotguns of any kind, no enemy weapons period.


    • British Forces
    • All troops will conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going �tactical�. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for British Commonwealth Forces: Canadian, Australian, Indian, Polish, Australian, New Zealand, etc.

      • Hats and helmets
        • Mk II, MkIII, (Airborne helmet should be worn by appropriate units)
        • Helmets may be worn with or without a helmet net
        • Overseas Cap (Tam o shanter or appropriate unit headgear)
      • Uniforms
        • Wool BD jacket and trousers (P37, P40, Austerity, War Aid patterns. Denim BD may be worn if appropriate for impression.
        • Khaki Drill uniforms may be substituted for BD in warmer weather.
      • Shoes and boots
        • Cap toed black boots (Officers and WOs may wear brown)
        • P37 gaiters should be worn with BD uniforms.
      • Weapons
        • SMLE
        • Sten, Thompson, BREN
        • .455 Webley for officers


    • Irregulars & Resistance
    • All troops will conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going tactical. All irregulars require prior approval of MoR Administration and will be aggregated under the command of the Partisan Leader, Castoro and operating as one unit. Contact by email: management@MarchOnRome.org

      The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for Irregulars and Resistance Forces:

      • Hats and helmets
        • Wool beret in dark color
        • Period civilian hats or caps
      • Uniforms
        • Corduroy or moleskin work pants
        • Shirt - with or w/o collar, (no T-shirts) or sweater (not Army issue). Period civilian shirts preferred. Khaki or white cotton shirts with epaulets and long or short.
        • Wool sweater or leather jerkin or jacket
        • Era appropriate civilian blouses and skirts
        • Jacket, moleskin work jackets from the 30's and 40's
      • Shoes and boots
        • German low quarter boots, British ammunition boots or Swiss Gebirgsj�ger boots.
        • French army 1917/41 pattern "other ranks" or officer's boots.
        • Great War American low quarters with hobnails.
        • Era appropriate civilian boots or shoes.
      • Weapons
        • Carcano 1891/38 (6,5mm): Gew. 209 (i)
        • Carcano 1891/38 (7,35mm): Gew. 231 (i)
        • Mauser: Gew. 221 (j=Jugoslavia)
        • Steyr 1895: Gew. 306 (i=WWI reparations from Austria to Italy)
        • Enfield: Gew. 281 (e)
        • Mosin Nagant: Gew. 252 or 254 (r)
        • M1 Garand Slgew. 251 (a)
        • M1/M1A1 Carbine Slgew. 455 (a)
        • Vetterli-Vitali (6,5mm)
        • MP-38/40, Thompson, Sten, Beretta, Breda
        • Nagant 1895 Pistol: P. 612 (r)
        • Nagant 1895, Bodeo 1889, Beretta (Models 15/17, 34, & 35),.455 Webley P-38, P-08, PP, PPK, P35, Steyr 1912, Llama or Star, 1911


  • Axis Forces

    • Heertruppen
    • All Heer will conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going tactical. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for German Heertruppen:

      Here is a Heer Infantry impression detail landser video.

      Basic infantry drill video.

      Zeltbahn rolling video.

      • Mutzen und Stahlhelme
        • M34 Schiffchen
        • M43 Feldmutzen (Bergmutzen for Gebirgsjager troops only)
        • M35, M40, or M42 Stahlhelm
      • Feldblusen (All feldblusen must have correct insignia; white piping for infantry; correct green piping for Gebirgsjager troops.)
        • M36, M40, M41, M42, or M43 wool feldblusen
        • M40 or M43 HBT Heer-pattern blusen
        • M40 Tropical blusen
      • Hosen:
        • M37 or M42 wool straight-leg trousers
        • M36 or M40 wool berghosen (for Gebirgsj�ger troops only)
        • M40 Tropical trousers, breeches, or shorts
        • M42 Summer HBT trousers
      • Schuhe und Stiefel
        • Marschstiefel (Jackboots) with hobnails
        • Schnurschuhe (Ankleboots) with hobnails
        • Bergschuhe (Mountain boots), correct German or properly converted Swiss (for Gebirgsj�ger troops only)
      • Waffen
        • 98k Mauser, G43
        • MP35, MP38/40
        • MG34/42
        • P-08, P-35, P-38 for officers
        • MG34/42
      • Miscellaneous
        • Italian cammo allowed, however in small quantities and field made as in theatre.
        • Correct equipment for the impression presented (no Austrian Y-straps, East German shovels, etc)
        • Soldbuch and dogtag, properly completed
        • Binoculars and mapcases for officers and NCOs must be of correct design and vintage Authenticity Guidelines for Fallschirmjager
        • P-08, P-35, P-38 for officers and Fallschirmjager


    • Fallschirmtruppen
    • All Fallschirmjager should conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going tactical. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for Fallschirmjager

      • Mutzen und Stahlhelme
        • M34 Schiffchen
        • M43 Feldmutzen
        • M38 Fallschirmjager helm, M40, or M42 Stahlhelm
      • Hemd
        • Service Shirt; Blue or Tropical or Knit Shirt
      • Feldblusen
        • M40 wool feldblusen or Fliegerbluse
        • M40 or M43 HBT blusen
        • M40 Tropical blusen
        • Luftwaffe Field Division Jacke
        • Fallschirmjager Jump Smock, Type III, Splinter B or Tan and Water
      • Hosen:
        • M37 or M42 wool straight-leg trousers
        • M38 Fallschirmjager trousers
        • M40 Tropical trousers, breeches, or shorts (British shorts also)
        • M42 Summer HBT trousers
      • Schuhe und Stiefel
        • Marschstiefel (Jackboots) with hobnails
        • Schnurschuhe (Ankleboots) with hobnails
        • Fallschirmjager jump boots Type I or II
      • Waffen
        • 98k Mauser, G43
        • MP35, MP38/40, StG 44/MP44, FG-42
        • MG34/42
        • P-08, P-35, P-38 permitted for all Fallschirmj�ger
        • MG34/42
      • AMiscellaneous
        • Correct equipment for the impression presented (no Austrian Y-straps, East German shovels, etc)
        • Soldbuch and dogtag, properly completed
        • Binoculars permitted for all Fallschirmjager and mapcases for officers and NCOs must be of correct design and vintage Authenticity Guidelines for Fallschirmjager



  • Luftwaffe Ground Forces
  • All Luftwaffe Ground Forces will conform to authenticity guidelines set forth by Kampfgruppe von Rybus, and will be inspected prior to the event going tactical. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for Fallschirmj�ger



  • SS
  • All SS will conform to authenticity guidelines for the event, and will be inspected prior to the event going tactical. All members of individual units will wear the same uniform type and camoflage pattern. The following are the accepted uniform and equipment for German SS:

    • Mutzen und Stahlhelme
      • M34 Schiffchen
      • M43 Feldmutzen
      • M35, M40, or M42 Stahlhelm
    • Feldblusen
      • M36, M40, M41, M42, or M43 wool feldblusen
      • M40 or M43
      • M40 Tropical blusen
      • Cuff titles: Reichsfuhrer-SS or slick sleeve only.
    • Hosen:
      • M37 or M42 wool straight-leg trousers
      • M40 Tropical trousers, breeches, or shorts
      • M42 Summer HBT trousers
    • Schuhe und Stiefel
      • Marschstiefel (Jackboots) with hobnails
      • Schnurschuhe (Ankleboots) with hobnails
    • Waffen
      • 98k Mauser, G43
      • MP35, MP38/40
      • MG34/42
      • P-08, P-35, P-38 for officers
      • MG34/42
    • Miscellaneous
      • Correct equipment for the impression presented (no Austrian Y-straps, East German shovels, etc)
      • Soldbuch and dogtag, properly completed
      • Binoculars and mapcases for officers and NCOs must be of correct design and vintage




Important Disclaimer! Reenacting is a potentially hazardous hobby. Participation requires crossing rough terrain, in all types of weather, which requires good physical fitness and excludes people with health problems. Participants will be using and in close proximity to, blank firing firearms, simulated explosives, and large vehicles that are potentially dangerous. Unsafe or negligent behaviour will result your in ejection from the event.

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