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nevinsrip07 Nov 2018 1:04 a.m. PST

This is my scratchbuilt  generic AWI camp, that I can use for all sides. Yes, I know that the Silbey tent was not invented at this time, but I'm willing to overlook that.
Artistic license!!

Lots of battles, especially in the South, began with surprise raids on unsuspecting campsites.
Anyway, this was fun to build and will look great on my table.



























bracken Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 3:57 a.m. PST

What's not to like, lovely piece of work all round. Thanks for sharing 🖒

dBerczerk07 Nov 2018 4:53 a.m. PST

Many fine pieces! I like your style.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 6:08 a.m. PST

Terrific and wild!

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 6:09 a.m. PST

I like.


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 6:47 a.m. PST

They look very nice but why do you have Sibley tents from the American Civil War in a Rev War camp? Period camps for AWI should have wedges, some walls, and marquee tents. It would also be very accurate to have no tents, just brush huts.

FlyXwire07 Nov 2018 7:10 a.m. PST

WOW, you've really outdone yourself this time, and folded in so many of your great techniques into these pieces!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 7:57 a.m. PST

Great looking ACW camp. Nice Work!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

Great work – and thanks for sharing

nevinsrip07 Nov 2018 9:41 a.m. PST

HG Read the post. I used the Silbey tents because I had them and I like the way they look. No other reason.

Jeffers07 Nov 2018 9:48 a.m. PST


nevinsrip07 Nov 2018 10:20 a.m. PST

By the way, there are 2 sections with Silbey tents on them.

I can always put them aside, if someone was that upset about it.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 10:39 a.m. PST

You are welcome to do what you want with your models, but I would never put them on one of my AWI game tables. I'd never hear the end of it from my somewhat knowledgeable friends. LoL :-)

Winston Smith07 Nov 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

MY friends go by the principle that "It is what I say it is!" when we put things on the table for a game. Especially if they're as nice as those tents.
That goes for tents, trees, Sid-kafizzes, Shermans, Landsknecht hang gliders, Bladensburg using French figures as Americans….

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 11:18 a.m. PST

I game with a lot of re-enactors, so perhaps their standards are a bit more demanding. :-)

We argue over buttons and the like, so imagine what an out of period tent would do. LoL

23rdFusilier Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 11:26 a.m. PST

Historygamer, having gamed with reenactors in the past I know what you are saying!

nevinsrip07 Nov 2018 1:46 p.m. PST

I don't game, so I don't give a hoot what re-enactors think.
I'm in it for the aesthetic appeal. I like the way they look and so there they are!

Besides they are modular. Of the 9 pieces, only 2 have Silbeys on them. I can mix and match as I like.

HG, People that argue over buttons probably should…..

I'll just leave it at that. This is a very civil board.

TRUgamer07 Nov 2018 3:09 p.m. PST

Looks just fantastic… for what it's worth soldiers were not made out of lead and plastic either.

Great stuff.


95th Division Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2018 5:38 p.m. PST

Excellent job.

Spooner607 Nov 2018 6:27 p.m. PST

Nice job. I just got a bunch of Renedra tents to make my AWI camp as well. Thanks for the inspiration.


historygamer Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

I freely admit that for some historical accuracy means more to some than others. Your stuff, do what you like. It isn't made for games anyway.

Pauls Bods08 Nov 2018 9:52 a.m. PST

Lovely. I really like the colour combinations

nevinsrip10 Nov 2018 11:35 p.m. PST

"It isn't made for games anyway."

Really? Why not?

There are dozens of battles that involved Camps being surprised and over run. Just because I don't game, doesn't mean that other people could not use these pieces in a game
One of these years, I'm going to show up at Historicon with terrain in hand, for John and his crew to play with.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP11 Nov 2018 6:44 a.m. PST

Who makes the correct tents for the AWI?

Spooner611 Nov 2018 9:51 p.m. PST

Rallynow, You can use Renedra tents. The square tents above would work. I think the issue ithe round tents, those didn't come about until the 19th Century. The US government built many of those for the ACW and didn't pay the inventor. Deep State trying to overthought the population goes back to the 1860's.

If I was gaming with Nevinsrip and used his camp, I would not have known that the one style is anachronistic. But I would have played anyways! LOL, and probably got my camp overrunned by rampant British LIne!.


nevinsrip11 Nov 2018 11:15 p.m. PST

Those are all Renedra tents.

Even the offending Silbey tents (GASP!!) are Renedra

Winston Smith12 Nov 2018 9:13 a.m. PST

I have some resin tents that are so old I forget where I got them from.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP12 Nov 2018 2:54 p.m. PST

Look, your display, do what you want. But, given this is the American Revolutionary War board, and not a modeling board, I'm not sure why you'd be surprised by anyone pointing out that your models aren't period correct – by 100 years.

You have a talent for flocking, I'll give you that, but you don't seem very knowledgeable about the time period. While you certainly made a camp display, it isn't even remotely military, or period correct. Period military camps, as documented in a number of period paintings and books on castramentation, show great details about period camps on both sides. Your displays seem to be some randomly throw together multi-period tents with some boxes and flocking thrown around them. Again, not sure why you'd act all outraged that someone would point that out on this board dedicated to the time period. If you don't want that then simply post to a modelling board where people likely wouldn't know the difference.

nevinsrip12 Nov 2018 6:47 p.m. PST

HG, I'm neither surprised nor outraged. Mildly amused would cover it.

I said right up front that the Silbey tents were not period accurate. As for the camp itself, well your description is quite accurate. It is, after all nothing but

"Your displays seem to be some randomly throw together multi-period tents with some boxes and flocking thrown around them."

Yup, that about covers it.
You can go back to counting buttons, now.

FlyXwire13 Nov 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

I'll take some of these randomly thrown together pieces anytime!

Oh, and in my mind, all those boxes are missing is the fiddle player. :)))

Virginia Tory13 Nov 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

An historically done camp would be neat, complete with sentries, etc.

nevinsrip13 Nov 2018 11:49 p.m. PST

Actually, in my mind I pictured this as more a "hideout camp", rather than a military camp. I never pictured it as a Continental or British camp.
My focus has always been on the SC backcounrty battles. I pictured this camp as being a place where Pickens, Brandon or Sumpter might meet up with his troops.

HG I should have been more specific. It was never intended to be a "Military Camp". In fact, the thought never entered my mind. It's more a backcountry gathering place.

And it's fine, that you don't care for it. After all, it's just a model. No offense taken.

historygamer Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2018 6:42 a.m. PST

Well that makes sense. I was just going by the topic post which says, "AWI camp."

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP14 Nov 2018 11:26 p.m. PST

Historygamer, I think that is time for you to let it go.

Yngtitan Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 6:49 a.m. PST

Great looking pieces!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP15 Nov 2018 11:58 a.m. PST

Thanks Spooner6 I will check it out. You don't want to get me started on the Deep State myth.

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