octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

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octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Postby r33nact0r » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:01 am

I have just bought an octagonal shaped tent - can anyone tell me whether that shape is right for 1470?

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Re: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Postby guthrie » Thu Dec 01, 2011 12:17 pm

I personally don#t recall seeing a specifically octagonal tent in period illustrations.
Do you mean octagonal as in 8 rectangular panels make up the sides, and the top of the wall/ bottom of the roof is octagonal as well?

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Re: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Postby The sempster » Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:52 am

Do you have a photo you could post here? That would make it easier :-)

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Re: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Postby Mark Griffin » Tue Dec 06, 2011 8:31 pm

probably not...

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Re: octagonal tent shapes - right for 1470?

Postby Sir_John_Thomas » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:38 pm

Looks like you maybe right Mr Griffin.

Iv'e seen an octagonal medieval Pavilion, looked really good. don't know if it's authentic, but it looked the part.

Also seen an olive green WW2 German tent with clear plastic windows used as an authentic medieval tent, made me chortle :D

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