CAMP SIMAN EVENTS

6th Corps Living History Group, St Louis, MO 

 

Camp Siman is the new 
premiere Tactical and Training site for Military Living History Groups in the Midwest.  



NEW EVENT



15-17 July 2016 
Operation Pacific A WW II PTO Tactical 

Camp Siman Events, 10135 Oakland, Tiff, MO 63674


Operation pacific will encompass all nations who had their military in the field from 1931–1945. From the invasion of Manchuria in 1931 to the dropping of the Bomb and the assault from the Soviet Union and the surrender in Tokyo Bay on the USS Missouri in 1945.

Why such a stretch in time and so many Nations. PTO tacticals are few in fact other than a small public battle at Rockford IL there are none in the Mid-West. Camp Siman Events would like to start an Annual PTO Tactical in midsummer a time when there are few events happening. 
If this event should take off, we will tighten up the time period and the participating Nations. 

Authenticity will be enforced for all impressions. You may have to provide proof of accuracy if you are doing a more obscure impression. Due to the lack of Japanese impressions we will allow a lot of room for interpretation and effort. 

We will list some vendors who have IJA uniforms and equipment for sale. Contact us for more information and guidelines. 
Since the closing of the PTO in Paris Illinois and Sheridan Arkansas this will be the first one in the Midwest in many years and we would like for all to come out and have a good time. 

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The Winter Line, a WW II MTO Tactical Battle 

Friday, October 14, 2016 at 12:00 PM - Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 12:00 PM (CDT) 


Before AVALANCHE the Combined Chief’s had concluded that the Germans would and could only make an effective defensive stand in Italy on or north of the Pisa-Rimini line, and in the face of successful Allied landings would carry out the fighting withdrawal from the south.  The German reaction was quite to the contrary, and any illusions on the part of the Allies that the advance on Rome, some 120 miles distant, would be anything other than slow and painful, was soon swept away. 

The Winterstellungen, (winter positions) or the Winter Line, as it came to be known to the Allied soldiers, was in fact three separate defensive belts that girdled the Italian wathe worn Fifth Army units to their limit.  Non-battle casualties showed an increase, further reducing the combat strength of front-line units; fresh reserves were lacking to follow up initial successes.  Supply and evacuation became more and more of a problem, and increasing efforts were needed in the struggle with snow and mud in the mountains, mud and rain in the valleys. 

This series of tactical battles to be held each October at Camp Siman Events will be based on the various operations against the Winter Line.   

This event is themed for the Itialian Theatre but all WW II impressions are welcome.  All WW II Military vehicles are welcome.  


Camp Siman Events, 10135 Oakland, Tiff, MO 63674 



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4-6 November 2016, 

1944 Ost Front WW II Tactical, 

Camp Siman, Tiff, MO

This Tactical will be hosted by Camp Siman Events and 6th Corps Living History Group and sponsored by 3. Kompanie/I. Battalion, Gebirgsjäger-Regiment 139 and the First Special Service Force 6th Co 3rd REG HRS. 

The tactical will simulate engagements in late 1944 on the Eastern Front, and as such all Russian and East front capable German units are welcomed! There are German and Soviet camp sites available. plenty of firewood and pit toilet on site. Please pack extra food and water! A camp fire dinner will be provided after the battle. 

There will be a gate fee of $15 dollars each, vehicle owners only and vendors are free. Outdoor vending area available bring tables and cover. 

Camp Siman is over 150 acres of woods, hills, and has a 10 acre lake. Some hard rock roads have been cleared for vehicle use, but vehicles will be limited by nature in the field. We will be allowed to dig fortifications outside of the main campground area and off the roads. These fortifications do not need to be demolished afterwards!

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Directions to Camp Siman, Tiff, MO

Take HWY 21 from Desoto make a left on to HWY CC from Potosi turn right on to HWY CC, HWY CC is close to the Washington State Park entrance. Take HWY CC 2.9 miles to HWY E turn right, go 2.5 miles to Rustic Rd, (gravel), turn left, Rustic Rd turns into Oakland Dr, look for signs.  

Tiff:   

38°01'30.2"N 90°40'06.5"W38.025059, -90.668463

A NOTE ABOUT CAMP SIMAN:


Camp Siman is a former Tiff Mine started in the 1890’s and closed in the 1970’s. 152 acres of hardwood forest with bands of cedar forest, a 10 acre lake, a dam 1800 Ft. long, 60 Ft. high on the wet side and 103 Ft. high on the dry side and 60 Ft. wide on top, the spill way is 1000 Ft. long, 60 Ft. deep and 60 Ft. wide. The road network is made of crushed rock up to three Ft. thick and 10 or more Ft. wide. The terrain is varied from typical MO Ozark woods to moon scapes with large piles of rock of various sizes, test digs, canals, ravines and open areas.


Work started on Camp Siman 15 months ago with the first several months spent on clearing the sides of the 1800 Ft. long dam. Since then the work has concentrated on clearing the preexisting roads and opening up the Reception Center and the Cantonment area. At this time we are set up to host almost any type of event. Once we have a couple of events to raise some funds the road improvements will be complete and we will be able to traverse the entire property with any type of vehicle, Military and POV.


For the year 2015, we hosted four events, the Teaser Tactical, two open houses and one training day, each event was free and open to all. Each event was advertised as open to all impressions regardless of Nationality or Theatre of Operations.


Camp Siman is primitive, NO utilities of any kind, we do have one pit toilet finished with three more planed in the upcoming year. We have 152 acres of land divided into five Ranges each @ 30 acres or so. The Reception Center is open air, NO buildings of any kind, except the pit toilet. A storage shed is planned for this year as well as a HQ building in the German camp. The Reception Center is designed to accommodate any Vendors, S&A, Registration and Field kitchen as well as a large common fire pit area surrounded with benches and a cook area as well as a BBQ pit. We use military style fly’s and all types of tents when appropriate. As the Reception Center is multipurpose you will find nonmilitary items as this area is administrative and not meant to be period correct.


The Containment area is divided into four sites, US, British/Commonwealth, Axis powers and the Soviet Union. To date the US camp is 90% complete, British/Commonwealth is at 50%, Axis Powers @ 40% and soviet @ 25%. Each site for now has a burn barrel with future planes to build a large stone fire ring in each camp using the plentiful natural stone on site. The US camp can accommodate up to two GP medium tents with room for many more types at the same time. Camping is available for most events if requested in advance or if planned as part of the event.


Parking for small events will be along Lake Shore Drive which will accommodate up to twenty vehicles, large attendance will necessitate the use of the dam which will accommodate up to 80 cars, a small parking lot is planed near the crossroads which will hold up to 20 vehicles planning to be cleared this year.


Camp Siman will for now only host WW II Events with the hope of adding WWI, Viet Nam and Air soft in the future. If other time periods are interested we will consider. All Events are fundraisers for the improvements at Camp Siman.


Camp Siman Events and 6th Corps LHG STL MO has one philosophy; we are here to have a good time. All participation impressions are to be historically correct and we follow all HRS and FSSF 6-3 Rules and Regulations as well as those of 6th Corps LHG STL MO and Local, State and Federal laws were applicable.


Please support and attend our events and help make Camp Siman Events, Tiff, MO one of the destination sites for our hobby.


Thank you,

S/SGT Adkins, First Special Service Force 6th CO-3rd REG HRS, Commanding

Secretary, 6th Corps Living History Group, St Louis, MO

Manager and Event Site Coordinator for Camp Siman Events, Tiff, MO


15-17 July 2016 
Operation Pacific A WW II PTO Tactical 

15-17 July 2016 
Operation Pacific A WW II PTO Tactical 

19-21 February 2016, Assaulting the Var River Line, Camp Siman, Tiff, MO

Reconnaissance of Monte La Difensa, A winter Hike, 30 January 2016

Desoto, MO

Camp Siman located 1hr from St Louis just off Highway 21 in East Central Missouri 20 minutes from Desoto, MO and located between Blackwell and Tiff, Missouri.


6th Corps Living History Group, St Louis, MO has been granted exclusive rights for the use of 152 acres of land with a 10 acre lake.  This is an old Tiff Mine and it is very primitive. The dam is 1700 ft long and 103 ft high on the dry side and 60 ft high on the wet side the volume of water depends on the rain. This dam will be the parking lot as it will hold up to 60 cars.  In time a pasture will be cleared for parking but that is part of the long range plan. 


There is a small network of roads from the mining days, they will accommodate any Military vehicle.  As of now, most roads need to be opened up for use and this is part of 6th Corps long range plain.


We will be opening several campsites along Homestead Road this ground is located just off of the Crossroads from Gate #2 and it is very level and well drained. There are several acres in which we will develop four campsites and a common area with a fire pit which is also part of the long range plan.


In time the roads and trails will be expanded in order to use more of the interior of the property which is very remote, we call it the Bad Lands! 


Camp Siman has a unique landscape which will lend itself to a varied list of theatres of operation or time periods.  We feel that the land will support such tactical battles as WW II PTO, WW II CBI, Hurtigan Forrest, Korea, Viet Nam, Civil War, Air soft events, use your imagination  


6th Corps Living History Group, St Louis, Missouri is looking forward to presenting you with a new venue in the Midwest at CAMP SIMAN!


The Staff at Camp Siman




Camp Siman Sponsoring Groups



FIRST SPECIAL SERVICE FORCE, 6TH CO, 3RD REG HRS


45TH INFANTRY DIVISION HRS


SECOND 25TH AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION, 25TH BRIGADE, 7TH DIVISION HRS


343 RIFLE DIVISION, RED ARMY


116 INFANTRY, 29TH DIVISION HRS


22 INDEPENDENT PARACHUTE COMPANY, 6th BRITISH AIRBORNE DIVISION HRS


29th PANZERGRENADIER REGIMENT 3rd PANZERGRENADIER DIVISION HRS


326th Airborne Engineer Battalion Charlie Company 101st Airborne  


Gebirgsjager Regiment 139, 3 Gebrigsjager Division



Burning the brush piles in the spill way, 8 March 2015