Sunday, 13 April 2014

SALUTE 2014


This weekend it was once again time for the annual gathering of wargaming's finest at Europe's biggest show - SALUTE. The pilgrimage to the London Excel started at Bank station, from were we changed to the DLR trains, fighting our way through a neon-clad crowd of self molesters, apparently going to the same destination to register for performing some masochistic event called the London Marathon the following day.

Safely there it was time to arm myself with cash and camera and dig in.
Without further ado, and with thank to The South London Warlords,
 here are the pictures from a great day at the show.
      
Holy Land siege game using Saga rules.
Overview.

Holy Land siege game using Saga rules.
View from the wall as the attackers roll up a siege tower

Holy Land siege game using Saga rules.
Defenders counter attack through a breach in the wall.

D-Day: British landing Zone.
A massive sized table with countless details - really wonderful work.

D-Day: British landing Zone.
Detail of the harbor section of the table.

D-Day: British landing Zone.
Detail from the beach as the armor and infantry disembark.

1870 vignette by The Continental Wars Society.
Bavarians artillery during the second part of the Franco-Prussian War.

1866 vignette by The Continental Wars Society.
Austrian Infantry charges forward.

1870 vignette by The Continental Wars Society.
French Papal Zouaves charging the Prussian line.

Viking village by 4Ground.
Beautiful winter scape using their "Norse" range.

Viking village by 4Ground.
Detail from the village - snow effects sublimely applied.

Viking village by 4Ground.
Entrance to the grand hall - bring your drinking horn!

WW2 village by 4Ground.
Overview of the complete table.

WW2 village by 4Ground.
Detail - bombed out housing with a German position in the background.

 WW2 village by 4Ground.
Detail - Allies entering from the south. 

The crowd carefully studying all the 3ups, new greens and painted wonders on display.
Salute never disappoints on new releases and "coming soon" announcements.

Hands full, a big smile and a broken VISA - time to go home...
For info on whats in the bags, I'll be running some reviews the coming weeks.

Cliff Hanger: New Agema Republican Romans, Perry BIF metals and some great TYW minis by Horcata miniatures.

Thank you very much for reading!

11 comments:

  1. I'm very jealous. Wish I've could have been there :)

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    1. Understandable feeling John, I missed it last year, but this show is now decidedly a must visit for my part from now on. Maybe we will see each other in that incredibly long pre-booked tickets line next year :0)

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  2. By your smile it realy looks like you had a greate day Sören !!!

    I realy looking forward to see your Salute haul painted up and on the gaming table:)

    Thanks for the extre pictures of the Viking vinter board,

    Best regards Michael

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    1. It really was a great day - even my fiancé got caught in the atmosphere and bought some New Kingdom Egyptians (They will have a special appearance on the blog when she gets around to painting them as well) But - next year you're coming along buddy!

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  3. The Holy land game was something special!

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    1. It really was Ray - I loved the drama created by the breached wall counter attack and the wonderful work on details like the mosque. So many good tables this year, too many to recap here at least.

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  4. Great report with great pictures. In particular I liked the combo of overview and detail pictures. Thanks!
    /Mattias

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    1. Thanks Mattias, was wondering how to best create an accessible overview in the mountain of pictures I took that day. Hopefully this could inspire you to also come along next...

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  5. Great report Søren! Nice to meet up with a fellow Scandinavian and good mate as well. :)

    Now, let's see some pictures of the haul!

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    1. Indeed it was, hope we can continue this as a tradition in shows to come!

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  6. Great report Søren! Nice to meet up with a fellow Scandinavian and good mate as well. :)
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