Posts Tagged ‘Salute’

Salute 2018 Haul

Posted on May 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

The concluding post to our Operation Sealion 2018, the haul, the loot, the gathered goodies and shiny stuff made from metal, plastic and resin. If you’re going by plane, make sure to have enough empty space in your luggage to cope with your buying. As …

Salute 2018 – Part 3

Posted on April 23rd, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As Salute being such an important event for the wargaming community, lots of companies schedule their announcements and releases for that particular saturday in April. Some of them are just teasered, some proudly announced in the newsletter before the show and others are huge surprises. And as a enthusiast you have your hopes, what will […]

Salute 2018 – Part 2

Posted on April 21st, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Let us focus on the gaming tables and participation rounds at Salute in this part of the coverage. A table, that I was really looking forward to see, was the one by Andy Singleton and Kildaire Paintworks, it is a 20mm / 1:72 World War two Setting in the mediterranean. He documented the different kits […]

Salute 2018 – Part 1

Posted on April 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute began early for us, after the day-trip to Nottingham, we we’re ready and waiting at 7 a.m. at Cambridge Station. Taking the Great Northern towards London, we had some time on our hand. It takes roughly an hour and gets you to Kings Cross without a stop. Spending that time on going through our […]

Salute 2018 Trip Report

Posted on April 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Salute is the largest wargames show in the UK and, for me, a chance to visit London, see the sights, catch up with other wargamers and then escape within 24(ish) hours with a bag full of lead and future plans made. Since going to my first in 2015 as I rejoined the hobby, I’ve eagerly … Continue reading Salute 2018 Trip Report

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Salute 2018 – Highlights

Posted on April 16th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

After finally being able to sit down and relax in the comfort of my own home after a manic weekend, I hit an unsurprising realisation. […]

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Salute 2018 – there and back again……

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , . Posted by

Well, the annual exodus is over once more. Had a great time meeting up with friends both old and new. Lots of temptation that I resisted and lots that I didn’t. Good food and beer played an important part of course….hence the ever spreading stomach t…

Salute 2018 Photo Review

Posted on April 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Another huge success is the only way I can describe Salute 2018. This is the biggest one day wargames event in the UK and its hard not to be impressed by the size, diversity and shear ‘buzz’ of this annual wargame show. It may lack the personal touch o…

Salute 2018 first peek

Posted on April 14th, 2018 under , . Posted by

I’m back from Salute 2018 and its been another amazing celebration of our wonderful and extraordinary hobby. I have taken a shed load of pictures as usual and hopefully tomorrow I will find time to start editing, labelling and sorting them for upload. …

Campaign Sea Lion 2018

Posted on April 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

It is time to take another approach and try to loot the Island for pewter, plastic and resin! Thursday we head over to the UK, for a short trip to the “Leadbelt” of Nottingham as well as paying a visit to the Salute on saturday. Salute is the largest wargaming event in the UK, hosted […]

To the Strongest! at Salute

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

At our table GG07, circled in whtie on the plan below, Andrew Brentnall and I will be running not one but TWO games of For King and Parliament. We’ll start games in the morning at 11AM and afternoon at 2:30 PM. If you’d like to play for an hour or more…

Looking ahead to Salute

Posted on April 10th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

Salute is just a few days away and as always I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been to many over the years and every time it seems to be larger and more tiring (or maybe I’m just getting older, fatter and slower?). I always approach such a big sho…

Free Models Giveaway at Salute 2018!

Posted on April 9th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Feel free to read that title again, folks. That’s right. We’ve got two models to give away from Salute 2018 in London! How do you […]

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Small men, big month

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

It has been forever since I’ve had motivation to paint, which is unfortunate. But what is fortunate, is that I got over myself a little regarding that, and found some time to paint.  The motivation this time is to help out with the Wild In The Str…

Salute 2017, a belated missive……

Posted on May 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Okay, my annual trip to the old smoke. This actually marked my tenth consecutive trip to the show. Or at least the ones I remember…….The trip started badly on Friday morning as my taxi didn’t turn up so I had to jump in my car last minute and drive…

Two Steps Forward…

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I picked up the new Miniature Wargames magazine on Friday. I’m a sporadic reader of most wargame magazines, but I usually pick up Miniature Wargames at this time of year because it includes the Salute show guide. This is a probably unnecessary as they …

The unbearable shortness of being

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

In preparation for Salute 2017, I have been painting a warband of dwarves from Hasslefree Miniatures.  The majority of the force is complete with hand weapon and crossbow troops, and a champion.They will be defending their mountain stronghold in a…

Salute 2016 Swag

Posted on April 21st, 2016 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I had saved some spending money for salute. Without further delay, here is my swag from the day.Couple of Osprey books, hopefully going to provide some guidance and inspriation for my current early war focus:  B…

Salute 2016

Posted on April 18th, 2016 under . Posted by

For a change this year, the biggest wargames show of the year fell on a rest day for me. A rare occurence, I took full advantage and after recruting a friend for some company, we set of for a day’s shopping, browsing and driving (366 miles in one day i…

Coming out of hibernation

Posted on April 20th, 2014 under , . Posted by

Discontent made glorious summer by this sun of Salute!

The Other Napoleonic Games at Salute

Posted on April 24th, 2012 under , . Posted by

I’m afraid these photos are nowhere near as nice as the ones of the 54mm game.The Corunna “game” was a terrific spectacle with a lot of story going on in it.  I say “game” because it was effectively a diorama, and on the BRB scoring system, non-wa…

My Favourite Game at Salute

Posted on April 22nd, 2012 under , , , . Posted by

I thought the 54mm Napoleonic game laid on by Victrix, looked absolutely stunning (all pictures clickable).It was clearly set somewhere in Spain, with a stream running down the centre of the table, and some stunning  scratch-build buildings.There …