On a rather delightfully warm Saturday morning, I found myself once again trekking to the hallowed tabletop show that is Salute. Once again the tabletop masses descended unto the London Excel for Salute 2019. Grab [...] The post Salute 2019 – Another Year, Another Wonderful Show appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
My third and final post concerning this years Salute and as the title's already told you..It's all about the bloggers!The numbers were down this year, with absentees either forgetting or just not having the time. But we did have two new bloggers at the meet Pete and Pete! There are links to all blogs below, so if you haven't joined the Pete's blogs or any of the other give them a follow!Above we have from left to rightMe, Sir Micheal Awdry, Simon, Carl, Postie, Al, Tamsin, Legutus, Pete, Alastair, Pete, Eric the Shed and Miles.BigLee got in this one!Front & centre!!And a few other bloggers we met along the way.Simon MillerSidney Roundwod.Andy from Friends of General HaigPete from Panzerkaput joined us for a quick pic.Barry Hilton gets a cuddle from PostieDave Imrie and Iain McDonaldAnd that's it for another year!!
For the first time ever I went to Salute with no list and no pre-orders. I thought I'd wing it for a change? My first purchase was at Col Bills where I took full advantage of their 4Ground sale, buying 4 Dutch buildings in 25mm. I then bought the extension floors from 4Ground.I'm trying to tidy up in my shed (yeh right!) So I bought these 2 trays for 4L really useful boxes. 3 books from Paul Meekins, I may well have another Donnybrook excursion??Or perhaps a Rebels & Patriots one???Lastly this rather meager amount of lead!Ravens from warbasesA Crann Tara Limber and artillery piece from Col BillA campfire set from ??? Can't remember?And finally some Goats and chickens from Pendraken's new animal rangeAnd there ends my Loot post!
Last weekend was Salute 2019, the biggest wargames show of the UK calendar. And as is tradition, I got myself down to London for a weekend of tourism and looking at the usual impressive selection of wargames goods that appear at the show. And, as you can see in the last Wargaming Week, I bought a few things from the usual suspects. After having pre-ordered the important stuff that I knew would probably run out, I decided to take a more leisurely start to the day at Salute. As someone who isn’t a huge fan of playing demo games at shows (I prefer my wargaming slightly slower paced and without being concerned at making sure I’m not missing something else) I usually burn through everything by lunch. So rather than waiting in the queue for the mad crush, I decided to casually stroll in later on. In a turn of events that will shock exactly no one, my first stop was to the Spectre Miniatures who this year were right inside the door. After picking up my order and marvelling how quick the vu
What a great day was had by all of Posties Rejects.But I've gotta admit I'm paying for the Marathon session I walked all day Saturday. My knees and back are killing me......but its well worth the pain!!!Luckily for us Reject HQ is only a 40 odd minute drive away. Postie, Dave and myself met Essex boy BigLee there and we were in at 8.15, courtesy of some Press Passes from organiser Matt Still.Cheers Matt!!Its taken me an age to sort out all the photos I took, I really wish clubs would have info on or near their tables to say who they are and what the game is, it makes it so much easier!!Its a very long post so get the sarnies ready.We normally get a selfie as we enter, as we did we were joined by Mr Panzerkuput Pete BarfieldFirst stop was Warbases to collect an order, Postie got in on the photoNext stop was Col BillsThey do love to pose for piccies!!As does Barry Hilton at the Warfare minis stand.Barry's looking very pleased with himself!Another selfie. Least said about this one the better!!!At 9.55 myse
Well, that time of year indeed. For the first time I traveled down with my new partner Fiona.....and yes, she was well aware of what she was letting herself in for. The journey down was pleasant, fortunately we arrived at Stockport station early, having decided to walk up rather than grabbing a taxi....my suitcase became a pain and I realised the wheels were on the way out.....grrrrrr..... Anyway, it was a good job we got there early as we were allowed on an earlier train as our own (09:23) was stopping somewhere or another due to some line works or similar....we were soon at Euston and walked over to the British Museum only to find there was nowhere to store suitcases....the signs advise leaving them at the station....forewarned would have been good. Note to self.....research! We gave up on the museum and took the tube to the hotel.....London 1, David 0.The usual shot by the Tower of London.....less hair and more chin as usual......really need to stop this practice.The view from the hotel room (Premier Inn).
Something we’ve been working away on for a while is a very handy counter set for the Hammer’s Slammers:The Crucible rulebook. Made for us by Beadspoke Designs, we’re very pleased to say we’ll have stocks at Salute on Saturday – the set contains over 70 counters and markers, including order counters for Rapid and Concentrated […]
We’re getting very last-minute here, but I only had a chance to test out the mould just now (it works, fortunately…)! This was supposed to have been the very, very last thing we were lining up for Salute – but a package arrived in the post this morning, so there is one more thing to […]
After some delay, we’re finally able to preview a major upgrade for the British Aeronef fleet. The Grand Fleet is the first to get their smaller vessels – cruisers and escorts – redesigned to match the standards of the bigger ships. Six vessels have been replaced by updated versions and there’s also a brand new […]
Well, time to dust off the holdall and my little suitcase as London is calling once more. Hotel and train booked and a frantic attempt to finish a number of miniatures for a Frothers Unite' game based on Brexit.....I kid you not. A note of warning for those travelling - Custom House station on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is closed so you'll need to get off at either Royal Victoria or Prince Regent but it's not too long a walk. Plan your journey here. Also, the weather is somewhat colder than usual which is a pain.....wrap up accordingly.As always there will be a freebie show mini......pic below shamelessly borrowed off the South London Warlords' site for their publicity only.....I've been tasked with finding 3 more copies so if anyone doesn't want theirs and would consider swapping for Politicos etc let me know!Full details on the South London Warlords site here and lots more posts from previous Salutes firstname.lastname@example.org
Yet more for the Salute line-up – and our only Salute release in 6mm for this year (the smaller scale gamers will have to wait for the Joy of Six in early July). We have two new sets of 6mm scale one-man skimmers with riders, to match the 15mm versions released earlier in the year. […]
Phil pulled a late one (or two) over the weekend and has come up with no fewer than ten moulds of new stuff, most of which we’re hoping to have at Salute on Saturday. To accompany our new Spanish Aeronef aircraft carrier, we have this neat little monoplane fighter aircraft called the Halcón. It also […]
At last, something I’ve finished painting ! This is the new version of the German Zugspitze fighter carrier, which replaces the old model of the same name and joins its three cruiser comrades in our Salute line-up. It’s quite a bit bigger than the old version but retains the same configuration. As well as individual […]
After yesterday’s undercoated German village, today we can do slightly better (although only slightly) with an almost-but-not-quite-finished model. It’s painted but hasn’t had decals applied or been varnished, so it’s a bit shiny (in fact, it was still a little bit sticky when photographed !). This is the Demeter, an 15mm VTOL used by the […]
You can tell Salute is getting close and the pressure is mounting – today I’m having to preview unpainted models, I just haven’t had a chance to finish them yet 🙁 Today we have a post-war German village in our Small Scale Scenery range. The style of these differs from some of our other village […]