Salute 2010 photos.

Discussion in 'The Barracks' started by Owen, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went to Salute 2010 today at ExCel Centre in Docklands.
    Paul treated me to an advance ticket.
    We also met up briefly with Les. wish we had time for a better chat but things conspired against it.
    Anyway here are some pics of some of the various games on display.
    Taken on my phone. Light not very good in the hall.
    The radio control Tigers were huge & the crews heads even turned.
    Lots of fantasy games that we're plain daft such as the WW2 game with bats , zombies & ghosts.
    All I ended up buying was some flock & scatter to finish my lads railway off with.
    He wasn't impressed with wargaming, he like the modelling skills but prefers model trains.
    I'm sure younger son would prefer it. He seems far more into army things.

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  2. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Yes it was a good day - shame about those plastic Soviets.

    Not downloaded me piccies yet, will do so.

    What happened to you Phil? We looked for the Fez!?
  3. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    Rather a lot to upload to the board, especially as most of them would have to be resized but they are at:
    Flickr: Les & Alison's stuff tagged with salute2010
    I borrowed a fancy camera the day before & am not sure how successful I was at mastering the multitude of flash modes.

    As for the show itself there was something from just about every period (and as Owen says, some made up ones, 25% being SciFi of some sort) and I got off lightly buying only a set of percentage dice from Chessex and loads of French & Belgian roundels and German swastikas & balkankreuzen transfers (as they were called in my day) for my 6mm tanks from Dom's Decals:;jsessionid=154bd4110697167/shopdata/index.shopscript
    He does allsorts including 15mm AFV markings.

    Must do more shows!! :cheers:
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Lovely pics, Les.
    Was a nice camera you had.
    I had best intentions of getting some rules but was a bit bewildered, as back in my day they were A5 booklets in B&W not these multi-coloured hardback rulebooks that cost an arm & a leg that they do now.
    Paul suggests I trawl eBay looking for some old sets.
  5. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Great pictures.

    The Tiger and King Tiger look extremely well built and painted.

    If they are 1/6th scale they will be extremely heavy if all metal.

  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    A few pics from me.

    Hmmm - wanted to add some more but the system won't let me?

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  7. James S

    James S Very Senior Member

    Those two Tigers look really excellent. :)
    Thanks for the photos gents.
  8. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

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  9. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Excellent photographs.

  10. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

    It was so good to look at I forgot to ask how long it took to resolve each move for the Battle of Blenheim game?

    At the moment there are close ups of various game action on the Salute site:
    Closeups of Demonstration games at Salute2010
  11. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I loved that Blenheim game, I spotted the Duke Of Marlborough but couldn't find Prince Eugene, I should've asked.
  12. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Hey Les, what the heck was this:

    WW2 Horror again, hapless German Panzergrenadiers are zapped by UFO with mend-bending consequences.
    Was this in the God's Own Scale? It looks like it :) If I painted a Maus I suppose I could paint a Fliegenderplatte or two :D

    I suppose you people had great fun! But where is Phil the Victorian?
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    The first game Paul mentioned to me when we met up was that he's seen a great looking 300th scale WW2 game but was puzzled by some black blobs .
    'What's that ?' asked Paul.
    'BATS' came the reply, 'and they are Zombies.'
    We wandered over to take a look & that's where we found Les.
    The chaps playing the game were well into it, we were slighty bemused to say the least.
    Bats, zombies, ghosts & a WW2 micro-armour game....madness, i tell you, madness.
  14. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

    Yep it was odd, and I think the game m/c was on an acid trip...
  15. LesCM19

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

  16. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    What happened to you Phil? We looked for the Fez!?

    We were there from the off. Almost signed up for the London Marathon, purely by accident I swear, which was registering next door. Was in the first fifty in via the queue busters queue, went straight to Hasslefree -bottom left corner on the map, and spent the rest of the day marching up and down the ranks in a methodical way, well kind of.

    Had quite a few folk spot us though, all charmers. Slug spanked one hundred quid- all his own earnings, mainly on WW2 figures. I bought mainly VBCW, and some modern Brits plus some Eureka US Marine recon because they were just so finely crafted and can be painted up as Brits.

    Really a lot to get in in one day, took very few pictures. We ended the day playing a couple of games, the funniest being the RAF wargame club doing a kind of hunt the Terry quickie which was very well run, and so enthusiastically it rubbed off. Left about half four.

    I loved that Blenheim game, I spotted the Duke Of Marlborough but couldn't find Prince Eugene, I should've asked.

    I heard he got stuck on the M25.
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  17. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    "Hunt the Terry"? :)
  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the photos

  19. Tom Canning

    Tom Canning WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Owen - et al -

    I think I would prefer to fight those Tigers and Panthers at your show with my six pounder than the ones we had in '43-44.....

    Great pictures
    Cheers -
  20. WotNoChad?

    WotNoChad? Senior Member

    "Hunt the Terry"? :)

    Yes Terry Taliban... ;)

    Slug really enjoyed this one because three of his squad had Minimis (m249) and they held the trigger on for the entirity of the game.

    Hopefully he'll develop into a more mature gamer like his old man, I think my highlight was beating up a small fantasy army controlled by an eight-year-old.

    Oh and hurrah for Whitstable & Herne Bay club winning best participation game with that kamikaze game.

    Oh and not to forget Joe's annual total salute photo walkthrough which you'll find here; WARGAMES SOCIETY :: View topic - SALUTE 2010 Walkthrough (Joe's Pics) – PART ONE

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