Salute wargames show

Discussion in 'The Lounge Bar' started by Paul Reed, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin


    Excellent photographs.

  2. 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
  3. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    I loved that Blenheim game, I spotted the Duke Of Marlborough but couldn't find Prince Eugene, I should've asked.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique

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

    LesCM19 "...lets rock!"

  8. 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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  9. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    "Hunt the Terry"? :)
  10. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Thanks for the photos

  11. 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 -
  12. 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
  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went to Salute at Excel in London today. 22.04.2023.
    Last went in 2012.
    It was manic & very busy there.
    The painting of the figures on display was top notch.
    Here's some photos of some of the wargames.
    There were lots of fantasy games but I mainly took photos of some of the historical (mainly WW2) based games.
    Spot Pegasus Bridge.
    All I bought was some moose.

    Attached Files:

  14. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    The sandy chaps need to get their panels up Owen or they'll be getting an unwanted visit from the A-10 boys.

    Cracking models. Some skillful and very patient folks there.

    Kind regards, always,

  15. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Went there again today. 13.04.2024
    Good fun.
    I bought a GPMG SF crew which I did in the late 80s.
    Had pie & mash in a really old pub afterwards.

    Attached Files:

  16. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Ham and Jam :)

    Cracking photographs Owen; Top job!

    Kind regards, always,

  17. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Saw these full size 3D printed heads there too.
    So lifelike.

    Attached Files:

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  18. JimHerriot

    JimHerriot Ready for Anything

    Blimey! Don't show Adam :)

    Kind regards and doppelgangers, always,


    EDIT: No more wax for Madame Tussaud's methinks.
  19. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Love the presumably Vietnam tunnel wargame.
    That's... different.

    Funny thing, wargaming. (15mm ECW, 1/300th tanks & Warhammer in the dim & distant here)
    So many of us that've done it in the past, before booze & gurlz intervened. (With apologies to lady wargamers, but... y'know.)
    So many I know go back to making models for it with a mate in, cough, middle age, with the best of intentions.
    Never actually to be used, with even the odd long-distance meet-up often just devolving (evolving!) into time at the pub.
    To the extent I have been unkind to several mates in laughing at the hundreds spent on terrain, figures etc.

    'You can never go home again'...
    Though hopefully some do.
  20. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    It was a display case to show off their models .
    I really liked it.

    Lots of close ups here.
    'As Above, So Below' 2024
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