Well back at home after a great day down at Salute. It is a long way and needs an early start from up here in Cumbria, but savings on hotels can be spent on lead (MDF) instead. As there were two of us travelling down. I thought it would be good to get into the spirit of the day on the train.
I have a small game called Pocket Battles....the version I have gives battles between Macedonians and Persians, Alexander vs Darius. It is card based but gives quite a fun game and once you have mastered the rules the game plays in about 30 to 40 minutes.
We managed two games on the journey, one in which the Persian elephants were dominant and the second where the elephants were neutralised and the Macedonians victorious. You do need a flat surface but perfect for the train.
Salute was massive as usual.....almost overwhelming. I did some shopping and I'll post a picture of my haul later. I also played a demo game of Blood Eagle with the Ministry of Gentlemanly Warfare and it was great to meet and talk to Craig. I met up with several people to catch up with and of course there were plenty of games to enjoy. I have only snapped the few I enjoyed most.....but not all the great games on show I sadly can't remember all the names of the clubs whose games I have shown..sorry.
The Blood Eagle participation game I played, based around the series The Vikings, it was fun and nicely setup....I really just wanted to check how Blood Eagle played before I went to buy a copy which I duly did and got Craig and Charles to sign it. So we will be playing some battles of this in the Dungeon soon.
We spent some time talking to these guys about there American/Martian game....this was something we have considered doing as a way to utilise my FoW Americans. If I hadn't spent all my money I would start looking for the Martians.
A lovely American Civil War battle, this is exactly what I am looking for when I get started into the project, unfortunately I keep being sidetracked by new shiny stuff.
This was a great game 3mm modern comabat between Israel and Syrians I think. Really like this and am going to explore this further as a possible option for Cold War gone hot, type theatres.
This was Michaels (Dalauppror Blog) Medeival Viking battle. Fantastic beach landing, everything was great.
Ok I took a photo of this one ! The collection was absolutely stunning the guy had an incredible collection of fantasy, GW type figures beautifully painted.....but for me I would prefer to see real war games in action. Everyone to their own.
I am always drawn to 6mm as it is a scale I really like to tanks, this was the only one I found, again Cold War type battle on a big scale but really nicely done.
Can't say much about the next one....if they didn't win a prize then there is something wrong ! The battle was great figures beautiful etc......but the town !!!!!!!!!!!!
The Town !!!!!!!!!!in 28mm respect to these guys
Final one from me a lovely English Civil War battle ...again a VERY high standard and some thing to aspire to !
Of course I have missed out loads of games which were great, in the heat and excitement I forgot to take photos..now to the haul.