Sunday, 23 April 2017

Salute 2017 - The Pics (A Looong Post!)



Its Sunday night and my feet still hurt!
Yep I've got to admit it, it was bloody knackering walking around Salute all day!
Postie, Dave and myself left early, unlike last year I actually remembered the tickets this time!
So upon arrival to the Excel centre, me and Postie abandoned Dave to the Salute queue and if you've ever been to Salute you'll know the pain of the Salute queue!
Yes, that does mean we had a press pass once again. yee haw! So we got in nice and early around 8.30ish. After an hour of wandering around I called BigLee to see where he was. He wasn't best pleased when I told him we were already spending our hard earned dosh and had been for an hour or so. He called me a few names, none of which I can repeat here, but he did include a photo
see below!
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he he!

Anyway on with the SHOW!


Dalauppror - Fort Mosquito 1654
Sweden v Dutch Wars in the New World
Top marks go to Michael and Gang, this was my favorite game of the show!















Col Bill, giving it large!!!


 Warbases and Col Bill still setting up.


My first purchase of the day was at Midlam Miniatures
Some very nice lit torches......what the hells he talking about, I hear you say.
All will be explained another day.


The ddddreaded queue.....


Warlord - Inverlochy 1645





Still setting up.....


WI - Celebratory Deathmatch



Society of Ancients




Gatehouse Gamers - Encounter at Pearson's Farm ACW




Barry & Toggy looking all glam!


Herts Volunteers Gamers Club - Sword Beach 6th June 1944






Hornchurch Wargames Club - WotR




A bit blurry, but these ship were bloody awesome!!


£70 for this ship which I thought was a bargain
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I had a chat with Graham & son from Crann Tara


Essex Warriors - 7YW Battle of Prague 1757






The Old Guard - Raab 1809






A beautiful castle for sale at Rendra.





7TV 


2 Fat Lardies - Sharpe's Practice
Had a quick chat with Sidney Roundwood!




Bit blurry but..........


???


Peter Pig - Vietnam



Shattered Void



The Walking Dead


More 7TV




Crewe and Nantwich Wargames - Fall of Philippines Battle of Marong 1942








Batman



???





Scareb Miniature - Italy 1917-1918





Tunbridge Wells Wargames Society - Soviet counter-attack near Rogochev 1942




Wyre Forest Gamers - Battle of Kalisz 1706 





Pike & Shot Society - King Philips War 1675



Pedion Terrian - Operation Uranus WWII
Beautifully made terrain tiles!



Bexley Wargames - Jurassic Park 



Muskets & Tomahawks



Simon Miller - Raphia 217BC









 The Continental Wargames Society - Meet me at the Trocadero

 


Real Time Wargames - 





Learn to Paint the Army Painter way


Battle for Neustadt 6mm





The river that never was......


League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists - Carry on up the Volga, Russian Civil War




ACW - ??


??





Congo



Gripping Beast



Pirates - ??



??? 






  
                                              Von Jrinkenessen Chronicles - Italian Wars




North London Wargames Group - 



I found this reprobate fast asleep in a chair.
Of course I riffled through his bag and ate his sandwiches!


Bet they were hot!



Not at hot as him though! 



Ard Hamma Pinhail - 2nd Sino-Japanese War






???





Friday Night in Crawley - Palestro 1859 - Franco Prussian War





Love the town!


Fran woulda loved this one!
Oshiro Terrain - Shiro O Kogeki










??? -The Battle of Lodi Vecchio 1239




Kallistra - Battle of Cambrai 1917





And that's about it
hope I didn't bore you too much?
If anyone can fill in any of the club or game names I'd appreciate it?