Monday, 22 April 2013

Salute 2013 Part 2


I did take a lot of photos at the show but I had to bin at least half of them. I'm not sure who to blame maybe I need a new camera, or perhaps I should read the instruction booklet for my camera, maybe its me? But I'm going with the blame Francis, why? Why bloody not!
I missed loads of great looking games for them you'll have to check out the dearth of other bloggers posts. Here are the best of what I had left.


GLC Games Club - The Battle of Steenkirke 1692
My favourite period, the NYW and my favourite set of rules BLB2







Gravesend Wargames Club & Scarab Miniatures - Jarl & the Jomvikings
A great looking game and they come from Gravesend too!!!!










Gripping Beast
There new monster building



Spirit of the Game - End of Empire - Smog
Loved the look of this game, its not really my thing but it still looked very cool.




Not sure who's game this was....sorry????




Battlefront Miniatures run by Barry Hilton - ACW, The Battle of Little Big Top
Using Barry's soon to be released ACW rules 
"Rally to the Colours"







Possibly Gringo 40's, The Alamo?











Oshiro Model Terrain - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo








Battlegroup - Normandy from GMG Kildare




And finally
As we were leaving Fran and Postie said about the massive Waterloo game
"What Waterloo Game?" I said
So back we went, unfortunately they were packing the troops away so I 
only got a few pics.....















52 comments:

  1. The setups are just amazing. I like the smog one, although it looks more like fog.

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  2. The ACW and Waterloo looked to be great fun! The flags really make the units look grand in the first few pics...were those your flags?

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    1. Afraid not, they're from Warfare Miniatures, they've a massive NYW range and are ever expanding it too.

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  3. Those are great photos, Ray! Many great setups and much to take in.
    Thank you!
    Jon

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  4. Brilliant,
    How did they manage to play the Waterloo game there doesn't look room to swing a cat? Looked great though!

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    1. The table was actually in a massive E shape and yes it was.

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    2. I understand it was a display "only", so it was a snapshot of the battle at a particular time of the day. It was an awesome display though....

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  5. Great pics - I'm very jealous of you who got to go to Salute this year!

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  6. Well the ones you posted surely did come out great. Awesome collection and variety of games. Love that huge Gripping Beast great house. Wow. Best, Dean

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    1. It is rather large, the question is where would you put it after your games??? Perhaps it could double up as a dog kennel?

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  7. Ray,
    Great looking pics, thanks for sharing. Question - what is the round dial thingy in picture #4 behind the Scots unit?

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    1. That's a casualty marker Greg, Warbases sell them over here in the UK, here's a direct link

      http://war-bases.co.uk/ACCESSORIES/GAMING-AIDS?product_id=159

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  8. I think you did a fine job with the pics Ray. To post all of it would take a week. Seeing all of this on tables makes me wish I could afford to buy terrain pieces.

    You two boys get some rest now that you'll be off for a few days.

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    1. I will, but that greedy boy's got 2 overtime shifts, so he's gonna be even more knackered than he is now!!

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    2. Oh no, he's going to be extra grouchy then.

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  9. Wonderful photos of great looking games. But... "Little Big Top"? Little Round Top, maybe, otherwise it'd be a real circus.

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    1. I know what you mean, perhaps it was a play on words???

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    2. Wasn't Little Big Top part of Custer's Last Stand?

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    3. my mistake - that was the Little Bighorn (my brain is still mush from work and the weekend)

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    4. There's a joke about Custer's Last Stand, but it's probably not for here . . .

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  10. Great pictures Ray. That new Gripping Beasts building looks massive.

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  11. I have mixed feelings about the smog game. I love the concept of the terrain and yet something still leaves me cold about it.

    Nice to see the show through your lens. Some really nice pictures which highlight what a fantastically talented group of people we have in the hobby!

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  12. I really like the Viking longboat, and the Omaha beach game, great pictures Ray

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  13. Cracking pics Ray. I love the Smog board but the game and miniature scale just doesnt grab me. The Waterloo game was massive!!!

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  14. Great pictures mate. I liked that smog game too but I didn't take a single usable picture of it, so you're not alone with camera woe's.

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  15. Great pics, just amazing!!
    Phil.

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  16. Some great pics, and some great games that I really didn't take in properly, on the day. Thanks!

    Simon

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  17. Great photos Ray, thanks for posting!

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  18. Nice pics Ray thanks for blogging them all

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  19. Fantastic bunch of photos Ray.

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  20. "I should read the instruction booklet for my camera."

    Real men don't read instruction books or manuals unless they're for cars or bikes and then they read them in bed. Blunder on man and don't be a wuss. My photos are crap, but they're real crap!

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  21. Thanks for restoring my faith in wargamers Ray, for showing mostly the histoical games that were going on. (and it probably was Francis' fault too)

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  22. Just a couple of pic then Ray! Great job Sir.

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  23. More lovely pictures thanks Ray!

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  24. Good to meet you at Salute Ray, sorry it was such a quick hello. So much to see and do and so little time.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  25. Thanks for the pics Ray. I love that Viking ship and the Gripping Beast great hall model. And for a guy who missed the Waterloo game you got some pretty good shots of it.

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  26. Some terrific photography there, Ray. And yes, there's yet more games I missed seeing! Well done spotting those!

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  27. I dont follow your critics about the photographies - you showed us a fantastic overview of this convention and you focussed exactly the most interesting details - thanks for sharing all that with us!
    Peter

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  28. I think these pictures came out great, Ray. Much better than anything I can ever take.

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  29. Ray, these are some amazing photos of some amazing games! Mouth-watering stuff!

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  30. Great looking games! Thanks for sharing!

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  31. I could look at settings for hours, love all the amazing details more than all the figures :) Love the rivers, smog, wheat fields... so lovely!

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  32. Beautiful demo games this year. Thanks for sharing the photos Ray.

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  33. Lovely photo's Ray. I'll need to check out Oshiro terrain

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