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!

Barry, Me and Postie
And just who is the little Gremlin over Posties shoulder?
Oh its Trevor!!!

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

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.


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



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 - ??



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?


  1. Wow, amazing show! Looks like there were a ton of vendors. And games on display. Glad you remembered tickets this year.

  2. Cracking pics mate. Great day and nice to catch up as always.

  3. An overwhelming number of fantastic looking games. Thanks for sharing your adventures.
    Did you notice more hex based games than in the past?

    1. Yeh, there did seem to be a few hex games?

  4. Spectacular! Thanks for the pics.

  5. Looks like a grand adventure

  6. Thank you for the tour of Salute, much appreciated.


  7. Lots to love in there, Ray.

  8. Thanks for the pictures Ray :o)

  9. Good Photos.
    I may have to go next year. (Time will tell)
    Cheers mate.

    1. It is expensive.....but well worth every penny. Not sure about the sore feet though?

  10. Wonderful photos, thanks Ray!

  11. Great pitures Ray looks like you had a great time!

  12. Outstanding pictures lucky man, thanks for sharing!

  13. Exellent photo AAR! So much i missed to see.

    Thanks you very much for the " Ray's favorite game of the show!" Comment, very apriciated!

    Best regards Michael

  14. Superb, what a great post Ray.

  15. Nice post of some good looking games. thank you.

  16. Lovely pics Ray, thanks for sharing the images.

  17. Brilliant pictures. I missed a lot of these games!

    1. I've seen pics of games that I managed to miss as well?

  18. Very good report, I can sure understand your feet were sore at the end of the day, perhaps one day I will be able to visit Salute myself!

  19. Great photos, lots to see - too much to take in sometimes! I'd agree, Fort Mosquito was a lovely looking game set-up wasn't it (BTW, my blog may be able to fill in some of your gaps if you fancy popping over)

    1. Agreed Fort Mosquito was the best gane. I'll check out your blog for the missing info.

  20. Super pictures Ray , thanks !

  21. Thanks for sharing those Ray! It is greatly appreciated by those of us living across the pond that can't make it!

  22. Ray,
    Phenomenal report and it's was really good to get chance to chat to you since I couldn't get away for the bloggers meet, maybe next year you can all come to me 😀

    1. You'll have to supply the beer and crisps!

  23. An excellent photo post of Salute, thanks for posting. Sadly due to work and family commitments I could not make it and your report is very much appreciated.

    William Harley.

  24. Well done Ray, great photos

  25. Lots of great pictures Ray. Thanks!

  26. Great pics, thanks Ray! I can't believe you guys pack it in all in one day! The big ones in the US last 3 to 4.

  27. Thanks for posting all of those photos. The show looks fantastic. Someday I will get to travel there and see it in person.

  28. Great photos, thsnks for posting.

  29. Congratulations on a fine Large Post Ray.Great Photographs,of playful needs! Thanks for sharing part and parcel of your day. BB

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