Friday 27 April 2018

Salute Loot!!!

I didn't think I bought that much, but it seems as though I did!?!
I've finally had the chance to rifle through my goody bags last night, to see what I bought during Salute 2018.

Three books from Cavalier, all for THE period. I probably don't need these as I've got pretty much 
all the info I need, but.............

My first ever purchase from Crooked Dice.
Some pretty cool terrain items.

A show wouldn't be a show without my fix of Essex minis.
Just a few packs of Cavalry command for the NYW


A free gift from fellow Blogger Bob Cordery.
I've always quite fancied the Spanish Civil War??

Tools from Bicorne, for Sedgemoor figures and the like.

Ah Gawd!
Another offshoot for Donnybrook

Two Highlander Officers from Crann Tara minis

Character figures from Warlord, maybe be a bit small me thinks??


A very nice little collection of counters from Warbases.

Redoubt figures from Col Bill

More Highlanders this time from Dixon

I also bought some pre-painted Redoubt Highlanders from Grubby Tanks, so all in all 
a rather large selection!

Monday 23 April 2018

Bloggers meet up @ Salute 2018

At Salute each year we Bloggers meet up for 30 minutes to say hello in the flesh, here are a few photos of the infamous 30 minutes.
The annual Bloggers meet up at 12:30
From L to R 
BigLee took the photo.

Tamsin, Dave, Carl & Paul?

Not sure what Posties up to hear??

Or there??

Sir Micheal Awdry looking slighty bemused too?

Mike looking rather creepy........

Sir M, Al (Not Tamsin!!!) with Sidney Rounwood.

Carl, Simon, Sir M and Al

Postie took the Team Blogger pic, but the poor old bugger can't see properly and ruined 
all of the photos on Tamsins camera!

Alastair and Dave

Bob and Prancing Pony............sorry Lee!

Legatus and Eric the Shed

Saturday 21 April 2018

Salute 2018 - The Pics

I've been a very busy boy this week hence the late post for last weeks wargaming 
extravaganza that is Salute 2018.
I took stacks of photos using my phone, now here is my problem.....a few months ago I had an update on my ever trusty phone, now it takes rather crap photos, so unfortunately some of the photos had to go in the bin.

We'd only just walked in the doors nice and early around 8:30ish!!
And who'd we bump into, none other than Mr League of Augsburg himself, Barry Hilton, 
who came back for a selfie with the Rejects.

A most excellent replica!!!

And one of those!!!

Leicester Phat Cats - Blood & Plunder

The queue to get in at about 8:45!!

The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists - The Biscotti War 1860


Maidstone Wargames - 

Newbury & Reading Wargames Society - The Battle of Ipsus 301BC

Speed Painting

Loughton Strike Force Kawanakajima 1561

 Barry telling heroic tails of The War of Three Kings!!


Bad Squiddo Games

Operation Taifun, Leros Novemebr 1943

Beautiful scenery. Just love how they painted the water.

A blurry Col Bills

And a Blurry Warbases!

  Col Bill & Martin



Gravesend Gamers Guild - Panzer Vor


Blood Red Skies

Peter Pig - Cowboys

Band of Brothers
Warlord Games - The Battle of Foy 1945

7TV  - Demolition Derby

Argh Jim lad

Iain McDonald's Street Wars

Scarab Miniatures - Athens 1918



Jorge Faria & pal. Wargamers and modelers from Portugal  

The Old Guard - The Battle of Aspern Essling 1809

Bill Gaskin & Friends - Raid of Gaskins Plantation 1761

My Favourite of the show!
Ian Smith & Friends - Glory in the halls of Montezuma

Gangs of Rome

Simon Millers "For King and Parliament" - The Battle of Soggy Bottom 

and a 6mm game as well!

Real Time Wargames

Blood and Bridges 1985

Ironfist Publishing - Battlegroup Torch - Medjez Valley, Tunisia 1943

Plastic Soldier Company - Red Alert

Sons of Simon de Montford - Indian Mutiny

Star Wars

Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club - Dead Show Zombies invade Salute!

Wings of Glory

Dalauppror - The Battle of Staket

Jesper & Micheal (Dalouppror)

Society of Ancients - Battle of Paraitacene 317BC

Two Fat Lardies - What a Tanker

Blogger Lee on the left, gets in on the act! 

and so does Carl Packham, on the right.

Wyvern Wargames Club - Battle of Varna 1444

Abbywood Irregulars - The Die is Mightier than the Sword

Chelmsford Bunker - Invasion of Copenhagen

So there you go......this years Salute!!