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Battlefield Tourist





On an Express Elevator to Hell!!

Good luck at the show guys for those attending.

Can't make it this year unfortunately so will have to enjoy it vicariously via this thread!

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Excellent discussion forum & information collection for Epic and other small scale miniatures: http://www.tacticalwargames.net/taccmd/index.php
 
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer






Already up and about.

Time to feed the car some petrol, and go pick up my chums!

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Kelne



West Sussex, UK

Decided to go up by train rather then try to drive up. Hope everyone had a good day and gets all the bits they are after!
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Leaving in 50 mins - only takes 30 to drive to Excel, 15 to park and 10 to queue for a coffee Plenty of time to join the holding queue for opening time...

From the Wargames Illustrated FaceBook page:

Spoiler:
The Hall in prep

The WI stand - don't forget a £20 Warlord Games voucher with every sub

Warlord Games - Doctor Who Exterminate

Fireforge Games

Wayland Games


Wild West Exodus

4Ground

Gripping Beast

Trent Miniatures (for all your 1790s needs!)

Games of War

Sally 4th

Osprey

Gringo 40s

Perry Miniatures

Flames of War

The Hall. Loads more set-up still to do, especially demo games


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Most Glorious Grey Seer






I'm in the place! I'm off me face!

It's pretty big, but well spaced!

Also, someone asked me to nab them the Black Scorpion exclusive?

Only went and bagged the last one!

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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I'm in the place! I'm off me face!

It's pretty big, but well spaced!

Also, someone asked me to nab them the Black Scorpion exclusive?

Only went and bagged the last one!


yay! That's me! Thanks!
   
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 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
I'm in the place! I'm off me face!

It's pretty big, but well spaced!

Also, someone asked me to nab them the Black Scorpion exclusive?

Only went and bagged the last one!


Oooh!

Are the Perrys previewing any new plastic sets?
   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer






Dunno! Will go see wot I can sniff out.

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Highlord of Terra





Melbourne .au

Nice work, Grotsnik!

   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer






Have also picked up a good bit of FW for peeps in my FB group.

Worth noting that the Legio Astartes dice are available. Already pick up two sets of Sons of Horus and one set of Word Bearers (all for the same person. And a sheet of Sons of Horus transfers)

My little FB group - making a Scalper cry with every exchange!

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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Yeah, crazy here. Had to stop for food and the place is rammed...

Show seems as busy as ever but it's well spaced out. Getting lots of photos...

Going back in now, wish me luck ;-)

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Burger Joint is quiet, and very tasty!

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Kelne



West Sussex, UK

The Mantic stand seemed to be the place everyone rushed to first thing, that queue was crazy for a while and they only had really limited stock of the convention exclusives and the new retail packs. The staff were not expecting the rush and pretty overwhelmed. Was really surprised that I got there quick enough to get Lee & Clem convention pack and the not released until next month Negan and King Ezekiel boosters.

Modiphus stall was extremely busy with people trying to get more Fallout info out of them following last nights announcement. I was trying to spend £100 on a bundle there but given how overwhelmed they were they couldn't locate one of the items from it so walked away with nothing (I will order online at some point as can get the same deal there but no rush).

Warlords sold out of Test of Honor core boxes before 10 due to overwhelming demand so that was clearly doing well. They also had a lot of interest in Doctor Who but not sure how much of that was turned into sales.
   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

What a show - majorly busy at the start - a lot easier after lunch... Great time though - lots to see and buy but limited myself massively to my £33 pre-order with Zinge, a Warlord Sherman M4 (£16 from PE2 Collectibles) and a 'not' Oddball / Donald Sutherland figure (£4 from Studio Miniatures) - Guess what I'll be doing with the Sherman...

Goody bag and purchases...


Zinge pre-orders...


Popped over to the MEdge stand to say a quick hello to the chaps - great to meet you all again (and thanks for the free dice) - and well done for surviving the day, hope it was a profitable adventure for you all. Didn't kick Lego in his false leg...

Show summary...

Parking at Salute = £20 (flat fee)
Latte and pastry to start the day = £4
Queue to get in at 10:30 = rammed
Warlords = rammed
Wayland = rammed
Troll Trader = rammed
Forge World = rammed
Hasslefree = rammed
Main concourse at luchtime = ridiculously rammed
Variety of traders = excellent
Variety & quality of displays and games (demos and participation) = excellent
My feet at the end of he day = worn out
Photos taken = 100+ (will sort through, upload and post them later... mostly of the various games tables although don't ask me which are which !!)

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Was definitely well organised.

Despite a horrific queue, we weren't packed in like sardines ala Comic Con.

Bought loads, majority is for my Loot Sharing group - including the previously sold out Sons of Horus and Word Bearers dice from FW - five sets in total, all bought to order.

I can't recommend attending enough. I'm pretty much a GW 'purist' gaming wise, but it was nice to see what else is out there in the industry.

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Storm Trooper with Maglight



London

An excellent day. Always good to have a look at all the different games out there, and all the pretty games and models.

Managed to get away with only a couple of purchases - some pigs for a guildball goal for butchers, and the two new MEdge books. Plus the two free event miniatures too.

Great to pop by the MEdge stand and have a chat about the games with them all (and pick up cool free dice too!)

We got there about 11 at which point you could just wander straight in without waiting, it seems to work more easily as less faffing around to start with
   
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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms







Another great one. This year is marked by loads of free minis and goodies… seriously I got something like 8 miniatures totally free
Took plenty of pictures and found some really new upcoming projects with fresh miniatures. Will do the ussual report later once I sort out the pics.

Feet on the sofa and reading another freebie ( a full colour 300 page rulebook from wild west exodus ) mental.

   
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Omnious Orc Shaman





A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

Looking forward to your blog updates Navarro - I'm dumping a load of photos now

In no particular order, but spoilered for ease of viewing...

Snaking queue to get in at 10:30 am - the joy...


And inside at the far end at about 11am...


Pic dump #01
Spoiler:
Anvil - Afterlife game being played inside their rather cool Land Rover Defender...




Beautiful Oshiro table




Star Wars X-Wing game


Obligatory appearance from the 501st - love these guys and want to join



Pic dump #02
Spoiler:
Discworld Witch Racing - Participation game


Animal Farm participation game



Crawley Wargames Club - Italian Renaisssance game (not on floorplans as a last minute replacement)


'A not so funny thing happened on the Way to the Forum'


Battle of Cambria - 1917


Avengers vs X-Men



Battlegroup Tobruk - 20mm 1941 desert battles



Pic dump #03
Spoiler:
HALO - Ground Command


HALO



Mierce - Darklands


Infinity



Battle of Dresden




Saga


Pic dump #04
Spoiler:
Dragon Rampant in Frostgrave (I think)


Short Bill Coppers Treasure Quest - Pirates...


Congo - Wargames Foundry



Wild West Exodus (I think)



Falklands war


4Ground





Pic dump #05
Spoiler:
Frostgrave



The Walking Dead - All Out War




Battle of Raphia





Pedion Modular Battlefields (Kickstarter)


Pic dump #06
Spoiler:
'Cretaceous Camp' (or Jurassic Park...)




Freebooters Fate


Black Scorpion Games Tombstone Kickstarter figures





Fort Mosquito 1654





Pic dump #07
Spoiler:
Inverlochy 1645




Lefthand down a bit (or sink HMS Eagle) - 28mm




Batman



Malifaux



Pic dump #08
Spoiler:
Dark Sphere - Rogue One X-Wing battle




Konflikt '47



Command & Colours Napoleonic



Battle of Prague 1757





Mad Maximillian


Pic dump #09
Spoiler:
Devil's Run - Route 666


Achtung! Cthulhu


Airfix Battle



Panzerfauste (I think...bit blurry...)


Mythos



Sword Beach 1944




In Her Majesty's Name, Werewolves vs Vampires


Pic dump #10
Spoiler:
Renedra plastic castle


WW2 games - 15mm


28mm




Pic dump #11
Painting competition entries
Spoiler:










Pic dump #12
Spoiler:
Warhammer 40k





Real Time Wargames - Campaigns & Battles in 15th Century Italy

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Chicagoland

So I've heard about salute for years. I've never been. Chicago is a long way off from there. However can someone please tell me how does this compare to GenCon? What is the closest US compareable? Thanks.
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

This may give you an idea of the size of Salute...







Beasts of War - various video logs from the day
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEm7ExJIK1cqoD07fxPe6vkdwNgB7FMpO


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London

 Siygess wrote:
Hah! Props to Dark Sphere, that is an awesome looking table! I will be sure to swing by and check it out



Cheers! Next year I'll start building a bit earlier in the year and savemyself some hassle!




   
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Fighter Pilot




England

Some fantastic looking tables there.

Seeing the picture of the Rendera castle reminds me I need to find £200 to buy one......

it's the quiet ones you have to look out for. Their the ones that change the world, the loud ones just take the credit for it. 
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

nicromancer wrote:
 Siygess wrote:
Hah! Props to Dark Sphere, that is an awesome looking table! I will be sure to swing by and check it out



Cheers! Next year I'll start building a bit earlier in the year and savemyself some hassle!

Spoiler:



Was massively impressive, considering how quickly it came to life....

Tamereth wrote:Some fantastic looking tables there.

Seeing the picture of the Rendera castle reminds me I need to find £200 to buy one......

Yeah, my wallet was sorely tempted last year and again this - but I managed to control it and stop it from jumping into my hands..

Bloggers have been busy this afternoon / evening...

http://wargameterrain.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/the-big-wargame-convention-salute-2017.html
http://shedwars.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/salute-2017-pictures.html
http://wargaminggirl.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/salute-2017.html
http://www.blmablog.com/2017/04/salute-2017-photo-review.html
http://legatuswargamesarmies.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/back-from-salute-2017.html
http://www.carryingsonupthedale.com/

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New Jersey, USA

thank you for the pictures Ruglud, did any one check out travel battle from Perry miniatures?
   
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Fixture of Dakka






Wiltshire, UK

Thanks for the pics Ruglud, hopefully I'll try and make it next year I've been wanting to go for a long time.

The Mierce table looked the best to me from your pictures, although the Darksphere X-wing one is very clever.

   
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Most Glorious Grey Seer






I really do recommend it.

Plus, for our Colonial Chums, by late April the British Weather is often not being an arse any more, so probably a good time for a wider holiday in London - and with decent transport links, Kent might prove a good county to base yourself in. We also have Castles.

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I'm from the future. The future of space

Thanks for the photo dump. I really enjoyed looking at those. I also saved some for the terrain inspiration folder.

A points system is a tool to create balance. Let's use it to intentionally seek out imbalance in order to win and then blame the game designer for it not working!  
   
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Los Angeles, CA

 griffen127 wrote:
So I've heard about salute for years. I've never been. Chicago is a long way off from there. However can someone please tell me how does this compare to GenCon? What is the closest US compareable? Thanks.


Salute is a one-day event. As you can see from the videos it's basically one giant exhibition hall with a smattering of gaming tables mixed in. It is pretty focused on miniature gaming. Gen on is a multi-day event (I think like wed or thurs to sun) that focuses on all types of gaming, so miniature gaming is just one element. Certainly attendance over the whole Gencon is larger than Salute's one day, although I'm guessing that Gencon's one day tally is still larger (though I don't know for sure). Gencon has many different rooms filled with different types of gaming, besides a massive vendor hall.

Adepticon is the US's largest con focused mainly on miniature gaming but again is a multi-day event (Wed-Sun). One-day attendance is likely much smaller than Salute (around 1,500), but there is much more gaming going on in many different rooms.

So ultimately what makes Salute different is that it is a one-day event mainly focused on having one giant vendor hall.


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For those of us who couldn't make it

Did anybody catch a glimpse of the new Maelstrom's Edge stuff? Any good?

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deaths and the sun will be swept from the sky. But is it true?" - Tom Kirby, CEO, Games Workshop Ltd 
   
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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far, away...

In all the excitement of meeting our Dakka overlords, I forgot to take photos (or maybe I was too intimidated!!)

However, others did take photos of MEdge as showcased in the MEdge thread - copied below for ease of viewing...

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2670/644194.page#9320602
Panic wrote:Yeah,
Almost forgot I took a few quick snaps yesterday


https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/2670/644194.page#9319749

DaveC wrote:Saw these on Fisty Glue Man's Salute coverage



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