Salute 2014 has come and gone and with it mostly unfulfilled resolutions from the previous hobby year were replaced by new ones. My main interest at the moment is in sci-fi so I’m starting with a selection of my highlights from the genre at this year’s show.
My favourite sci-fi display was The Spice Must Flow from Frothers Unite in which forces loyal to House Atreides defend the Citadel from Imperial Sardakaur and Harkonnen troops.
The biggest sci-fi stand was courtesy of Hawk Wargames’ Dropzone Commander, a game whose success story was evident in its ever increasing presence at the show since its first preview two years ago.
The massive carrier is still under construction and I’m looking forward to hopefully seeing it finished next year.
The board was nearly entirely built with the cardboard terrain available for the game and gave a great sense of scale in urban warfare.
White Dragon Miniatures brought a nice looking space combat board for their new Shattered Void dog fighting game.
Once again there was a great gaming table for Gruntz on show. I bought the PDF of their rules after last year’s event but didn’t manage to try it out yet. I think I should start on my shopping list for 2015.
On a number of smaller tables participation games for Dust Tactics were also run.