Salute 2014 – World War 1

With the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 this year many of the clubs at Salute 2014 had chosen it as their theme.

South East Essex Military Society brought a large gaming table and a selection of background materials for their Race for the Sea.

Salute 2014 - The Race for the Sea by South East Essex Military Society

Salute 2014 - The Race for the Sea by South East Essex Military Society

Salute 2014 - The Race for the Sea by South East Essex Military Society

Salute 2014 - The Race for the Sea by South East Essex Military Society

Ypres was the setting for the Wigmore Warriors as they recreated World War 1 – From Start to Finish on two tables showing the same location, one lush green countryside in 1914, the other a bombed out wasteland in 1918.

Salute 2014 - From Start to Finish by Wigmore Warriors

Salute 2014 - From Start to Finish by Wigmore Warriors

Salute 2014 - From Start to Finish by Wigmore Warriors

Salute 2014 - From Start to Finish by Wigmore Warriors

The Maidstone Wargames Society built a town Somewhere in Belgium for a clash at a bridge during the early part of the war.

Salute 2014 - Somewhere in Belgium by Maidstone Wargames Society

Salute 2014 - Somewhere in Belgium by Maidstone Wargames Society

Salute 2014 - Somewhere in Belgium by Maidstone Wargames Society

The 10mm scale Action at Longlier by Oxford Wargames Society took the fight to brigade and division level.

Salute 2014 - Action at Longlier by Oxford Wargames Society

Salute 2014 - Action at Longlier by Oxford Wargames Society

Tin Soldiers of Antwerp had brought a wonderfully detailed board for A Noble Affair.

Salute 2014 - A Noble Affair by Tin Soldiers of Antwerp

A trench raid at night was the topic for Hornchurch Wargames Club.

Salute 2014 - Night Trench Raid by Hornchurch Wargames Club

2 thoughts on “Salute 2014 – World War 1

  1. Hi there, great set of posts from Salute, I missed a few of the tables you’ve shown so it’s nice to get a second chance to see them! I did get to see the two battlefields at different times of the war and thought it was a great idea!

    • Glad you were able to spot some new things you missed on the day. It’s tough to get all the participation tables at their “peak”, early on armies are often lined up far apart and later in the day most of the troops are already off the battlefield.

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