Salute 2015 – Fantasy

Fantasy wasn’t a strong category at Salute 2015 this year, with most tables being small demonstration games run by publishers. “The Relief of Nordheim” by ‘Ardhamma however proved a noteworthy exception – an Empire town defended by an alliance of Humans and Elves was under attack by the forces of Chaos, Orcs & Goblins and Barbarians, played out using Warhammer 3rd Edition rules.

The defence of the town of Nordheim

Many valiant hedges stand in the way of the forces of evil

The defenders of Nordheim line up outside the ramparts

Colourful mercenary pikemen form the backbone of Nordheim’s defence

Winged lancers crossing a bridge

Winged lancers are crossing the last bridge

Large units of Goblins march in support of the Chaos forces

Hordes of Goblins swarm across the countryside

Midlam Miniatures presented the 2nd edition of their board game Stalagbite! with custom built 3D terrain and the miniatures from their range.

The God Stalagmite at Salute 2015

Don’t touch the God Stalagbite!

Dwarfs exploring the caverns underneath the Lost Mountains

The dwarfs are cornered by angry stalagbites and creeping jeepers

Another game that caught my eye for its scenery was Frostgrave, in which wizards and their henchmen battle over lost artefacts in an ancient frozen city. Its release date is set for July.

A game of Frostgrave at Salute 2015

Frostgrave by Osprey Games and North Star Figures

Something a bit special once more from Frothers Unite who built a castle and dungeon to purge of filthy creatures while discovering hidden treasures.

A three level dungeon by Frothers Unite in Return to Castle Frötherheim

Three levels of fantasy dungeon goodness in Return to Castle Frötherheim

2 thoughts on “Salute 2015 – Fantasy

  1. Looks great. One day I’ll have to break out (or at least re-read) WFB3 again. The flexibility of unit formations was always something I disliked the removal of, and that photos brings back memories of it all.

    • Changing formations and trying to cross obstacles were the most fiddly parts of the game with figures falling over and getting tangled up. Our battles tended to go on for weeks at a time in large parts due to that I think. Then again we had a huge table tennis table to play on (9×5) and mostly plonked all our collections on it. Now that time is everyone’s most precious resource, I’m not sure that approach would still be practical. But as a visual spectacle, this is still what my gaming dreams are made of.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s