Salute 2016 – Sci-Fi

In the universe of Sci-Fi, space ship games were the most prominent theme at Salute 2016. Since Battlefleet Gothic I haven’t played in this genre but now I’m very tempted to pick up one or two of these new games.

Mechworld ran the Full Thrust Academy on their illuminated concept gaming tables, showcasing their new starter set.

Game sheets, a box set and a gaming table with space ship scale models

Full Thrust by Mechworld

Red and grey space ships amongst asteroids on an underlit blue gaming table

Full Thrust by Mechworld

A gaming table showing a backdrop of dark space and red nebulas lit from underneath and with a variety of spacecraft and asteroids placed on top

Full Thrust by Mechworld

White Dragon Miniatures presented their upcoming Shattered Void game of space dog fighting which will be on Kickstarter in the summer.

Two fleets of opposing spacecraft on a dark blue gaming table with stars and a green nebula

Shattered Void by White Dragon Miniatures

Dropfleet Commander already finished a very successful Kickstarter and Hawk Wargames showed off an upscaled 3D print of one of their ships.

A sleek spacecraft on a flying stand with gun batteries painted in greys and blues

Dropfleet Commander by Hawk Wargames

Halo: Fleet Battles from Spartan Games was played around a scaled up ship centrepiece.

Small space ships on a star field gaming table surrounding a much larger craft

Halo: Fleet Battles by Spartan Games

The South London Warlords had constructed a Star Trek participation game entitled Savage Dove, taking place along the corridors and bridge of the Enterprise and being broadcast through a set of webcams.

Star Trek actions figures in a scale model of corridors

Star Trek – Savage Dove by South London Warlords

Star Trek action figures, a laptop, cables and other electronic gadgets

Star Trek – Savage Dove by South London Warlords

A round model of a command bridge with Star Trek action figures placed inside

Star Trek – Savage Dove by South London Warlords

The Sheffield Runelords tried to Stop the Truck in this sequence from Mad Max 2.

A desert gaming table with scale model cars converted in post-apocalyptic style

Mad Max – Stop the Truck by Sheffield Runelords

A gyrocopter hovering over models cars shown in pursuit of a tanker

Mad Max – Stop the Truck by Sheffield Runelords

Closer view of converted model cars with rusted and painted bodywork

Mad Max – Stop the Truck by Sheffield Runelords

More vehicular mayhem ensued in the Battle of Mount Maerzan by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club.

Model palm trees in front of a papier mache volcano with an illuminated lava flow

Battle of Mount Maerzan by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

Model toy cars converted with additional weapons in the middle of small garage buildings

Battle of Mount Maerzan by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

A muddy racing track with converted car models, tire stacks and wrecks

Battle of Mount Maerzan by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

Another offering from Spartan Games with Halo: Ground Command in 1:100 scale.

Model landscape of desert and rocks with swampy areas and some concrete buildings contested by two small forces of infantry and futuristic vehicles

Halo: Ground Command by Spartan Games

A bunker style building with a gun emplacement in front, small groups of infantry and a large tank

Halo: Ground Command by Spartan Games

More futuristic 15mm battles were fought in this cityscape for Critical Mass.

A wargaming table with a model city of high rise buildings and various vehicles and stands of infantry

Critical Mass

For Planetfall set in its Firestorm Galaxy, Spartan Games ran demo games and had brought scaled up engines of war representing the various factions.

A wargaming table with desert terrain and abandoned industrial buildings and various large mech style war machines

Firestorm Planetfall by Spartan Games

5 thoughts on “Salute 2016 – Sci-Fi

    • I don’t know, couldn’t find a site for these guys with more information. I would think it is all standard die cast models heavily converted though.

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