Salute 2017 – Fantasy & Weird

There was a distinct lack of epic Fantasy action at Salute this year, so I am combining the category with anything ‘weird’, like Lovecraftian horror and… other things.

The Sons of Simon de Montfort ran a skirmish game based loosely on Animal Farm, using the animated movie from 1954 as a guide for their scratch built terrain.

Farm buildings with anthropomorphic animals carrying swords
Animal Farm by Sons of Simon de Montfort
Farmland and buildings with skirmishing miniatures
Animal Farm by Sons of Simon de Montfort

Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club hosted a Jurassic Park inspired participation game with suitable special effects.

Helicopter in front of Jurassic Park entry gate
Cretaceous Camp by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club
Military installation in a jungle with roaming dinosaurs
Cretaceous Camp by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club at Salute 2017

Mierce Miniatures showcased Darklands on some very nice terrain.

View from behind classical pillars onto a green landscape and stone bridge
Darklands by Mierce Miniatures
Troll monsters fighting against spear armed humans
Darklands by Mierce Miniatures
Dark stone portal and white marble weathered pillar
Darklands by Mierce Miniatures

Modiphius Entertainment led the fight against the Great Old Ones in Achtung! Cthulhu, while Legion Wargames Club ran a demonstration game for Paranoid Miniature’s Mythos.

Firefight inside an industrial facility
Achtung! Cthulhu by Modiphius Entertainment
Pulp World War 2 soldiers and monsters
Achtung! Cthulhu by Modiphius Entertainment
Small 1920s American townscape
Mythos by Legion Wargames Club
Large beastman, giant snake and human figures on a cobblestone square
Mythos by Legion Wargames Club

Osprey Games themselves presented Dragon Rampant in Frostgrave, pitching a large warband of barbarians against a tribe of gnolls, while Chesterfield Open Games Society took the wizards and their gangs into a ruined city and deep dungeons.

Large wargames table with grassland, river and ruins
Dragon Rampant in Frostgrave by Osprey Games
Paved road across green fields with marauding bands of barbarians and gnolls
Dragon Rampant in Frostgrave by Osprey Games
Medieval city streets under snow with adventurers and undead
Frostgrave by Chesterfield Open Gaming Society
Large stone walled dungeon
Frostgrave by Chesterfield Open Gaming Society

The remainder was a collection of smaller tables for a multitude of skirmish level games. Of course there were more, but some I covered in previous years, missed, skipped or only took blurry pictures of…

Ruins on green fields with skirmishing medieval style figures
Fabled Realms by 4Ground
Board with race track and witches on brooms in front of a castle
Discworld Witch Racing by Grantham Strategy and Gaming Club
Savannah landscape with infantry figures and 1930s race cars
Tribal Primeval and Mad Maxillian by Little Wars Australia
Oil platform with submarine
7TV by Crooked Dice
Inner city buildings with super heroes
X-Men vs Avengers by Chelmsford Bunker
Suburban landscape with zombies
The Walking Dead by Mantic Games
Armed stock cars racing through a desert landscape
Devil’s Run: Route 666 by G3 Gamers

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