Salute 2018 – World War 2

World War 2 with its plethora of rules systems and miniatures ranges was a popular topic again at Salute 2018.

‘The Battle of Foy’ and its portrayal in Band of Brothers was the setting for a winter engagement using Bolt Action rules.

View over a snow covered forest towards a small town
The Battle of Foy for Bolt Action
Infantry advancing from woods into open fields covered in snow
The Battle of Foy for Bolt Action
Outskirts of a town in winter with tanks on the streets
The Battle of Foy for Bolt Action
Tanks on a street outside a church
The Battle of Foy for Bolt Action
Infantry in winter gear occupying a house ruin and trench
The Battle of Foy for Bolt Action

A Few Brits and the Hobby built an impressive table for ‘Operation Taifun – The Battle for Leros 1943’. The game was played using Battlegroup rules with the Torch supplement.

Coastline with a warship, fighter plane and infantry making landfall
Operation Taifun by A Few Brits and the Hobby
Warship moored at a small jetty with infantry disembarking
Operation Taifun by A Few Brits and the Hobby
Infantry advancing over rough ground with scattered bombed out buildings
Operation Taifun by A Few Brits and the Hobby

Also using Battlegroup Torch were Ironfist Publishing themselves with their battle in Tunisia of 1943 to take Kasserine Pass. Thanks to undeadhighelf for the additional photography.

North African settlement surrounded by desert and some irrigated fields and palm trees
Taking the Kasserine Pass for Battlegroup by Ironfist Publishing
Military vehicles and soldiers in terrain around a settlement
Taking the Kasserine Pass by Ironfist Publishing
Small town with white adobe buildings and a minaret
Taking the Kasserine Pass by Ironfist Publishing

Warlord Games’ Blood Red Skies was used to simulate an attack on an aircraft carrier during the battle of the Philippine Sea in ‘Sink the Hornet’.

Model of an aircraft carrier with planes on deck and over the surrounding sea
Sink the Hornet by Warlord Games
Several squadrons of fighter aircraft over open water
Sink the Hornet by Warlord Games

‘Seagull Day’ was set in the alternative timeline of A Very British Civil War in 1937 and brought to the table by the Gentlemen’s Wargames Parlour.

Display boards with historical posters and memorabilia
Seagull Day by Gentlemen’s Wargames Parlour
A small airfield with biplanes
Seagull Day by Gentlemen’s Wargames Parlour

The ‘Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright’ participation games by Crawley Wargames Club had multiple T-34s trying to corner and destroy a Tiger tank.

Damaged industrial buildings and train tracks with tanks moving in between
Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright by Crawley Wargames Club

Abbey Wood Irregulars staged a battle during the Normandy campaign using Mission Command rules.

Top down view of a road leading through fields and hedgerows with tanks moving around
Mission Command Normandy by Abbey Wood Irregulars

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