Salute 2018 – Horse & Musket to Colonial

One of the outstanding gaming tables at Salute 2018 was built by Bill Gaskin & Friends – another highlight following 2016’s Battle of Wilhelmstadt. ‘Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation’ was set in 1761 and portrayed a fictional Spanish incursion into Florida.

Wooden ships in an estuary in tropical climate

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

Soldiers lining up after having landed in row boats

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

Units of soldiers marching inland under their banners from the river bank

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

A cart and wagon outside a colonial house

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

Red coated soldiers and irregulars marching through fields

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

View from behind a watchtower over open woodland with scattered troops

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

Some more atmospheric close up shots (no pun intended) by undeadhighelf.

Soldiers in blue uniforms shooting at soldiers in red behind a fence

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

Three cannons belching smoke

Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation by Bill Gaskin & Friends

The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists sent Garibaldi’s Redshirts to rescue a beautifully constructed convent in the year 1860.

Convent with courtyard and church tower overlooking a village

The Biscotti War by The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists

Troops in mostly red uniform jackets advancing towards small buildings

The Biscotti War by The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists

View into the convent's courtyard garden from above

The Biscotti War by The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists

A rustic house with red roof tiles

The Biscotti War by The League of Gentlemen Anti-Alchemists

Dalauppror presented the Battle of Stäket, which took place on 13th August 1719 during the Great Northern War and pitched Russians versus Swedes. The scenario was played out using The Pikeman’s Lament set of rules.

Costal landscape with wooden ships on shore

Battle of Stäket by Dalauppror

A small settlement and tents set up along the shore

Battle of Stäket by Dalauppror

Troops amongst blazing buildings and firing from prepared positions on either side of a river

Battle of Stäket by Dalauppror

The hypothetical ‘Battle of Freeman’s Farm’ during the American War of Independence in 1777 was staged by the Essex Warriors.

Column of troops with a cannon passing by a farmhouse

Battle of Freeman’s Farm by Essex Warriors

Lines of troops advancing over green fields

Battle of Freeman’s Farm by Essex Warriors

Further games within the wider era ranged from Napoleonic to British colonials in India.

Units of soldiers on hex terrain surrounding a small town

Battle of Aspern-Essling 1809 by The Old Guard

Massed units of troops marching towards a house

Battle of Aspern-Essling 1809 by The Old Guard

An army storming over a hill

A Napoleonic battle fought using General d’Armee rules

City walls in arid terrain manned by soldiers

Indian Mutiny Escape by The Sons of Simon de Montford

5 thoughts on “Salute 2018 – Horse & Musket to Colonial

    • Cheers, happy with the set myself, and the tables were so dense with quality figures and terrain, every shot was worth it. The light conditions at Salute are quite poor, so with my snapshot camera pics can easily blur.

  1. Really enjoying your series of posts from Salute. Fantastic photos of amazing tables. Maybe next year I’ll make the trip down from Scotland. In the meantime I’ll keep enjoying your photos 😊

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