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”

    1. 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.

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  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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