Salute 2018 – Modern Warfare

The category of Modern Warfare at Salute 2018 featured rather fewer conventional theatres, and an unexpected surge of gangland conflicts. Also, zombies taking over the Salute exhibition hall and not-Lego tanks duking it out on a bedroom floor – can’t get more modern than those in my view.

Outskirts of a city close to the beach occupied by groups of tanks

Invasion of Copenhagen by Chelmsford Bunker

Dozens of tanks rolling up the beach

Invasion of Copenhagen by Chelmsford Bunker

Street fighting in contemporary urban environments ranged from youth gang bust ups to gangland shoot outs and zombie/monster invasions.

Urban streets and building with small gangs of miniatures

Wild in the Streets by Random Platypus

City buildings including a donut shop

Wild in the Streets by Random Platypus

Inside view of a 70s record store

Purgatory by Underestimated Games

A children's playground in a ghetto urban environment

Purgatory by Underestimated Games

Street scene with piles of garbage, some cars and groups of gang members

Rumble in the Bronx by Funky Skull Games

Multi storey brick buildings with a cigarette advert board and subway train in the foreground

Rumble in the Bronx by Funky Skull Games

City street flanked by brick buildings with improvised barricades

Turf War Z by Studio Miniatures

The most original and also perfectly executed participation game was ‘Dead Show’ by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club. The Salute hall had been painstakingly recreated in 28mm scale, including trade stands and gaming tables.

Small scale models of gaming tables and miniature trading stands in a large exhibition hall

Dead Show by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

Several scale models of gaming tables with a mix of settings

Dead Show by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

Close up of miniature gaming tables with desert and beach settings populated by tiny tanks and troops

Dead Show by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

Entrance area of the exhibition hall model being swamped by zombies

Dead Show by Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

The Royal Air Force Wargaming Association brought a new family friendly and original game to the show with ‘A Brick Too Far’.

Toy floor play mat scattered with games boxes and plastic brick tanks

A Brick Too Far by Royal Air Force Wargaming Association

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