Salute 2019 – Ancients & Medieval

Kicking off my Salute 2019 photo reports are the Ancients & Medieval eras. Despite a lot of space staying empty on the showroom floor this year and the crowds seeming decidedly smaller, there were a number of nice participation games for this period. Thanks to undeadhighelf for providing additional pictures of these.

The South London Warlords put on an epic battle in an alternative history setting to determine who would triumph in a clash between ‘The Pilum and the Pike’. I love a good testudo nearly as much as I love a good phalanx.

Imperial Roman army fighting against Macedonians
The Pilum and the Pike by South London Warlords at Salute 2019
Imperial Roman army fighting against Macedonians
The Pilum and the Pike by South London Warlords at Salute 2019
Imperial Roman army fighting against Macedonians
The Pilum and the Pike by South London Warlords at Salute 2019
Imperial Roman army fighting against Macedonians
The Pilum and the Pike by South London Warlords at Salute 2019

Boudicca’s revolt was the background for the battle of Mancetter 61 CE. Two mighty armies of Iceni and Romans faced each other in this climactic encounter with victory promised To the Strongest!

Boudicca's Iceni facing the Roman army
Mancetter 61 CE for To the Strongest! at Salute 2019
Boudicca's Iceni facing the Roman army
Mancetter 61 CE for To the Strongest! at Salute 2019
Boudicca's Iceni facing the Roman army
Mancetter 61 CE for To the Strongest! at Salute 2019
Boudicca's Iceni facing the Roman army
Mancetter 61 CE for To the Strongest! at Salute 2019

The Society of Ancients recreated the ‘Battle at the Harzhorn’, pitting Romans against Germanic tribes in the 3rd century. The site of this ancient battle was discovered in 2008 and is still being excavated, revealing a treasure trove of new information about the era.

Romans versus Germanic tribes
Battle at the Harzhorn by Society of Ancients at Salute 2019
Romans versus Germanic tribes
Battle at the Harzhorn by Society of Ancients at Salute 2019
Romans versus Germanic tribes
Battle at the Harzhorn by Society of Ancients at Salute 2019

‘Alexander: Conquest Fulfilled’ was the title of another hypothetical battle which saw the great Macedonian general lead his army on an invasion into China.

Alexander the Great invades China
Alexander: Conquest Fulfilled for Warhammer Ancient Battles at Salute 2019
Alexander the Great invades China
Alexander: Conquest Fulfilled for Warhammer Ancient Battles at Salute 2019

The University of Edinburgh and Supreme Littleness Designs staged ‘Raiders of the Crusader Keep’. Based on medieval sources and archeological discoveries, it allowed to take part in fighting through a 13th century crusader castle at Byblos.

Fighting in a crusader castle
Raiders of the Crusader Keep by Edinburgh University at Salute 2019
Fighting in a crusader castle
Raiders of the Crusader Keep by Edinburgh University at Salute 2019

Well before the beginning of recorded history, the Wargames Association of Reading led on a ‘Mammoth Hunt’ while simultaneously having to fight off rival tribes and hungry sabre tooth tigers.

Hunting mammoths
Mammoth Hunt by Wargames Association of Reading at Salute 2019

Jumping ahead to 1421, the Lance and Longbow Society fought the ‘Battle of Bauge’, which was a confrontation between an English versus a French and Scottish army.

15th century warfare in Normandy
Battle of Bauge by Lance and Longbow Society at Salute 2019
15th century warfare in Normandy
Battle of Bauge by Lance and Longbow Society at Salute 2019
15th century warfare in Normandy
Battle of Bauge by Lance and Longbow Society at Salute 2019
15th century warfare in Normandy
Battle of Bauge by Lance and Longbow Society at Salute 2019

4 thoughts on “Salute 2019 – Ancients & Medieval”

    1. Cheers, still always worth a visit for sure. As always I have returned reinvigorated to finish more armies and keep on expanding my terrain collection.

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