Salute 2019 – Horse & Musket

On to the riot of colours and massed ranks of the age dominated by horses, muskets and black powder. There was a strong showing for this period again at Salute 2019, combining beautifully painted armies and terrain. Photos by myself and undeadhighelf.

One of the largest and best displays came courtesy of the Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club and the Battle of Aughrim 1691 during the Williamite Wars in Ireland.

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The decisive battle of the Williamite Wars in Ireland

Battle of Aughrim by Crewe & Nantwich Wargaming Club at Salute 2019

The Friends of General Haig fought the Battle of Lützen 1632 between the Swedish and the Holy Roman Empire, which saw the death of Gustavus Adolfus (historically, not sure if he had a better fate during this recreation).

Battle between the Swedish and Holy Roman Empire

Battle of Lützen by Friends of General Haig at Salute 2019

Battle between the Swedish and Holy Roman Empire

Battle of Lützen by Friends of General Haig at Salute 2019

Battle between the Swedish and Holy Roman Empire

Battle of Lützen by Friends of General Haig at Salute 2019

The Old Guard fought a battle during the Napoleonic Wars, as one would expect from their name, using the Command & Colours rules set.

Battle in the Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic battle by the Old Guard at Salute 2019

Battle in the Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic battle by the Old Guard at Salute 2019

Battle in the Napoleonic Wars

Napoleonic battle by the Old Guard at Salute 2019

Dalauppror presented the Battle of Dänholm during the Siege of Stralsund 1807 which won this year’s Robert Bothwell Memorial Award for Best Historical Game at Salute.

The French landing to attack a fort held by the Swedish

Battle of Dänholm by Dalauppror at Salute 2019

The French landing to attack a fort held by the Swedish

Battle of Dänholm by Dalauppror at Salute 2019

The French landing to attack a fort held by the Swedish

Battle of Dänholm by Dalauppror at Salute 2019

More games from this period were fought by the Gravesend Gamers Guild, Tin Soldiers of Antwerp, Wargamer Poland and Loughton Strike Force.

Late English Civil War skirmish

Skirmish at Staplethorpe by Gravesend Gamers Guild at Salute 2019

Late English Civil War skirmish

Skirmish at Staplethorpe by Gravesend Gamers Guild at Salute 2019

Belgian revolutionaries versus Dutch troops in Brussels

Once Upon a Time There Was a Revolution by Tin Soldiers of Antwerp at Salute 2019

17th century battle using By Fire & Sword rules

Muskovites versus Ottomans by Wargamer Poland at Salute 2019

Napoleon's last victorious battle

Battle of Ligny by Loughton Strike Force at Salute 2019

7 thoughts on “Salute 2019 – Horse & Musket

  1. More great pics mate. Don’t get demoralised, it’s all about practice and from what I have seen your own stuff definately isn’t poor, far from it! Shows like Salute are all about inspiration, oh and a fat wallet! 😉

    • Cheers, I have been round the block (and Salute) enough to find other people’s work always inspirational first. Just the sheer volume of stuff on the tables is daunting, I have a lot of painted minis myself, but spread across too many armies…

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