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 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).
The Old Guard fought a battle during the Napoleonic Wars, as one would expect from their name, using the Command & Colours rules set.
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.
More games from this period were fought by the Gravesend Gamers Guild, Tin Soldiers of Antwerp, Wargamer Poland and Loughton Strike Force.