Salute 2017 saw Dalauppror return with another great looking wargames table. Fort Mosquito was the semi-historical setting for a battle between Swedish and Dutch colonial forces in mid-17th century Delaware.
Warlord Wargamers played the Battle of Inverlochy 1645 during the Scottish Civil War using the Pike & Shotte rules.
Simon Miller and the Wargames Holiday Centre brought this staggering array of phalanxes, cavalry and elephants to Salute to refight the Battle of Raphia in 217 BC. Thanks to undeadhighelf for the close up shots. Photos of the battle lines clashing can be found here on Simon’s blog.
The Society of Ancients had the Battle of Kadesh as the theme for their game, reminding me to finish off my Hittite army at some point.
Taking their cue from a musical, the always original Tin Soldiers of Antwerp had the three houses of Rome clash across a hippodrome, bath house and amphitheatre.
Osprey Games themselves presented Dragon Rampant in Frostgrave, pitching a large warband of barbarians against a tribe of gnolls, while Chesterfield Open Games Society took the wizards and their gangs into a ruined city and deep dungeons.
The remainder was a collection of smaller tables for a multitude of skirmish level games. Of course there were more, but some I covered in previous years, missed, skipped or only took blurry pictures of…
Sci-Fi games at Salute 2017 had a strong showing, but many of the demonstration tables were run by the respective game manufacturers for consecutive years now so I skipped photographing all of them (and spent more time buying shiny new things).
Since I am now collecting and painting Infinity, I was particularly excited about the following two tables. I hope I have the credits right for the first, but unfortunately I don’t know who created the second.
A nice mixture of old and new on this smaller table, something I want to try with my own fledgling terrain collection for Infinity.
The South London Warlords piled several thousand pounds worth of lovingly painted Forgeworld resin onto this large table for Warhammer 30k, depicting a battle of the civil war on Mars. I didn’t get to see this display last year, so I was glad to catch it now, after it did an extensive round through the UK wargaming show circle – and even the V&A Museum!
Star Wars has a steady presence at Salute now, and there were several participation games of X-Wing in progress.
Dark Sphere went a step further and constructed a three tiered table with glass panes to refight the attack on Scarif from Rogue One.
The Drowned Earth made their first showing at Salute. Their Kickstarter is already well funded and I am looking forward to seeing more of this very original looking system.
Fenris Descending by the Maidstone Wargames Society and Germy was another very original looking game out of left field. All terrain and models for this game were scratch built from household materials, plastic and electronics parts.
As usual there were plenty more smaller tables and participation games to look and and get stuck in with, here just a sample of those I managed to catch.