Salute 2019 – Victoriana & Wild West

There were a couple of 19th century shenanigans going on at Salute 2019.

The always gorgeous OSHIRO modelterrain cooperated with Highgate Miniatures and Wiley Games on ‘Horror in Limehouse’. The game introduced the new ‘Tales of Horror’ supplement for ‘Fistful of Lead’.

Victorian London streets and docks haunted by vampire and ghouls

Horror in Limehouse by OSHIRO modelterrain at Salute 2019

Victorian London streets and docks haunted by vampire and ghouls

Horror in Limehouse by OSHIRO modelterrain at Salute 2019

Victorian London streets and docks haunted by vampire and ghouls

Horror in Limehouse by OSHIRO modelterrain at Salute 2019

Victorian London streets and docks haunted by vampire and ghouls

Horror in Limehouse by OSHIRO modelterrain at Salute 2019

Victorian London streets and docks haunted by vampire and ghouls

Horror in Limehouse by OSHIRO modelterrain at Salute 2019

Two stompy robots faced off in Micro Art Studio’s Wolsung introductory game.

Steam powered robots among warehouses

Wolsung by Micro Art Studio at Salute 2019

Steam powered robots among warehouses

Wolsung by Micro Art Studio at Salute 2019

Spirit of the Game staged ‘Blaze of Glory’, a Wild West skirmish in the town of Persistence, Dakota.

An Old West town

Blaze of Glory by Spirit of the Game at Salute 2019

An Old West town with stagecoach

Blaze of Glory by Spirit of the Game at Salute 2019

An Old West saloon

Blaze of Glory by Spirit of the Game at Salute 2019

The team behind the Wargamer Collection Calculator fought the Battle of the Little Big Horn over a series of hex based game boards.

Hex based battlefields in miniature scale

Battle of the Little Big Horn by Wargamer Collection Calculator at Salute 2019

Salute 2014 – Zombies, Steampunk & Other Curiosities

Apart from the classic genres there were also some weird and wonderful participation games at Salute 2014 that defied easy categorisation.

7ombieTV by Crooked Dice was played on a small but characterful board depicting the streets of London. Would the girls of St Searle’s reach the safety of Crooked Towers before the undead horde descended?

Salute 2014 - ZombieTV by Crooked Dice Game Design Studio

Hasslefree Miniatures created a tribute to Battlefield Bad Company 2 with Zombies roaming the streets of a bombed out desert town.

Salute 2014 - Bad Ar:se by Hasslefree Miniatures

In Her Majesty’s Name was the ruleset used for Dirty Ole Town by Just About Games. I bought the rulebook published by Osprey a few months ago, just missing such nice terrain to fight over now.

Salute 2014 - Dirty Ole Town by Just About Games

Salute 2014 - Dirty Ole Town by Just About Games

Victorian sci-fi on a grand scale was presented by Red Planet Miniatures in Flight to New Victoria. Will the Martian Prince’s convoy reach safety?

Salute 2014 - Flight to New Victoria by Red Planet Miniatures

Salute 2014 - Flight to New Victoria by Red Planet Miniatures

Salute 2014 - Flight to New Victoria by Red Planet Miniatures

Salute 2014 - Flight to New Victoria by Red Planet Miniatures

The Essex Warriors played Gear Krieg. Another one of those rulesets I bought a long time ago but never got around to playing. WW2 tanks meeting flying saucers and battle mechs does have its appeal.

Salute 2014 - Gear Krieg by Essex Warriors

Grublin Games brought a prototype of Waggle Dance, a strategy game of bee-wrangling and honey-making, which will soon launch its funding run on Kickstarter.

Salute 2014 - Waggle Dance by Grublin Games

Salute 2013 – Steampunk

Skirmish games with a Steampunk setting were a popular feature at Salute 2013. There are many independent publishers releasing rule sets lately and even more superb miniature ranges available. I have some Boxer Rebellion Chinese that should make for a great Triad or Warlord faction…

Below a demo game of Wolsung by Micro Art Studio, presented in style.

Salute 2013 - Wolsung by Micro Art Studio

This original smog shrouded table for End of Empire was created by Spirit of the Game.

Salute 2013 - End of Empire: Smog by Spirit of the Game

Salute 2013 - End of Empire: Smog by Spirit of the Game

The largest table in the genre featured Victorian sci-fi in War on Mars by Red Planet Miniatures.

Salute 2013 - War on Mars by Red Planet Miniatures

Salute 2013 - War on Mars by Red Planet Miniatures

Salute 2013 - War on Mars by Red Planet Miniatures

There were a number of other Steampunk style tables at the show, a couple of which I took the following snapshots of.

Salute 2013 - Steampunk

Salute 2013 - Steampunk

Salute 2013 - Steampunk

Salute 2013 - Steampunk

Salute 2013 - Fantasy Skies by Ilford Wargames Group