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Salute 2018 – ACW & Wild West

One of the finest display tables at Salute 2018 was ‘Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma’ by Ian Smith & Friends. Set in the American Civil War, it portrayed Union forces attempting to take Charleston with an assault by land and sea.

Gunboat in foreground firing cannon towards a fort
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
Lines of soldiers on the beach firing towards a fort
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
Top down view of fort and inner courtyard with soldiers and cannon on the battlements
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
Opposing armies marching towards a farm situated between them
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
Regiments of infantry and skirmishers clashing amongst corn fields
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
A column of soldiers marching past a hillside
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends
View from inland of a small town with church and regiments of soldiers clashing
Glory! From the Halls of Montezuma by Ian Smith & Friends

Stand To Games demonstrated the Forager rules set for a skirmish level engagement.

Two ranks of soldiers on open grassland
Forager by Stand To Games
Cannon emplaced next to a wagon covering advancing infantry
Forager by Stand To Games

The Hornchurch Wargames Club set up a fast play Wild West shoot out in ‘The 2:15 to Hornchurch’.

View from above into a Wild West town
The 2:15 to Hornchurch by Hornchurch Wargames Club
Train at the station of a western town
The 2:15 to Hornchurch by Hornchurch Wargames Club
Saloon and general store with horses and a wagon
The 2:15 to Hornchurch by Hornchurch Wargames Club

Peter Pig ran participation battles for the new Western wargame, utilising his 15mm range.

Open plain with rocky outcrops, cavalry, infantry and wagons
Western by Peter Pig
Opposing cavalry and infantry meeting between two buildings
Western by Peter Pig
A group of Native American tents
Western by Peter Pig

Salute 2013 – Napoleonic, ACW & Mexican-American Wars

My knowledge and interest in the Napoleonic era usually extends only as far as watching episodes of Sharpe. I do however like the sheer spectacle of massed colourful infantry, charging cavalry and smoking cannons that a good Napoleonic display can provide.

And they don’t come much more spectacular than Waterloo 1815 by the Essex Gamesters Robert Browning and Ron Ringrose (of Corunna 1809 fame) at Salute 2013.

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Salute 2013 - Waterloo by Essex Gamesters

Wargames Illustrated presented the wonderfully naturalistic Battle of Little Big Top American Civil War display.

Salute 2013 - Battle of Little Big Top presented by Wargames Illustrated

Salute 2013 - Battle of Little Big Top presented by Wargames Illustrated

This early WW1 game based on the Miracle of the Marne 1914 was played using the Crush the Kaiser set of rules.

Salute 2013 - Miracle of the Marne 1914 by Crush the Kaiser

Salute 2013 - Miracle of the Marne 1914 by Crush the Kaiser

Unfortunately I don’t have details for the tables below, other that they are set during conflicts between the United States and Mexico. Hope you enjoy the pictures nonetheless.

Salute 2013 - Mexican-American Wars

Salute 2013 - Mexican-American Wars

Salute 2013 - Mexican-American Wars