Tag Archives: Feudal Japan

Salute 2017 – Horse & Musket

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.

Wargames table showing a coastline with boats approaching
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
View from behind a sailing ship and row boats towards shore
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
A small redoubt next to a quay and Swedish troops
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
Two canoes with native warriors
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
A small band of irregular troops under trees
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
Troops moving through a hamlet with civilians and pigs
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror
A coastal fort under attack from sea
Fort Mosquito by Dalauppror

Warlord Wargamers played the Battle of Inverlochy 1645 during the Scottish Civil War using the Pike & Shotte rules.

Two pike armed armies meeting along the coastline
Battle of Inverlochy by Warlord Wargamers
View from a castle over the camp and battlefield
Battle of Inverlochy by Warlord Wargamers

The Battle of Kalisz in 1706 during the Great Northern War was recreated in 6mm by Wyre Forest Wargames Club.

Countryside battlefield with two large armies lined up using small scale miniatures
Battle of Kalisz by Wyre Forest Wargames Club
Close up view of 6mm cavalry stands
Battle of Kalisz by Wyre Forest Wargames Club

The Art of War in the Age of the Condottieri was demonstrated by Real Time Wargames in the 10mm scale.

Encampment in green fields with regiments marching in the distance
The Art of War in the Age of the Condottieri by Real Time Wargames
Troops behind defensive earthworks waiting for an attack through a vineyard
The Art of War in the Age of the Condottieri by Real Time Wargames

Scimitar Games Club fought an engagement during the French and Indian War with Muskets and Tomahawks rules.

Trading post defender by British troops in a wooded area
French and Indian War by Scimitar Games Club
Column of troops moving through the forest
French and Indian War by Scimitar Games Club

Always a favourite are the Japanese tables by Oshiro Modelterrain. This year the setting was an assault on a keep, with naval forces landing and deploying their siege equipment.

Japanese town and keep
Shiro O Kogeki by Oshiro Modelterrain
Soldiers with muskets on the keep's ramparts
Shiro O Kogeki by Oshiro Modelterrain
Attacking troops moving through the town
Shiro O Kogeki by Oshiro Modelterrain

Taylor’s Crew played out an attempt to kidnap Elspeth von Trinkenessen against the backdrop of the Italian Wars during the Renaissance.

Landscape with a hamlet, river and troops fighting up a hill in the background
The Great Trayne Robbery by Taylor’s Crew

Skirmish Wargames presented Blood on the Snow, a 54mm scenario set in 1758.

Log cabin in a snowy winter landscape with individual fighters skirmishing
Blood on the Snow by Skirmish Wargames

Salute 2013 – Feudal Japan

As in previous years, Salute 2013 saw a small but beautifully presented selection of tables set in Japanese feudal history.

The majority of photos I took are from Oshiro Model Terrain’s Assault on Aki Kamei-jo.

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Salute 2013 - Assault on Aki Kamei-jo by Oshiro Model Terrain

Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy magazine ran the participation game Wrath of Heaven using an adaptation of the Muskets & Tomahawks rule set. It saw players take on the role of Shinobi from the legendary Azuma clan, carrying out stealthy ninja missions for the Daimyo.

Salute 2013 - Wrath of Heaven by Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy

Salute 2013 - Wrath of Heaven by Wargames, Soldiers & Strategy