Salute 2018 wargaming convention has come and gone in a flash. The trend of fewer large independent display tables and more company run demo and participation games is continuing, and there was a noticeable increase in open floor space, presumably also due to the ongoing consolidation of gaming franchises.
4Ground’s presence is growing year on year, and they had many tables on display for the variety of settings they now support with their terrain. In this year of Star Wars Legion, the biggest was a proof of concept for a star ship hangar bay with particularly shiny floors.
There were also some lovely mechs and a gaming table for use with Fallout on show.
Wild West Exodus was also being presented on a large stand this year, and some very original and elaborate demo tables were showcasing this growing games system.
The South London Warlords staged the Dr Who based Invasion Earth including two life sized Daleks.
Anvil Industry brought some nice demo tables for Afterlife, including a backlit tech compound.
My local gaming store Dark Sphere had set up a gazebo to play games of Star Wars Legion and Necromunda in the dark, illuminated only by special effects on the boards themselves.
Various other gaming companies and clubs had brought their demo gaming tables along, below a selection of my snapshots.