Kicking off my Salute 2019 photo reports are the Ancients & Medieval eras. Despite a lot of space staying empty on the showroom floor this year and the crowds seeming decidedly smaller, there were a number of nice participation games for this period. Thanks to undeadhighelf for providing additional pictures of these.
The South London Warlords put on an epic battle in an alternative history setting to determine who would triumph in a clash between ‘The Pilum and the Pike’. I love a good testudo nearly as much as I love a good phalanx.
Boudicca’s revolt was the background for the battle of Mancetter 61 CE. Two mighty armies of Iceni and Romans faced each other in this climactic encounter with victory promised To the Strongest!
The Society of Ancients recreated the ‘Battle at the Harzhorn’, pitting Romans against Germanic tribes in the 3rd century. The site of this ancient battle was discovered in 2008 and is still being excavated, revealing a treasure trove of new information about the era.
‘Alexander: Conquest Fulfilled’ was the title of another hypothetical battle which saw the great Macedonian general lead his army on an invasion into China.
The University of Edinburgh and Supreme Littleness Designs staged ‘Raiders of the Crusader Keep’. Based on medieval sources and archeological discoveries, it allowed to take part in fighting through a 13th century crusader castle at Byblos.
Well before the beginning of recorded history, the Wargames Association of Reading led on a ‘Mammoth Hunt’ while simultaneously having to fight off rival tribes and hungry sabre tooth tigers.
Jumping ahead to 1421, the Lance and Longbow Society fought the ‘Battle of Bauge’, which was a confrontation between an English versus a French and Scottish army.