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?
Hasslefree Miniatures created a tribute to Battlefield Bad Company 2 with Zombies roaming the streets of a bombed out desert town.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This original smog shrouded table for End of Empire was created by Spirit of the Game.
The largest table in the genre featured Victorian sci-fi in 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.