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Salute 2016 Live Blog

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Welcome to the Salute 2016 Live Blog where we're going to be getting stuck into all the fun happening here down at the ExCel Centre in London. Salute is one of the BIGGEST wargaming and tabletop events of the year for the UK and we can't wait to see what's on offer.

Salute 2016 Live Blog

Check out the Vendor List and Salute Map and let us know who we should be talking to.

We'll have loads of images coming in from our Live Bloggers as well as videos throughout the day showing off what's happening. Big participations games, vendor interviews and much more are on the cards.

Stay tuned for what is sure to be a hectic and exciting day!

Salute 2016 Live Blog - Full Event Coverage Starts Tomorrow!

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Hey guys, we've arrived in Salute safe and sound. Just a quick update from us before everything kicks off.

The vendors are just setting up, it's promising to be an insane day tomorrow!

Friday Set Up - Hard At Work

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Everyone's busy getting ready for Salute tomorrow, who will you visit?

Friday Set Up - Hard At Work

Setting Up Shop

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The floors buzzing with activity where everyone's getting ready for tomorrow!

Setting Up Shop

Some Quick Last Minute Set-Up Before The Doors Open

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Some Quick Last Minute Set-Up Before The Doors Open

Want to see some of the set-up that goes into Salute!

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Before we get up and running check out this video for some awesome time-lapse of just some of the effort that makes Salute the great event it is.

Good Morning Gamers!

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Good morning everyone, it's already jam packed here at the ExCel.

Salute Vendors List & Salute Map

Join us as we report throughout Salute, all day long!

Salute Opens to a Flood of Eager People

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Salute 2016 gets of to a bang as everyone rushes in to find that special item they've been waiting for!

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Daruma At Salute 2016 - Win A Prize

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The guys from Daruma Games show off some awesome merchandise to fund raise their miniatures for SLA.

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Prodos Games at Salute 2016 - WIN A Prize

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It's all hustle and bustle over here at the event but we get some time with the guys at Prodos Games who made Dawns very own Jezebel miniature.

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Bad Squiddo at Salute 2016 - WIN a Prize

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New Ogres just released today at Salute from Bad Squiddo Games, comment down below for your chance to win!

Come & Escape From Mos Eisley With 7TV

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Enter The Perilous City With A Frostgrave Demo Game

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Come and spend some time in the icy city with the team behind Frostgrave.

There are already dimensional doors opening and treasures beneath the snow.

Enter The Perilous City With A Frostgrave Demo Game

Dark Souls Board Game Gets Demoed

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Steamforged Games are going to be letting you demo their Dark Souls Board Game today at Salute.

They have a boss to fight and some hapless adventurers ready to get splatted...

Dark Souls Board Game Gets Demoed

Gaming Tables At Salute 2016

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It wouldn't be Salute without amazing wargaming tables, and boy do we have a table to show off first!

The Battle of Foteviken at Salute 2016

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Ben takes some floor time to check out the Battle of Foteviken, will history repeat itself today?

Dark Souls Board Game Coming To Kickstarter

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If you're a fan of Dark Souls, then you won't want to miss out on this update from the guys at Steam forged Games.

Battlestar Galactica Returns To Salute 2016

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Battlestar Galactica (the real old school one, not the new one!) is here in force again showing off some interesting models and a rather stellar looking tabletop...

What do you think of these miniatures?

Battlestar Galactica Returns To Salute 2016

Guild Ball Season 2 Is At Salute - WIN A Prize

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Ben stops off with the guys at Steam Forged Games for a chat about what's been happening in the Guild Ball universe.

Don't forget by commenting on this post you could win a Season Two Bundle.

Post-Apocalyptic Scuffles In All That Remains

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This neat looking game featured a vast variety of interesting miniatures from all walks of life duking it out in a post-apocalypse.

Post-Apocalyptic Scuffles In All That Remains

World of Twilight at Salute 2016 - Win a Prize

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Ben talks with Mike to find out all about the World of Twilight, remember to comment below for your chance to win prizes!

Dinosaur Cuteness Overload at World of Twilight

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Full Thrust at Salute 2016

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I'm taking a look at the epic Full Thrust table where we take the battle to space!

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4Ground Gothic City - You Could Win An Epic Prize

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Dawn drops in with 4Ground for a look at their new gothic city, it's looking beautiful and you could win a full set of everything 4Ground on the table in this video

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4Ground Ruins Of Daldorr - Win 1 of 3 Amazing Prizes

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Next in the line up from 4 Ground is the latest on the Ruins Of Daldorr, if you like your Frost Grave this is a table you don't want to miss. and by commenting on any of our 4Ground posts this weekend you could win one of three prizes, stay tuned for more details.

Project Z with Warlord Games at Salute 2016 - Comment to Win!

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Dawn meets up with the guys from Warlord games to give us an insight into the board game of Project Z. Remember you can win your own copy of Project Z by commenting down below!

4Ground Sci Fi Jesserai Desert Gaming Table - You Could Win

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Dawn has found another great gaming table over at 4Ground, and this time she's looking at a very cool city/desert table that looks like it would be great for gaming on, get your comments in for your chance to win one of three 4Ground prizes.

The Crowds are Huge and the Games are even Bigger!

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Gates of Antares with Warlord Games at Salute 2016 - Comment to Win!

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The Gates of Antares world just gets bigger and bigger as tanks begin to roll into the battlefield against the zombie horde.

Make sure you comment below for your chance to win a Gates of Antares Drone!

4Ground 28mm Jesserai Hanger - Comment For A Chance To Win

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Now for the next 4Ground prize you could win, this time its the Mech Bay Hangar, a really good addition for any sci fi table.

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Konflikt '47 with Warlord Games at Salute 2016

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Clockwork Goblin and Warlord Games have teamed up to bring us Konflikt '47 everyone's loving it at Salute, and we are too!

You have an army? We have a HULK!

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We Get A Peek At The Latest Previews From 4Ground - Comment For A Chance To Win

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We all know that new kits are always in the works, Dawn stops for a peek at the latest things coming out of 4Ground and these new kits are looking fantastic.

Hawk Wargames at Salute 2016 - Prizes to Win!

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I meet up with Dave from Hawk Wargames to find out about the last lap of kickstarter and what's in the future for Dropfleet Commander.

Battle of Willemstad

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The grass is always greener with a beautiful scenery close by, and we've definitely found the mother load! This amazing table has been 3-4 years in the process and the crowd are loving it!

Renedra Castle at Salute 2016 - Comment to Win!

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The guys over at Renendra have been busy building a HUGE castle originally for Frostgrave but completely modular so you could use it for anything! Make sure you comment to win for your chance to win the Renedra Tower building.

3 Years of Work and Looking Amazing!

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The Backstagers Unite at Salute 2016

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I meet up with some of the lucky Backstagers who've came to Salute this year. If you're around, make sure to stop by and say hi!

The Battle of Adrades at Salute 2016

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I think we may have found the longest running build here at Salute, a 40mm scale project that has ran for over 8 years. What do you think of their hard efforts?

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4Ground's Final Prize & Collaboration With Battle Systems? - You Could Win

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An exciting prospect from the folks at both 4Ground AND Battle Systems.

See what you think of this final prize and the news of a partnership...

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What's Been Happening with Battle Systems?

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Come and find out what's been going on with Battle Systems.

These are the folks behind the amazing Sci-Fi terrain AND the awesome Fantasy Dungeon!

Awesome Volcano from Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

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These guys keep impressing us every year with their amazing builds and this year they've brought a functional volcano to the table! All we need now is the fridge and we're ready for the races!

Seatbelts on, this is gonna be a bumpy ride!

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West Wind's Empire Of The Dead Is Perfect For The Steampunk Salute

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We get chatting to Wendy from West Wind and it turns out Empire of the Dead is flying of the shelves at this years Steam-punk themed Salute.

Also check out the Salute exclusive mini they produced fro the show. It's cracking looking and the paint job is lovely.

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You Could Win Any Starter Faction For Shattered Earth

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The guys from Massive Awesome, producers of Shattered Earth couldn't let us pass by with out giving our views a chance to win a starter faction.

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Paranoid Miniatures Demo Mythos and Launch the Kickstarter Today!

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The nice chaps from Paranoid Miniatures are not only running demos of the cool game Mythos but also keeping an eye on their Kickstarter that just went LIVE today!

What's The Latest From Battlefront?

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Time for a chat with the guys at Battlefront about all the latese and greatest, and don't forget you could win a copy of Tanks & a FoW pacific bundle

We Catch Up With The Creator Of Frostgrave - You Could Win

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Ben loves his fantasy games and nothing would but he would get to take a little time out of the day to get a catchup and some info on what's going to be happening with our winner of game of the year for 2015.

Also you could win a copy of the new book Horizon Wars.

Saga Have a New Campaign System - Comment For A Chance To Win

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Justin has stopped of at the Gripping Beast stand to find out what's going on in Saga, and we're giving away a four point Viking starter set.

Scooby Doo Where Are You?

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We had some time to check out a neat Scooby Doo game being put on by 7TV...

Scooby Doo Where Are You?
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1920's Gangster Action In The Chicago Way

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We find the guys over at the Great Escape Games booth and they give us a look into their new game, The Chicago Way.

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A Look Into The Future of Purgatory With Underestimated Games

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The guys over at Underestimated Games talk to Dawn about Purgatory and what the future will hold with their upcoming Kickstarter.

Delve Deeper With Otherworld

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Otherworld have a fantastic set up showing off some of the awesome terrain they've been working on for their Fantasy Skirmish Game.

I reckon this should inspire some folks to get role-playing...

Delve Deeper With Otherworld

Ben Picks Up A Signed Copy of Blood Eagle!

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Halo Ground Command Played at Salute 2016 - You Could Win!

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We grab Derek to get the low-down on how the Halo Ground Command demo games have been going and squeeze an awesome prize for you guys to try and win.

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New Crossover Mini for Mythos and Shattered Earth

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The guys from Paranoid Miniatures and Massive Awesome have collaborated to make a new crossover mini for Mythos and Shattered Earth.

Homebrew Formula Minions

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The Royal Air Force Wargaming Association Win an award at this years Salute with their Formula Minions. Watch to find-out more about the game.

That's it, Salute 2016 is a Wrap!

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Well that's it guys, we hope you enjoyed all the content and games we've managed to cover over the event period.
Make sure to keep commenting for your chance to win amazing prizes and we'll be back again, for Salute 2017.

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siygess
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Almost there.. just one more hour on the slow coach from Cornwall..

glyndwr1974
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Can’t wait for it. Hope to see you all soon.

jackdanielsimow
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Always a great show, looking forward to the early train tomorrow and the aching feet in the pm!

darkredeemer
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i was gonna go but its my Nans 80th tomorrow and i was told under no circumstances could i miss her party.

rekky
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Car is full of diesel, wallets full of notes, route planned, pick-up times set, stalls to visit listed down! One more sleep to go!

huscarle
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I’ll be driving up in the morning. A bit of internet surfing tonight to check for offers on the day

dice
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Is there a dedicated place where you can check on that sort of thing?

huscarle
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afraid not. I just check round my favourite supplier sites. In the past we have posted any deals we spot in the forums.

stoney997
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Couldn’t make it this year. If Warren’s not too hung over tomorrow, hopefully will see some IHMN tables as it’s steam-punk themed.

dice
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Jumping in the car at 3:30 am tomorrow morning, see you there! 😀

chesh
Cult of Games Member
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7.25 train for me tomorrow, the Chicago Way, 4ground and a Dungeon set from Battle Systems for me tomorrow and leaves a little for any impulse buys

redben
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1.40am coach for me.

blackspiral
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Have fun at the party tonight!!

tresilliian
Member
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I’ll be there with the lad in tow. Will there be the crazy queue as per usual?

dafthelmet85
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Soooo bummed I’m not going this year, I’ll be watching BOW!

bluntpower
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The dark souls statue looks great. I can’t wait to see what they show at salute for the new board game!

mightyprawn
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Tickets and travel sorted for tomorrow XD anyone know if Forgeworld have new 2016 event only minis? (If not I might leave FW until later in the day!)

oriskany
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Wish I could be there, guys. Don’t work too hard, remember to have fun, and from all of us who can’t go to Salute, thanks for bringing Salute to us! 😀

cazboab
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Next time Gadget… Neext tiiime…

trewets
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Morning campers ! awake at silly o’clock today and am getting ready for what will be a great day. Going to prodos stand first to pick up Jezebel then off to 4 ground for some new buildings.will try am keep the SHINNEY syndrome in check but can’t promise anything.
Will definitely be dropping in on BOW stand to say HI.

warhammergrimace
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On the train heading up to London

rayzryr
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I’m looking forward to a day of vicarious entertainment, sat on the other side of the world 🙂

hazardbadger84
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On the train down 😀 with ozzy ozborn “. Crazy train ” blasting away 😀

sheepman
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Just woken up excited like a kid on Christmas day!

brucelea
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Have a great time everyone 😉

uptrebor
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So near yet so far (only 5 mile from venue) but unable to attend,does have one benefit it keeps my shiney syndrome in check for another year.lol . Hope everyone has a great day and manages to snag all there goodies they are looking for……and loads they not .

caladors
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Would have love to be there and see it all but, it is a bit of a way off.

orlandothetechnicoloured
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have fun folks

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