Skip to toolbar

Salute 2018 Live Blog! Comment To Win

Salute 2018 Live Blog! Comment To Win

Supported by (Turn Off)

Come and join us for an awesome adventure at the ExCel Centre in London as we dive into Salute 2018 from the South London Warlords. Salute-2018-Cover-Image

We're going to be talking to the traders, companies and of course the gamers here at the event who have brought some amazing new miniatures with them AND set up some fantastic games for you to play.

If you spot something on the list you'd like us to go and check out make sure to let us know in the comments!

You Could Win!

We're going to be giving away some awesome prizes from the companies here at Salute so if you want to be in with a chance of getting hold of some neat goodies make sure to Comment To Win On Each Individual Post and we'll be picking winners in the near future.

As always, make sure that you get involved and chat with others about what you've seen here at the event and we'll do our best to talk to as many people as possible!

Get involved!

Introduction To Salute 2018 & Win A Massive 4Ground Prize!

216 Comments

Welcome to Salute 2018! We've got lots of awesome stuff for you to check out today including a massive prize from 4Ground right off the bat!

You could win the full 6x4 Jesserai Landing Bay Table Kit!

If you didn't see it already we also announced the winner of the Confrontation Classic Bundle!

We're going to be checking in with them later in the day but make sure to get your comments dropped in below.

Last Minute Set-Up!

40 Comments

All of the participation games and vendors are getting their final bit of set up ready for the event here at the ExCel centre.

We have loads of awesome folks here to meet and we can't wait to delve in and bring you all manner of videos and more from Salute 2018.

Last Minute Set-Up!

The Hall Awaits!

The Hall Awaits!18 Comments

Heading Into The Desert – The Medjez Valley 1943

54 Comments

Some guys have put together this awesome table for the Medjez Valley in 1943. This seems very apt considering we've been looking at the Americans In Tunisia as part of an article series recently.

The game uses Battlegroup Torch and shows a battle and the first advance of the 2nd Armoured Division!

Heading Into The Desert – The Medjez Valley 1943

Painting Competition - First Entries

54 Comments

Before the doors even open, traders and organisers are submitting entries to the painting competition...

I sense a theme?

Painting Competition - First Entries

A Table For Lloyd - 1500's Japanese Warfare

43 Comments

Take a look at this 28mm representation of Japanese war!!

There's something awesome about the pageantry that is on offer when you see Japanese armies fighting on the tabletop.

A Table For Lloyd - 1500's Japanese Warfare

Chaaaaaarrrggge!!!

Chaaaaaarrrggge!!!No Comments

Too Fat Lardies & What A Tanker!

183 Comments

We stop by with Nick & Richard from Too Fat Lardies to find out what's new from them - What A Tanker! has been doing very well indeed and they are going to be running a drop-in game here at Salute this year.

Comment To Win - What A Tanker! Rulebook & Tokens

As well as What A Tanker! they have Chain Of Command for you to enjoy and more!

Too Fat Lardies' General D'Armee

44 Comments

As well as What A Tanker! and Chain Of Command there was this splendid table that was set up by the guys at Too Fat Lardies for you to play General D'Armee.

This game gives you a chance to play out your battles from the Napoleonic era on the tabletop and it looks wonderful!

Too Fat Lardies' General D'Armee

Painting Competition - Misc. And Large Scale Are Going To Be Strong this year!

50 Comments

Check out Gollum! the water effects are amazing!

Painting Competition - Misc. And Large Scale Are Going To Be Strong this year!

Bandua's Awesome Ready For Battle Terrain

257 Comments

We sit down and chat with the guys from Bandua Wargames who have some stunning pre-coloured terrain which fits into all manner of different eras and genres.

Comment To Win - Full Shogunate Terrain Set

Make sure to take a peek at more of what they have to offer and delve into their extended range which includes accessories and more.

Which one knocks again?

Which one knocks again?1 Comment

The Battle Of Soggy Bottom...In Two Scales

40 Comments

In May 1643, Borsetshire had been rocket by the catastrophe that had befallen the Parliamentarian cause at Lessie's Moor. Alderman Grundy's army had collapsed under the pressure of Prince Philip Frederick's Oxford House.

This is looking awesome in (what we suspect to be) 6mm and 28mm!

The county was now prey to the depredations of the Honourable Freddy's dissipated cronies!

The Battle Of Soggy Bottom...In Two Scales

Zombies Invade Salute 2018 - Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club

91 Comments

We stop in with the wonderful folks from the Bexley Reapers Wargaming Club who have put together a wonderful gaming table which stands apart from the traditional historical and instead has you surviving against waves of zombies!

You have to get in, grab your stuff and get out - and just so you know, WE even have a card in the game which is neat.

The Set-Up almost takes longer than the event!

The Set-Up almost takes longer than the event!No Comments

Salute 2018 Set-Up Time Lapse

46 Comments

We got in yesterday and wanted to give you all a glimpse of what goes on behind the scenes for setting up Salute 2018.

Salute takes up a massive space, full of gamers and traders of all kinds. There's plenty to see and do, and it takes a huge amount of effort to get it all ready.

A Plethora of Games Spring Up At Salute

38 Comments

There are a huge selection of gaming tables and demo games being run at this year's Salute, ranging from firm favourites to brand new games getting their first outings.

Here are a few of the wide array of games you can find here today.

A Plethora of Games Spring Up At Salute

Hurry! There may be some gaming spaces left!

Hurry! There may be some gaming spaces left!16 Comments

Hysterical's Spitfyre Swoops Into Salute

151 Comments

Hysterical Games have brought their new game Spitfyre to Salute, letting everyone get stuck into some fantasy aerial combat.

Comment To Win - SpitFyre Game!

They also have some exciting new goodies to show off for Panzerfäuste, with new minis on display, as well a look at some pieces that are on their way in the near future.

Painting Competition - Let The Judging Begin

39 Comments

As entries close, the judges are already earmarking pieces for the shortlists.

Photo's of the shortlisted by category to come!

Award Ceremony at 3pm.

Painting Competition - Let The Judging Begin

Sci Fi Greek Gods?

Sci Fi Greek Gods?1 Comment

JoeK Recreate The Greek Gods For A Sci-Fi World

110 Comments

JoeK Minis are showing off their own take on the Greek legends of antiquity, updating them for a strange, Sci-Fi future.

Comment To Win - £25 JoeK Voucher

The models are beautiful, and range from re-imagined versions of classic heroes to the Greek gods themselves.

Wargamer Bring Us Anno Domini 1666

137 Comments

Wargamer are at Salute showing off their new dark historical fantasy game Anno Domini 1666, which will be coming to Kickstarter soon!

Comment To Win - Janine The Hussar Girl

They also have their game By Fire and Sword with them, and their new Hot & Dangerous range of pin-up model minis.

terrifying mythos now in retail!

terrifying mythos now in retail!3 Comments

Paranoid Miniatures First Mythos Outing

207 Comments

Paranoid Miniatures have their first outing for Mythos here at Salute 2018.

Comment To Win 2x Factions (Of Your Choice) & 2x Rulebooks

Make sure to get your comments in below and tell us which of the Mythos factions has caught your eye.

Zero Hour Time!

37 Comments

We dive into the final days of Amien 1918 here at the tabletop. This makes a lot of sense for those delving into the world of WWI on the tabletop.

The trenchworks look awesome here and it's great to see the fire and smoke belching out of the miniatures too.

Zero Hour Time!

Battle Foam Fill Us In!

154 Comments

Battle Foam is filling us in on what's coming as part of their range now AND delve into some awesome stuff that might be popping up for you to get soon.

Comment To Win - New Guild Ball Bag + Foam Insert

Have you been delving into Battle Foam and checking out their inserts?

Painting competition in full swing!

Painting competition in full swing!2 Comments

Painting Competition - Shortlist Highlights - Fantasy Other

42 Comments

A handful of images from the shortlisted entries

Painting Competition - Shortlist Highlights - Fantasy Other

Warlord Soar In With Blood Red Skies

195 Comments

Warlord Games have been showing us a lot more about Blood Red Skies which is a wonderful game we've been having fun within the office.

Comment To Win - Blood Red Skies Squadron Box

Let us know which of the factions you've been working on for Blood Red Skies!

Who needs Metallic paints anyway?2 Comments

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Fantasy Single

38 Comments

A handful of images from the shortlisted entries, including an entry from Richard Grey @DeamonRich on instagram.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Fantasy Single

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Fantasy Unit

32 Comments

A handful of images from the shortlisted entries, including Luke Wilson's Goblins!

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Fantasy Unit

Going 6mm With Baccus And Their Historical Ranges

71 Comments

We stop in with the guys at Baccus and talk about their small 6mm armies and what they've been tinkering with lately. Make sure to drop your thoughts down in the comments below.

Do you like these smaller scale armies as your preferred way of gaming on the tabletop?

Swashbuckling Pirates in Blood & Plunder

Swashbuckling Pirates in Blood & Plunder2 Comments

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Other

29 Comments

Images of all the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Other

Blood & Plunder - Avast, Pirates Ahoy!

46 Comments

We love a bit of Blood & Plunder and so it was awesome to see this brilliant tabletop come to life before us.

As we take a look around this table, let us know if you've been building similar terrain projects for this wargame.

Boats just rule don't they?

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Single

23 Comments

A handful of images from the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Single
Juniors Painting Competition Rocks!3 Comments

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Unit

27 Comments

Images from all the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Historical Unit

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Junior

27 Comments

Images from all the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Junior

Conquest Delve Into Medieval History & More

164 Comments

We stop in with the awesome Conquest Games to find out what they have planned in the near future and how their plastic range AND Fantasy collection has expanded over the past few months.

Comment To Win - Medieval Knights Plastic Set

We're loving how this range is looking, perfect for SAGA and of course your alternative Fantasy games too. Who wouldn't want some Robin Hood figures to skirmish around with?

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Large Scale

32 Comments

Images of the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Large Scale

Look at this freehand base, omg!

Look at this freehand base, omg!1 Comment

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Miscellaneous

32 Comments

A handful of images from the shortlisted entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Miscellaneous

Deep-Cut Lay The Groundwork For Guild Ball Games

150 Comments

It's time to stop in with Deep-Cut and find out about the awesome mats they have in the works. Loads of Guild Ball is on the horizon with themed mats for most of the teams.

Comment To Win - Ratcatcher's Guild Themed Mat

...it makes sense that we'd be giving one of these away doesn't it?! What kind of mats do you like from Deep-Cut?

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Salute Single

22 Comments

Images of all the entrants - this is last year's figure!

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Salute Single

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Other

32 Comments

Images of all the entries.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Other

The detail is amazing!

The detail is amazing!No Comments

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Single

27 Comments

A few images of some of the shortlisted entries, including one from Andy Wardle

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Single

Twilight's Creatures Come To Life

126 Comments

Lance looks into the weird and wonderful world of the Twilight range with Mike and shows off what they have in their collection right now

Comment To Win - Akitiin Monster Miniature

We love the quirky and wonderfully original miniatures from Twilight and we think you will too.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Unit

25 Comments

The last category... Sci Fi Unit, images include all shortlisted entrants.

Painting Competition – Shortlist Highlights – Sci Fi Unit

Build A Saracan Warband With Gripping Beast

164 Comments

The team at Gripping Beast do some amazing miniatures for those who want to get stuck into SAGA and Swordpoint.
One of their big additions is the new Saracens!

Comment To Win - Saracen Plastic Warband Set

Have you been delving into the Age Of Crusades range and playing some of the new SAGA?

At Arms, men!

At Arms, men!1 Comment

Crash Into The Sci-Fi Game Of Collision From Code Orange

158 Comments

Code Orange Games have their amazing Sci-Fi game Collision to show off this time at Salute. They have some awesome mechanics for you to get stuck into which set it apart.

Comment To Win - 2x Faction Starters (Of Your Choice)

These guys have some awesome goodies for you to check out and a very dynamic game!

Empress Miniatures Bring History To The Tabletop

115 Comments

We had to stop in with Empress Miniatures to talk about just what they have been doing right now.

Comment To Win - T14 Armata Tank

These guys cover all kinds of awesome historical periods and of we'd love to know which one is your favourite!

Contraversial world leaders

Contraversial world leaders1 Comment

Spectre Miniatures' Modern Soldiers Rock

195 Comments

We wander into Spectre Miniatures' modern warfare range and see what's been going on with their new releases. Of course, those world leaders might be more appropriate than ever now.

Comment To Win - Fireteam Squad

Have you played much of their game? Gianna loves this one!

Wargaming with Lego Tanks Gaming Table

44 Comments

We just had to step in with the guys from the Royal Air Force crew and talk about the brilliant toy box game they have set up.

This is brilliant fun and JUST what you want from a big convention like this and their participation games.

TRROOOOLLL!

TRROOOOLLL!14 Comments

Sarissa's Sci-Fi Range + Filling The Streets Of Rome

196 Comments

Sarissa takes us through a bunch of their new terrain, from their Japanese sets to the new Roman stuff they're producing to go alongside Gangs of Rome.

Comment to Win - SciFi Landing Pad Set

We also get a glimpse at some of their Sci-Fi terrain, which should be seeing some new developments shortly.

Steamforged Delve Into Godtear!

171 Comments

Steamforge is at Salute demoing their new game Godtear, which is currently live on Kickstarter.

They also have plenty of new goodies for Guild Ball, with the Ratcatcher's Guild Paying the Piper set kicking off for pre-release.

Comment To Win - The Ratcatcher's Guild Paying The Piper Set

Which is your favourite Guild Ball team?

Crooked Dice Take 7TV To The Post-Apocalypse

126 Comments

Crooked Dice have been demoing their 7TV games, with everything from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a look at their upcoming new game bringing the 7TV mechanics to the post-apocalypse.

Comment to Win - A Buggy

What sort of setting would you like to play in 7TV?

White Dragon's Courage In Contact

137 Comments

White Dragon has brought out new minis for their modern warfare range Courage in Contact, with a platoon of Brits and some previews of some more models to come, all sculpted with a focus on capturing the realistic stances of soldiers in combat.

Comment To Win - British MkVI Infantry Platoon

I'll call you later1 Comment

Maidstone Wargames Society's Twisting The Dragon's Tail

44 Comments

Maidstone Wargames have set up their gaming table recreating the Zeebrugge Raid carried out by the Royal Navy on the 23rd of April, 1918.

Warploque's Trouble In The North Monsters!

162 Comments

Warploque have brought out their new Trouble in the North minis for ArcWorlde, including their fantastic new monsters, bringing an original twist to some fantasy staples.

Comment To Win - Your Choice Of A New Faction Starter Set

Which faction will you be choosing?

FireForge & The Massive Fantasy Game Plans

161 Comments

FireForge have a chat with us about their future plans for their upcoming new fantasy game, and some of the new models they have released for their historical range.

Comment To Win - Foot Knights Plastic Set

Delve into this new kit and let us know what you think of their future Fantasy plans.

Painting Competition - And The Winners Are...1st Places Only

47 Comments

Best in Show - Richard Gray for his Large Scale Entry
Historical Single - Polish Winged Lancer - Daniel Moureal
Historical Unit - French Hussars - David Felviy
Historical Other - WWII Diorama - Steve Perry
Sci Fi Single - Space Marine Capt - Paul Norton
Sci Fi Unit - Blood Angels - James Otero
Sci Fi Other - Knight Lancer - Richard Gray
Fantasy Single - Gaunt Summoner - Paul Norton
Fantasy Unit - Fisherman's Guild - Christian Woodward
Fantasy Other - Turtle with Shell - Andy Wardle
Large Scale - Abyssal Warlord - David Soper
MIsc. - Grot-Cha - Mark Lifton
Junior - Space Marine - Alexander Bermer
Salute Figure - Charlie Kirkpatrick

Painting Competition - And The Winners Are...1st Places Only

Mini Beasts Report On The Zombie Invasion

Mini Beasts Report On The Zombie Invasion17 Comments

Battlefront's New Free Nation Book & More

131 Comments

Battlefront has plenty of cool new goodies to show off at this Salute, including the Free Nation book, and the new double-sided mat. They also had Firefly: Brigands and Browncoats, which has been flying off the shelves.

Comment To Win - Armoured Fist Book, Command Cards, Unit Cards, Churchill's Kingforce

Come and delve into what they have to offer and we'll see where things go!

Art Of War's Stunning Tokens & Terrain

219 Comments

We stop in with the awesome Art Of War and look at their stunning tokens and terrain that they have to show off.

Comment To Win - Industrial Sector Terrain

These guys do some ace Shadespire Tokens which you NEED to check out. Make sure to stop by their website if you've liked the look of something they've done!

Official Review of Burrows & Badgers: we love it!

Official Review of Burrows & Badgers: we love it!2 Comments

The Wonderful World Of Burrows & Badgers

165 Comments

Oathsworn Miniatures talk to us about the latest news for Burrows & Badgers, their future plans and more. Sci-Fi game anyone?

Comment To Win - Burrows & Badgers Rulebook + Exclusive Scenario & Mouse Miniature

Can you tell Ben loves this game? Drop your thoughts on it below and look out for the review soon.

Mantic Talk Upcoming Hellboy Kickstarter!

176 Comments

Rob from Mantic Games and James from Needy Cat talk us through what you can expect from the Hellboy Kickstarter when it hits very soon.

Comment To Win - Star Saga

Make sure to drop your thoughts below on what they're saying about Hellboy and if you're going to be leaping on the back of this Kickstarter.

TTCombat - Dropzone, Dropfleet & More!

265 Comments

There is LOADS going on with TTCombat and we just had to find out the status of Dropzone & Dropfleet Command as well as the news on Carnevale and more.

Comment To Win - Dropfleet & Dropzone Commander Starter Set + 6 Sandstorm Terrain Kits

Are you getting stuck into the new Rumbleslam! expansions?

Battletech Demo Game from 4Ground

Battletech Demo Game from 4Ground1 Comment

4Ground Set Up An Awesome BattleTech Battlefield

46 Comments

One of the demo games that you could have got stuck into at Salute was this epic BattleTech game which was done by 4Ground.

You'll see more about this in a video which is coming up!

4Ground Set Up An Awesome BattleTech Battlefield

1914 - Battling At The Start Of WWI With Great Escape Games

91 Comments

We stopped in with Great Escape Games to find out about their new game which is 1914! This great game scales down and is a bit of a departure from their regular 28mm skirmish games.

Comment To Win - 1914 Rulebook

Will you be delving into this new game and giving it a go as an alternative WWI ruleset?

Fabled Realms KS News & Epic New 4Ground Terrain

273 Comments

We stop in with Cad and talk about the new stuff from them for 4Ground. We have their ace Star Wars terrain, more for the Homeland Apocalypse and beyond that some news on Fabled Realms.

Comment To Win - Full 6×4 Jesserai Landing Bay

Have you delved into Fabled Realms?

Modiphius - Future Plans & Fallout: Wasteland Warfare

165 Comments

Modiphius talk to us about some of the new lines they have coming out for Wasteland Warfare as well as the new crews for Star Trek: Adventures.

Comment To Win - Star Trek Adventures Crew Set Of Your Choice

Have you checked out their role-playing games and more?

Battle Of Staket!

34 Comments

I wanted to finish off a bit of a look at some of the tables from this year's Salute and this great table.

There were lots of little scenes for you to get stuck into and explore on the tabletop.

Battle Of Staket!

Painting Winner Richard Grey

43 Comments

Richard Grey got best in show here at Salute and as you've been taking a peek at this work throughout the live blog across today thanks to Peachey.

So, we have a quick chat with him - make sure to check out his instagram and patreon!

Salute 2018 - Goodbye & Comment To Win!

99 Comments

We hope you enjoyed following us as we talked to the different vendors and more that popped up here at Salute. As always we can't cover everything BUT we hope we gave you a good look at how this event feels when you're here.

There are LOADS of prizes for you to check out AND hopefully, some of the news we heard here will get you excited.

Extra Video Time! Sneaky Peek At The Swag Haul

63 Comments

So, we thought we'd have an ad-hoc look through some of the swag we picked up. We'll go into more detail later in the week but it looks like Ben has convinced the guys to go in on Burrows & Badgers...

What did YOU pick up from Salute?

Supported by (Turn Off)

Leave a Reply

103 Comments on "Salute 2018 Live Blog! Comment To Win"

janus1004
Member
2372xp

Great that you are doing this coverage, eager to hear about all the new cool stuff you find! Talk to Victrix if you have the chance, want to hear what they have in the pipeline! 🙂

cruciumgiger
Member
312xp

We can’t make it this year so will have to stay tuned to BOW

geezeruk
Member
352xp

Super awesome video, Excited for your awesome coverage and what goodies you find 🙂

stormshriek
Member
220xp

Have a great weekend everybody

beardragon14
Member
3828xp

Good on you lads … Love your con coverages. Have a good one!!

alin
Member
283xp

Thank you Guys for doing this.

zaknafein5
Member
426xp

I thought for a second that they were going to anounce a different winner confrontation.
But all went well. Accept that I didn’t win it. 🙂

daemonish
Member
190xp

Make sure you get over to TT combat if they are there and grill them about Hawk Wargames new stuff.

tuffyears
Member
3142xp

nice to see hobbit , a dwarf and Golum presenting the live blog

jocke
Member
1269xp

Please guys, can you get The Drowned Earth in front of the camera? Would be awesome.

darkredeemer
Member
326xp

I’m standing in the line at the moment

maledrakh
Member
1986xp

wish I could be there

blipvertus
Member
962xp

That 4 Ground display is amazing!

bothi
Member
3075xp

Man I wish I could be there. Really want to see that 4Ground stuff with my own eyes. It looks amazing on camera.

brokeuh
Member
24xp

wow that hangar ! amazing work !

commanderkaiser
Member
502xp

Wish I could of been there this year. Hopefully next year I’ll be able to make it.

darthcheese
Member
1118xp

I’m on the tube, seems to be taking forever

andrax
Member
703xp

it is a 3 day journey from germany minimum – and it will be cost approx 500 euro minimun – so i stay at home, watch BOW and buy minis…..

rasmus
Member
6089xp

Then think of those of us on the other side of the Atlantic. ..

robertoutram
Member
173xp

wish i could have gone, hopefully there next year….

tuffyears
Member
3142xp

2005 was the last time i went to salute , I guess its changed a wee bit since then

nogbadthebad
Member
773xp

Please talk to traders of small/perfect scale minis, in particular vanguard miniatures, baccus and rapier if they are about. Johns gunna sulk about not seeing that tank…

alliedwheat490
Member
0xp

Hey ive been keeping an eye out for you guys since i got here cant spot any of you this year? Find constipated cows. Nsfw. The guys will show you how to play in 4 seconds. You will see why.

orlandothetechnicoloured
Member
1340xp

Should be fun

comoran
Member
383xp

Yay, Salute! 🙂

coxjul
Member
2333xp

Last minute change in plans means I can’t make it across London today. Aaaaargh!!
Will have to check in here every 30 minutes instead.

1 2 3 5

Supported by (Turn Off)