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Welcome to the Salute 2021 Live Blog where we're going to be delving into all of the awesomeness from companies and clubs here down in London at the ExCel Centre.

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Salute 2021

Tickets For Salute - Traders @ Salute - Games @ Salute - Painting Competition @ Salute

Make sure to get involved as we want to know who you'd love us to talk to here today and what miniature ranges you want us to explore too.

Join us for a weekend of checking out awesome miniatures and participation games from this year's show!

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Get Ready For Salute 2021!

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Make sure to dive into a world of tabletop, wargaming goodness today with the team at OnTableTop. These are the handy links you’ll need if you want to check out the videos elsewhere.

YouTube @ OnTableTopYouTube @ OnTableTop LIVE

We hope to bump into you during our travels! Don’t hesitate to say hi!

Get Ready For Salute 2021!
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Retreat To The Dnieper! Checking Out Some Of The Tables Getting Set Up

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I couldn’t help getting a look at some of the awesome gaming tables being set up. This one, the Retreat To The Dnieper, is a neat-looking game that shows off a blasted city! I love seeing tables like this coming together!

Retreat To The Dnieper! Checking Out Some Of The Tables Getting Set Up
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Wellington In India - A Tribute To Stuart Asquith

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Another one from the South London Warlords. They have some impressive tables set up in the middle of the hall. This one follows Wellington In India and is a tribute to Stuart Asquith.

The miniatures look stunning, the terrain is impressive and it really creates a sense of scale. It’s always nice to see finished miniatures but even better to see them introduced onto a battlefield like this.

Wellington In India - A Tribute To Stuart Asquith
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Painting Competition Opens For Entries

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Each year the South London Warlords run the Painting competition at Salute.

It’s attracted a higher and higher level of skill as the years have gone on, while this is a serious competition we should not forget this is also a bit of fun for anyone at Salute to enter.

Painting Competition Opens For Entries
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Welcome To Salute 2021 - Check Out The Live Blog!

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Make sure to dive into a world of tabletop, wargaming goodness today with the team at OnTableTop at Salute 2021. These are the handy links you’ll need if you want to check out the videos elsewhere.

We hope to bump into you during our travels! Don’t hesitate to say hi!

Setting Sail For Tabletop Goodness!

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What's New From Warcradle & Join The Global Gunslinger League! (Comment To Win!)

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Justin gets a chat with Chris from Warcradle Studios and Wayland Games to see what’s new from them. They have loads of awesome releases from Dystopian Wars, Wild West Exodus and more.

Comment To Win! Showdown At Retribution Two-Player Starter Set

Make sure to sign up for the Global Gunslinger League and get involved with all of the goodness!

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The Battle For Mexico 1915

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Something a bit different! This is an awesome, slightly larger scale game, which features The Battle For Mexico in 1915.

I always like this kind of thing, messing around with larger scales. It works specifically well for those who want to dive into participation games.

The Battle For Mexico 1915
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An Indie Of The Week Appears! Uncertain Scenery

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We stopped off with the folks from Uncertain Scenery to talk about their fantastic terrain. You might remember that we talked about them as part of an Indie Of The Week.

They have some really fun terrain that is perfect for skirmish games and other tabletop games where a strong narrative is key.

Get Your Salute Clobber!

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Painting Competition - Historical Wargames Single Figure

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Here is a brief look at what’s already in the cabinet, starting with Category 1. Historical Wargames Single figure: Infantry or Cavalry – Up to and including 54mm

Painting Competition - Historical Wargames Single Figure
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Some Amazing BattleMats From Loke! Kickstarter Soon! (Comment To Win)

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We sit down with Loke BattleMats to talk through some of the awesome Battle and Gaming Mats that they have been working on. There are loads of awesome Fantasy, Sci-Fi and Cyberpunk options.

Comment To Win! Towns & Taverns Book

See what you make of them and make sure to take a peek at the Blue Nebula Kickstarter soon.

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Painting Competition - Science Fiction Creature or Vehicle

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A look at category Science Fiction Creature or Vehicle – creature/vehicle can be any size: up to 3 items

Painting Competition -  Science Fiction Creature or Vehicle
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Painting Competition - Science Fiction Wargames Unit

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A gander at category 5. Science Fiction Wargames unit: up to and including 40mm: 5 to 40 figures.

Painting Competition - Science Fiction Wargames Unit
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Hit The Pitch With WWI Football Subbuteo Style!

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We stopped off with the RAF Wargaming Association, which is a bit of a tradition now, and check out the wargame they have set up for people to play.

This time around they put together a fantastic game of Subbuteo set during World War I. So, you can follow the players from Britain and Germany clashing in the trenches…over a lovely game of football.

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Painting Competition - Science Fiction Single Figure

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Pew Pew, Category 4. Science Fiction Single Figure up to and including 54mm Scale

Painting Competition - Science Fiction Single Figure
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Painting Competition - Fantasy Creatures Or Vehicles

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Category 9. Fantasy Creatures or Vehicles, which can be a creature or vehicle of any size, and may include up to 3 pieces.

Painting Competition - Fantasy Creatures Or Vehicles
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Stalingrad - Fire On The Volga

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An absolutely immense gaming table from the Loughton Strike Force. This is the battle for Stalingrad in 15mm, playing out the Fire On The Volga.

As you can see, this comes all the way up from the water and into the town, playing out a cracking clash between the different forces. It also features some amazing terrain.

Stalingrad - Fire On The Volga
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Painting Competition - Fantasy Wargames unit

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The hunt for Fantasy units… Category 8, Fantasy Wargames unit: up to and including 54mm: 3 to 40 figures

Painting Competition - Fantasy Wargames unit

The World Of Twilight's Beautiful Tabletops

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Painting Competition - Fantasy Single Figure

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Entrants so far for category 7 Fantasy Single Figure up to and including 54mm Scale.

Painting Competition - Fantasy Single Figure
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A New Fantasy Game & More From Battle Systems (Comment To Win!)

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Battle Systems are working away on some awesome new miniatures AND terrain for their Fantasy skirmish game. But, they also do some stunning terrain already for Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Pulp and more.

Comment To Win! Fantasy Townhouse Terrain

Are you looking forward to the new Fantasy wargame they have been working on?

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Painting Competition - Miscellaneous

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Category 11 ‘Miscellaneous Class’ allows any figure or unit, typically not covered by the categories, and includes dioramas.

Painting Competition -  Miscellaneous
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Something Different! World Of Twilight Stuns

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We delve back into the World Of Twilight. These are some fantastic-looking miniatures from a unique world. The miniatures are stunning and there are some great tabletops inspired by it too.

Are you someone who has been drawn into this strange and whimsical world?

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More Awesome Ancients

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I am a sucker for armies that feature a bunch of phalanx. See what you make of this battle for Paraitacene during 317 BC. This features a clash between Eumenes Vs Antigonus in 28mm using the Impetus rules.

Are you someone who likes playing games based around this particular time period? Have you had some fun playing participation games like this at events like Salute?

More Awesome Ancients
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Weird & Wonderful Terrain From Wargames Terrain Workshop

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Wargames Terrain Workshop have some really fun and interesting kits in their collection alongside some fun miniatures too.

It’s worth taking a look at them, especially as another of the smaller companies here, as they might have something you’ve not considered.

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Finalists Selected For The Painting Competition... And A Guest Judge

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As Duncan Rhodes and the other judges pull their favourites from the cabinets, here is a selection of those chosen for final judgement…

Finalists Selected For The Painting Competition... And A Guest Judge
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Napoleonics In Epic Scale & Blood Red Skies Goes To Midway (Comment To Win!)

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We get a chat with Warlord Games about their new epic scale Napoleonics that you’ll have seen on the site recently.

Comment To Win! Blood Red Skies Battle Of Midway

PLUS, we also talk about Blood Red Skies heading to Midway with its newest Starter Set.

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Moonstone... The Game... A look at their demo table.

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Moonstone is a whimsical fantasy skirmish game for 2-4 players, which sees you leading fairytale inspired characters across the dark lands in search of precious Moonstones… and here is a look at one of their demonstration tables here today!

Moonstone... The Game... A look at their demo table.
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Terrain In All Manner Of Scales From BLOTZ

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See what you make of some of the fun pieces of terrain that you’re able to pick up from the folks at BLOTZ. These folks are another smaller company doing some fun pieces.

There are some neat options in their range so make sure to take a closer look as part of the video and over on their website.

BattleTech Is Alive And Well - They Must Have Heard John...

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Inquisitor Makes A Return!

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I found it awesome that we had some folks putting together a bit of 54mm Inquisitor here at Salute. It’s ace that people are not only still playing the game but coming up with ways to add more characters into the mix.

Inquisitor was certainly one of those bold experiments by Games Workshop that didn’t quite work out. Did you have loads of the miniatures?

Inquisitor Makes A Return!
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SAGA At Sea From The Naval Wargames Society

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The Naval Wargames Society is at Salute 2021 where they are showing off an amazing participation game where they are taking SAGA onto the high seas.

This is a fun participation game that features some mighty Anglo-Saxons going up against deadly foes. With some tweaked rules and a system based on 1st Edition, this was well worth having a go at.

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Folks Play Out The Year Of Liberty & The Irish Rising Of 1798

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A collection of gentlefolk have put together some rules and a rather nifty campaign system for playing out The Year Of Liberty and The Irish Rising of 1798.

This has then come together as a rather fun participation game here at the event which features some stunning-looking terrain. I love anything that has a proper castle in it and looks anywhere near a siege!

Folks Play Out The Year Of Liberty & The Irish Rising Of 1798
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No More Damsels! Positive Inclusion In Tabletop Gaming

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Free talks to the folks from No More Damsels about what they are doing as an organisation to build more welcoming gaming clubs.

Make sure to check out their website and more as this sounds like a solid way of making our gaming clubs all the more epic.

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The Fight At Bronnzell From The Continental Wars Society

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Another interesting one that I bumped into today. This comes from The Continental Wars Society who played out the Fight At Bronnzell.

This is a fight that played out in 1850 between the Prussians and the German Confederation of Bavaria and Austria. It was another one of those that looked like a fun spectacle and showed off some interesting forces for a conflict I had little knowledge of.

The Fight At Bronnzell From The Continental Wars Society
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Catching Up With The Drowned Earth & Something Big Coming

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Gerry has a chat with the folks at Olmec Games about The Drowned Earth. They have some stunning miniatures in the mix and, of course, some great-looking tables too – once you get the inspiration.

There is also something BIG coming. What is it going to be? Drop your thoughts below…

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Painting Competition...And The Winner Is!

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Best in Show – Andy Wardle with The Woodsman

 

1. Historical Figure

1st – Lee Winnet with Samurai

2nd – Mark Lifton with French Dragoon

3rd – John Key with I.E.D

 

2. Historical Unit

1st – Graham Green with Praying Knights

2nd – Marc Shucksmith-Wesley with Normans

3rd – Luke Lane with 55th Regiment on foot

 

3. Historical Other

1st – Graham Green with PBR Street Gang

2nd – Sebastien Clement with the Rabbit

3rd – Callum MacDonald with 8th Army 25 Pdr.

 

4. SciFi Figure

1st – Sebastian Kohl with Swiftly Eldar

2nd – Sonny Hardy with Imperial Space Marine

3rd – Aaron Clark with Fabius Bile

 

5. SciFi Unit

1st – Benny Collins with Sons of Prometheos

2nd – Sebastian Kohl with Jungle Stalkers

3rd – Graham Green with Storm Troopers

 

6. SciFi Creature/vehicle

1st – Lee Bates with Knight Asterius

2nd – Jerone Brown with Redemptor Dreadnought

3rd – Phil Pryce with Mantis Warrior Stormspeeder

 

7. Fantasy Figure

1st – Andy Wardle with The Woodsman

2nd – Mark Brett with Isharann Tidecaster

3rd – Chris Perry – Griff Oberwald

 

8. Fantasy Unit

1st – Stephen Flack with Moonstone Troupe

2nd – Thomas Ambrose with Nurgle Blightlords

3rd – Paul Cocks – Squig Hoppers

 

9. Fantasy Creature or Vehicle

1st – Martin Collier with Eldar Dragon

2nd – Phil Pryle with Mindstealer Sphiranx

3rd – Gabriel Reyes with Kragg the Grim

 

10. Large Scale

1st – Lisa Manson – Pixie Bust

2nd – Mamikion Khatchikion with Vampire Bust

3rd – Mark Windle with Dark Elf Bust

 

11. Miscellaneous

1st – Andy Wardle with the Hunter

2nd – Gabriel Reyes with Night Goblins

3rd – Natalia Ostrowska with the Skull Digger

 

12. Junior

1st – Freddie Lifton with Gellerpox

2nd – Christoph Zwart with Wartrike

Painting Competition...And The Winner Is!
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Vietnam In 28mm From Full Metal Miniatures

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Another fun one as we take a look at another smaller company, Full Metal Miniatures. They had us being quite taken by their collection of awesome Vietnam War miniatures (and more) in 28mm.

Have you tried wargaming Vietnam on the tabletop? What scale do you prefer?

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Bad Squiddo Games' Expansive Collection Grows!

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We stop off with Bad Squiddo Games and talk about how MASSIVE their collection of miniatures has got! There are sooooo many different miniatures for you to choose from now.

As well as their Female Miniatures that have been a great addition to the wider wargaming collective, they have also been working on all sorts of other wonderful miniatures that are worth your attention.

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The Silver Bayonet Releases & Undaunted From Osprey Games (Comment To Win!)

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We catch up with the team from Osprey Games and talk about what they have been doing recently. The Silver Bayonet has just been released this weekend and a new expansion for Undaunted is on the cards.

Comment To Win! Frostgrave Bundle & Undaunted Bundle

There is some great stuff in the pipeline from Osprey Games too. If you’re into your wargames/miniatures games or board games, they have something for you.

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Offensive Drop Sven Hassel Collection & French Resistance!

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We get a chat with Offensive Miniatures about their expanding World War II collection which now includes French Resistance Fighters.

They also talk about their newest miniatures for the Sven Hassel collection. Do you think you’d want to snap some of these miniatures up?

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What's New From Deep-Cut Studio? (Comment To Win!)

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We find out what’s new from the folks at Deep-Cut Studio. They have been making some fantastic mats and all manner of accessories which would be very handy for people to play around with.

Comment To Win! A Gaming Mat Of Your Choice (No Custom Designs)

If you could choose any Deep-Cut Studio gaming mat, which one would it be?

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Are You Going To Pick Up Duncan Rhodes' New Paints?

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We stopped off with Duncan Rhodes to talk about the new paint range that he brought to Kickstarter. Are you going to be picking these up?

Make sure to check out the range when it releases to retail in the near future.

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Bushido! Have You Played This One?

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We catch up with GCT Studio as they talk about how things have been progressing when it comes to Bushido.

This is one of those awesome underground hits that has been a solid fixture of the wargaming world for a long time. It’s a great mix of Fantasy Samurai awesomeness.

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PSC Discuss Divisions Of Steel & ROME: Total War!

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We have a grand chat with the folks from PSC Games about their upcoming titles. One of them is a pretty fun, tweaked system for Divisions Of Steel which takes you into World War II.

They also have the brand new ROME: Total War board game that is coming out soon. Are you tempted by this for the Ancient spin on things?

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Who Is TheHobbyLodge & How Was Their Salute?!

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We catch up with Martin from TheHobbyLodge, one of our influencers, who has done a sterling job as part of the community on OnTableTop.

We thought that we could find out what they liked about the show and what they are going to be up to as well!

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Battlefoam Talks Being Back At Shows!

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Justin got a chance to quickly catch up with Battlefoam who are really excited to be back doing shows. They have some fun kit to show off currently that you can use to keep your miniatures safe.

Are you someone who likes picking up the kit from Battlefoam? Have you tried any of their magnaracks? Let us know in the comments.

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Black Scorpion's Two Years Worth Of New Miniatures At The Show!

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Black Scorpion Miniatures has been showing off some of the two years worth of miniatures that have been coming together. There are some fantastic Wild West miniatures in the mix as well as a great selection of Fantasy figures.

Are you going to be picking up some of the kit from Black Scorpion over on their webstore after seeing this?

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Goodbye From Salute 2021! See You Next Year!

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We are finished for this year’s Salute down at the ExCel in London. We had a great time and we hope that you had a fun time watching the videos and checking out all of the galleries too.

Make sure to check out all of the videos from this year and comment as there are a bunch of prizes to win!

We’ll be back next year in April to cover Salute 2022!

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jocke
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Morning Guys, please check out with James from Olmec Games for news about The Drowned Earth and Ulaya Chronicles

dafthelmet85
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Sooo bummed not to be there this year can’t wait to see the blog this Weekend!

sundancer
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More… gib MORE!

fogh
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GA12 Poltava 1709, would be great to see Per’s GNW game in all its 6mm loveliness

torros
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Good call

blinky465
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? I clicked a link and ended up on the live blog for UKGE. Confused….

bobcockayne
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Morning all, no doubt John has primed you to look for any Batltetech themed goodness!

torros
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If @peachey is there at Salute. Where is Danny?

ands
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Wonderful set up and some fantastic entries. I particularly like the Amaines Lancer and the Trench football game is inspired

lludan
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havent seen the booth for the Greatest Movie ever made

carlosfandango
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Epic Battles Waterloo…? Anything related to that at Salute?

redscope
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The big question is where is Free’s moonstone video and Ben’s animal models find video ? Why has Jason not bought anything odd to wear about the show. I missed the vambrace action !!!

fcostin
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I bought a Jackalope… Mooooooonstone <3

torros
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Is it house trained?

demonsub
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Finished work and catching up with all of the posts and videos. This is great, really enjoying the coverage.

ands
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I’d never heard of Full Metal Miniatures and they have a special Catherine Leroy mini which I have to pick up because she was bad ass. Great looking range.

sundancer
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Can I just say “Thank you” for the team running around the show floor like lemmings (or squirrels) on speed to bring us as much coverage as possible in one day? I don’t want to image how much work the team (and editors) need to lift. I raise my glass to you.

pschwag
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Love the Stalingrad table. Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could pass that table around to various groups and clubs so they would all have a chance to play on such a great table. Just like going to the library, excuse me miss, I would like to check out the Stalingrad table for the weekend!!!!!! It w0uld be incredible to share the love.

templar007
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Really good stuff gang!

I miss seeing these events. Glad that the bug is not holding us back any longer.

nightrunner
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I wish I was there.

portcullis
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You guys covered a lot of stuff! Some of those paint jobs are spectacular. Just a little jealous. I’m hanging out for The Silver Bayonet (the release in the upside down land has been pushed back to very early next year). I know I can just jump online and order it but I’d like to support my local independent bookstore OR FLGS.

The Stalingrad game looks great. Have you got any more details on that?

radegast6
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I wish I could be there – self isolation suck. 🙁

orlandothetechnicoloured
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Look forward to watching these as a late Sunday treat

onlyonepinman
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I was really disappointed by this year’s Salute. There were so many empty tables and stalls and one can’t help but think the empty stalls were traders or exhibitors who simply didn’t show – I can’t see that people would waste the effort putting stalls up for traders who hadn’t booked.

I know some of the European Traders (Wargamer Games, Microart Studio) were having customs issues. I saw announcements from a couple of other UK traders apologising but not really giving a reason for not attending. The upshot was a convention that just felt empty and it worries me that it will struggle again next year if attendees decide not to go back next year.

nsogre
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Thanks for the coverage folks.

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