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Salute 2021 Live Blog!

Salute 2021 Live Blog!

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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