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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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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.

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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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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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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

Get Your Salute Clobber!

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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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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

The World Of Twilight's Beautiful Tabletops

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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

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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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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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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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… Read more »

nsogre
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Thanks for the coverage folks.

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