Salute 2019 convention report

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So another Salute went by.  Altogether it was a grand show. Lots of traders , very many very well presented games like the one above wich got the best of show award. But it seemed to be a little bit less crowded then in the years before. What ever the reason for this it is still a show worth going to! I met a lot of old friends wich in itself is a good reason to go just to catch up on the social side of the hobby.

Here are about 250 pictures I took during the day in no special order :

If you have been there as well I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did . Role on Salute 2020

Salute 2019

On saturday the 6th of April 2019 this years Salute will be held at London Excel exhibition center.

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The theme is: Survivors, post apocalypse

Therefore this years figure is the last woman standing:

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Here are a few pictures of last years Salute as a teaser:

Hope to see you there ! A photo report will follow next Monday.

 

The Kiepencon 2019 a convention report

Yesterday was the Kiepencon in Münster Germany. In the last years I went there as a punter only. This year I staged a cruel seas participation game.

the venue was the same as in the years before.

Except that all rooms of the venue were used . The x wing tournament was held in two separate rooms on the first floor:

As i had to run my own game I have, sadly, no more pictures of the running tournament.

Here are pictures of all the games that could be seen and taken part in during the day:

Adeptus Titanicus:

A splendid pirat game:

And my own cruel seas participation game. We played the second scenario from the rulebook about seven times and the tanker got sunk by torpedoes only once! Definitely something has to be done about the torpedo rules I think. The people managed to pick up the game mechanics very quickly and much fun was had by all. Warlord gave us some spurs of german s boats and vespers to give away as incentives. So the winner of each game could pick a sprue!

It was a brilliant day out . I would recommend attending the Kiepencon next year if you are near Münster. Probably a new venue is needed in the next year if the con continues to grow that fast !! Until next year……

The Salute 2018 Photoreport

So another Salute is gone by and I took a lot of photos like every year. The show was like the years before very well organized and despite the mass of people there wasn’t a very  long delay to get in. The games were very well presented and the selection of traders was outstanding. But there is one point I have to criticize , the lighting . When you got into the  Salute venue it was very dark. So dark that it was sometimes difficult to take decent pictures ( as you sadly will se below). There could be more light and in the venue next door ( a wedding convention ) it was very different , much more light !

But without further ado here are the pictures:

A blood and plunder game:

 

Here you can see how dark it was:

 

A selection of the nice Sarissa MDF Buildings

 

Two games of Blood red Sky by Warlord , the carrier is in the same scale as the planes , outstanding:

 

New greens and plastic sprues from Warlord:

 

Doctor WHO by Warlord:

 

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Victrix figures:

 

A world war II Game Leros

 

Painting tutorial:

 

Perry greens:

 

A Western game:

 

Saga by Gripping Beast: