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:



Victrix figures:


A world war II Game Leros


Painting tutorial:


Perry greens:


A Western game:


Saga by Gripping Beast:


Swordpoint by Gripping Beast:


The battle of TewkesburyMay 1471:


The Druid game by Wargames illustrated:


4 Ground buildings:


Glory in the halls of Montezuma


1761 Raid at Gaskin’s Plantation:


Zombie attack on Salute 18 ( an outstanding idea for a game):


Miscellaneous pictures:


So these are all the pictures I took . I hope you get an overview of the convention by them.

I thoroughly enjoyed the show and am already looking forward to next year ! Thanks Warlords for a splendid show and remember maybe next year the lighting could be better?!

Roll on Crisis Antwerp 2018!





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Salute Twenty Eighteen, run by The South London Warlords, is the biggest independent one-day wargaming and gaming event in the UK. The aim of the Warlords is to promote the very best in the hobby. Held at ExCel London, there will be traders from all across the hobby along with plenty of demonstration and participation games to see and take part in.

Traders at Salute 2018

3D Corp TA08
4 Ground TH10
Agema Miniatures TL06
Ainsty Castings TK17
Anarchy Models TJ06
Ancient & Modern Army Supplies TH22
Anvil Industries TH08
Art Of War Studios TD01
Artemis Games TM02
Atlantis Miniatures TE01
Awesome 3d Printing TD29
Baccus 6mm Ltd TB09
Bad Squiddo Games TD23
Bandau TJ19
Barwell’s Body Works TF09
Battle Foam TB07
Battlefront Miniatures TE05
Battlezone Minis TA02
Bears Head TE02
Bicorne Miniatures TH02
Black Scorpion Miniatures TB03
Boltz TE03
Brigade Models TE06
Britannia Miniatures TM11
Brother-vinni s.r.o. TK01
By Fire & Sword TB12
Caliver Books TJ12
Casemate Publishing TF08
CBR3d TB02
Code Orange TE17 TD19
Conquest Games TD30
Coritani TK25
Crann Tara Miniatures TJ01
Crooked Dice TD11
Curteys Miniatures TE13
Dark Sphere TM08
Darkstar Miniatures TL22
Publishers/WS&S TB19 2
David Lancaster Books TA27
Debris Of War TH03
Deepcut Studios TE19
Dixon Miniatures TA20
DMB Games TE04
Donnington Miniatures TH22
Dungeon Scenery TB02
Eagle Figures TA26
ECW Society TD28
Element Games TB08
Elite Wargames TL02
Emperor Toad’s Emporium TL19
Empress Miniatures TE15
Essex Miniatures TG13
Eureka Miniatures TH16
Extraordinary Laser Company TB04
Fenris Games TG12
FeR Miniatures TL12
FireForge Games TD03
Flag Dude TH24
Forgeworld TA17
Fourth Quarter TA03
Freebooter Miniatures TK09
Games & Gears LLP TF12
Games Quest TK21
Gaming Books TC02
GCT Studios TK11
Great Art TB22
Great Escape Games TJ14
Trader Green Stuff World TL10
Gringo 40’s TL01
Gripping Beast TD15
Ground Zero Games TD25
Grubby Tanks TM11
Happy Games Factory TJ17
Hasslefree Miniatures TM02
Hawk Wargames TK14
Helion and Company Ltd TM06
Help For Heroes TB06
Heresy Miniatures TM04
Heroes of the Dark Age TE12
Heroics & Ros Ltd TA22
Hexy Studios TF10
Hitech Miniatures TJ18
Hysterical Games TC14
Instant Armies TJ16
Joek TB14
Kallistra TM14
Karwansaray Publishers / WS&S TB19
Ken Trotman Ltd TM15
KR Multicase TB11
Laser Terrain TH25
Last Valley TM16
Leisure Games TM09
Lodestone TH26
Mad Gaming Terrain TH21
Magister Militum TE11
Magnetic Displays TK25
Mantic Games TH04
Marquee Models TK22
Micro Art Studios TD05
Mierce Miniatures Ltd TK24
Miliart TL04
Miniature Wargames TA15
Model Display Products TK03
Modiphius TK19
Newline Designs TA23
Northumbrian Tin Soldier TE09
Oathsworn Miniatures TL03
Offensive Minis TB20
Old Glory TB16
Oshiro Model Terrain TL20
Osprey Publishing TJ04
Paranoid Miniatures TL25
Paul Meekins Books TH01
PE2 Collectables TB18
Pendraken Miniatures/Minibits TH06
Perry Miniatures TE16
Peter Pig TE07
Play Mats TA25
Prodos Games TE21
Products For Wargamers TK07
Red Box Games TM02
Red Eagle Miniatures/Big Battalions TH23
Reiver Castings TB17
Renedra Limited TE14
Rubicon Models/Dark Ops TK02
Sally 4th Ltd TL27
Sargeant’s Mess TD26
Sarissa Precision TE20
Second Thunder TL09
SHQ Miniatures TM07
Siege Studios TK26
Simple Miniatures TC04
Spectre Miniatures TD27
Spiral Arm Studios TB05
Steam Forged Games TD13
Studio Miniatures TD21
Surprised Stare Games/Abbeywood TL11
Table Top Tyrant TA10
Tablescape TL13
The Cultural Experience TL17
The Dice Bag Lady TD23
The Dice Shop Online TH20
The Plastic Soldier Company TK05
The Square TA06
Timecast TC10
Tiny Wargames TA04
Titan Wargames TL07
Too Fat Lardies TL26
Games/Abbeywood TL11
Trent Miniatures TL19
Tritex Games TE08
Troll Trader TK13
TT Combat TK13
Tumbling Dice TF07
Twilight Miniatures TB13
Underestimated Games Ltd TH18
Urban Construct TJ02
Victrix TB15
Warbases TD17
Warfactory TE18
Warfare Miniatures TB21
Wargamer TB12
Hasslefree Miniatures TM02
Wargames Foundry TH14
Wargames Illustrated TC12
Wargames Terrain Workshop TF01
Warlord Games TB10
Warmonger Miniatures Ltd TJ10
Warners Group Publications TA15
Warploque TD07
Wartorn Games TL23
Wayland Games TE10
West Wind Productions TM13
White Dragon Miniatures TD09
Word Forge Games TA12
Zinge Industries TA14

Here is the Floorplan so you are able to plan your shopping in advance:


For more info or to purchase a ticket online ( cheaper then on the day!) go to

Hope to see you on the day! I will provide a picture report of the day as soon as possible!


Pictures of this years Salute free figure

A little addition !

You can win the painted figures below in a raffle during Salute 2018 . More details here:


Here are pictures of this years free Salute figure or rather figures. A meeting of 3 soldiers during the 1 st world war . A german a french and an english soldier.

I really like the little diorama ! Looking foreward getting one!

Part 2 of the Tactica 2018 picture report

Here is the rest of the pictures I took at the Tactica 2018, enjoy:

Warhammer 40.000:


Battle of Hattin:

Black Hawk down:


Foreign Legion:



Bir el Gubi (Flames of War):

French Indian war Diorama:

Unbelievably detailed ancient ships. Sorry somehow forgot to get the name of the chap who makes these. If anybody knows please tell me so I can credit him here.

Italy 1943 Diorama:

That was the rest of the pictures I took at this years Tactica. That gets me two conventions visited ( Kiepe in Münster and Tactica in Hamburg) and two more to come this year, Salute/London and Crisis/Antwerp. Halftime!

The Tactica 2018 picture report, part I

The Tactica 2018 which was held on the 24th and 25th of Feb. 2018 in Hamburg Wilhelmsburg is over. Another great event with lots of familiar and new faces. There were really good demo and participation games as well as a lot of traders. As the venue is quite small, everything that would possibly fit in was crammed into it. The parking was a problem again as every year  as the venue car park is just to small. But as far as I know it would be a financial hazard to go to another venue as all other bigger ones are really big ones and therefore quite expensive. Anyhow another splendid show gone by, I will be back next year definitely.

And now the promised picture report. The traders and the crowed:

The attending sculptors and their work:

The Games:

Paper wargaming:

Game of Thrones:

Full Thrust:

Paunsdorf und Schönfeld , The Battle of Leipzig 1813:


Zama, Hannibal against Scipio

The League of Augsburg:

Other games:

Duell in the south:

Another overview of different games:

Freebooters fate:

Bonny Prince Charly:

Princess Viktoria Louise:


Frankfurter Beer fight:

The second part of the pictures will follow tomorrow!





Hamburg Tactica 2018

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There are a lot of collectors of miniatures and wargamers of many systems in the north of Germany, but no specialized events to promote our models, exchange experiences or bring up new ideas, except the Hamburg Tactica , which takes place on the weekend of the 24th and 25th of February 2018, again.

Hosted by the Wargaming Club Hamburg, the convention in the Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg is  a gathering point for local, national and international collectors and wargamers.

It is the goal of the Wargaming Club Hamburg to support popular gaming systems by playing tournaments and demonstration games and promote new systems.

Fantasy and SciFi as well as historical gaming systems in all scales are welcome.

The concept of their demonstrations is „Come & Play“. Their exhibitors are happy to explain rules and tactics and visitors are welcome to join the gaming – they can even bring their own miniatures to take part in a game.Hamburg

How to get there:

The Hamburger Tactica 2018 takes place at:
February 24th and 25th, 2018.
Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg,
Mengestr. 20, 21107 Hamburg
Saturday 24th from 10.00 AM – 07.00 PM
Sunday 25th from 09.00 AM – 04.00 PM
Entrance Fee:
€ 7.- on Saturday,
€ 5.- on Sunday / € 10.- for both days
(Children under 10 years of age don’t have to pay fee)

Special miniature of the Hamburger Tactica 2018: Heinrich Barth


This year, the TACTICA figure follows the theme room into the desert. We present Heinrich Barth, the famous Hamburg Sahara explorer.

In 1849, Barth set out with a British expedition that would take him across the Sahara. The journey took him over Ghat, the foothills of the Tassili n’Ajjer and the Hoggar Mountains to Tintellust in the Aïr Mountains. From there we went to Agadez in Niger and finally to Timbuktu. After many adventures, including battles with predatory Tuareg, he returned home in 1855. Unfortunately, his travels are still shadowed unfairly by other big names, because Barth did not know how to market his discoveries. Nevertheless, Heinrich Barth is one of the great explorers of Africa in the 19th century.

As always, our 28mm figure was modeled by Frank Germershaus.

I will be at the Tactica on the 24th (Saturday) and I will take a lot of pictures so expect a photo report after the event.

Here  are pictures of last years Tactica as a teaser!