Ah Salute, Salute! If you go to one show in the year, it must be Salute. Early start, and picked up Graham and Niel...then arrived at ExCel at 8 in the morning...second in the queue...Huzzah! The main reason for this was I knew there was a good haul in the goody bag this year...a K Lite bag from K&R Multicase..which now lies in my gaming room!
We were treated to the usual shenanigans from the Star Wars ....you cant really call them re enactors... well people dressed in Star wars costume! but no Daleks this year, however there was a Dr wandering around.
I also decided to purchase the new modern rule set from Ambush Alley games, published by Osprey, Force on Force. I have some platoon 20 Arabs and Israelis somewhere, and some 1/72 tanks and vehicles.
After a cup of tea and a Sandwich, and lookong over each others swag...our merry trio dived back in to the frey. I purchased some napoleonic flags, and some spray paint, then some Egyptian Charriots. It is a pity that Newline are not at Salute, as they could have had lots of trade from my need for more Charriots. I will show you the forces for the Kadesh game I am creating on a future post. Indeed there are lots of traders who are basicly selling the usual suspects...GW, Privateer, Malifaux,FoW. I do like seeing the small independant and buying the more unique miniature! Talking on GW, thier Forge World was in evidence as always, and there was a new WW2 20mm rule set on offer from Warhammer Historical..intriguing as everyone has been speculating WH as dead in the water.
I also checked out some of the games in show..this ECW siege was particularly impressive.
Well I now have more lead and plastic to add to the mountain, so I had better start painting!