29/03/2009

Salute 2009

So, yesterday was Salute 2009, down at the ExCel center in London. Here is my "after the fact" photo blog (and apologies in advance for some slightly blurry photos!):

The atmosphere as always was great fun - this years theme was "Zulu"...






GW was out in force this year, with a large black library section as well as previews of the new guard models - the bottom photo is the sprue from the new Valkyre plastic kit...




Forge world also had a large and busy stand, with new resin models - chaos themed mostly, including a new brass scorpion, chaos lord and plague demon...





Offensive miniatures had some interesting new modern riot police as well as WW2 figures




Dark realm miniatures were showing their 6mm models - they look like excellent and very reasonably priced models (definately usable as cheaper replacements for Epic 40K). Sorry about the really bad photos here - the display cases and white base made it incredibly hard to get good images....




A new company that has been started up recently is Smart Max - they do some excellent Steam punk models, which although a little pricey have some of the most dynamic poses and excellent casting ive seen...



Perry miniatures had their usual collection of exquisitly sculpted napolionics



Several demo games were in operation as usual. The most impresssive (to my eyes at least) was the "Storming Of the Reichstag" display...





Other interesting games on display were an unnamed ice field WW2 battle, and an unnamed medieval battle




Finally in the demo games there was "Assault on Innsmouth" - which had some impressive lighting effects


The painting contest had some excellent entries as usual, If any of the artists recognise their work, please let me know and i will add a credit (no credits were placed with the models in the cabinets, so i have no idea who they were painted by).












So all in all it was another great event put on by the South London Warlords. If you havent been to Salute before i really recommend checking it out next year...

6 comments:

Admiral Drax said...

Interesting - thanks!

Wulfric said...

Thanks for the photos; we're glad it worked out so well! I hope you all had a great time at our show - there were some fantastic games and products there, and it was really satisfying to have so many through the door.

The reason for no names on the painting competition is that we don't want the judges to know whose they are... not that we would expect it to make a difference, but we don't even want the possibility of bias.

Colin
Warlords IPO

The Inner Geek said...

That looks like a pretty neat event. Thanks for sharing the pictures!

Boris said...

Hi had a great time at the show. Nice photos.

Really high standard of painting entries. I always knew I was just taking part, but it was lovely to be close to some really awesome stuff.

It was my first time at Salute and I had a lot of fun.

Becky
Sheffield Irregulars

King's Standard Bearer said...

wow oh my goodness those boards are increadible, the storming of reichstag one, what scale was it? its just be-u-autiful

craig @ cadian8th

Paul Chana said...

As far as i could tell at the show it was about 1:72, but i may be wrong.. Just to give some idea of scale tho, the whole board was a good 8' * 5' the Reichstag building itself being about 1.5' or there abouts