Sunday, 21 April 2013

Hammers Slammers Relaunch at Salute '13






Here they are, the new model David Drake's Hammers Slammers Blower Tanks by Ainsty Castings. I took this photo of the tanks rolling hot at a demo game display at Salute 2013.




The display was fabulous and on an incredible scale. This is a long shot down the table.





Two of the unsung heroes of the Slammer game. On the left is Andrew of Pireme who publishes the rules. On the right, Roger was lagely instrumental in creating the display.





Hammers Slammers on a Thunder Run.





The Hammers Slammers game designers, John Treadaway (on the left) and John Lambshead. The charming lady in the centre adding a bit of tone to the photo is John T's wife. Note the blower tanks on her T-shirt.... greater love hath no woman.

The salt marsh.




Ainsty had a stand at Salute. They had been working 15 hours a day casting the new blower tanks and combat cars. The former can be had for £30 for a box of four and the latter £25. Click on the link above.






Heavy armour moves through the capital city to intercept the Slammers.






In go the airborne.



A heavy transport shuttle at the spaceport.







Light armour waits for the order to engage.




Two young fans enjoy the show.

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    1. Indeed, JT and friends did a great job.

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  2. It all looks good, and you as well John - healthy and happy. There aren't enough marshes in mainstream gaming I think, or air cushion vehicles for that matter.

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    1. My health has improved dramatically since I retired and destressed.

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  3. It was a stunning display game.

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  4. I have to ask as I love the look of the model, who makes that heavy transport shuttle in the spaceport picture?

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  5. That looks the proper scale for a wargame !

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  6. Great stuff and what a great table. Pity I missed you at the show but it was very busy!

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    1. It's a terrible place to meet people.

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  7. ! That is an amazing table !

    The models look very nice as well. Is it a 25mm scale?

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  8. That's a quite fantastic looking table, you've caught some great photos of it. Makes me rather wish I'd gone now!

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    1. I really enjoyed Salute this year. The ExCel centre is expensive but a very good venue.

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    2. We had a great day. It was - and always is - nice to see John. We had another outing of the game as a cut down version ("only" 18ft log, so half size, but with both the marsh and the city!) at Colours 2013. Shots and battle report from here http://www.hammers-slammers.com/c2013_1.htm

      John Treadaway

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  9. Saw a copy of 'Crucible' proudly displayed last weekend - see most recent blog post for proof!

    Hope all's well...

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