Saturday, 20 April 2013

Salute 2013: Overview






The London Weather produced a fabulous spring day to spend in an, er, windowless aicraft hanger at Salute 2013, the UK's premiere wargame show. As usual it was held at ExCel on the north bank of the Thames in East London.



I confidently drove into the East End via Essex and parked in time for 'doors open' to be greeted by the longest queue I have seen for years. Took 45 minutes to reach the front.





Of course, the queue is sacred to English hearts and you do meet such interesting people, like this group out on licence from Gravesend.





The centre piece, some Medieval artillery.




The place was heaving but I still managed to acquire some valuable loot.

I took a lot of photos so I will be putting them up, batch by batch. Stay tuned to this bat-channel

16 comments:

  1. They do look a little dodgy them Gravesend lads!!!

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    1. My license was very detailed!

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    2. They all do in Gravesend, unlike us cultured chaps of the Medway Towns.

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    3. But does your licence allow you to mix with undesirables, like #warmongers?

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  2. Well worth braving for the loot you found. My fingers are itching just looking at it.

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    1. Hands off, it's all mine, mine my precious...

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    1. Possibly my last visit, Paul, after July.....

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  4. Yeah, those Gravesend boyz look very mean. I would'nt like to meet them in a dark alley, or a dark gaming room ;)

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    1. You want to see them with a fistful of dice.

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  5. Nice to see you at the show John.

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  6. Sorry I missed you at the show. The queue was massive this year and the show definitely seemed busier this year...hopefully the traders did well. They certainly did well from me, my show loot was quite extensive as well!

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    1. Now we wait for the credit card bill Lee, gulp!

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  7. Hummm. I will have to be more circumspect with my calendar next year. Happy to miss the GW games day, having sampled it last year with Karritas.

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    1. Salute is always a good show, maybe the best in the world.

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