SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

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SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by barr7430 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 10:07 pm

Just back via Flodden with TogMeister - great weekend but somewhat underwhelmed by the show.

It was said by many to be turning into a Sci-Fi event. Historical games probably at an all time low.

Saw lots and lots and lots of the gang.. that was nice
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by obriendavid » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:21 am

Most of the photos I've seen seem to be of fantasy/sci if games but the historical ones did look good.

Did you enjoy Flodden? They have made a great job of signposting the battlefield.

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by toggy » Mon Apr 18, 2016 10:40 am

Dave

Neither Barry or myself got much of a look round, but the show certainly seems to have become sci-fi/fantasy dominated (probably due to companies paying the Warlords huge sums for trade stands).

There were some nice historical games, particularly the 7YW game from Bill Gaskin & a 40mm Napoleonic game.

Flodden was fantastic, my first visit, you could really picture the battle & how events unfolded on the day & yes there are several picture boards indicating what happened at the part of the battlefield. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by arthur1905 » Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:44 pm

Salute lived up to expectations I thought this year, although not finding Barry has to be my low point for the year I think.

I agree with the comments of the games, Bill Gaskin's 1762 and Ian Smiths 40mm Napoleonic games were my highlight along with a great Russo-Finish game on what I think is my favorite snow terrain.

There seams to be a increase in small games run as promo's to company's latest releases this year.

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by barr7430 » Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:32 am

Actually Mark - that was a kind remark :)

Many others would have written..

finding Barry was the low point of my year so far... particularly the Churchill fans
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by Friedrich August I. » Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:20 pm

If anyone is interested "The Terrain Tutor" has put up this Video on his Channel about Salute 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1LviZ8MVVc
„Macht Euch Euren Dregg alleene“

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by yar68 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:50 pm

Here's a few pics from the show....there's loads more on my blog!

I enjoyed the show, far too much Fanatasy, Sci-Fi crap for me though!
Got a great pic on the blog of you Barry, didn't wanna put it up here in case I get banned!!!

http://onelover-ray.blogspot.co.uk/2016 ... art-1.html

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by toggy » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:18 pm

Ray

You should be knighted Sir, not banned :D :D :D

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by Friedrich August I. » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:33 am

Sir Ray!

Hails to the able photographer :lol: :lol:
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by barr7430 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 3:59 am

Wonderful pix Ray you did a grand job. I hope they paid you some bloody money for that.
By the way, you managed to make me look like a combination of Ronnie Corbett and an East End market trader!

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by toggy » Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:56 am

Friedrich August I. wrote:I tried to comment on your blog but it kept making me join facebook
I think that's Face Gurning Book in your case :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by j1mwallace » Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:13 am

I like the photo chaps. Barry with the "I promise it was this size" and bob looks like an extra from fiddler on the roof "oi vay"
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by toggy » Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:31 pm

I thought I was going to a wargames show with Barry Hilton, but turned out it was Wee Eric Morecambe

https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SBxirNcGjPw/ ... CF8614.JPG

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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by barr7430 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:34 pm

Hey, Hey, Hey!

That makes you the one with the short, fat hairy legs!
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Re: SALUTE 2016 - What did we think?

Post by Friedrich August I. » Sat Apr 30, 2016 3:20 pm

The resemblance is...striking :shock: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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