Thursday, May 11, 2017

22nd April ... London ExCel


Another Salute came and went at the massive and constantly busy ExCel exhibtion centre in Docklands.

I was fully engaged this year with Ad Hoc's 'Nick the Tsar II', but spent my (extended) lunch break with the Society of Ancients stand as always.

The Society's big game was a Lost Battles interpretation of Kadesh ...

(the Society of Ancients at Salute 2017)

You will just about see a Rameses style Nile monument in the background ... just to say that this is a control marker, not a terrain piece ... and Lost Battles recovers the battle from the mists of time as a grand chariot engagement beside the Orontes.

For the full campaign, you can do no better than refer to Call it Qids from the Society games collection (easily the best published account documenting the battle).

Elsewhere there was a massive interpretation of the battle of Raphia using 'To The Strongest'

Here's a close up ...

(Raphia at Salute 2017)

For more shots of the game, go to Simon's blog)

Indeed almost everyone ends up at Salute

Another Ancient/Medieval battle I saw was a Mortem et Gloriam 'Hastings' (keeping the anniversary going) ...

(Hastings 1066)

And a few battles in other periods caught my eye as I briefly toured the show ...

(Salute 2017)

Including some wintry ones ...

(the Battle of the Snowshoes)

But of course most of my day was spent with this one ...

(Nick the Tsar II at Salute 2017)

There's a full set of pictures on Phil's 20th Century Wargames Blog ...

Next event is Campaign 

And watch out for us at Partizan.

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