Friday, 22 April 2016

Salute Part 3 The Goodies...

After wondering the halls of Salute this year this is my haul......

So lets start of with the free stuff shale we..

The Salute Mini For This Year Steam Punk.

I was surprised to get these in the goodie bag this year. These are from the game Maelstrom's Edge and look pretty good.

You can never have enough dice

The free dice this year was also steam punk themed dice (bottom of pick). I also got a nice D10 dice for free. I did purchase however the Blood Bowl dice and the blank D6 as they will come in handy no doubt.

As I was one of the first 50 people at the Siege Studios stand i got these brushes.

Free brushes. Don't mind if i do.

I also got this mini from the GCN stand.

So what did I buy you ask well here go's......

This lovely looking show exclusive Jezebel Mini from Prodos games...

This fantastic looking mini from Anvil Industries which is either a black smith with an anvil or a bloke with a sword on fire...Which one am I going to make I wonder...

I found a company called Midlam Minitures which produced some lovely metal minis perfect for any fantasy games like frostgrave at £2 a model!

So a Barbarian, Bard, 2 Thieves and a Towns Folk walk into a bar.

Talking of cheap how about these two fro 20p each..

Now I must admit I saw this on the web from Crooked Dice and I loved them so when I saw them up close I had to get them..

Doooo, Raaaaa..Egon!

Who you gunna call The Paranormal Exerminators of course.... They even had an Ecto 1 on sale but I resisted just.. I did see how ever that TTCombat make a fire station....

I may have to check out ZTV for some rules...

After my KOW demo I decided to get this as it was going very cheap. I liked it was fast paced and seemed pretty easy to set up and play.

Now I saw this from Hasslefree Miniatures and had to get it..... I cant figure out who he is supposed to be though?

I think he has forgotten some rules again..

Now salute from me would not be complete with out getting some hobby bits and terrain so here go's..

Some nice flesh colours working out for £1 each

I have been wanting to try these for my bases to see if they can give a bit more life to them as seen as I now have the Wargames Bakery die to create my own bases now this might give a nice finish.

Run to the hills!

And last but not least some market tables from TTCombat.

So as you can see this year was very fruitful in terms of hobby supplies. I defiantly have plenty to be getting on with. Now I just have to find a place to store it all..

So heres to Salute 2017....

Monday, 18 April 2016

Salute Part 2

So after a quick something to eat I was off to look at what more Salute could offer.

Halt who goes there!

After having a close encounter with the emperors finest I went along to warlord games stand and checked out their new game Project Z and boy was I tempted for this. At just £30 you get some amazing looking minis. The zombies were probably some of the best I have seen.

I think he may need a Dr?

All Those minis at the bottom for £30!

After pulling my self away I took a look at some of the gaming tables on display.

Now thats a battle.

Next stop Prodos games to check out some AvP and to pick up the show exclusive Jezebel model which I will post later on.

And one of my favourite models I saw at Salute..

Heroes in a half shell...

So another Salute comes to an end for another year. It was defiantly a good idea to bring a list but there was so much to see and do no doubt I missed things...

I felt like I ran a couple of marathons from the amount of times I went up and down the stalls this year but it was well worth it.

I think next year I am going to try to get so more demo games in but I was happy to get a KOW demo but missed the Guild Ball demos as the stand was packed due to season 2 and the new Hunters minis on offer.

In my next post I will show some my goodies from Salute this year....

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Salute Part 1

It's Salute time again well on saturday anyway. Over 7000 gamers descended to the Excel centre in London to pay homage to all things gaming and buy new toys!

The Sea of Gamers and this was at 9:30 am

After picking up my goodie bag with my Salute exclusive mini, free dice and this year a couple of models from Maelstrom's Edge I bumped into to a few of the guys from The Essex Legion as we were all let into the the huge hanger.

This year I went to Salute with a a plan...I wanted to get a few bits but also to get a few demos in as well.

(disclaimer there will be lots of awesome and amazing in this so be warned)

First I had a look at Siege Studios and I tell you there work is stunning the paint jobs these photos don't do any justice at all.

This fella is ready for action

I heard that River Horse was showing some of the models and test castings for the up coming labyrinth game and they did not disappoint.. This is one game I will get in the summer (dance magic dance)


After seeing these I popped over to the Mantic stand to have a look at the new Deadzone game and redeem some of my mantic points ( getting more hammer action for my Dwarfs) and had a go at Kings of War finally.

Of course I was the Dwarfs for this and it was only a basic set up but it was really easy to pick up I even remembered stats that the Standee forgot. It must bean an easy game to pick up for me to remember rules. Anyway it was fast and I liked the wounds stacked up on the unit and the fact its deadly if you are attacked from the sides or behind. Also the fact Dwarfs have access to angry badgers with Slayers on their backs.. How can you not love that.

I am going to see if I can sway Mr2key to have a go with the free rules online.

ttcombat and there huge new building for sale.

As you can see by the faces it was pleasing to see

perfect for frostgrave

Next stop Studio McVey and my word they had The Others 7 sins models on dis-play.  I backed this game on kickstarter due to the pictures of the models and so glad I did my jaw drooped..... So much Awesome I can't wait till I get these in my hands!

After all this excitement and trying to take in all that was going at the show I needed to take 5...