Went to Salute 2010 today, first time and was impressed. It's held at the ExCel centre here in London and is basically a big hall packed full of vendors and demo games. I managed to pick up a bunch of stuff and got to have a look at a lot of new vendors. Got to see a bunch of very nice 6mm figures from Brigade Models and Dark Realm miniatures. Very very nice.
There were a few guys dressed up as Star Wars characters, a Darlek and vikings.
Couple of photo
Storm Troopers, Darth Vadar and Luke Sky Walker
The Ultimate Evil, EXTERMINATE!
Space Marine in front of GW booth
Governance of Technology demo game. This is the new 25mm scifi hotness
Off to Campaign in Milton Keynes in a couple of weeks. Will be a different style of comp as the list of armies is very restricted. It's designed to have a narrow time period and historical armies fighting each other.
I'm entering the middle ages group which has;
Feudal Polish Mongol Invasion Early Russian Early Hungarian Cumin
Just got back from the Challenge Field of Glory competition at Ascott. I managed to get nine games over three days (four practice and five comp games) and ended up with two wins, two loses and a draw.
Rnd 1 Timurids , result Win Rnd 2 Hun Chinese, result Lose Rnd 3 Santa Maria de Hermandid. Draw. It wasn't for lack of trying, both of us just couldn't break each other. Rnd 4 Arab Conquest, result Lose Rnd 5 Ottoman Turks, result Win
I am pretty happy with the results. I lost against the Hun Chinese and Arab Conquest due to the mass of supported foot who I could not break. In the end, I got pushed to the end of the table and got crushed. As a skirmisher army, they were my worst nightmare. Time to rethink all of the light foot, they worked well, but I think that four battle groups of them was a bit too much. Maybe got for just a couple and have more real troops.
The comp was nice and relaxed with a pint of beer for 2 quid, so, you have to be happy with that.