Salute is hell. After one hour you get lost and nothing seems to have a sense. Too many stuff to see. I don’t think to play a thing, I cannot understand what to do, what to buy. I have some investing plans, but I am afraid by aeroport controls and limits to baggages. Sometime I find miniatures that I watched only on the web and I think that would be great to have them. I only buy things that is difficult to have through internet (single pieces or excessive postal recharges). At the end of the day I have got only a little bunch of lead, nothing if you think about the tons available in that hangar full of lead people. I put in my mind the next things to buy by mail, but it is a long list.
What I watched the most
To only watch the hall you spent 4/5 hours, so here there is only a little selection.
6mm are the best for large battles…
More than a set for a game this is a set for a museum.
I like trenches and these are the best I have ever saw.
Go aerial! Victorian dog fight with antennas!
Moongose new Judge Dread range.
Cluedo + Chthulu = detective madness!
Dr. Who game with reneactors.
Amusement park for miniatures.
007 from ’60-’70 flicks.
Circus Maximus for all.
I don’t mind the game, I like the buildings: they are from Germany.
Under the Japanese sea.
Mechanic warrior with a touch of Japan. We want always more robots, and I bought the littler to convert to a Britain robot.
Resin miniatures. So beautiful that you forget if there is a game with them, you want them and this is all.
You can hear a lot of Italian voices around. A holiday to London is not so posh in these times. But if you are a Gioconomicon reporter you can travel during the night to do a “to Salute and back” in a single day! These people are crazy!
I met Angelo and other people from Campania, they are of Timewarp miniature store here in Italy. And I found the 1-48 table with the demonstrative game. I met him a lot of times in the last 6 months: Lucca, Modena, Agliana and now London. The game and the miniatures are beautiful so he put a lot of efforts to spread it. I hope for him all the best. And now they have some resin building (a new range from Baueda) to sell too, that you can see on his terrain. A compact game that is almost lost in the hall, but that is very good.
It is inconceivable to set all this for only a 10-17 show. And people after the 15 start to abandon the Salute hangar! Maybe it is time to start to make the piss because it is Saturday, but we from Italy are awesome. We think of Salute like the best of the best as wargame event, we travel to stay here, and people in England leave the show so early…
Time to repackage what I bought. Only this?
I thought we were in winter but I found summer. So my friend wear only a t-shirt while I’m destroyed by too heavy clothes. Almost 7 hours around in the hangar. Heat and fatigue. We are ready for a shower. Luca instead is inside the hangar working for the show. We have offered our support but they had enough people.
The next year… there will be another Salute. Will we are here again? I hope so.