|Off to Salute 2012 - some 23 members of the Devizes & District Wargames Group|
The game was using Kallistra's new 10mm American Civil War figures on their hex terrain with some simple rules (two sides of A4). So here are some pictures:
|Kallistra's 10mm Confederate infantry|
|Union Infantry advancing|
|View from the union side|
|Confederate left flank|
We had great fun and a lot of interest in both figures and terrain. Beasts of War came over for a look and Dane and the game are seen (briefly about 90 seconds in) on the Salute Tour feature.
It seemed a long day and my feet were aching by the time Will and I were headed back to the coach at 5pm. The downside of playing in a game is that you don't get to see much of the show. Fortunately Gripping Beast were very near to us so my pre-order was simple to collect and find more things too. I topped up with 28mm Norman crossbows for my new Saga force, the new War and Conquest Ancient Rules by Rob Broom (looking very good to me as I read through them), the new Saga supplement Northern Fury plus some Saga dice.
I also picked up some 28mm plastic Norman Knights from Conquest Games who were selling the boxes at a bargain £15 from their stand. They had also released their crossbowmen and I thought they looked very nice. I've started making the 12 knights up and hope to be painting them sometime this weekend.
Apart from that I bought bases from War Bases, some desert sand weathering paint for my 15mm 8th Army vehicles plus a couple of magazines. I also picked up an order from Warlord Games for my friend Gary Walling; I enjoyed looking at the copy of Pike & Shotte he had ordered and may even buy it myself in the near future. It has some great photos and illustrations and I know the rules work well as I had a play test last year at Triple Helix Wargames one weekend.
Roll on next year.