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Sunday, 13 April 2014

Salute 2014, or there and back again. Part three.

 Now this a shameless plug for the wargame painter extraordinaire  Dave Jarvis. I wasn't the only person who thought this entry in one of the painting classes was first rate. I know that the editor of Soldiers and Strategy was wanting to contact Dave about the piece. Unfortunately I didn't stop to see who won this years competition as  previously stated I wasn't at my best. I thought there was a lot more entries in the fantasy classes of the competition, and a lot of them were of the first order. The historical entries appeared down on last year, and these were all very good, so it will be interesting to see who actually won. I hope it was Dave, finally.

This game was by the Newark Irregular sand was titled the Battle of Keren 1941, it was only a small display but was a first rate model all the same.  

 There is always a mega game at Salute and this year there was this. I think it was by the Honnington Wargames Group, so if it wasn't I'm can only apologise, there were several D Day games on at Salute. The game was of Sword Beach, and was a great advert for the hobby.




There was a little game put on by the Continental Wars Society of the attack by Garibaldi on Rome. I really liked this game, and I had a good natter to one of the members about when Garibaldi came to the North East of England and was met by the Durham miners who awarded him a prize for his efforts.

  It is difficult to photograph the painting competition entries but I managed to snap a few, the standard was very high and everyone that entered deserved praise.


 Dave's Old Guard Chasseurs which I'm hoping he will give to me for the shameless plugs he gets.


                                              Hobbits, what more can you say.
 So in conclusion was it a good show? Yes it was, marred only by my ill health. Would I go again? yes I would. I did think numbers were down on last year, but that may be because there seemed to be more space between tables. I managed to but my Eureka French mounted archers, and found that due to the strength of the pound they were slightly cheaper than a mortgage. I overdid the buying on the Foundry stand, due to them knocking £2.00 off a pack. My best new product is the new Cesarean infantry by Agema, these figures are brilliant and of course being plastic are great value.
 Finally and I had to include this photograph, to the larper who seemed to be following me, please, please dont tell anyone that you are also a wargamer.

6 comments:

  1. Robbie,
    A good report. By the time I met Dave I'd given my samples away but I have a bag ready to post to him tomorrow.
    You need to take care of yourself, told yo what to do, retire and just get stressed over what to paint next.
    It was good to meet and chat.
    Take care

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  2. Evening Graham,
    I still never found Mr Jarvis, and yes youre right its time to consider the future, good to see you though.
    Thanks Robbie.

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  3. Evening Robbie,
    Looked a pretty good show by all accounts. May try to get down next year. Great to see the finished group of Daves, he's a superb painter.
    As the post from Grahame C mentioned you have to take care of yourself. That's why I jacked it in. Health is more important than anything else.
    Take it easy mate,

    Den

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  4. Rob, take their advice and retire. I have and it's great! Midweek games in the daytime!

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  5. Robbie - a slight correction I am afraid. The Garibaldi game was put on by the Continental Wars Society - not the VMS! - though I am really glad you enjoyed it.
    If you took any more pictures, I would love to see them - as I was too busy umpiring the game to take any myself
    Ian Dury - Continental Wars Society

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    1. Sorry about that Ian, I couldnt find the groups name in the handout.
      I enjoyed last years presentation as well.
      Thanks Robbie.

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