So onto the main reason I head South.The games.
Salute has over the years built on a reputation of hosting both original display games and also top quality historical wargames that should inspire and reinvigorate the attender.
Sadly this year followed what was happening last year, in that there were a lot fewer historically based games, and a lot more trade/ dinner table sized games.
Just in case there is a flurry of indignant comments, can I say anyone who is prepared to host a game at any wargames show deserves a big thank you. Frankly traders and display games go hand in hand for me. However Salute is the biggest show in Europe, and frankly all the games should be inspirational on so many levels. I will elaborate on my views later.
I just thought this year the historical games were in the main, just alright. My favourites were the games from the blogger, Dalauppror,who won the best game award and Simon Miller for his lovely Raphia game. I can only apologise again for the wonky images, my camera was a pain all day. [one always blames his tools]