Timing and fate worked out this year and I was able to go to Salute along with two of my oldest mates, Neil and Linz. Both of them have never been to Salute before and although I took Neil to a show in South London and Linz has worked at many a games day, neither were quite sure what to expect. We didn't bother queuing up early this year, I've done it plenty of times in the past, so we got there about 12ish and spent the next 5 hours wandering around and taking it all in.
One of the first boards we came across was this brilliant Victorian/Mars board complete with very handy background kindly supplied to make photos even more epic!
If you've never been I can only reccomend it. I didn't take as many pictures as I should have but I'm sure plenty of people have put loads of photos up.
The other board I really wanted to see was the 'hell and high water' board by Fenris. The amount of work and detail in this board is amazing and their is a thread on Frothers detailing it's build which is well worth a look.
Linz is a long term gamer so knew a fair few people especially GW or ex-gw types but Neil is a lapsed member of the hallowed league of wargamers, hence our attempts to lure him back in with games of rogue trader and trips to wargames shows. He has taken a shine to 7TV and is building a cast but as yet we've not had a game but the shiny-shiny has taken him and he was drawn to Osprey's new games. It came down to either a Fistful of Kung Fu or Ronin and we figured if went for the former their was more chance of sharing scenery with 7TV.
One gripe though.
15 quid for parking?!