Tuesday, March 13, 2007

SALUTE Convention 2007

I was at the sunday games that were part of the 2007 incarnation of the Trumpeter Gaming Society convention known as SALUTE.

Saturday is normally the 'big day' at these events, but as I understand Friday had a very active and well done PRIATES game that managed to win the best of show award and will 'represent' SALUTE at ENFILADE in Washington State coming in June(? = not sure of the dates).

Anyway I was pleased to be able to game with Dennis Chin, an avid Civil War buff and keen gamer. We teamed up to emote the actions of the Confederates during the battle of MacPhereson's Ridge; a part of the opening moves from Gettysburg.

We did not loose the battle, as was the historic case, we also did not outright win.

At best it was a draw, with the the Union Iron Brigade coming away unbloodied and holding a vital forested area on the important ridgeline.

The rest of the days' games included another Pirate run; hosted by Gord Colter.

A Lord of the Rings "Legends of the West" game in 25mm, hosted by the best of show winners the North Shore Gamers.

A gigantic seige game of Warmaster (10mm minis) that started on Friday of the Convention and only ended about 20 minutes before the Civil War game I was in ended...the castle defenders managed to hold on, with two breaches in the wall! Hosted by Adrian.

A aerial Dragon combat game, with clouds and gold nuggets; hosted by Lisa Smedman.

There were also a number of commercial sellers and another room that was filled with 25mm Warhammer (not sure if 40K or Fantasy, but 20+ gamers busy in three rows of tables.

All-in-all a good day of game!

1 comment:

El Grego said...

ENFILADE is May 25-27.

I wish we could have made it up there for Salute; always a great show.