As usual I went to Salute with a shopping list already prepared and was able to get most of what I wanted. Also as usual I came home with a few surprise extras and the obligatory ton of leaflets, catalogues from traders and handouts from demo games.
My first purchases were some Likto Flames of War Token Sets from Figures in Comfort which are very nice if a bit expensive. I also bought an imperial measurement Flames of War Artillery Template from the Warlords stand.
Then I moved along to Heroics and Ros and had a long and interesting chat with Andy Kirk about their recent acquisition of the Skytrex 1:300 WWII ranges. Andy said that for the foreseeable future they would be carrying both lines, even where there were duplicates in the ranges. The Skytrex ranges will eventually appear in the catalogue later in the year but for the moment they aren't available while the handover of stock, designs and moulds is transferred and organised. I picked up the following stuff while I was chatting to him: Deacon (6pdr Portee) x4; 25pdr + Crew x4; 40mm Bofors + Crew x6; Scorpion Flails x6; Quad Tractors x6; and Morris Bofors/Tractor x6. And all that for just over £10....god I love 6mm!
I nipped over to the Antenociti’s Workshop stand and picked up some essential supplies; 2mm Late Autumn Silflor Tufts - 717-24s and Testors Dullcote Spray. I often buy from them online, as I do with Wargames Emporium but its always good to save on Postage so I had a rummage thriogh the latters C-in-C collection and picked up the following; 6pdr Portee blister pack, Artillery Crew Tropical; and some more British Desert Infantry
Timecast was another company firmly on my radar for the show where I bought some much needed 6mm Palm Trees. But while I was there I couldn't resist buying an Alamein Railway Station model as well. I also picked up some other Palm trees from Minibits although they will require some conversion to make them suitable for 6mm wargaming.
It was late in the day before I had a chance to visit the South London Warlords stand and pick up Salute T-Shirt but while I was there I also bought a Salute Key Fob Torch to replace one I got years ago. Its come in handy so many times I don't like to go anywhere without my little torch. Its great for those dark and dank spaced in castles or down 'holes in the ground' (my kids collective name for Historical sites).
Last but not least I bought a couple of spur of the moment items including a nifty little Paint Brush Stand from the Oshiro stall and the Cthulhu Fluxx Card Game from EM4.
All in all a pretty good haul from this years show. Lets just say my wallet was considerably slimmer and lighter after the event!