Last week three of us travelled the long road to London town, to visit Salute at the Excel Centre.
We've tried different routes from Bristol, including staying overnight just outside the M25 and setting off on the morning and going round the M25. This time we went straight at it, straight though the middle of London.
After passing Oxford Circus, Trafalgar Square, two Shaun the Sheep, and relatively lighter traffic than expected we arrived earlier than anticipated.
The organisers had moved the queue into a separate room, and although brilliant on paper, the lack of barriers and the hope that civilised wargamers would be patient, fell apart when the doors opened and the stampede began. Imagine a rugby scrum involving several thousand men women and children.
Once we were in we headed for the Guild Ball as Chris wanted to grab a rulebook, that he should have added to his Kickstarter pledge. It also turned out that quite a large proportion of the aforementioned scrum, also wanted to do the same. With the queue moving at a snails pace as the guys behind the game came to terms with how popular their game actually was, Chris was left, as the others went a wandering.
Soon enough the group got back together and the real exploring and buying began.
Below are all the photos we took, it would take too long to caption them all, so have a look and ask any questions in the comments section.
Prepare for many pictures.....