Monday, 18 April 2016

Salute 2016: The Battle of Foteviken 1134

Well I'm safely back in Sweden after my visit to Salute this past weekend. I had a very nice time, met up with some very nice people and had the honour of being part of a terrific team. It was extremely satisfying seeing this project finally come together like this.

Thank you to Michael for taking the lead on this whole project and a truly heroic painting effort; to Jan for his stunning terrain and wonderful ships; to Jesper for lovely painting and, as always, being an most enjoyable opponent; to Colin for, amongst other things, his help in setting up the table, repairing damaged models and not least his tireless chatting to everyone who came to see the table; to Steve for helping out with everything, playing and being a thoroughly nice and enthusiastic chap; to Tony for making sure we didn't get in the way of anyone taking photos.

Finally a big thank you to everyone who came to see us, ask questions and compliment the game. We had a steady stream of visitors throughout the day – and a fair few times it was really cramped around the table – and I was truly humbled by all the nice things people had to say about the terrain, modelling and painting.

Here are some pictures of the game. I'll be back with another post with pictures of some of the other games I found while walking around on my breaks. Enjoy!

A modest start.

Starting to come together.

The table and miniatures all set-up.

We had a swanky rollup, designed by yours truly,
to welcome the visitors. 


Close-up of Jan's stunning ships.

Someone saw the trouble ahead and made a dash for it.

Mercenary German cavalry riding through the village.

The Scanian welcome committee.

Danish invaders.






The battle lines starting to close in.


Lots of details to explore on the table.
The fire had a flickering LED-light in it – very nice!

The cavalry making slow but steady progress.

The battle is beginning to take its toll:
soon there will be more models off the table than on ...


Time for some fresh reinforcements ...


... and off we go again.



34 comments:

  1. An outstanding table! It seems to have made a real impression on so many people!

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    1. Thanks Gordon! Yes, we had a number of visitors – and comments afterwards – that our table was their favourite of the show. Very nice indeed!

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  2. Many thanks for the reporting on this colourful game 8)

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  3. Wonderful Jonas, many thanks for sharing!

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  4. It looks gorgeous but I missed it on the day somehow which is my loss

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    1. Thanks Colin! I hope you had a great Salute despite missing our table.

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  5. That is an impressive looking game!

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    1. Cheers Engel, too bad we couldn't bring it back to Sweden ...

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  6. You guys have made our hobby shine! Hats off to you all for making such a superb display.

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    1. Thanks Monty, that's very kind of you to say!

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  7. Great to meet you at Salute Jonas and to see your wonderful miniatures in the flesh so to speak. A great effort by all of you. Colin, Tony and I were more than happy just to be able to help you out as best we could and to also play the game. When I left it was looking like a Swedish win.

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    1. Thanks Steve! Err ... the less said about the battle, the better ... ;)

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  8. greate pictures matey! Nice to see the build up of our table.

    Thank you very much for all work with the project !

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    1. Cheers mate, it was my pleasure.

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  9. Stunning! Fantastic looking game.

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  10. It was fabulous to see the whole set up in the flesh - wonderfully inspiration, a huge well done to you all.

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    1. Thanks Michael! Too bad I missed you on the day.

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  11. Simply fantastic! A wonderful table with a great layout and so many beautiful details. And a lot of high quality paint job miniatures. Your good use of colour really worked as your miniatures looked great on the table. Well done all of you.
    /Mattias

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Mattias! I'm very pleased with how everything came together. I only wished we'd brought even more minis ... :)

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  12. What a terrific table!
    My word this piece of art is top-notch.

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    1. Thank you very much indeed Stefan!

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  13. Great job, there!
    If only you could bring everything to the club...

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    1. Cheers!

      It wouldn't fit in my backpack so I made Jan take it home again ...

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  14. One of the best in the show Jonas, beautiful looking game!

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    1. Thanks Fran! I wasn't aware you were at the show – I'm sorry I missed you!

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  15. Beautiful scene right out of History. Are the ships scratch built?
    Thanks for sharing.
    Dave K

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    1. Thank you David! The ships are built by Jan. He made a master and then they were cast up in resin. They were then detailed with masts, sails and so on.

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  16. What an amazing game!! Better then I had imagined!

    I just wish that I had been able to get down to Salute this year to see the game in person.

    Darrell.

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  17. A fantastic looking game Jonas! A pure work of art!

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