Salute 2023

Started by Leon, 10 April 2023, 10:46:56 PM

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Leon

We're not far away from Salute now, are any of our Forum members going along this year?  After the rather reduced event in Nov '21 I'm hoping for a busier one this time.
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Gwydion

Sorry Leon no. Too far, too awkward, too expensive, too noisy and I'd rather spend the money buying stuff from you. :D

Ithoriel

Two hundred quid or so for a day in London is a bit much and that's just getting there and back!

Hope to see you at Carronade and Claymore though.
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Steve J

Really what Guy has already said for me. I used to combine it with dropping my wife off at friends for the day, but honestly I've never really enjoyed the show, which felt like some games dropped in amongst trade stands. I'd rather go to Partizan and my 'local' show of Colours.

T13A

Hi Leon

Sorry, no. I used to go regularly when it was held in Kensington/Olympia but really do not like the current location.

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kustenjaeger

Presently planning to go, though it's a bit health dependent.

Edward

DecemDave

What they said. 

Although further, its actually easier for me to get to visit the stand at the Newbury or Farnborough events and even better if I can organise a combined why dont you visit the "in-laws tribes" while I just...    to Vapnartak or Border reivers.  The latter type of meet is also on a human (10mm?) scale compared to the Salute mob event.  Heck I even talked to strangers although they struggle with my soft southern tones.
 

mollinary

I'll be there, but only because I am going to help out Simon Miller with his colossal Ipsus 28mm game. Otherwise, all the factors everyone else has mentioned would keep me away! Oh, together with the totally inadequate lighting and the expansion of the emissions zone to include everywhere within the M25!
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DHautpol

I shall be there, hopefully to pick up a few bits and pieces from Leon.

It is actually really easy for me to reach; Overground into Liverpool Street and three stops on the Elizabeth Line.

I regularly attended Warfare, which I found a really nice show, but missed it out last year due to the sheer difficulty of getting there.  Whilst I drive, I prefer to use public transport and it was unclear from the publicity which of the halls was being used and which gate you needed to use if you were on foot (the organisers seemed to have assumed that it would be drivers only).  It appeared to be a hefty walk from any of the stations and that could double if you chose the wrong one and found you were at the wrong gate.
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John Cook

Don't mind London but Salute is too difficult to get to and would mean leaving Cambridge at the crack of sparrow fart to get there.  I also don't like the venue very much - too large and cavernous in my view.  It is easier to drive down to Newbury for Colours the day before, spend a pleasant evening in a nearby pub, have a decent meal with a bottle of something red, and a leisurly drive to the venue in the morning, all for not much more than the price as a frenetic trip down to London and back on the day.  No contest really.   

Leon

Good to hear a few folks will be there, make sure to pop by and say hello! 

Quote from: DHautpol on 11 April 2023, 11:44:04 AM...it was unclear from the publicity which of the halls was being used and which gate you needed to use if you were on foot (the organisers seemed to have assumed that it would be drivers only).

We found that ourselves, even in the van!  The venue staff seemed to have completely different info to the organisers, so we turned up at the entrance we were told to use only to be redirected back out and around to a different gate.  Hopefully they get that figured out for this year.
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Big Insect

I shall be attending via the DLR - not been to Salute since it was in the old hall in Central London c.33 years ago. It will be interesting to see what has changed  :D
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Quote from: Big Insect on 11 April 2023, 06:18:28 PMI shall be attending via the DLR - not been to Salute since it was in the old hall in Central London c.33 years ago. It will be interesting to see what has changed  :D

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