Salute 2019

Salute is the largest show on the UK gaming calendar – this year it’s a little earlier than usual, April 6th, at the now established venue in London’s ExCel centre. Once again Brigade will be in attendance, and you can find us on stand TE16). As always we try to bring a number of new items across our ranges, and this post is where you will find them all. It will be regularly updated as we release details of each new model, and we’ll stick it to the top of the blog until the show it over so it’s easy to find. For more details of the show, click the logo above and you’ll be taken to the official show website.

We’re happy to take orders for the show – you can either place an order and pay in advance using the collect in person option on the website, or just drop us an email with a list and pay on the day (cash or card). Our ranges have grown so much that even at a show as big as Salute we can no longer bring large quantities of every model, so if you’re after something in particular and want to guarantee that we have it then it’s wise to get your order in early. It’s often difficult to judge demand for new releases so they can sometimes sell out quickly.

Aeronef

VAN-1811 – Ammiraglio la Verde class Battlecruiser – £8.00
VAN-1910 – Príncipe de Asturias class Carrier – £9.00

Spaceships

SFS-175 – Fort Linton class Replenishment Ship – £10.00

15mm SciFi Moonbase

B15-603 – Utility Dome – £7.00
B15-604 – Storage Dome – £5.00
B15-605 – LOX Tanks (x2)- £3.00

15mm SciFi Figures

SF15-168a – Anti-tank Rifle Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-168b – Twin MG Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267a – Neo-Soviet Tri-barrel team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267b – Neo-Soviet Auto-GL team (x2) – £3.00

Small Scale Scenery

SSS-8122or – Octagonal Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122rr – Round Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122sr – Square Tower with Roof – £1.50

Baby Waagnatie

When we released our model of Hangar Waagnatie, the venue for the Tin Soldier’s Crisis show in Antwerp, there was a comment or two on the Facebook page asking if we could make some slightly smaller versions. We do listen and where we can we like to respond positively to requests, so here we have two smaller dockside warehouses. There’s one two bay design and another with three bays, but to the same basic design as the much larger Wagnaatie. Below you can see the two new models in front of the original full-size design.

SSS-8135 – Belgian Dockside Warehouses – £5.00

German Cruisers

We previewed CGI images of some new German spaceships recently, and are pleased to say that they’ll be available for the first time at Salute.

There are three new models – replacements for the existing Osnabruck and Wuppertal models (this is the third iteration of the Wuppertal), plus a completely new model, the Wiesbaden Missile Cruiser.

Neo-Soviet Heavy Weapons

Not to be outdone by the British, our Neo-Soviets get some new heavy weapon teams in 15mm as well. Like the Brits there are two sets, but with different weapons. The first team has a tripod mounted heavy tribarrel weapon, while the other has an automatic grenade launcher. Both come in packs of two weapons each with two crew and spare ammo cases. Available on April 6th at Salute, and on the website soon after.

SF15-1267a – Neo-Soviet Tri-barrel team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-1267b – Neo-Soviet Auto-GL team (x2) – £3.00

Roofing the Castle

We will have some more options available for our 1/1000th scale Modular Castles at Salute. We’ve made versions of all of the tower options (round, octagonal and square) with pointed roofs, which are commonplace in European castles. All three types come in packs of four, and when they reach the website you’ll be able to select them as options for the castle kits.

SSS-8122or – Octagonal Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122rr – Round Tower with Roof – £1.50
SSS-8122sr – Square Tower with Roof – £1.50

Spanish Flat-top

Our Spanish Aeronef models, released two Salutes ago in 2017, have been very popular so far. Although a fairly well-rounded fleet, they’ve been missing one class of ship, namely an aircraft carrier. I previewed a CGI design a little while back and at Salute this year the physical model will make its appearance.

The Príncipe de Asturias class are large vessels with a main deck that flares out beyond the main hull. At each corner is an AA turret, with maintenance hangars at each end of the deck and twin funnels either side. The narrow flight deck arcs over the top, with the tiny main bridge at flight deck level on the port side.

VAN-1910 – Príncipe de Asturias class Carrier – £9.00

British Heavy Weapons

Our range of 15mm British sci-fi figures already has several tripod mounted crewed weapon options available. However, we also have a second set of prone crewman figures (unreleased to this point) for which there were no weapon models. So we’ve made some new guns for them and added them to our Salute line-up.

The first weapon is an anti-tank rifle, although that rather antiquated name is a bit of a misnomer as it’s somewhat more advanced than the Boyes weapon of WW2 vintage. This one is mounted on a tripod and also has a gun shield for the crew and will give a serious headache to a light tank or APC.

The second weapon is a twin-MG, inspired by our 6mm heavy weapon. This will put a huge amount of firepower downwind in the direction of any enemy infantry. Each pack contains two weapons each with two crew, a gunner and a loader with rifle.

SF15-168a – Anti-tank Rifle Team (x2) – £3.00
SF15-168b – Twin MG Team (x2) – £3.00

Fleet Auxiliary

Keeping the fleet fully supplied with fuel and vittles is the job of this massive beast, the Fort Linton class Replenishment Ship. Part of our ever expanding range of British spaceships, this resin and metal kit is 110mm long with separate fuel and cargo pods the fit underneath the main hull.

The Fort Linton will be available at Salute along with the rest of our spaceship ranges.

SFS-175 – Fort Linton class Replenishment Ship – £10.00

A Harsh Mistress

Next on the Salute list for this year are some additions to our 15mm Moonbase range (well, we say range, until now it’s only been a single model !).

There are three new models – two hemispherical buildings, a storage dome and a habitable utility dome, and a pair of oxygen (or any other gas/liquid) storage tanks.

The utility dome has a spot for a radar on the roof, or alternatively that can be replaced with a missile or gun turret.

You can see some of these buildings in action on the Warlords’ Moon 2039 game at the show (table GF15) – it’s also featured in the show guide that came with this month’s Miniature Wargames magazine. There’s a photo of them ready for the game below.

B15-603 – Storage Dome – £5.00
B15-604 – Utility Dome – £7.00
B15-605 – LOX Tanks (x2)- £3.00

Looking Grande

Salute 2019 is approaching quickly – it’s earlier than usual, April 6th, so is just over three weeks away. As always we’ll have a raft of new releases, and today is the day we start previewing them.

First on the list is this splendid example of Italianate aerial architecture – its full title is the battlecruiser Grande Ammiraglio dei cieli Silvio la Verde, although we’ll shorten that down to the la Verde class so it fits in the catalogue. It’s the largest vessel in the Italian Aeronef fleet and is often used as a fleet flagship. The la Verde class are sleek, speedy and manoeuvrable with heavy hitting power, although let down by weak armour in some areas.

VAN-1809 – Ammiraglio la Verde class Battlecruiser – £8.00