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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2009 6:53 a.m. PST

Just tell me….is it too early to be thinking about what I'm going to buy ?

(intending to go this year !!)

Delta Vee15 Jan 2009 6:54 a.m. PST

id say no. start palnning, that way you cant start saving :)

Grizwald15 Jan 2009 7:02 a.m. PST

Bear in mind that Salute is a lot earlier this year anyway.

Thomas Nissvik15 Jan 2009 7:26 a.m. PST

I've been planning since I walked out of Excel last year. ;-)

And as Mike said, it's a month earlier than usual, so might as well start planning. Remember:
Planning and

And if you plan your purchases you can pre-pay. Faster for both you and the dealer, plus reduces the amount of cash you need to carry.

BigLee15 Jan 2009 7:58 a.m. PST

It's never too early to think about the next SALUTE. There is so much choice – so many traders to choose from – I can't imagine coming away empty handed. Pre planning certainly helps avoid any disappointment.



Craig Grady15 Jan 2009 8:13 a.m. PST

I have just tried looking on the National Railway site for tickets and have given up…..options over load and cold, which is making my head feel like it wants to explode, certainly does not mix.

One for later when i can think.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Jan 2009 10:13 a.m. PST

Phew…at least it's not just me….

By John 5415 Jan 2009 4:17 p.m. PST

I'm thinking about the demo game I'm going to put on for 2010! so, don't feel bad! this year, I'm looking forward to going as a punter, and actually seeing the show.


Timmo uk16 Jan 2009 8:46 a.m. PST

Touch and go if I make it this year. Public transport at weekends around me is awful, the drive, about an hour is dead easy but the parking costs so much that by the time I'm in the door and had a cup of tea I've spent the best part of £50.00 GBP before I've even bought anything. Partizan has free parking and generally better demo games but less shopping, mmmmmm, can't go to both.

£50.00 GBP might well be too much to bear this year anyway with limited gaming funds. I've got back into a project using Perry's and £50.00 GBP would buy me a nice little pile of those…

We'll see. I didn't go last year due to being exhausted by work and I didn't really miss the show. There were friends I would have liked to have seen tho.

I wonder if the economic climate will have much affect on the show and attendance of both traders and punters?

archstanton7316 Jan 2009 9:14 p.m. PST

Yes Salute is less than 12 weeks away!! Our club are putting on a game! Also I wonder if the Q buster queue will be longer than the normal queue this year!!

The Outlander17 Jan 2009 7:16 a.m. PST

so…if I go to London but not to Salute, are there any good historical miniatures stores there?

Timmo uk18 Jan 2009 6:21 a.m. PST

Outlander, in a word, No.

von Paulus18 Jan 2009 10:02 a.m. PST

Economic climate and the fact that they've changed the date may have an impact. I usually come down from the north to attend but won't be this year because they've changed the date (daughter's birthday party to go to instead). Also Triples is only a week or so before it so will go there instead. Looking on the bright side – the money I save in transport cost to get there I can spend on buying minis via mail order!

Azantihighlightning18 Jan 2009 12:58 p.m. PST

Been working on my game for 2010 – will probably be away working when it's on this year.

Thomas Nissvik19 Jan 2009 1:06 a.m. PST

Outlander, check the Travel board under TMP Plus and search for London and you will find what little there is of such stores in London.
Orc's Nest, Lesiure Games, Playin' Games and Model Zone is just about an exhaustive list.

StaffordGames19 Jan 2009 2:33 a.m. PST

I am a little worried about Salute this year and the effect it will have on other shows like the Triples!

Salute is three weeks early and Triples one week late meaning that two good shows that are usually a month apart are now only a week apart!

I have already heard people who normally go to both tell me they shall only go to one of them, coupled with the recession it could mean substantially reduced takings.


GarrisonMiniatures19 Jan 2009 9:56 a.m. PST

Just found out I won't be going to Salute this year on account of we seem to have booked a visit to the Ideal Homes Exhibition instead.

madaxeman19 Jan 2009 10:51 a.m. PST

Plan ahead indeed. The Jubilee Line is out from Green Park to Stratford on the 28th March, and the DLR is out from Canning Town to Westferry. Assume you are getting there on a replacement bus service, as as far as I can see this cuts off all tube/DLR links from town to ExCeL.

This caused a bit of a kerfuffle with the London Boat Show recently…

Tube announcement:

DLR announcement : link


GiloUK20 Jan 2009 2:59 a.m. PST

Salute is 3 days after I return from my honeymoon, so I fear spending will be much curtailed this year. Still looking forward to it though!

They have been working on the Jubilee Line and the DLR since before I can remember. The inability of TfL to complete any repairs is less than 3-4 years is truly staggering.

Timmo uk20 Jan 2009 4:47 a.m. PST

The public transport always seems to be knackered at Salute…

Thomas Nissvik20 Jan 2009 5:36 a.m. PST

Well, let's hope some rich bastards are using ExCel at the same time as us like last year and run their own buses. That was extremely convenient.

Timmo uk20 Jan 2009 1:19 p.m. PST

Yup I was wondering about coaches to Excel, haven't found anything yet tho.

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