You could argue that Twisted doesn’t deserve to be in this list in that
- It isn’t out yet
- It’s actually a board game
The game is still in early stages of development and Demented Games where at Salute to build awareness of the game ready for a Kickstarter project later in the year. The concept art was all amazing and the handful of miniatures on display all looked impressive, hopefully we’ll see more of this later in the year.
Smog, The Thirteenth Hour & Mauser Earth
|My favourite miniature of the show.|
|You're nicked my son.|
Smart Max were also showing off their range of weird war two Nazi’s and Canadian soldiers (which look cooler than it sounds), and more interestingly a series of large robots for the upcoming Mauser Earth game. Admittedly neither idea is particularly original but all of the sculpts on display at the Smart Max stand where particularly eye catching.
|The robots from Batteries Not Included get serious.|
Eden & Escape
For our next sojourn into the world of miniature skirmish games we travel to a post apocalyptic wasteland via France, in the form of Eden and Escape. Eden is a tabletop skirmish game, Escape, is a board game set in the same universe, using similar rules that also acts as an introduction and starter set to the larger game.
Eden’s neat little trick is that every faction starter box contains the complete rules needed to play the game. The game also includes a neat mission mechanic; each faction deck also contains four mission cards unique to your faction, you win if you complete your mission before your opponent theirs. Factions included Predator like beasts and evil clown gangs but the stand out faction in the game was a set of futuristic robotic samurai.
Taban Miniatures were also teasing an upcoming dragon based project; we’ll keep you informed when we know more.
|If the Royal Marine Commando adverts looked like this I would have signed up.|
Prodos where making a big show of their 3D printing capabilities demonstrating how they can produce extremely detailed miniatures quickly. Chief of the units of display where some British Commandoes with claw weapons (I tried not to use the lightning word) and a samurai on a dragon? No fish? Err… flying thing.
|Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, I don't think its either one of those.|
For even more pictures from Salute check out these two galleries.