I didn't get to Salute last year as I was in India but, hopefully, if all the transport links work, my little boy and I should be going on Saturday.
There are many, many things I want to have a look at and even more I want to buy. The situation is made worse by the fact that I have just had my bonus. I've never had a proper bonus before but the new firm pays them. It is a very bad thing that it has arrived six days before Salute. Essentially it means I don't have to budget this year and as I usually spend a couple of hundred pounds this is good news for traders!
Top things to do:
Go to the Empress Miniatures stand and meet the mysterious Empresses (I now know one of them is called Lorraine). Their latest Zulu Wars stuff is tremendous!
Try and find Matt at the Continental Wargames Group (or whatever they are called) to look at his lovely new Schleswig figures.
Pick up some more Great Wars Miniatures: especially their new British Cavalry.
Have a look at Immortal Miniatures. At last someone is doing a really good range of Ancient Persians!
The Perries are going to be there in their own right so it's plastic British and a look at their Quatre Bras display.
As usual I will go to Dave Thomas, Gripping Beast (I want to have a look at the Woodbine WW1 figures), Copplestone (how am I going to resist his new late 17th century range), Foundry (very taken by the Anglo Saxons they first showed two years ago), Grand Manner (I always want to buy everything on Dave's stand), Magnetic Displays (need lots more sticky stuff), Musketeer Miniatures (stop faffing about with fantasy British Civil War and get your GNW Russians out!) and no doubt many more.