One of the really great things about game conventions is being able to see things in the flesh. This is particularly true of those glorious gaming tables we see in promo images. Salute 2010 was not short on these, with some of the smaller skirmish boards showing exquisite craftsmanship and attention to detail. The games' smaller nature encourages modellers to concentrate all their skill on a finite area, rather than be concerned with churning out vast quantities of terrain to satisfy a more epic game.
I also like the way skirmish tables are less concerned about terrain being reconfigurable. Modellers making skirmish tables tend to make the terrain features fixed and this encourages them to think carefully about the balance and harmony of a table. The Twilight table (of which I sadly did not get any decent shots) was a stunning example of this, featuring a bare expanse of snow with a wonderful dead tree as a centrepiece.
Below are some of my favourite skirmish tables, along with a few other snaps from the day.